View Full Version : Review : TP LINK lan plug

13th June 2012, 23:50
my first review for quite a while..

As my router is located downstairs near the phone socket and most of my computer stuff is up stairs i have a problem with internet connections..
On modern mac / pc stuff this is of course no problem , wifi is the answer.

but what about old hard ware ? my old macintosh or Amiga?

well the answer is pretty easy , run a 25 foot lead throughout the house and fit LAN sockets :-), well no actually. the answer is lag plugs over power and i have to say i am deeply impressed.

no set up, no hassle and zero effort - perfect! and Amiga friendly.

these really are plug and play. Its a big mains plug with a LAN socket on it, 3 LEDs and thats it. one plugs in to your router via an empty lag socket (wire provided) and the other plug goes anywhere in the house , plug it in a mains socket and plug the lag wire in and bingo - instants LAN connection.

no passwords or configuration at all.

I'm using one on my Amiga now.

all i can say is. its brilliant, tested on Xbox360 , laptop , desktop PC, Amiga pcmcia LAN card.



TP-LINK's TL-PA211 powerline adapter takes advantage of your home's existing electrical wires to transfer data while simultaneously transferring traditional power. That means, with no additional wiring required, users can simply plug the TL-PA211 into existing power sockets and instantly establish a networking infrastructure. With high-speed data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps, users can enjoy HD video streaming, online gaming, VoIP or any other bandwidth intensive tasks for work or play.

With its new ultra-compact housing design, TP-LINK's TL-PA211 is much smaller than most other 200Mbps Powerline Products. At just 30mm thick and with its high quality, elegant white shell, it nearly blends completely in front of any power outlet.

With advanced HomePlug AV technology, TL-PA211 provides users with stable, high-speed data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps on a line length of up to 300 meters. Together with its built-in Qos and powerful AES encryption, the TL-PA211 is a great choice for a whole home solution to connect all network compatible devices-from computers and game consoles to set-top boxes for IPTV to printers and NAS hard drives.

The TL-PA211, a new-generation Powerline Adapter, with its practical design and sophisticated Power-Saving Mode consumes less power when compared with existing Powerline Adapters. When there is no data transmission or reception occurs over a certain period of time, it will automatically switch from its regular Working Mode to Power-Saving Mode that will reduce its energy consumption by up to 65%*.
*Actual data will vary because of the network conditions and environmental factors

HomePlug AV standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps
Twin Pack design helps establish a basic powerline network
Super small design with a new exterior, blends indiscreetly in front of any power outlet
No new wires, Easy Plug and Play operation, No configuration required
Patented Power-Saving Mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 65%
The adaptors have UK plugs

14th June 2012, 01:36
i wondered about these but i always assumed you needed a lan plug compatible router?
Do they just work on all routers then?

14th June 2012, 02:00
as far as i know , they work on any router with a spare lan socket. no setup or settings required.

14th June 2012, 02:18
I have similar products from Devolo and Belkin. They get the job done, no hassle. Bitrates tend to drop with old wiring, though.