So, I got the TP-Link Powerline Adapter Starter Kit…
The walls at my home are pretty thick, it makes streaming in 4K very difficult as I have to wait almost as long as the shows length before it’s finished buffering despite having fairly good download speeds.
To be specific, I purchased the TP-Link TL-WPA4220KIT and placed it at the mid point of my property, this is to stop issues going through 4 concrete block walls.
A review of the TP-Link TL-WPA4220KIT (AV600)
Whilst I don’t have much experience using “Range Boosters” as I have only used extenders in the past. I am thoroughly impressed by how good this device is for its price bracket and how easy it is to set up.
The instructions lack detail, but that’s not necessarily needed given the simplicity of setting this up! It’s as simple as pressing the connect button at the bottom of the device, pressing the WPS connect on your router and that’s it!
There is a new Wifi username and password at the top of your TP-Link device which is what you will connect devices to on that side of the building.
Ease of use85%
After 2 weeks of using the TP Link Wifi Booster
It keeps cutting out and requires regular syncing to the main router. I’ve tried moving it into the same room and testing but it simply doesn’t stay connected for longer than 48 hours without needing resetting.
Can’t say I’m too pleased with this device but will update as I keep testing.
What is a WiFi Booster and How does it work?
A WiFi Booster connects to your router and allows you to essentially “hop” as a hotspot so that other devices can connect easily.
Rather than having devices reach your router which may be further away, you will connect to the WiFi Booster which is in the middle and that then connects to the router.
Whilst there is technically some delay, there’s almost always nothing noticable.
It’s an okay device, for the price it is, it works fine. If you have the technical know how to set up a multiple hub network in your house definitely do that instead.
If not, this gets the job done even if there’s the occasional hiccup!