An alternative way to have a good internet communication at home or office with these reliable powerline adapters for a less wire visibility around your devices. Simply connect the Ethernet cable to your router and to the first adapter, then plug it into the nearest power socket. Click the Ethernet cable from your device (does not support Wi-Fi) to the second adapter then plug it into the nearest socket. How easy, right? Choose one on our list!
#3: Comtrend PG-9172-KIT
This powerline adapter uses G.hn standard instead of HomePlug AV2. It comes with two Gigabit Ethernet ports. It will block any adjacent outlets. It comes with a well-illustrated poster that clearly shows you how to set it up, and it is backward compatible with older units. Unfortunately, you still need Arris router to use them.
#2: Zyxel PLA5456KIT
This powerline adapter is an AV2 2000-rated that has a passthrough AC power outlet and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Its status lights are on the front and its management utility is very poor compared to our leading powerline adapter. The kit includes two 5.2 by 2.9 by 1.7-inch adapters, a quick-start guide, and two five-foot Ethernet cables. Also, this powerline adapter is bulky enough to partially block the outlet above it in a duplex socket.
#1: TP-Link TL-PA9020P KIT
This powerline adapter is the fastest and has the best software that made it to the top of our list for the best powerline adapters you can buy. It has a passthrough AC power outlet, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a two-year warranty. It has a set of two HomePlug AV2 2000 adapters and comes with two 78-inch Ethernet cables. Each adapter has two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the bottom and Power, Powerline, and Ethernet connection LEDs and a Pair button on the right side. If the speed is above 50Mbps, the powerline LED lights up green and red if it’s slower or not present. Plus, it offers a management utility (Windows-only, so it’s a good thing it’s optional) that lets you add and rename adapters, update the firmware, modifies QoS settings, and even turn off the LEDs. It can let you check your encryption settings, show the signal strength, and even show third-party adapters. Unfortunately, powerline networking kits can be susceptible to interference from other devices on the circuit and appliances on the line can also interfere with powerline signals.