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TP-Link TL-PA101 KIT


$80.00 Released March, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Excellent option for people who have difficulty getting a good wireless connection in the house either due to size or walls. Simple to setup with good documentation provided, almost plug and play. Built-in QoS feature prioritises network traffic for different applications, can be user configured.

The Cons:Whilst advertised speeds are possible, it is entirely dependent on the quality on your home electrical wirings. Might not be compatible with other powerline routers and adapters, buyers should double check certifications and labels.

The TP-Link TL-PA101 KIT is a pair of baisc powerline ethernet adapters. This kit includes two TP-Link TL-PA101 units, which will automatically detect each other and connect when plugged into the same electrical circuit if they are within 200 meters of each other.

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Each unit has a 10/100 Ethernet port which connects to a standard network adapter. Speeds can reach up to 85 Mbps, and intelligent channel adaption detects the best frequencies to use for the fastest speeds. Built-in QoS detects streaming data and gives it priority, ensuring uninterrupted streaming video and gaming.

Features

  • Up to 85Mbps
  • Twin Pack design
  • Plug-N-Play operation, use existing electrical wiring
  • Standby mode
  • Intelligent channel adaptation
  • Built-in QoS
  • 56-bit DES encryption to secure powerline communications
  • Up to 200 meters range over the household power circuit
  • User-friendly software for PC (Windows XP/2000/2003/Vista)
  • Backward compatible with HomePlug 1.0

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    Excellent option for people who have difficulty getting a good wireless connection in the house either due to size or walls

  • 1

    Simple to setup with good documentation provided, almost plug and play

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    Built-in QoS feature prioritises network traffic for different applications, can be user configured

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    Enables wired networking without the use of massive lengths of ethernet cables

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    Good chose for people who want to stream HD content over their local network with uninterrupted throughput and reliable performance

Cons
  • 1

    Whilst advertised speeds are possible, it is entirely dependent on the quality on your home electrical wirings

  • 1

    Might not be compatible with other powerline routers and adapters, buyers should double check certifications and labels

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