Product Brief: TP-Link AV200 Mini Powerline Starter Kit

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Product Brief: TP-Link AV200 Mini Powerline Starter Kit
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If you haven't tried powerline networking, this TP-Link AV200 Mini Starter Kit is an excellent and affordable alternative to wireless.

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$98 AUD
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Powerline’s slow take up in Australia has long been mystifying, given its convenience. For bandwidth-intensive tasks such as streaming video, it’s a good alternative to wireless for anyone who’s hoping to avoid the dreaded cabling issues.
 
Set up is as simple as plugging the adaptor into the wall and connecting the Ethernet cable to your router, with the same set up for the device you wish to set up on the network. TP-Link’s AV200 series promises 200Mbps speeds up to 300m.
 
While we weren’t quite able to test that distance, we found that video streaming and online gaming – both via Xbox – worked exceptionally well, whether the powerline adaptors were in the same room or opposite ends of the house in which we tested, with no stuttering or dropouts. We also tested large file transfer with a 1.3GB video file, with the same results.
 
An excellent and affordable alternative to wireless.

This Review appeared in the Feb, 2012 issue of PC & Tech Authority Magazine

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Comments: 2
Zephram75
27 March 2012
I purchased one of these for a little less than the price advertised here, and had it set up in no time at all, our house is too long and skinny for the standard telstra wireless router to work so i put one of these in the lounge room and one in my 12yos bedroom at the other end of the house with a wireless router attached, we now have full coverage in our house and no dropouts. it was too easy and much better than running a cable through the roof.


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If you haven't tried powerline networking, this TP-Link AV200 Mini Starter Kit is an excellent and affordable alternative to wireless.

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Rallygreg
27 March 2012
I've had this setup for a few months now and they work. They don't work as well as I'd hoped speedwise, but they are plugged into power boards which the manual says not to do.

They have proved reliable and faster than my wireless N.
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