TP-LINK TL-PA8030P KIT AV1200 3-Port Gigabit £49.99 @ Amazon
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TP-LINK TL-PA8030P KIT AV1200 3-Port Gigabit £49.99 @ Amazon

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Found 18th Dec 2015
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3-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (1200 Mbps, Multiple HD Streams and No Configuration Required) - 2 Units Pack
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Cracking price, £80 odd elsewhere. Ordered.
Typical I paid this price for the single port version last week.
Cheers, ordered
majhaar

Typical I paid this price for the single port version last week.


Single port version is faster than the 3 port version, even when only 1 of the 3 ports is used on the latter. Just use with a switch if you have multiple devices.
dunno who would pay £50 for wired nowadays
zebrum

dunno who would pay £50 for wired nowadays



​static pc in a different room and speed I guess
bb247

Single port version is faster than the 3 port version, even when only 1 … Single port version is faster than the 3 port version, even when only 1 of the 3 ports is used on the latter. Just use with a switch if you have multiple devices.



how much faster?
Edited by: "zulm" 18th Dec 2015
was looking to get this but next month
is this the cheapest its been?
Purchased to upgrade my devolo 200's Thanks Op
TP-LINK do not make very good products IMHO. I have been burned by them too many times now. I'd recommend choosing a different brand. Broadbandbuyer website is a good start.
Yazoo1990

was looking to get this but next monthis this the cheapest its been?



Yes it is (for 3 port version)
I have some 500mbs ones and don't achieve anywhere near that speed. I put this down to the wiring in my house. Do you think I would see a speed improvement with these. I have 2 thoughts. 1 is that the speed will be capped at certain speed due to the wiring so if I buy these I will see no improvement. Or my 2nd idea is that I will only get a certain percentage of the speed in which case I will see a speed improvement by getting these. Anyone know?
delusion

Yes it is (for 3 port version)



When it doubt - camelcamel is your friend uk.camelcamelcamel.com/TP-…JGC
TP Link products have a fault where they will intermittently lose connection for about 30 seconds. This can be every few hours to few times a day!

This is a well known fault, try a google search before buying.

Netgear one is being sold at the same price (but with 1 port) which doesn't seem to have the same fault.
Edited by: "Shock" 18th Dec 2015
phillsmit3

I have some 500mbs ones and don't achieve anywhere near that speed. I put … I have some 500mbs ones and don't achieve anywhere near that speed. I put this down to the wiring in my house. Do you think I would see a speed improvement with these. I have 2 thoughts. 1 is that the speed will be capped at certain speed due to the wiring so if I buy these I will see no improvement. Or my 2nd idea is that I will only get a certain percentage of the speed in which case I will see a speed improvement by getting these. Anyone know?



Based on my experiences - yes.
Our house is ancient - pre-1900 with some rather "interesting" wiring from the previous electrician owner (don't ask, wouldn't recommend him LOL).
I recently swapped from AV500 TP-Links to these and the performance is far better.
At our garage I have IP CCTV, 720P HD connection and it broke up quite a bit. The garage is at the other end of the garden 30+ metres from the router/first powerline adapter, it worked well enough but would suffer drop out now and then and picture breakup. With these without changing anything else there is a steady full stream with no break up at all even while using the other one for streaming video to the telly or using the wifi hub out in the garage.
I have found them faster than wireless to my Xbox One too - which is pretty close but through some hefty walls from the router - was seeing around 30-40 meg on the downloads, they are now my full 70 - 80 of my broadband speeds.

Bare in mind, they are "backward compatible" insofar that they will work with each other, but if you mix the older slower adapters with the new one's then it will drop them all to the lower speed
Shock

TP Link products have a fault where they will intermittently lose … TP Link products have a fault where they will intermittently lose connection for about 30 seconds. This can be every few hours to few times a day!This is a well known fault, try a google search before buying. Netgear one is being sold at the same price (but with 1 port) which doesn't seem to have the same fault.



And yet never had a single drop on mine - from AV200's, then to AV500's and now on 1200's - all have been faultless, my CCTV picks up the loss of signal from the camera attached to the powerline network as a fault and never had one other than when I was aware of a powercut or doing turned them off deliberately.
Maybe I am lucky, but I have had 3 adapters of each type over the last couple of years on that system.
bobbler

And yet never had a single drop on mine - from AV200's, then to AV500's … And yet never had a single drop on mine - from AV200's, then to AV500's and now on 1200's - all have been faultless, my CCTV picks up the loss of signal from the camera attached to the powerline network as a fault and never had one other than when I was aware of a powercut or doing turned them off deliberately.Maybe I am lucky, but I have had 3 adapters of each type over the last couple of years on that system.



​same here had the av200 for years no problem whatsoever
bobbler

And yet never had a single drop on mine - from AV200's, then to AV500's … And yet never had a single drop on mine - from AV200's, then to AV500's and now on 1200's - all have been faultless, my CCTV picks up the loss of signal from the camera attached to the powerline network as a fault and never had one other than when I was aware of a powercut or doing turned them off deliberately.Maybe I am lucky, but I have had 3 adapters of each type over the last couple of years on that system.



thanks for that info. Its important given that i nearly canclled thinking the other user knew what they were talking about...

Also the speed difference mentioned by bb247, got anything to back that up?
Mauley

TP-LINK do not make very good products IMHO. I have been burned by them … TP-LINK do not make very good products IMHO. I have been burned by them too many times now. I'd recommend choosing a different brand. Broadbandbuyer website is a good start.



Agreed, as far as I can tell they refuse to acknowledge design flaws in their products.

phillsmit3

I have some 500mbs ones and don't achieve anywhere near that speed. I put … I have some 500mbs ones and don't achieve anywhere near that speed. I put this down to the wiring in my house. Do you think I would see a speed improvement with these. I have 2 thoughts. 1 is that the speed will be capped at certain speed due to the wiring so if I buy these I will see no improvement. Or my 2nd idea is that I will only get a certain percentage of the speed in which case I will see a speed improvement by getting these. Anyone know?



They wont achieve 500mbps as the ethernet port will be 100mbps. 500mbps is the theoretical maximum over the whole network. These ones are gigabit (1000 mbps) so the will likely achieve better speeds. Of course this only applies between devices on your LAN and not your internet speed, unless you have some insane fibre broadband, in which case I am jealous

Shock

TP Link products have a fault where they will intermittently lose … TP Link products have a fault where they will intermittently lose connection for about 30 seconds. This can be every few hours to few times a day!This is a well known fault, try a google search before buying. Netgear one is being sold at the same price (but with 1 port) which doesn't seem to have the same fault.



I had this problem with the WiFi hotspot ones. Googling reveals some issue with DHCP and IP assignment. Not sure it would be an issue on the wired-only versions, however I'll personally be avoiding TP-Link out of principal from now on. Switched to BT's adaptors and they seem to be much better. Shock horror BT doing something right for a change?
Gone for some of these after eyeing up some Gigabit ones for £40 without 3 connections and no passthrough so seems worthwhile for £10 more.
Mauley

TP-LINK do not make very good products IMHO. I have been burned by them … TP-LINK do not make very good products IMHO. I have been burned by them too many times now. I'd recommend choosing a different brand. Broadbandbuyer website is a good start.

phillsmit3

I have some 500mbs ones and don't achieve anywhere near that speed. I put … I have some 500mbs ones and don't achieve anywhere near that speed. I put this down to the wiring in my house. Do you think I would see a speed improvement with these. I have 2 thoughts. 1 is that the speed will be capped at certain speed due to the wiring so if I buy these I will see no improvement. Or my 2nd idea is that I will only get a certain percentage of the speed in which case I will see a speed improvement by getting these. Anyone know?

Shock

TP Link products have a fault where they will intermittently lose … TP Link products have a fault where they will intermittently lose connection for about 30 seconds. This can be every few hours to few times a day!This is a well known fault, try a google search before buying. Netgear one is being sold at the same price (but with 1 port) which doesn't seem to have the same fault.



​I have 80mbs Virgin connection and get very close to this when plugging into my router(upstairs). However when using my 200mbs powerlines downstairs I only get about 10mbs!
These have a problem where even if they don't drop out, every so often the sync speed will drop to half or less and won't go back up unless you unplug one of the devices and plug it back in. Any current owners keep the tp link utility app open while you use it and you will see.

Went through 2 sets of these and TP Link support didn't want to know, so binned it off in favour of the 1 port Netgear version (PL1200) and they have been far better and more reliable.
MRP

thanks for that info. Its important given that i nearly canclled thinking … thanks for that info. Its important given that i nearly canclled thinking the other user knew what they were talking about... Also the speed difference mentioned by bb247, got anything to back that up?



Only insofar as the bandwidth appears to be greater as said in my earlier post up the thread a bit.
I have IP based CCTV in my garage which is up the other end of the garden - 720P video with sound. On the 500's it used to suffer picture breakup on my recordings (especially during daylight hours when it is full colour) which indicated to me that it was suffering. On the 1200's all of my videos have been break up free
Given that is a pretty extreme scenario - its a long way from the main house and the cable is just hung from a wire to the house - and then through it's own RCD fuse board. There's also a wifi hub up there which extends my network to the garden and driveway so that I can use internet when fixing the car and stuff (no 3G or anything up that end of the road) sharing the same bandwidth reliably too.
Awesome
Ordered these, will test. I had the devolo 500's and they still work fine but i am hoping these new ones are faster!
zebrum

dunno who would pay £50 for wired nowadays



People who know that wired is faster and more reliable than wi-fi. i.e. not you
Why using these to connect to the Internet is the speed much slower than wifi?

WiFi 30mbps, wired direct 30mbps, connected via these 4mbps!

Yazoo1990

was looking to get this but next monthis this the cheapest its been?



​it's the cheapest so far
just noticed, this doesnt do wifi?
i need one with 3 ports and wifi, does that exist yet lol
I haven't bought the product but I have some older TP-Link ones which do lose connection. This is probably user error a s mine aren't AC passthrough and are connected daisychained to 2x power strips. So I'm not surprised.

Given that these are AC passthrough I think that will help with many people's connection stability. For £50 these are worth it if they perform as expected. I was looking at £100 for comparable products, and they didn't have the 3 x RJ45s
Ordered, thanks! Have some heat!
Yazoo1990

just noticed, this doesnt do wifi?i need one with 3 ports and wifi, does … just noticed, this doesnt do wifi?i need one with 3 ports and wifi, does that exist yet lol



What about this one?
TP-LINK TL-WPA4230P Kit AV500 Powerline 300 M Wi-Fi Extender/Wi-Fi Booster/Hotspot with AC Pass Through, Multiple Ethernet Ports - Starter Kit/Twin Pack amazon.co.uk/dp/…30G
Expired. £74.75 now.
might want to add "powerline" to the title.
Ok i got these so testing them out. So far not perfect but it has some advantages over my previous setup bandwidth wise(3 old Devolo 200 adapters). But my ping readings are inconsistent compared to the Devolos. Not too different from wireless to be honest.

Perhaps that cash could be spent on a better router but I have the Asus n66u. Still deciding.
Ok another follow up:

I updated the firmware and got better results. Not only that but the main reason for using these is that the front room has a poor wireless signal and no one wants a wire from the router which is upstairs so these come in handy. Plus several devices arent wireless behind the TV.

I tested them in the same room as the router at first but thats abit pointless. I used the Ps4 for games testing, my laptop for tests and PS4 Media App for testing 1080p video transcodes with Universal Media Server. All tests were great it does much better than my wireless in the front room. giving a full internet speed and much better network speeds. So all in all these are good. No droputs here. Played online games etc and all fine. Lets see if it continues.
Edited by: "MRP" 21st Dec 2015
MRP

Ok another follow up: I updated the firmware and got better results. Not … Ok another follow up: I updated the firmware and got better results. Not only that but the main reason for using these is that the front room has a poor wireless signal and no one wants a wire from the router which is upstairs so these come in handy. Plus several devices arent wireless behind the TV. I tested them in the same room as the router at first but thats abit pointless. I used the Ps4 for games testing, my laptop for tests and PS4 Media App for testing 1080p video transcodes with Universal Media Server. All tests were great it does much better than my wireless in the front room. giving a full internet speed and much better network speeds. So all in all these are good. No droputs here. Played online games etc and all fine. Lets see if it continues.


Thanks for the post - useful to get feedback
Unfortunately getting frequent drops on mine so returning to amazon for a refund. Must of been unlucky with this pack but not going to replace will keep with Devolo brand for me. Even the first file copying to the NAS it dropped out at 750MByte into the transfer. Firmware update didn't help either. Shame as was the transfer speed was pretty much maxing out the 100mbps switch
Edited by: "Sp00f" 22nd Dec 2015
Yeah that is annoying. Mine are still stable so far. Hope they stay that way. But thinking about other options longer term.

The TV area in my frontroom doesnt do well wirelessly. Its about 25 megabits per second average max but it does do better on average ping test wise than the powerline minus some odd spikes. The Powerlines are about 1-2ms slower but more stable and dont spike much.

I might also test a wireless extender and use it as a bridge. Given that its a corner of the room i might be able to sneak some wires through as the deadspot is literally the TV... rest of the room is oddly full signal via wireless. That might be a better option all round.
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