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TP-Link TL-PA9020P KIT AV2000 Powerline $96.73 Delivered @ Wireless1 eBay

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  • -1 vote

    is it really normally $269.10?

    These are huge and cannibalize the socket next to it right?

    • +3 votes

      There is a work-around invovling the use of very short extension cables. See my comment earlier.

      • -1 vote

        They're going to be upside down and touching the floor if it's on a floor strip.. It will look ugly. If it's a wall strip, it will dangle looking even uglier, and the weight will pull down as it's not supported by the wall socket itself. this would work on a standard wall plug, but for something this huge, I don't like it.

        • -2 votes

          Then it's not for you, move on to another set.

        • +1 vote

          @snuke: Thanks for that advice. Would never have figured it out on my own.

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    Can someone advise is it worth buying this if the wifi signals reach almost everywhere in a two bedroom unit.

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      If you absolutely need a wired connection to a TV or console or set-top box for example, then yes.

      • +1 vote

        How fast are these?
        Are they any where near gigabit speed ?

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          In theory, yes. In the real world where it matters, not quite.

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      Probably not. Depends if you have issues. Generally wifi will be fine for everything in a 2 bedroom unit except Steam streaming if you're doing that. That requires Ethernet or Ethernet over powerline to get any decent connection.

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    Thanks, will add this to the other kit I have to complete the home and upgrade it to the AV2000 speeds!

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    I don't notice any major issues doing online multiplayer on Xbox via wifi - still considering a wired connection with this… anyone made the jump and find it better?

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      Nope .. I'm crap on wifi and just as bad on wired .. but you generally get slightly less latency on wired vs non wired.

      • -2 votes

        Just did some speed reading and seems like wifi beats power line for online gaming performance - better latency and stability (less spikes). Might pass on these and stick with what I have.

        Most tests had the following order of performance

        1. Wired - best
        2. Wifi
        3. Powerline
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          I'm always puzzled when people neg a post like mine above. Why not post why you don't like what you're reading to generate debate rather than hide behind a faceless neg.

          FWIW, I actually purchased a set of these to try last night but, if you do the research, you'll see that IRL testing that is the order of results many have generated.

          This is a top-end Powerline, so hopefully it will generate a different picture.

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          @fookos: Hi Fookos, the reason you're getting negged is because it is highly likely that you're doing something wrong or your internal wiring is not working, rather than Powerline being worse than Wi-Fi.

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          @fookos:

          It’s easier to just neg, than get into a debate.
          Not sure who or why they negged you, but your tests don’t show how you tested, and what real stat results are.
          As usual, different places and hardware (WiFi, EoP, Router etc..) that people own will make the test for everyone vary greatly.
          All tests with actual data I have seen, show that EoP is better for latency than WiFi, but those these like yours will vary with different home wiring, and cross circuit requirements.

          Scroll down and see Pasha’s post gets negged too, without explanation, and as far as I can see, there should be no reason. Don’t get too wound up over neg votes for simple posts like these.

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          @TenaciousTom:

          That's one hell of an assumption. You have no knowledge of their tests, their EoP device, wifi router or standard. It's is entirely possible, that for their setup and layout, the their EoP device, that their wifi is superior. You don't have the required info to make such a claim as "highly likely that you're doing something wrong"

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          @snuke: Actually, Powerline should be faster than Wi-FI. So if yours is not then I have all the information I need to make the assumption I did.

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      wired connections trump wireless ones, mainly because gaming is something that's sensitive to latency and packet loss.

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        Powerline isn't strictly wired though. I'm still debating getting some at this price just to try out performance (tried some cheaper ones some years ago) but will be disappointed if results are below wifi performance already enjoy.

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          You can watch this video to get an idea of what the performance will be like.

          the TP-Link TL-PA9020P is quite probably the best powerline adapter you can buy but bear in mind that if your house has crappy electrical wiring, that will still be a bottleneck to network performance.

          However, you'll find that powerline still has some of the benefits of a wired connection in that the speeds are more consistent and predictable. When compared to my extended wireless network (courtesy of Xiaomi) these adapters provide far better throughput and less ping when it comes to performance.

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    I bought a set a month ago to replace my exiting Wifi N connection to my TV (4m);
    Neflix 4k streaming over Wifi gave me a lot of buffering but with these ones I can stream Netflix 4k without buffering. 563Mbps versus ~50Mbps on Wifi N. Very happy

    PS. I plugged them into a triangle two socket plug, which cost $1.00 at Bunnings each, to free up the second wall socket.

    PPS. Make sure you plug them into sockets on the same electrical circuit.

  • -1 vote

    All my Wi-Fi issues were resolved by google Wi-Fi. I live in a big house and the mesh works perfect.

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    Would this sync with the AV500s i currently use? Need internet upstairs, wifi does not reach (multi level unit, stairs lead diagonally up).

    Is yes then any real benefit from buying the below?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TP-Link-TL-PA4010PKIT-PowerLine-...

    Note: i get 94mbps on my FTTP NBN

    • +2 votes

      Yes, they do. Just note that all powerline adapter kits work like hubs., and they don't route any packets.

      So the more kits you have in your network the slower the performance becomes.

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        Thank you

    • +3 votes

      Yes, they will sync but all will operate at the lower speed - ie. AV500

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        Thank you

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    I think I have the AV1200 (1300?) version of this. Good quality, I have hooked up a Playstation, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast Ultra and amplifier to it. They all stream very well. Stuff loads noticeably faster compared to using Wifi on the same devices.

    (I just realized that the Android TV and Chromecast are totally redundant, lol)