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Monday, February 27, 2017

TP-LINK AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender AV1200 Powerline Edition with Outlet Pass-Through (TL-WPA8630P KIT)


This installed correctly from the quick start sheet.  I admit that was a pleasant surprise.  Altogether too often quick start is a misnomer.  Another thing to consider is that I am running multiple routers, signal extenders and wireless paraphernalia.   I fully expected some conflicts.  I got no conflicts.

The one button wireless connected and used the system config so no extra passwords were needed.  Signal was strong and steady.

I particularly liked how plugging in and using the house wiring and providing hardwired connections at the other end worked cleanly.  I have a mini cellular tower that must be hardwired and sometimes there is no close hardwire connection.  (BTW off topic, if you are unlucky enough to be in a dreaded dead zone cellular wise, I strongly recommend the Samsung mini-cell tower.  With it I can use my cell phone at home, without it, I have to stand on one foot, hold the front pillar and lean off the front porch to get half a bar.)

Back to the TP Powerline, it configured easily and I got a hardwired 100mps at another location in the house.  This product passed all my tests with flying colors.

  • Wi-Fi Adapter Only
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  • Connect anywhere - two power line adapters expand your network using electrical wiring, sending signal through walls and floors and into rooms needing better coverage
  • AC1200 Wi-Fi - game and watch HD movies in any room with AC1200 Dual band Wi-Fi
  • AV1200 power line - home Plug AV2 compliant with AV1200 power line speeds over electrical wiring
  • Two-step setup - Plug and play with No configuration required
  • Extra power socket - integrated Pass-through power socket with built in noise-filters keep your outlet free for other uses


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