TP-Link TL-WPA8630KIT V2 dual band Gigabit AC1350 review

TP-Link TL-WPA8630KIT V2 dual band Gigabit AC1350 review
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TP-Link TL-WPA8630KIT V2 dual band Gigabit AC1350 comes with Gigabit port that gives you full speed of your internet; Operating Temperature is 0 degree Celsius ~ 40 degree Celsius (32 degree Fahrenheit~ 104 degree Fahrenheit). Power saving automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85 percent. WiFi powerline adapter provides up to 1300Mbps Ethernet over power, up to dual band 1350Mbps (450Mbps 2.4GHz+867Mbps 5GHz) WiFi; Ideal to be Ethernet extender who can easily go over the walls. Find details in TP-Link TL-WPA8630KIT V2 dual band Gigabit AC1350 review.

Maximum Data Rate1300 Mb/s
Number of Ethernet Ports4
Ethernet StandardsIEEE 1901, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Ethernet Speed10/100/1000 Mb/s
Powerline TechnologyHomePlug AV, HomePlug AV2
Modulation TechnologyOFDM
Maximum Networking Distance1000′ / 304.80 m
Plug TypeUS (3-Pin)
AC Pass-ThroughNo
Wi-Fi StandardsWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi Bands2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Encryption128-Bit AES
Wireless SecurityWEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Operating System SupportLinux, Windows, macOS/OS X
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Storage Temperature-40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
Storage Humidity5 to 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.2 x 2.7 x 1.8″ / 13.21 x 6.86 x 4.57 cm
Access Point Dimensions (W x H x D)4.8 x 2.7 x 1.2″ / 12.2 x 6.9 x 3.0 cm

Design

 TP-Link AC1350 Powerline Wi-Fi Range Extender of two pieces: both are white and rectangular, and both plug directly into a wall outlet.

Weight1.6 ounces
Dimensions9.1 x 4 x 7.6 inches

Adapters

TP-Link TL-WPA8630 KIT comes with 2 adapters. You have the main powerline adapter which is the one that will be connected to your main wireless router and the wireless powerline adapter which is the wireless extender access point. Both adapters now support power passthrough in which there is a power outlet on the powerline adapter so you do not waste a power outlet.

Antenna

TP-Link TL-WPA8630KIT V2 dual band Gigabit AC1350 has two rotatable antennas along the sides. Along the bottom are three Gigabit Ethernet ports for plugging in wired devices such as game consoles and computers. Both devices have a pairing button for setting up the powerline connection, plus the receiver has a button for disabling the LED lights and another for Wi-Fi functions (copying settings from your router or turning off the Wi-Fi).

Installation

Installation is simple as the access point features a dedicated “pair” button to connect to the included network adapter. Once connected, this kit is capable of supporting data transfer rates of up to 1300 Mb/s, making it easy to stream multimedia content, transfer large files, and much more. With the TP-Link tpPLC app you can easily monitor various aspects of the network while parental controls let you manage devices connected to the network, restrict network access to specific devices, and more.

The TP-Link AC1350 Powerline Wi-Fi Range Extender can handle maximum theoretical speeds of 450Mbps on the 2.4GHz network and 867Mbps on the 5GHz network, with MIMO (multi-in, multi-out) and beamforming technology used to provide improved performance across numerous devices.

In testing, the product does a solid job of replicating the speed and consistency of the router’s Wi-Fi network when in close range to the extender. Testing in my home office, which sees reduced reception (especially on the 5GHz band), I measured 68Mbps download from the router’s 2.4GHz network and 60Mbps from the 5GHz network. Firing up the extender, that increased on all counts: 73Mbps on 2.4GHz, 76Mbps on 5GHz, and 75Mbps via one of the extender’s powerline Ethernet ports.

The Netgear PLP2000 is a good choice if our top pick is out of stock, and if you need the best possible performance—think online gaming and streaming 4K video. The speedy connection to any devices you plug into it should make a big difference compared with unstable Wi-Fi, but it won’t have as much impact on regular browsing on a so-so network. Netgear offers a shorter warranty than TP-Link, but this an excellent alternative, especially if it’s the same price.

TP-Link’s TL-PA9020P V3 is one of the fastest kits we’ve tested, is less expensive than competing adapters with the same speed ratings, and includes dual Ethernet jacks on each adapter so you can wire two nearby devices to your network—like a streaming box and a video game console. It’s a great way to add strong network connectivity to devices where Wi-Fi is impractical, and it comes with a two-year warranty.

TP-Link’s TL-PA7010P V2 is much less expensive than the TL-PA9020P and it’s up to 20% slower while transferring data. It’s still more than fast enough if you need to connect one wired device like a smart TV. Most people should pay a little more for one of our faster picks with a second Ethernet port, but if you have only $50 or so to spend, the TL-PA7010P is your best option.

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