TP-Link TL-PA211KIT

TL-PA211KIT
Published: September 13, 2011
Author: Ville Ilonen
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: TP-Link

Today we will take a look at TP-Link TL-PA211KIT which is ethernet over a powerline adapter from TP-Link. What does this mean? It makes it possible to use powerlines to carry your ethernet and therefore making networking houses without CAT-cabling very easy. Let’s take a look how well it performs in our tests.

About TP-Link:

Check their homepages at www.tp-link.com for more details about the company.

Specifications:

HARDWARE FEATURES
Standards and Protocols HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u
Interface 10/100Mbps Ethernet Port
Button Pair Button
Plug Type EU, US, UK, AU
LED Indicator PWR, PLC, ETH
Dimentions( W x D x H ) 3.6 x 2.2 x 1.2 in.(93×56×30 mm)
Weight 103 Grams
Power Consumption < 3 W
Range 300m in house
SOFTWARE FEATURES
Modulation Technolody OFDM
Advanced Functions Build-In QoS Feature,
Intelligent Channel Adaptation
Encryption 128-bit AES Encryption
OTHERS
Certification CE, FCC, RoHS
Package Contents Powerline Ethernet Adapter x 2,
Ethernet cable (RJ45) x 2,
Resource CD,
Quick Installation Guide
System Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7, Mac, Linux
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing

Features:

– HomePlug AV standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 200Mbps, enough for HD video streaming
– Super Small Design with a new exterior, blends in completely in front of any power outlet
– Twin Pack design good for establishing a powerline network initially
– No new wires, uses existing electrical wires
– Up to 300 meters range over the household power circuit for better performance through walls or across floors
– Easy Plug and Play operation, No configuration required
– Patented Power-Saving Mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 65%*
– Establish a 128-bit AES encryption to secure powerline communications simply by pressing the Pair button on the adapter
– Built-in QoS assures the quality of bandwidth sensitive applications such as voice, video and online games
– Supports IGMP managed multicast IP transmission, optimizes IPTV streaming
– A wide range of plug type including EU, UK, AU and US ensures that it can be used nearly all over the world

The Product:

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TP-Link TL-PA211KIT comes in a greenish cardboard box.  The face of the package has pictures of the units while the backside has information and the main specifications of it.

TL-PA211KIT
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Inside the cardboard box we find two pieces of adapters, two ethernet cables, and manuals. TL-PA211 is completely driver-free and transparent for your computer so driver-cd is not bundled with it.

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  • zoarl

    i´m totaly unsatisfied with this junk. i can get a connection to my android devices, but i am not able to upload any data.

    when i try to upload it really seems to work, it is also shown that files getting uploadet, but in the end nothing is on my hard drive. an data stored over usb also don´t get shown.
    The support of raidsonic is also sh*** to reques i have made, but no answer.
    there are better ways to thorw out money

  • Irask

    I have the same problem it says “No Storage Media”