TP-LINK TL-PA8010PKIT AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (1200 Mbps, Multiple HD Streams and No Configuration Required) - 2 Units Pack - £49.99 delivered at Amazon.
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TP-LINK TL-PA8010PKIT AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (1200 Mbps, Multiple HD Streams and No Configuration Required) - 2 Units Pack - £49.99 delivered at Amazon.

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Found 16th Nov 2015
These are great, I bought three sets of these 3 months ago (via Bespoke Offers) and am getting fantastic speeds around my home. I have BT Infinity (ow, look at me I have BT Fibre. Pathetic...) and am getting 60mbps into the house, and when I run tests on the plugs I am getting on average 7.1mb to 7.3mb download speeds.

To quote The Fast Show:

"Which is nice."

I paid around £60 a set via Bespoke (when they were £69.99 on Amazon). These are a bargain.

•HomePlug AV2 standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rates of up to 1200 Mbps, supports all your online needs
•Gigabit port provides secure wired networks for desktops, smart TVs or games consoles
•Integrated power socket ensures no power outlet goes to waste
•Plug and play, no configuration required
•Three years warranty

Product Description

What This Product Does

Using your home's existing electrical circuit, TP-LINK's TL-PA8010P KIT AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit turns any electrical socket into an Internet connection. Simply plug into your wall socket and you are ready to enjoy HD streaming and gaming, no configuration required. You also won't lose a socket with its integrated pass through socket included! With speeds of up to 1200Mbps for smooth Ultra HD streaming, online gaming or faster downloads, TL-PA8010P KIT is a perfect home entertainment companion.

1200Mbps! Perfect for Bandwidth Demanding Activities

With its advanced HomePlug AV2 technology, TL-PA8010P KIT is introducing a powerline generation for even faster data transmission in the home network. TL-PA8010P KIT supports 2x2 MIMO* with beamforming, so users benefit from ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to 1200Mbps. Perfect for bandwidth demanding activities like streaming Ultra HD video to multiple devices simultaneously, online gaming and large file transfers.

*The Multiple Input Multiple Output functionality within HomePlug AV2 significantly improves data transfer rates especially during peak periods. It uses any two electrical wire lines within a 3 wire network to boost performance.

Gigabit Ethernet Port for HD Video Streaming

Equipped with one gigabit Ethernet port, TL-PA8010P KIT allows users to connect a bandwidth intensive device in a room and ensures the smooth transmission of multiple HD video streaming.

Extra Power Socket for Additional Devices

Where sockets are at a premium, the TL-PA8010P KIT with an integrated AC pass-through power socket, means the powerlines can be used like a traditional electrical socket. Plug your smart TV or games consoles into the powerlines, as if it were a normal plug socket. No socket needs to go to waste. The built-in noise filter helps to prevent electrical signal noise from affecting powerline performance.

Reduce Power Consumption by Up to 85%

TL-PA8010P KIT, a new-generation of powerline adapter, with its practical design and sophisticated Power-Saving Mode, will automatically switch from its regular "Working" mode to "Power-Saving" mode reducing its energy consumption by up to 85%.

Box Contains

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


Although they work out of the box it is without doubt necessary to create a private network for this. They are paired from the box but any neighbours near that may have similar will cross talk and ur network can be come compromised. Its a simple 5/10 min job to complete.
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am getting 60mbps into the house, and when I run tests on the plugs I am … am getting 60mbps into the house, and when I run tests on the plugs I am getting on average 7.1mb to 7.3mb download speeds.



hmmm I'm getting 35mbps into the property and 12-15Mbps download speeds on wifi.
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jonnithomas

hmmm I'm getting 35mbps into the property and 12-15Mbps download speeds … hmmm I'm getting 35mbps into the property and 12-15Mbps download speeds on wifi.



Sorry the 7.1 to 7.3 is Megabytes, not Megabits. This equates to 56.7mbps to 58.4mbps.
ahh OK, so how are you getting around 57MBs on your pc or laptop ? are you measuring it using speedtest.btwholesale.com/ ?


ooops, I did it too, I meant 57mbps
Edited by: "jonnithomas" 16th Nov 2015
Bought the 3 port version not checked speeds yet... But it's worth noting the 3 port acts as a switch at both ends...
I would never touch TP-Stink (see what I did there?) again. I've had 200Mb and 500Mb ones and I needed to reboot them multiple times a day. I had Devolo 85Mb which worked perfect and now I'm using a Netgear 500Mb set which works perfectly too. Quite possibly these have a better chipset than the lower spec TP-Link homeplugs, the support was dismal as well with software that didn't work on Windows 8.1 and no significant firmware updates.
I ordered a micro sd card from bespoke 18 months ago and it still hasn't come.
Can someone please explain to me how you can get upto 1200mbps from a 1000mbps ethernet port.
I had some old ones which were 500mbps yet only had a 100mbps ports.
Sounds like false advertising unless their is some technical reason.
I think these are a bit of a con. My old ones where 500mbps but I got around 4mb second so something like 40mbs not 500. I bet if I had these would still be 4mb a sec as thats the quality of our power cables in my house please prove me wrong though as I use mine a lot.
I would avoid these. I'm on my second pair of the 3-port variant of this and they require rebooting every day as the connection just drops out.

Have arranged a return with Amazon and am going for the Netgear av1200 plugs instead.
flang

Can someone please explain to me how you can get upto 1200mbps from a … Can someone please explain to me how you can get upto 1200mbps from a 1000mbps ethernet port.I had some old ones which were 500mbps yet only had a 100mbps ports.Sounds like false advertising unless their is some technical reason.



The 1200 Mbps is the theoretical max for the entire network. So if you have just the two gigabit ports you'll never get more than a gigabit out of it. But they have a 3 port variant meaning 6 possible devices connected or you can connect I think 32 or 64 powerline devices in your home and they all share the same 1200Mbps bandwidth. You don't get extra bandwidth for each extra device you have, it's for your entire powerline network.
You are reliant on the ring mains, ie the electric wiring in your property, being upto scratch. If you are in a new build, chances are these should work fine, in older properties you could have real issues.

I live in an old terraced flat for example, i use them, to give me a connection to my (ethernet only) humax tv box in the bedroom. I get 17mb over the copper wire to the router, the bedroom is the next room along, by the time the BB has passed the ring mains and exits at the STB that is down to 4mb. Luckily i only use catch up and or/netflix off that box so that speed is sufficient.
I have had these, and as people have said they are not good. Speed was absolutely useless. If you can its better to run Ethernet cables at least one point that has a dead spot, and buy an access point. That will sort it.

Above is just a suggestion, if you do not fancy running wires that is your issue.

Edited by: "Aaronnnn" 16th Nov 2015
I got the maplins deal and i think these are spot on. Previously had the 500s with a gb port. Speeds were max 80meg dl, got these bad boys and getting max broad band speed dl with these 160meg.
randomnut

I would avoid these. I'm on my second pair of the 3-port variant of this … I would avoid these. I'm on my second pair of the 3-port variant of this and they require rebooting every day as the connection just drops out.Have arranged a return with Amazon and am going for the Netgear av1200 plugs instead.



I'd stake £20 there is nowt wrong with the PLA'S. Read my post above. Get a hardwired connection if you can, even if it's a bit of a ballache getting a cable through the loft, or externally or whatever.
just a heads up for people who have issues with power line adapters they do not work when using surge protected extension sockets so if you have any surge protected sockets anywhere replace with non surge versions and you will likely find connection becomes super reliable and fast p.s I'm an I.t. engineer and have been using them for years
I have a much better experience with these and would rate them a superb piece of kit. Had to reboot once in 8 months of use and get a rock solid 24MB/second (yes I do mean megabytes!) between the units. A fantastic alternative to laying cables. Have had previous slower models which also worked solidly. NEVER plug them into anything surge protected or it kills the speed.
flang

Can someone please explain to me how you can get upto 1200mbps from a … Can someone please explain to me how you can get upto 1200mbps from a 1000mbps ethernet port.I had some old ones which were 500mbps yet only had a 100mbps ports.Sounds like false advertising unless their is some technical reason.


The 1200mbps over the power line is really just a flaky 'up to' figure but I do think the figure has a basis in the theoretical maximum even if no one will ever see this even in optimal real world scenarios. Ethernet on the other has very reliable standards so you do actually get that speed. I have 500mbps versions and get around 100mbps doing local file transfers over it so I'd expect these to go over the 100mbps threshold (making the 1 gigabit port worth it) but not over 1000mbps (making the 1 gigabit port sufficient)
fishmaster

I would never touch TP-Stink (see what I did there?) again. I've had … I would never touch TP-Stink (see what I did there?) again. I've had 200Mb and 500Mb ones and I needed to reboot them multiple times a day. I had Devolo 85Mb which worked perfect and now I'm using a Netgear 500Mb set which works perfectly too. Quite possibly these have a better chipset than the lower spec TP-Link homeplugs, the support was dismal as well with software that didn't work on Windows 8.1 and no significant firmware updates.



The software runs fine on Windows 8.1 and 7 and 10 too maybe it's you... I have been using the 500 for approx a year, never been offline unless the power was out - streamed CCTV from my garage at 720p 24/7 no bother at all while supporting 1080P to our TV on the same network. That's a garage at the back of our property, about 80 metres away, with a separate local fuse board in a old house with ancient wiring. I even have a router up there on them for wifi in the garden and garage as we have no mobile signal up there. About as bad as conditions can be apparently...still never missed a beat these TPlinks
The 1200 I have just moved to because I wanted some more bandwidth for Xbox one downloads and they get the full speed of my fibre no troubles at all. Just a bit annoyed that the 1200 and 500 didn't work together but this deal will do the job
http://s29.postimg.org/3jnwc501z/image.jpg Gigabit, all day, everyday, no ****. Cost 30 to wire 3 sockets around house, unless you're scared of ladder and drill.

Cost 30 to wire 3 sockets around house, unless you're scared of ladder … Cost 30 to wire 3 sockets around house, unless you're scared of ladder and drill.


For sure, but:
- some live in rented accommodation so can't drill holes,
- others aren't into DIY and would have to pay tradesmen,
- and others are looking for a quick fix e.g. sorting out parents internet.
These things will never be as fast and reliable as wired, but they have their place ...
bobbler

The software runs fine on Windows 8.1 and 7 and 10 too maybe it's you... … The software runs fine on Windows 8.1 and 7 and 10 too maybe it's you... I have been using the 500 for approx a year, never been offline unless the power was out - streamed CCTV from my garage at 720p 24/7 no bother at all while supporting 1080P to our TV on the same network. That's a garage at the back of our property, about 80 metres away, with a separate local fuse board in a old house with ancient wiring. I even have a router up there on them for wifi in the garden and garage as we have no mobile signal up there. About as bad as conditions can be apparently...still never missed a beat these TPlinks The 1200 I have just moved to because I wanted some more bandwidth for Xbox one downloads and they get the full speed of my fibre no troubles at all. Just a bit annoyed that the 1200 and 500 didn't work together but this deal will do the job



No it's definitely not me.
Krizzo3

Gigabit, all day, everyday, no ****. Cost 30 to wire 3 sockets around … Gigabit, all day, everyday, no ****. Cost 30 to wire 3 sockets around house, unless you're scared of ladder and drill.



​All those wires fixed to your skirting looks great!
carcher

​All those wires fixed to your skirting looks great!


I don't use them satellite wires anyway, the desk sits in this corner, I prefer decent connection over visible wires, they don't bother me
randomnut

What's that plastic thing you've used to tidy up the hole in the wall? I … What's that plastic thing you've used to tidy up the hole in the wall? I was trying to find something like that recently but couldn't figure out what to search for



I don't know to be fair, the satellite cable and the virgin box was in this house when we moved in, I just added the network, try hole tidy or plastic grommet in eBay maybe?
bobbler

The software runs fine on Windows 8.1 and 7 and 10 too maybe it's you... … The software runs fine on Windows 8.1 and 7 and 10 too maybe it's you... I have been using the 500 for approx a year, never been offline unless the power was out - streamed CCTV from my garage at 720p 24/7 no bother at all while supporting 1080P to our TV on the same network. That's a garage at the back of our property, about 80 metres away, with a separate local fuse board in a old house with ancient wiring. I even have a router up there on them for wifi in the garden and garage as we have no mobile signal up there. About as bad as conditions can be apparently...still never missed a beat these TPlinks The 1200 I have just moved to because I wanted some more bandwidth for Xbox one downloads and they get the full speed of my fibre no troubles at all. Just a bit annoyed that the 1200 and 500 didn't work together but this deal will do the job



Some of the older versions of TP link powerline adapters were known to have software issues. They would turn off sometimes (I think was due to power saving feature?) which was resolved by a power cycle of the device. TP link seem to ignore the issue that's been brought up multiple times on their forums. Although, as far as I'm aware this has been fixed in the new models. That's a shame because I'm stubborn and won't be paying for newer models due to an issue on there end.

Edited by: "spencerasmith" 16th Nov 2015
carcher

​All those wires fixed to your skirting looks great!


I was going to say "It likes like a right mess though" but felt sure someone would have said that on the next page given it was posted less than 2 hours ago. I laid my ethernet cables under the floor with about a metre and a half slack at either end. I have a 2cm hole drilled into in the floor boards close to my computer and the wire follows the wall under the carpet and pops out under my computer. I could move the PC a few metres, or use a connector to extend the wire further or either use the existing ethernet cable to pull a longer one through in the future. No costly boxes, no crap on the wall, no exposed cables to kick, it only cost me time, and the cables, and it can't be seen. I respect the ethernet route though!
Edited by: "friar_chris" 16th Nov 2015
My older TP-LINK's lasted just over 1 year then 3 packed up in the space of 2 months, I'm guessing faulty caps or cheap components but I'm never buying TP-LINK again. Not voting either way, just my two penneth. Hopefully they have sorted any problems on newer models.
friar_chris

I was going to say "It likes like a right mess though" but felt sure … I was going to say "It likes like a right mess though" but felt sure someone would have said that on the next page given it was posted less than 2 hours ago. I laid my ethernet cables under the floor with about a metre and a half slack at either end. I have a 2cm hole drilled into in the floor boards close to my computer and the wire follows the wall under the carpet and pops out under my computer. I could move the PC a few metres, or use a connector to extend the wire further or either use the existing ethernet cable to pull a longer one through in the future. No costly boxes, no crap on the wall, no exposed cables to kick, it only cost me time, and the cables, and it can't be seen. I respect the ethernet route though!



Would love to use a permanent ethernet connection - such a shame I have concrete floors in my house.
AdamBrunt

Would love to use a permanent ethernet connection - such a shame I have … Would love to use a permanent ethernet connection - such a shame I have concrete floors in my house.



At least you can have tiles on the floor
Krizzo3

At least you can have tiles on the floor


or...run the wires under a carpet installation
AdamBrunt

Would love to use a permanent ethernet connection - such a shame I have … Would love to use a permanent ethernet connection - such a shame I have concrete floors in my house.


I have a similar problem downstairs, so I do use a powerline to get wifi in my living room. If you did want to stick with ethernet; Can you lay cables under the carpet or around the perimeter of the room? What about running them behind skirtingboards (on top even)? Stair cases are a great means of taking cables up/down stairs - you can drill through them, pass cable behind them etc if you have a cupboard underneath. You could also drop a cable from the ceiling - clearly not ideal as it will leave a hole and you will see a dangly wire, but if you are redecorating, and have cavity walls a cable would be placed behind the wall or in a plastic conduit. I run my broardband connection upto the ceiling behind 2 water pipes by the front door - The 1cm hole in the ceiling is not noticeable behind the pipes, and then the ethernet cables are laid under the upstairs floorboards. Instead of running ethernet cables through to my living room, I have a powerline from the router (upstairs) to the livingroom. Powerlines are a great work around where laying cables can not be done easily or indeed you can't be bothered.
Ed Winchester

You are reliant on the ring mains, ie the electric wiring in your … You are reliant on the ring mains, ie the electric wiring in your property, being upto scratch. If you are in a new build, chances are these should work fine, in older properties you could have real issues.I live in an old terraced flat for example, i use them, to give me a connection to my (ethernet only) humax tv box in the bedroom. I get 17mb over the copper wire to the router, the bedroom is the next room along, by the time the BB has passed the ring mains and exits at the STB that is down to 4mb. Luckily i only use catch up and or/netflix off that box so that speed is sufficient.



​Off topic but can you record tv programs on the Humax, then move them round your network over Ethernet ? Or even stream them to another device?
Krizzo3

Gigabit, all day, everyday, no ****. Cost 30 to wire 3 sockets around … Gigabit, all day, everyday, no ****. Cost 30 to wire 3 sockets around house, unless you're scared of ladder and drill.



​Hear what you are saying but man that's fugly. But so is my poorly concealed 30m ribbon cable. Let the data flow!
fishleg

I think these are a bit of a con. My old ones where 500mbps but I got … I think these are a bit of a con. My old ones where 500mbps but I got around 4mb second so something like 40mbs not 500. I bet if I had these would still be 4mb a sec as thats the quality of our power cables in my house please prove me wrong though as I use mine a lot.



It depends on your own internet aswell.
jimunix

​Hear what you are saying but man that's fugly. But so is my poorly c … ​Hear what you are saying but man that's fugly. But so is my poorly concealed 30m ribbon cable. Let the data flow!



It all comes to personal preference, I think that such socket is no uglier than a powerline connector, in my application socket by router is behind the tv unit, in the office it is behind the desk, and in the bedroom it is behind furniture.

You could chisel out and install flush back boxes on the walls if you want them that way, so many ways this can be done
friar_chris

I have a similar problem downstairs, so I do use a powerline to get wifi … I have a similar problem downstairs, so I do use a powerline to get wifi in my living room. If you did want to stick with ethernet; Can you lay cables under the carpet or around the perimeter of the room? What about running them behind skirtingboards (on top even)? Stair cases are a great means of taking cables up/down stairs - you can drill through them, pass cable behind them etc if you have a cupboard underneath. You could also drop a cable from the ceiling - clearly not ideal as it will leave a hole and you will see a dangly wire, but if you are redecorating, and have cavity walls a cable would be placed behind the wall or in a plastic conduit. I run my broardband connection upto the ceiling behind 2 water pipes by the front door - The 1cm hole in the ceiling is not noticeable behind the pipes, and then the ethernet cables are laid under the upstairs floorboards. Instead of running ethernet cables through to my living room, I have a powerline from the router (upstairs) to the livingroom. Powerlines are a great work around where laying cables can not be done easily or indeed you can't be bothered.



Unfortunately for me all the important bits of kit (router, modem, TVs, PCs, etc) are downstairs and there is at least one room's gap between them.

For me, powerlines work fine [ provided you don't run them off surge protectors, extension leads and - in my case - don't have anything else plugged in to the same dual wall socket that the homeplug is plugged into unless you use the homeplug's passthrough socket ]. I am getting consistent, non-drop, transfer speeds of 40Mbps between my Raspberry Pi 2 (running Kodi) and my media server two rooms away.
it also helps speeds if your network hardware such as cabling and routers/switches are gigabit, using anything that is not will knock the speed down to the slowest component, I use mine to connect router to switch, both gigabit, and only use cat 6 patch leads
Edited by: "igloolad" 17th Nov 2015
jimunix

​Off topic but can you record tv programs on the Humax, then move them r … ​Off topic but can you record tv programs on the Humax, then move them round your network over Ethernet ? Or even stream them to another device?



No, it's limited to that box and it's hdd. As far as I know anyways.
These are good. I have four of these (but the 8030 model). Work a treat.
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