TP-Link - N300 Wi-Fi Extender Starter + AV500 Powerline Adapter Kit - White

  • Model: TL-WPA4220KIT
  • SKU: 2080319
Get coverage in tough places with this TP-LINK AV500 TL-WPA4220KIT Wi-Fi powerline extender, which features up to 300 Mbps wireless speeds and up to 500 Mbps speeds over a powerline. Pair buttons help you quickly create a network with secure encryption.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Powerline Ethernet adapter (TL-WPA 4220)
    • Powerline Ethernet adapter (TL-PA 4010)
    • Resource CD, 6.5' Ethernet cable
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (46 out of 54)

    Features


    Compatible with HomePlug AV, 802.3, WEP802.3u and 802.11b/g/n

    For a secure connection to your existing powerline.

    Up to 500 Mbps speeds

    Over a powerline up to 300m long supports multiple devices on one network, including computers, game consoles, printers and more. Up to 300 Mbps data transfer over Wi-Fi.

    Coverage of up to 11,000 sq. ft.

    To spread your network throughout your home or office.

    WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption

    Protects your data.

    Plug-and-play design

    Helps you set up your network in minutes with the Pair buttons.


    Customer rating

    4.4
    86%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I've got the power!

      Posted
      Chris1433

      Okay, I’ve always been anti powerline communications. I think mainly because you have to plug it directly into the wall, no power strips allowed, which is hard to come by in my place. Enter the AV500, where my first thought is “cool, it has 2 ethernet ports on it”, and “No way will it work well”. Long story short color me impressed. Long story long this little box is pretty powerful. I had absolutely no Wi-Fi or ethernet in my basement. I prefer ethernet over Wi-fi but down in the dungeon I got nothing. The AV500 fixed that problem for me. The streaming speeds over powerline were… dare I say impressive. Setup was pretty darn easy too. Just plug one in then plug in the other then hit the pair button. You have to press the pair button on the second adapter within 2 minutes. Admittedly, I got distracted the first time I tried to set this up and missed that window. But that was the only hiccup I had. If I had to complain at all about the device is that it required a utility to find the correct IP address, to complete the setup. Still a very slick device that I hope to enjoy for a long while. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works as advertised!

      Posted
      lagumorph

      I brought this kit to my home office with the intention of hard-wiring in my work desktop, get a reliable connection, while getting a stronger wifi signal in the room. When I first explained the concept of a powerline-enabled range extender, he said "no way that would work". He had to eat his words a few minutes later (that's how long it took to set this up) when I IMed him from my work PC, connected to the internet via this kit. This set comes with one "home" plug that's connected to your router via ethernet cable, and a "receiver" plug that has 2 ethernet ports to plug devices into, as well as emitting a wifi signal. Now, the "home" plug is compatible with other products from the TP-Link Powerline sets, like the AV600 kit, that you can expand to other areas in your home. So if you have a Roku box that can use stable signal via ethernet instead of wifi, you can just get another TPL powerline plug and get that set up in a jiffy. Wifi setup is similar to any other TP-Link extenders. Very reliable, very speedy so far.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      excellent solution to my problem

      Posted
      overstuffedcow
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased this so I could get rid if the Ethernet cable running between my garage/office and my house, as the winter is brutal on it. I was skeptical that I would have positive results with maintaining good speed. I am pleasantly surprised. Not only was the setup for this device beyond easy, I lost no speed from the connection over the Power Line Unit vs the Ethernet cable. I am paying for 50Mbit service and I still get that with this device, just as if there were still a cable going between the house and garage. The WiFi is at 30Mbit which is better than I was getting with a repeater. Overall, this is well worth the money and easy to setup. Remember to change the WiFi password settings for security.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        TPLinkSupport

        Dear overstuffedcow,

        We are happy to see that your enjoying the recent addition to your home network.

        Please do not hesitate to contact our 24/7 email support team via the address provided below and one of our knowledgeable support agents will be happy to assist.

        Thanks for again for the update!

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

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works amazingly great

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

      I have a room above the garage (separated from the house) and we have plaster walls,so WiFi signals only give me one bar from my room. I tried to run a ethernet cord but without having to snake it through the walls it'd have been horrible. But this makes it so I have a ethernet hookup to my game systems AND it gives off WiFi signal for about 20ft. I love this product and highly recommend it! Also you can either clone the existing WiFi signal or make it your own private signal (you'd still be on the same bandwidth as the original WiFi) AND Yes this can work even if the outlets are on different circuits. I've had no trouble at all in the past 2 months

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect device for my application

      Posted
      kid2
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I was pleasantly surprised to learn about this devise online when I was researching for a solution to add Ethernet hookup instead of wifi to solve buffering issue. My router is getting too much traffic from all our devises. I checked the list of all hooked up on my router and everything were legit. So I have to look for a solution on how to add another "line" or "freeway" to ease up on the wifi traffic. This devise solved my problem and I was extremely surprised at how easy it is to set-up. Besides having 2 Ethernet connection which I initially needed, this devise created another wifi channel and extended my wifi range.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not a good product

      Posted
      Steve
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Set up the powerline connection and wifi without issues. However, the wifi extender would not work correctly with my Chromecast. For some reason the TP-Link drops the connection constantly and Chromecast cannot deal with this. The dropped the connection happened about 2-3 times a day. The only fix was to reboot the Chromecast. This is a common problem with the TP-Link that has many posts when searching in Google. Once I switched back to using only the router, the Chromecast has worked flawlessly since (about 2 weeks). Also, my connection speed on the powerline side was 35-70 Mbps which was much slower that the advertized speed. WIFI strength wasn't as good as my N900 router's when I tested them in the same location.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        TPLinkSupport

        Dear Steve,

        Thank you for taking the time to review our product.

        We apologize for the constant issues caused by your Powerline products yet unfortunately our support team was unable to speak with you regarding this concern.

        Our support team is very knowledgeable in reference to our products and numerous streaming products and platforms such as you Chromecast. We would have recommended lowering the wireless channel on our WPA4220 adapter as most streaming devices connect much better at lower frequency channels.

        We certainly hope this experience will not discourage you from checking out more of our great networking products in the future and should you have any additional questions or concerns regarding our products, please feel free to contact us at the email address provided below.

        Best Regards!
        TP-LINK Support Team
        ussupportteam@tp-link.com

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Works great but may not work for you

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

      I used this to extend Wifi to my pool area outside. It works very well and I get nearly the same bandwidth as if I had a direct ethernet connection. I set up the SSID to be the same as the inside of my house so it is a seamless transition. With that said, I plugged this in to a newer one of my outlets. I tried it on an older outlet and it didn't work at all. So your results are going to be very dependent on your specific situation. I would try it before you committ to it

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice powerline adapter

      Posted
      Steve

      I've always been a fan of powerline devices to serve as a complimentary technology to wired cables throughout the house. This device is no exception. It was easy to set up and easy to use. Plug it in, configure, and you are off and running. Speeds worked as advertised and it was great to help "extend" my wired environment to other devices where connectivity isn't as great in my house but access to a close power plug was available. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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