Author: Jack Wager
Do you have a TV, game console, Blu-Ray player, or any other device that can connect to a network but it doesn’t have built-in wireless or it is out of your wireless network’s range? Then I have some really good news. TP-LINK has a 200Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter (TL-PA211) that’ll give you connectivity anywhere there’s a power outlet. The TL-PA211 is reliable enough to keep your pings low in online gaming, and even fast enough to stream HD video from one end of your house to the other. It’s also pretty affordable. Check out the full review for all of the specs and a detailed account of my experience with the TL-PA211.
|Standard and Protocols||HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u|
|Interface||10/100Mbps Ethernet Port|
|Plug Type||EU, US, UK, AU|
|LED Indicator||Power, Powerline, Ethernet|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||3.6 x 2.2 x 1.2 in. (93x56x30 mm)|
|Power Consumption||< 3W|
|Range||300m in house|
|Advanced Functions||Built-in QoS|
Intelligent Channel Adaptation
|Certification||CE, FCC, RoHS|
|Package Contents||Powerline Ethernet Adapter (x2)|
Ethernet Cable (RJ45) (x2)
Quick Installation Guide
|Operating Systems||Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7|
Similar to TP-LINK’s TL-WR1043ND router, the TL-PA211 AV200 Mini Powerline Adapter Starter Kit is packaged in a green and white box. It is nice when all of a company’s products are presented in an easily recognizable package. The front of the box quickly notifies everyone that this powerline kit can stream HD video without any new wires, and to use it, you just plug it in and go. On the flip side we get some more technical details. There’s a product usage chart which shows what kind of applications the TL-PA211 is best suited for. Since it is the top of the line powerline adapter, it is suited for all applications. Also the diagram of a home shows that we can use multiple powerline adapters and aren’t restricted to just two.
Securely packaged inside are the two powerline adapters along with their accessories. There’s a resource CD, quick start guide, and two Ethernet cables. And for all of the curious folk out there, the Ethernet cables are 4 foot Cat5.