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#227486 9-Jan-2018 11:22
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Hi,

 

 

 

I have a pair of rather old (3+ years) TP-Link powerline adapters which are used to hook the controller in my Vector solar system into my (D-Link) router. I'm thinking of adding a powerline adapter to extend my network to my smart TV, as the WiFi signal isn't really handling streaming of 4K shows on Netflix.

 

My question is - can I just buy a single powerline adapter which will talk to the existing powerline "base unit"? Or do I need to buy a pair of new adapters?

 

 

 

Thanks,

 


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  #1932645 9-Jan-2018 11:27
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Someone else may chime in, but my understanding is that if they are both "HomePlug AV" compatible then it should be ok. 

 

check the specs on both. I say they would be?

 

 


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  #1932667 9-Jan-2018 11:58
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yes they should be. whereabout r u?





 
 
 
 


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  #1932669 9-Jan-2018 11:58
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Yes they should generally work, caveats are that it's generally best to buy the same brand, and match speed/model as best you can to minimize risk of it not working well. E.g if you have a TP-Link AV200 kit, buy another TP-Link AV200 unit rather than a Netgear AV500 unit.

 

 

 

 





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  #1932670 9-Jan-2018 11:59
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Thanks for the help folks.


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  #1932747 9-Jan-2018 12:44
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Just remember if your using a real old model, likely you will be constrained to the speed that is capable of.

 

for 4K, this could be a consideration to make.





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  #1932749 9-Jan-2018 12:45
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hio77:

 

Just remember if your using a real old model, likely you will be constrained to the speed that is capable of.

 

for 4K, this could be a consideration to make.

 

 

Yeah, I thought of that. However, it's bound to be better than the wifi throughput I'm getting at the moment.


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  #1937747 12-Jan-2018 16:23
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I have a mixed 1x TP-Link AV500 and 2x TP-Link AV1000 environment.

 

It was originally all AV500's, but I couldn't get sufficient bi-directional thruput for high-ish def video streaming (FTA HD in WTV format). OK one way, but when performing bi-directional transfers, would get quite stuttery at times.

 

Replaced a couple of the AV-500's with AV-1000's, and now getting 80MB/s thru put, and the AV-500 is around 30MB/s.

 

My initial concern was the AV-1000's would train down to the AV-500 speed, but this didnt appear to be the case.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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