Review: TP-Link AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender AV1200 Powerline Edition

Posted on Dec 19 2016 - 11:46am by Bobby P

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By using a Powerline to provide the internet to other devices in your home, you’re creating a new way to provide speed within your home network. A perfect example of this being you have terrible signal in your home and the Wi-Fi doesn’t reach your PC in the family room and is spotty at best. Enter something like the AC1750 which bridges your internet through electricity and using your power lines for the signal.

We’re looking at TP-Link’s AC1750 Wi-Fi Range Extender, the AV1200 Powerline Edition. I’ve used a similar device by another company and while it worked, didn’t provide specifically what I needed. With the AC1200, you get two Ethernet cables and an extender kit.

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One side plugs into your nearest receptacle near the router, and the second plugs into upwards of three devices anywhere else in your home. To bridge the connection between devices, simply Pair them by holding down the Pair button and then repeating on the next adapter.

What I liked is the tpPLC application for iOS and Android. The application allows you to manage your powerline adapters through your phone. Through your Wi-Fi network, you can find information on the devices in your network, manage the name of the device, turn the LED on or off, add new devices to a network and more.

av12004With the TP-Link AV1200 Powerline Edition, the device allows you to bring a wired Ethernet connection to any room and any device creating a reliable and stable connection. Aside from blocking off access to the secondary socket, there is a reliable and consistent device providing a stable internet connection to devices in my home that would otherwise suffer due to the range. The AV1200 is easily one of the best in performance and reliability.

Purchase the TP-Link TL-WPA8730 KIT AV1200 Gigabit Powerline AC Wi-Fi Kit:

List price $229.99 CDN

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