TP-LINK TL-PA4020 KIT AV500 Two-port Powerline Starter Kit £24.99 @ Amazon
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TP-LINK TL-PA4020 KIT AV500 Two-port Powerline Starter Kit £24.99 @ Amazon

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Found 6th Dec 2015
Not sure if this has been posted, but found this on Amazon today for £24.99. Seems a good deal to me?

Product Description
TP-LINK's AV500 2-port Powerline Starter Kit, TL-PA4020 KIT, turns your existing powerline into a high speed network with no need for new wires or drilling. No configuration is required, simply plug your adapters into your power sockets and you can establish networking infrastructure in a flash. With a speed of up to 500Mbps, TL-PA4020 KIT transmits HD streaming and even 3D movies to every room, making it a great choice for an easy to build multimedia entertainment network.

Box Contains
Powerline Ethernet Adapter
6.5 ft. (2 m) Ethernet cable (RJ45)
Resource CD
Quick Installation Guide

35 Comments

I have a few of these and they are reliable and have a small form-factor. I think I paid £30 a pair, so this is a good deal.

Perfect. Good find. Xmas pressie for nephew to bring him into the 21st century!

I also got few of them and they are brilliant paid the same @ Argos few months back

Do these need to be bought in pairs? Or could one use 4 to cover 3 extra rooms (one plugged into room with router)

Mikavelli

Do these need to be bought in pairs? Or could one use 4 to cover 3 extra … Do these need to be bought in pairs? Or could one use 4 to cover 3 extra rooms (one plugged into room with router)



No I have 3 setup round my house currently. One at the router as the "sender" and 2 "receivers" - one in the living room for the Nvidia Shield TV and Sky and the second in the office for my PC.

So currently have one lying spare in the box but I'm sure a use will come along sooner or later.

Good price for these, bought 2 packs at Argos last weekend for this.

vulcan903

Perfect. Good find. Xmas pressie for nephew to bring him into the 21st … Perfect. Good find. Xmas pressie for nephew to bring him into the 21st century!



21st Century and the best option we have for networking is STILL wired X)

Since my ps4 now has a wifi connection to the hub my nat is coming up as moderate so cannot play any online games but worked fine when it was connected via ethernet cable but we've had to move the hub downstairs now.

Would connecting my ps4 to the hub via a powerline get my nat settings back to open? Just trying to avoid messing round with my router opening ports etc

I also have a belkin wifi extender plug in the house and would they interfere with each other?

g_mac1986

No I have 3 setup round my house currently. One at the router as the … No I have 3 setup round my house currently. One at the router as the "sender" and 2 "receivers" - one in the living room for the Nvidia Shield TV and Sky and the second in the office for my PC.So currently have one lying spare in the box but I'm sure a use will come along sooner or later.Good price for these, bought 2 packs at Argos last weekend for this.



Cheers for the answer. Might have to invest. Wifi is getting worse not better these days.

Are these also known as homeplugs? I have a ZGemma TV box connected to my wifi router by a usb lead and was told to get homeplugs so I don't need to run the cable.

^^Yes they are also known as homeplugs.. They wont replace a usb cable though unless you are confusing that with an Ethernet cable? These are so you don't need to run an Ethernet cable all over your house.

Edited by: "murkymango" 6th Dec 2015

NFS

Since my ps4 now has a wifi connection to the hub my nat is coming up as … Since my ps4 now has a wifi connection to the hub my nat is coming up as moderate so cannot play any online games but worked fine when it was connected via ethernet cable but we've had to move the hub downstairs now.Would connecting my ps4 to the hub via a powerline get my nat settings back to open? Just trying to avoid messing round with my router opening ports etcI also have a belkin wifi extender plug in the house and would they interfere with each other?



This makes the NAT even worse I used them myself, your wifi extender plug is probably what's making the NAT type moderate, you should do what I had to do and run a very long Ethernet cable to your ps4

gooby74

This makes the NAT even worse I used them myself, your wifi extender plug … This makes the NAT even worse I used them myself, your wifi extender plug is probably what's making the NAT type moderate, you should do what I had to do and run a very long Ethernet cable to your ps4




Thanks for the reply

The hub is downstairs so I'd be probably looking at a 20 metre cable to get it upstairs unless I try and feed it through the cupboard and through the spare room

NFS

Thanks for the replyThe hub is downstairs so I'd be probably looking at a … Thanks for the replyThe hub is downstairs so I'd be probably looking at a 20 metre cable to get it upstairs unless I try and feed it through the cupboard and through the spare room



I got mine going straight out the window to my room so I don't have to see it LOL

sorry for a stupid basic question. I have a virgn media WiFi connection. I struggle to get WiFi signal in other rooms. Is this a resolve WiFi signal in other room and if so, do I need some wiring for this. I am sorry if i asked anything stupid. I am very poor in technology

This price at maplin for months.

Can someone that has tried it please clarify whether or not these will work on different ring mains, many forums online say yes and others say no. I have new wiring and a circuit breaker modern distribution board without rcd protection

sancha

sorry for a stupid basic question. I have a virgn media WiFi connection. … sorry for a stupid basic question. I have a virgn media WiFi connection. I struggle to get WiFi signal in other rooms. Is this a resolve WiFi signal in other room and if so, do I need some wiring for this. I am sorry if i asked anything stupid. I am very poor in technology



In order to use this as an extended wifi signal, you will want a wifi extender or a spare router as access point in addition to this. On its own it will be wired plug into a laptop/desktop in the room with limited signal.

LPKLPKLPK

Can someone that has tried it please clarify whether or not these will … Can someone that has tried it please clarify whether or not these will work on different ring mains, many forums online say yes and others say no. I have new wiring and a circuit breaker modern distribution board without rcd protection


I'd like to know as well please ? For instance would it work on upstairs ring main if the box is on downstairs one ?

just got these from Amazon yesterday to use with my older av200s. there well worth £25.

TPLink Homeplugs are a right pile of crap.


LPKLPKLPK

Can someone that has tried it please clarify whether or not these will … Can someone that has tried it please clarify whether or not these will work on different ring mains, many forums online say yes and others say no. I have new wiring and a circuit breaker modern distribution board without rcd protection


I believe homplugs use the earth loop to send the signal down and all the earths in your house should be connected to an earth bar in the consumer unit, so yes they should work on any socket upstairs/downstairs

RiPsTa33

I believe homplugs use the earth loop to send the signal down and all the … I believe homplugs use the earth loop to send the signal down and all the earths in your house should be connected to an earth bar in the consumer unit, so yes they should work on any socket upstairs/downstairs


Damn, I don't think my circuit is earthed.....

RiPsTa33

I believe homplugs use the earth loop to send the signal down and all the … I believe homplugs use the earth loop to send the signal down and all the earths in your house should be connected to an earth bar in the consumer unit, so yes they should work on any socket upstairs/downstairs


I think they actually send it down the neutral, it should work fine on a different ring but apparently won't work on different phases, ie so it won't work on your neighbours.
Edited by: "SFconvert" 6th Dec 2015

clmkx

This price at maplin for months.


Have you got a link?

Just looking for something to extend wifi signal re Amazon Fire stick.... any ideas? Thinking this model won't do as I don't think it extends wifi.... Can't really use a normal wifi extender as the next plug is where the firestick is.

bargainhunter666

Just looking for something to extend wifi signal re Amazon Fire stick.... … Just looking for something to extend wifi signal re Amazon Fire stick.... any ideas? Thinking this model won't do as I don't think it extends wifi.... Can't really use a normal wifi extender as the next plug is where the firestick is.


Make sure you used 5Ghz WiFi with it, should get decent speed even with what looks like a weak signal.

bargainhunter666

Just looking for something to extend wifi signal re Amazon Fire stick.... … Just looking for something to extend wifi signal re Amazon Fire stick.... any ideas? Thinking this model won't do as I don't think it extends wifi.... Can't really use a normal wifi extender as the next plug is where the firestick is.




Where is the next plug socket that's not by your fire stick? I picked up a belkin wifi extender plug and on the instructions it tells you just to plug it into the socket that's on the edge of wifi.

For instance my hub is in the hall downstairs and one of the bedrooms upstairs doesn't get full wifi signal so I've plugged the wifi extender plug into a socket on the landing and it has increased the signal strength upstairs

bargainhunter666

Just looking for something to extend wifi signal re Amazon Fire stick.... … Just looking for something to extend wifi signal re Amazon Fire stick.... any ideas? Thinking this model won't do as I don't think it extends wifi.... Can't really use a normal wifi extender as the next plug is where the firestick is.



I assume you're short on sockets? If so have you considered a homeplug with pass through and then plug in a wireless access point? I use one in the garage so I can power a network switch and send / receive data all from one power socket.

And thanks to others that replied.... I am looking at this for £40 from Warehouse deals amazon.co.uk/gp/…56P

My router is downstairs (directly below the room with firestick) and the signal keeps dropping. The first plug upstairs is almost underneath the firestick so I was thinking an extender wouldn't pick up the original signal - not looked into it or actually thought about it.
I suppose I should try a different channel and other settings as it should work - Netgear DGND3300v2.

NFS

Where is the next plug socket that's not by your fire stick? I picked up … Where is the next plug socket that's not by your fire stick? I picked up a belkin wifi extender plug and on the instructions it tells you just to plug it into the socket that's on the edge of wifi.For instance my hub is in the hall downstairs and one of the bedrooms upstairs doesn't get full wifi signal so I've plugged the wifi extender plug into a socket on the landing and it has increased the signal strength upstairs


Edited by: "bargainhunter666" 6th Dec 2015

Only ordered equivalent Devolo ones yesterday for £29.49 as I already have Devolo... Shame the different brands are not compatible with each other!

vulcan903

Perfect. Good find. Xmas pressie for nephew to bring him into the 21st … Perfect. Good find. Xmas pressie for nephew to bring him into the 21st century!



​I can't get my 35 year old cousin to get Internet in his house never mind power adaptor lols

Ta for advice

I have these, they are great. They also come with 2 x 1 meter network cables. I thought I was going to have to try and find some spares at home. Looks like this isn't made clear as people are also adding cables to the order.

NFS

Since my ps4 now has a wifi connection to the hub my nat is coming up as … Since my ps4 now has a wifi connection to the hub my nat is coming up as moderate so cannot play any online games but worked fine when it was connected via ethernet cable but we've had to move the hub downstairs now.Would connecting my ps4 to the hub via a powerline get my nat settings back to open? Just trying to avoid messing round with my router opening ports etcI also have a belkin wifi extender plug in the house and would they interfere with each other?


NAT hasn't become worse on my Xbox One with my Powerline Adapter (I have the TPLink PA4020) my connection from the router directly is 71Mbps, and from the powerline Adapter to my PC it is 68Mbps, and 58Mbps to my Xbox.

do they work with POE products like CCTV?
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