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TP-link TL-WPA281
8.7 out of 10

TP-link TL-WPA281

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Reviews and Problems with TP-link TL-WPA281

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Overall 8
8.0

Good core features.

Tony XQ Chen, Amazon
6 November 2014
  • Summary: I like the core feature of this product. it's fast and does what I need it to do. it is a lot faster and more stable then just using wifi, and save some headache if connecting with network cable. because my router is in the living room. just a couple of concerns: 1.
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Overall 8
8.0

Difficult to setup, but finally done

Xiaoyan Yuan, Amazon
14 May 2014
  • Summary: It took me more than half an hour to setup this to connect my existing network with the TL-PA211s. At first, the client asks me to setup the IP addresses myself, plus the gateway, plus the DNS servers. It could be because it created its own network instead of joining the existing one.
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Overall 8
8.0

No long strip of CAT5 cable

Dikila Jones, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: Great solution for strong internet signal. Router is located in front of the house and bedroom in back. Can sit in bed.and surf.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product, just not perfect...

DnP, Amazon
9 January 2014
  • Summary: These work great and the wireless transmitter has decent range, but the one drawback is that it creates a separate wireless network from the one already in your house. This is minor if you're not moving around while connected, since most devices automatically connect to the strongest signal, but it...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Device, Installation Tough (see note below)

RTSarge "RTSarge", Amazon
7 December 2013
  • Summary: Great networking devices by TP-Link, but this one is only a good device because of the installation. The instructions for pairing a 3rd device are not overly clear and the softward for setting the wireless security is provided on a mini-cd - useless if you dont have a compatable drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Strong signal. Easy set up

Mhot55, Amazon
16 November 2013
  • Summary: Has seemingly worked fine for me. Router upstairs front of house. Power line wireless is downstairs back of house. Prior was getting spotty wireless signal. Now everything is strong and never drops. Blu ray, Xbox, wii, and computer have no problem getting a strong signal. Easy to set up
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Overall 8
8.0

3 Minutes to Set Up

Adam, Amazon
13 November 2013
  • Summary: Literally took 3 minutes to set this up and get rolling. Just ordered additional adapters. One thing to keep an eye on is fluctuations of lighting (especially if on dimmers). Not sure if this affects the occasional dimming of lights or if it is something else in my house.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Plug N play" . . . maybe !!

S. Passmore, Amazon
14 October 2013
  • Summary: Once we figured out how to make it work, it performs as expected. Long story short, it took (literally) hours to make it work. We had an outlet location ideal for its use, so we plugged it in and begin the set up per instructions. Could not make it work . . on to tutorials . .
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Overall 8
8.0

Great device !!!

Hassan Alsaraireh, Amazon
7 October 2013
  • Summary: Just works as advertised, very easy installation even before reading user manual. I didn't give 5 stars just because I found the TL-WPA281 Wi-Fi range not so good, but still probably I'll buy more TL-WPA281 units to extend the wifi in my house.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works but needs to be reset occasionally

Mark, Amazon
12 September 2013
  • Summary: Works well and fairly flawlessly with my other Netgear brand Powerline Adapters and it provides a decent signal at the other end of the house for wifi however I have found that at least once my wifi stuff stops connecting with it and it needs to be unplugged and plugged back in to reset it.
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