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

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The adapters are quite large in size compared to other powerline network adapters, however they feature a pass-through for the power socket.  This means that the socket can still be used while using the powerline network adapters, which could be useful for a number of users.

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Perhaps the most significant differentiating factor of these adapters is the inclusion of two Ethernet jacks in each, meaning you can connect two devices at the other end without requiring a separate switch.  This will be particularly useful for those users who have multiple devices in wireless dead spots.

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The adapters are finished in a combination of matte-white plastic (for the main body of the unit), and gloss-grey plastic for the main faceplate.  On the front of each adapter we find a 3-pin power socket, as well as a pairing button and three LED indicators.

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We find the two gigabit Ethernet ports on the top of the unit, meaning that the cables will protrude upwards from most power sockets.

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On the reverse side of each adapter, we find the 3-pin power plug alongside a label featuring model details, the MAC address and password.

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