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TP-Link PA511 AV500 Up to 500Mbps Gigabit Powerline Single

Released on 24 February 2012

Manufacturer: TP-Link

1.0 out of 5 (1 customer review) | Write a review

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TP-LINK 500Mbps Gigabit Powerline Adapter TL-PA511 turns your existing powerline into a high speed network with no need for new wires or drilling. No configuration is required, simply plug your adapters into your power sockets and you can establish networking infrastructure in a flash. With a speed of up to 500Mbps, TL-PA511 transmits multiple HD streams and even 3D movies to every room, making it a great choice for an easy to build multimedia entertainment network.

Up to 500Mbps, 300 Metres
With advanced HomePlug AV technology, TL-PA511 provides users with stable, high-speed data transfer rates of up to 500Mbps on a line length of up to 300 metres. Together with its built-in Qos and powerful AES encryption, the TL-PA511 is a great choice for a whole home solution to connect all network compatible devices--from computers and game consoles to set-top boxes for IPTV to printers and NAS hard drives.

Multiple HD Streams
Up to 500Mbps powerline speed and Gigabit Ethernet speed, ensures the smooth multiple HD streams transmission.

Reduce Power Consumption Up to 85%
The TL-PA511, a new-generation Powerline Adapter, with its practical design and sophisticated Power-Saving Mode consumes less power when compared with existing Powerline Adapters. When there is no data transmission or reception occurs over a certain period of time, it will automatically switch from its regular "Working" Mode to "Power-Saving" Mode that will reduce its energy consumption by up to 85%*.
*Actual data will vary because of the network conditions and environmental factors.

Pair Button for Easy Network Security
Simply by pushing the Pair button on the adapters, users can set up a hassle-free Powerline network within minutes, complete with 128-bit AES encryption for network security and data protection.
It's that simple!
1. Plug the adapter into the power outlet
2. Connect the device via the network cable to the adapter
3. Press the encryption buttons and you're done!
Support QoS for Advanced Multiple-media Optimization
Quality of Service (QoS) function prioritizes the bandwidth requirements of data traffic. Users can choose which type of traffic they will use -- Internet, Online Game, and Audio or Video, Voice over IP, and the QoS functions will guarantee clear, instant reproduction of that application, even when other applications are running on the network at the same time.
  • HomePlug AV standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rate of up to 500Mbps, ideal for HD video or 3D video streaming and online gaming
  • Mains Filter for better powerline communication performance
  • No new wires, use existing electrical wiring
  • Up to 300 metre 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
  • 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

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 Online gaming or video streaming problematic poor support

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After finally getting my office back which became a temporary nursery I needed to find a solid network solution for the house. Ranging from a server to Xbox I have something in the range of 20plus devices using my internet connection. But most importantly I needed something solid for my office for streaming 1080p and 3D content around the house. The smart TVs in the house utilise DLNA and Nero media home essentials.

I purchased the twin pack TL-PA511 Powerline adapters from TP-Link after carrying out some initial research (I wanted the 500mbps option). The internet connection comes into the house downstairs straight into modem to router and an out to the closest Powerline. Upstairs office pairs with the downstairs device. Everything was ok and I was impressed with the speed as there was no drop at all. I then purchased a third plug for a bedroom where the DLNA scenario comes into play.

The Powerlines go into eco mode after 30 minutes so if you are streaming content then stream is interrupted. After various testing scenarios I got in touch with TP-Link technical support who are located in ASIA. The replies are incredibly slow and fairly ignorant of the facts that are given to them in replies. They suggested I upgraded the firmware which I did however it still did not solve the problem. They then asked me to upgrade the firmware with a new cfg file which would prevent the 30 minute timed outage but it still did not resolve the problem. All drivers for media server are up to date.

The problem has worsened in that the PC connected in the office now times out sporadically and can only be resolved by opening the network and sharing centre (windows 7 64 bit) and then clicking diagnose on the adapter setting which then repairs the connection to the bridge. I have tried a laptop same results. I have plugged directly downstairs and same result. Whilst there may be a software issues somewhere which is conflicting, the utter lack of support should be something to consider when purchasing product from TP-Link.

TP-link simply fail to respond to my mails now, whether that is down to them knowing there is a problem with their product or simply they cannot be bothered to assist their customer with a problem in essence created by their product.

If you want these plugs for straight forward networking and simplistic multi-tasking, then they are a must. Anything else! then consider alternatives.
p.s why are commas not allowed?

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