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TP-Link AV500 2-Port Powerline Network Adapter Kit Review (TL-PA4020PKIT)

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are going to take a look at the latest powerline networking kit from TP-Link, the AV500.  This is one of their higher end models which seeks to differentiate itself from the crowd by offering two Ethernet jacks as well as a power socket in each adapter.

Despite the widespread popularity of wireless networking these days, there is still a place for powerline network adapters in the market.  They are a great option for those who struggle to find a wireless router which provides wide enough coverage for their home or office.  They are particularly useful for high-bandwidth uses like game consoles and video streaming.


TP-Link are one of the most popular manufacturers of powerline networking equipment, so we are interested to see what the AV500 has to offer.


  • HomePlug AV standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 500Mbps, ideal for HD video streaming and online gaming.
  • Integrated power socket to allow additional devices access to power.
  • 2* 10/100Mbps Ethernet (RJ45) Ports.
  • Mains Filter for better powerline communication performance.
  • No new wires, use existing electrical wiring.
  • Up to 300 meter range over a home's electrical circuit for better performance through walls or across floors.
  • Plug and Play, no new wires or configuration required.
  • Patented Power-Saving Mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85%.
  • 128-bit AES encryption ensures that the network is safe simply by pressing a button on paired devices.
  • Supports IGMP managed multicast IP transmission, optimizes IPTV streaming.

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