I Just Installed A TP-LINK TL-WPA4220 AV500 Wi-Fi/Ethernet Powerline Range Extender.

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by Anura Guruge

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6. TDS claiming Gigabit by Oct. 2015

>> TP-Link TL-WA850RE going strong.
>> TP-Link TL-WA850RE
Wi-Fi Range Extender.
>> Ordered TP-Link.

a/ Getting Roku 3 with DishWorld.
b/ Not impressed with Google Chromecast.



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Now that I am getting a Roku 3 (via DishWorld) for our 47″ main TV on our ‘ground floor’ family room I wanted to make sure that I will have consistent 20Mbps bandwidth for it — so that there will be no jerkiness.

With the Wi-Fi network I had, with the TP-Link TL-WA850RE Range Extender, I would get decent 25+Mbps Wi-Fi bandwidth all the way down there (this being a 4 story house with the Wi-Fi router on the topmost floor) but when I was playing around with the (ever so disappointing Google Chromecast) I noticed that there were bandwidth fluctuations.

So, I decided, given that it was $60, to try a TP-Link Powerline Extender — ESPECIALLY since it would now give me the option of using a WIRED Ethernet connection to the Rocku which would minimize bandwidth fluctuations.

So that is what I did. I ordered a TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT from Amazon last Friday. It arrived today.

I was a bit leary about hooking it up BUT it was a breeze. Piece of cake. Did exactly what it was supposed to do, and did it (e.g., Wi-Fi cloning using WPS button) quickly. The whole setup, including Wi-Fi cloning took less than 4 minutes and I was going SLOW to make sure I didn’t screw up. Pretty impressive.

You do NOT get Ethernet performance across the power lines. I guess that was to be expected. But it works. Seems pretty solid. So now, I have two Range Extenders in the house. Yes, it is possible that the signals are interfering with each other. But so far everything works. I am happy — or as happy as I will be, because I am never really happy when it comes to bandwidth. I always want more.

I will keep you posted on this. So now we have 4 separate TP-Link products: Archer C9 AC1900 Wi-Fi Router, TL-WA850RE Range Extender, TL-WPA4220 Powerline Extender & TP-SF1000SD Switch. That is the most networking gear I have ever had from the same company. I told you — TP-Link could end up ruling the world.

P.S., Like all their boxes these two Powerline Adapters are very pleasingly designed. Look like Apple designed. Very aesthetic. 


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