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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Powerline adapters must connect to same circuit

    Posted
    Isabel
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased the TP-LINK TL-PA8030P KIT. The only reason I gave this product 1 star is because the product page missed a significant requirement and none of the reviews I read noted it. I expect it works brilliantly in the correct environment. No where on the Best Buy web page/specs nor in the reviews I read indicated both adapters must be connected to the same electrical circuit. It very clearly states that on the box "Note: The Powerline Adapters need to be connected to the same electrical circuit." The instructions note the same. I have a data networking background, so this seems logical, but that very important requirement is not listed on the product page or I could not find it. Most of the reviews talk about installing one adapter in a basement and the other on the second floor. I wonder if these reviews are actually for this product. It seems I will need a combo WiFi extender and powerline adapter kit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Review your electrical layout first

    Posted
    efrem
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The product works but has limitations due to your electrical layout. This means the electrical circuit that will be used between the source and destination location. This will impact the outcome of the product. In my case, I have the 3-port version. I was only able to get only one port working. When I attach the second port, the first connection drops and nothing works. I need to do some further testing and have open a support ticket. I used other products with the single port version without problems. Please take the time to find out how your house is wired because Powerline products have their limitation. When they work, they are fine. I would recommend the single port version. I have not used the dual port version. I maybe returning this product for that version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Dear Efrem,

      Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback concerning our product.

      We are sorry to hear that you're experiencing difficulty with your powerline products and can certainly understand your frustration.

      Our support team would greatly appreciate the opportunity to assist with troubleshooting your current powerline devices and figure out why only one device is connecting at a time.

      Please send us an email including your contact details along with a copy and paste of your review to the address provided below so we may follow up with you for additional details regarding your case.

      We look forward to working with you soon.

      Best Regards!
      TP-LINK Support Team
      866) 225-8139
      ussupportteam@tp-link.com

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Easiest Way to Expand Your Network

    Posted
    Magestic12

    This is a review of a free product received from TP-LINK as part of the review program. I've used PowerLine Adapters before, but they always presented 2 problems, only 1 connection (requiring a switch) & speed. That's why I was excited to check out the TLPA8030PKIT! Once again TP-LINK delivers a solution to all issues in 1 package! Not only does the 3 Ethernet ports eliminate the need for a switch, it delivers a blazing 1Gbps too! I was able to connect my router & MagicJack on one end, I connected my Xbox One, Vizio UHD Smart TV & Raspberry Pi 3 (or any other PC) up in my room on the other end. The performance is considerably faster than doing all that over WiFi. This solution is literally as easy as "done & done, now let's play!".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great option when WiFi cant be used

    Posted
    aboltjes

    This is a review of a free product received from TP-LINK as part of the review program. I set used to this to create a hardwired Ethernet connection in my garage for use with a Roku streaming box. the initial setup was very straight forward and plug and play. I encountered no issues whatsoever during the the entire process. I am now streaming HD content in my garage with no buffering or quality issues. This will be great for the summer. Since there are 3 ports i looked up a laptop to one of the remaining ports and tested the functionality and saw no issues at all. The only negative I can think of is the fact that is does cover up one of your outlets but the pass-through port is a fair trade off in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    much improved over the early powerline products

    Posted
    jassb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It's been awhile since I've used power line. Depending on your building wiring (phases) these can work or not. In my situation with split electrical panels and the extensive wiring they did not work for our particular situation, however we did test in other parts of the building with good results. When it works (again depends on how your electrical wiring is) it did provide a gigabit connection. The multiple ports (switch) is also nice so you don't have to put a separate switch when you only have a few devices needing a hardwire connection. Overall a good product and improvement in the power line ecosystem providing gigabit speeds now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does most of what I bought it for.

    Posted
    cyberpa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It worked fine on the basement circuit which is the reason I bought. However just for fun I took it to a bedroom on the second floor and the light kept switching between green and red which means "powerline network is in poor condition - we recommend trying another socket". In all fairness the two adapters talking to each other have to go thru the basement sub-panel and the main panel in the garage to get to bedroom on the second floor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great power line product

    Posted
    112conspiracy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    When reading up on power line products, everyone says to go with Netgear. So I did. Then the main signal booster died. So I did some research and seen this product with 3 Gigabit plugs. This is great when you have a separate office near the corner of your house. Plugged this in and synced right up and off I went! No problems here!! It even synced up with my netgear receiver via the WPS button. Highly highly recommend this product!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    ok

    Posted
    skip

    works good when it doesnt disconnect. had one downstairs in the living room where my router is and the second in a room upstairs.would frequently give out and i would lose connection, this would happen sometimes 4 times an in hour or once every 4 hours. my speeds when it did work were around 60down and 15up. while this didnt work for me definitely something to try out if for a few days if it doesnt lose connection definitely keep it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Hello,

      Thank you for taking the time to review our Powerline Kit.

      Due to the symptoms described, we recommend ensuring that both adapters are plugged directly into wall outlets; no surge protectors or power strips as these will interrupt the Powerline signal.

      Our Support Team is also available and we're always happy to help. Please feel free to contact us anytime using the information below and we'll gladly assist you.

      We thank you again for your feedback and hope you'll continue to consider TP-Link for your future network needs.

      Best Regards,

      TP-Link Support Team
      (866) 225-8139
      ussupportteam@tp-link.com

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works As Described

    Posted
    monstersarge
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Utilized these in order to connect my WIFI that throughout my house via the current electric circuits. I mainly used this to reduce lag for my PS4 from the WIFI when my house (spouse and kids) are all on devices connected to WIFI at one time. Not at fast as direct hard wire, but very efficient and would recommend buying. We are thinking of adding two more in the near future. Would RECOMMEND.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great AV Extender

    Posted
    Orlandoech

    I have had no issues with this unit. It works wonderfully and is easy to setup on a PC or MAC (I own both). I have it in my bedroom and my Roku 3 hardwired into it and it works wonderfully allowing me to stream movies near flawlessly. I have had it running with no reboots for several months now. The powerline pass-through is a bonus as well. Overall I would highly recommend this to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice if wiring is not an option

    Posted
    Nurnberg
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased to extend network where WIFI connection was low for use with use of gaming. Kids always complained about drops. Using the Power Line pass allowed to created a wired connection to router without running the cable and no longer have an issue with gaming. The pass through is large so very happy that I purchased the one an additional outlet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Set-up

    Posted
    DougBee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this power line kit for my Smart TV which has wireless internet connection, but it wasn't always dependable.This kit solved the problem with no more than a few minutes of installation. Takes up very little room which is a plus. Now I have high speed connection on demand. Problem solved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    They Work Well

    Posted
    Jaa99Pa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had an old powerline from another brand that quit on me. Once i got this connected, my receiver and DVD player were once again connected to my WIFI. The instructions tell you that both ends should be on the same circuit. Well, that's not usually practical. I have mine on different circuits and they still work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice and fast.

    Posted
    gray23
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This adapter is huge and must be plugged in the bottom wall socket for any sort of access to the top socket. The passthru power was great for me as my surge protectors have a plug that can only plug into the bottom socket as well. It has worked like a charm and glad I bought this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    dreamshake
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I needed an Ethernet port on the opposite side of my house from the router. This works for that. The connection is mostly stable and the speeds are good. I'm running a Vonage adapter and a laptop from the Ethernet ports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential

    Posted
    BenZ
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    If you are looking for reliable connections in multiple rooms/floors/locations in your home, this is what you need for sure if you don't plan to hard wire all the rooms. Simple and fast network with easy setups.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great buy

    Posted
    Benzz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    essential for fast internet without so much wiring, fast delivery of network for home without lines setup. quickly got internet in both upstairs and basement rooms for entertainment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    TP-Link Power Line Kit

    Posted
    Joey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This was a great fix to my low bandwidth problem I was having at home. Easy fix with this product, I did a lot of research to figure which product could help me and this was the one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speed upgrade

    Posted
    Isiacua
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had the most left model that was about two years old and moved slow. This has been a great upgrade and has a spot for multiple connections.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speed for three connections

    Posted
    Richard
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Supports TV and other devices mounted on with the TV on a wall mount. This works well and hides nicely on the shelf above the wall mounted TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend