This product works straight out of the box and allows you to extend your network across the mains power line. Prior to this I was using the TP link 200MB version of the product and I''ve seen a 50% increase in speed, going from 20 to 30 Mb using internet speed test and the wired connection, however this isn''t as obvious as you would expect when browsing the net, it''s still a plus if you are streaming movies and the like, something which we do a lot in this house. We had no problems at all with install, refreshingly. The units themselves are solid and well finished but noticeably larger (deeper) than the units without AC pass through, so if this feature doesn''t interest you perhaps these won''t be the ones for you. In several months use these have been 100% reliable, they are well made units which don''t over heat. I would recommend them, TP link being a good brand in my opinion.
The TP-LINK 500 Mbps Gigabit Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through Starter Kit, TL-PA551KIT turns your existing electrical circuitry into a high-speed network with no need for new wires or drilling. No configuration is required, simply plug your adapter into your power sockets and you can establish networking infrastructure in a flash. With speeds up to 500 Mbps, TL-PA551KIT provides robust, speedy connections essential for bandwidth intensive media applications. What's more, its integrated power socket allows an additional device or power bar to be connected to the adapter as though it were a normal wall socket.
|Product Description:||TP-LINK TL-PA551KIT AV500+ Gigabit Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through Starter Kit - bridge - wall-pluggable|
|Packaged Quantity:||2 (specifications are for single item)|
|Data Link Protocol:||Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, HomePlug AV (HPAV)|
|Data Transfer Rate:||500 Mbps|
|Features:||Quality of Service (QoS), integrated power socket|
|Compliant Standards:||IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x, HomePlug AV|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||12.6 cm x 6.4 cm x 4.2 cm|
|System Requirements:||Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 2003|