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TP-LINK TL-WPA271 KIT 150Mbps Wireless N Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, 2.4Ghz N150 Adapter + 200Mbps Adapter, 802.11b/g/n

by TP-LINK
4.1 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
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  • Interface: 1x 10/100Mbps Ethernet Port
  • Power Consumption: 6W(max)
  • Modulation Technology: OFDM
  • Certifications: CE, FCC, RoHS
  • System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux
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Product Description

TP-Link TL-WPA271KIT 150Mbps AV200 Wireless N Powerline Extender Starter Kit

Product Information

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Wireless Type 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Brand Name TP-LINK
Item model number TL-WPA271KIT
Item Weight 1.3 pounds
Product Dimensions 4.1 x 1.6 x 2.3 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 4.1 x 1.6 x 2.3 inches

Additional Information

ASIN B008PKB3MQ
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #323 in Computers & Accessories > Networking Products > Network Adapters > Powerline Network Adapters
Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available July 27, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
I was concerned about purchasing this adapter due to the mixed reviews. But I really needed a product that could extend my Internet signal coverage within my home. In my living room, I have a cable modem which is also a wifi and cabled router, not Cisco, nor a high end brand so the signal is lost once you leave the dining room :( . I didn't like the idea of purchasing a wifi repeater and then I found this.

I'm not lying, for me it was a plug and play thing to put this kit to work.

1.- I plugged the main adapter to the wall outlet, placed the ethernet cable between both my cable modem and the main adapter.
2.- I went to my room, plugged the remote adapter to the wall outlet.
3.- Turned on the wifi on my iPhone 5 and there it was, Internet in my room with full signal and speed.
4.- Connected my laptop to the remote adapter with a ethernet cable to configure the security access to my new network.
5.- All set

I even did a speed test using the iPhone to check if this type of connectivity might cause speed limitations and not, I've got the same results as I get when connecting directly to my provider's cable modem.

One thing you need to know is that these kits DO NOT work if you connect them to wall outlets that are not on the same electrical circuit. I got lucky that my living room's outlet is on the same circuit as my room's.

Hope this helps. Cheers.
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I struggled for several days looking for solutions to setup this bad product. Finally Colombian customer care helped me setup it through teamviewer (took the tech guy about 45 minutes). It worked for a week and then stopped working again and now it now is completely dead, not even customer case could setup it again.

Also, it generates a constant humming sound in my Logitech Z5500 surround system.

Very unpleasant experience.
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This item is worth its price, but only because the price is low. Here's my experience:

The good:
* Extends network. It made a solid connection between the shed behind the house, and the living room. I'm not sure on the total bandwidth I get, but it's definitely plenty to use the full bandwidth from my internet connection (~24mbps).
* Cheap, especially compared to the cost of similar units a few years ago.

The bad:
* The remote unit (the one that creates the wifi AP) tends to disconnect once a day. I'm not sure if it disconnects from the other unit, or if the wifi stops working, but once a day I open my computer (or phone) and am unable to get an IP address. A quick unplugging and plugging back in fixes the problem, and the device boots quickly. However, this is a pretty annoying issue.
* The smaller unit (the one that doesn't create the wifi AP) has a high-pitched whine. Even when mounted behind a bookshelf, I can still hear the noise.
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I bought this less than two years ago, and I have already had to replace the 200mb adapter... The first one went silent in a year, at the time, I thought I was just unlucky, and attributed it to typical Chinese owned manufacture mentality (quantity over quality), it seemed a waste to discard the other module, so I purchased another 200mb adapter (singe) and hoped for the best, this one lasted 14 months, but now it is dead also. Apparently, the sender unit is stable (still the original) it is the receivers that keep burning out....I contacted TP-Link, a couple of days ago, I get a reply e-mail to contact the sellers for an RMA..... are you kidding me! They also blamed it on the "live power"! ....come on! This is a powerline adapter...right! I am going to try Netgear this time (US Company) AND purchasing a square trade insurance so I don't have to deal with this kind of broken customer service reps...
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I love this product! After trying 3 different brands I decided to buy this one. Right out of the box it worked without any need for configurations. At first I was concerned that this technology might not work but it really does work and works great. It helps with extending my wireless signal to all 3 floors of my house. To make it even better, I called their tech support to get help with setting up password for the wireless signal and the lady I spoke to was extremely polite, friendly and knowledgeable. She helped me set up the password in 5 minutes, step by step. Next time I need any networking products, I am definitely going with TP-Link. BTW, their prices are much lower than the other brands.
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So this is my second pair of powerline adapters, this time the wireless version and i must say its a great experience. For novice users, installing this wont be a problem but (and maybe this is a problem from my side) whenever you want to configure using an ethernet cable, you will have to manually input the tcp/ip settings on your laptop/desktop in order to be able to connect to the webconfig page which is at 192.168.1.1 (i wonder why they dont use 192.168.2.1). I dont like the software included to configure this, i just love to do it by myself.
Bottom line: Cheap, good, realiable, does the job.
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Easy to install, you do need the software to configure the wireless access points. I bought 2 pair of these units and they work great! I have a large house and I put one of the AP up stairs and one in the basement and the coverage is great. Make sure you use the same SSID and encryption key so your devices can roam between the two wireless Ap's. I connected my direct tv box and a desktop PC. You may need a device to do DHCP like a net gear router if you cable or DSL will not provide that functionality.
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