What is TP-Link Powerline & How it works ?

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TP Link Powerline products turn a home’s electrical wiring into network cables and bring data to any room. They are the perfect alternative to having a house full of Ethernet cables. It is very easy to create a Powerline network in the UK since you only need power outlets. In this way, you will be able to eliminate the need to install expensive and complicated Ethernet cables in your home. These use the installation of electrical wiring to transfer network signals to corners of the house where wireless coverage does not reach.

What is TP Link Powerline and who is it suitable for?

TP-Link is a Chinese provider of home networking products as well as professional networking products, it is the number 1 brand in China. This brand offers all kinds of products such as ADSL routers, neutral routers, switches, IP cameras (like Tplink tapo camera), Powerline, print servers and also VDSL equipment. This brand is characterized by its excellent quality-price products as they provide great performance at a very low price.

You need at least two Powerline devices to form a basic Powerline network. One of them to connect directly to the router and one for each room in which you want to connect more devices. The different combinations of Powerline products help create a stable and unified network throughout the house. In addition, these connections suffer less data loss and achieve better transfer speeds than a traditional Wi-Fi network.

For all this, TP Link Powerline adapters are perfect for people in the UK who live in large or medium-sized houses, with thick walls or several floors. Also, for people who need to extend the reach of their networks to rooms that the router’s coverage is not capable of reaching, in addition to getting the fastest connection possible. Sometimes some people tend to choose range extenders to extend their router’s network.

However, thick walls block the Wi-Fi signals amplified by the range extender and can leave certain dead zones in the home. Instead, thanks to TP-Link Powerline adapters, there is no need to drill or install cables. You can easily turn your home’s electrical wiring into a high-speed network. Each TP Link Powerline adaptor acts as a portable LAN port, receiving and transmitting data as if it were a wired and/or wireless network, regardless of physical obstacles.

How does TP Link Powerline work?

A minimum of two TP Link Powerline adapters connected to the same electrical circuit are required. Using electrical power wiring as a means of sending data, the adapters follow the HomePlug standard developed by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. Commonly used standards are HomePlug AV and HomePlug AV2.

HomePlug AV achieves a physical signal rate of up to 600 Mbps in the UK. It can provide more bandwidth than previous standards for entertainment applications including HDTV and home theater. HomePlug AV offers an easy and affordable solution to enable HDTV at home without the need for new wiring. Given the demand for content and greater definition in online television and video games, a lot of bandwidth is required, hence the evolution to HomePlug AV2. Faced with a greater number of TP link network devices and a greater need for bandwidth, it is now much easier to obtain it.

TP Link Powerline offers a quick and easy way to expand your home network in Manchester. They are affordable and do not require you to install any additional wiring in your home.

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Advantages of using TP Link Powerline adapters

  • Flexible wired network (devices can be easily relocated) with rapid deployment and no construction work.
  • Range of several tens of meters within the same wiring.
  • It is not affected by walls or obstacles.
  • It is, theoretically, limited to the interior of our installation.
  • Higher theoretical speed than WiFi
  • Independence of the operating system and device.

What are TP Link Powerline’s characteristics?

Ethernet ports for wired connections

With Ethernet ports, TP Link Powerline adapters can run multiple high-speed, reliable wired connections at the same time; for example, devices such as televisions, computers and game consoles.

Plugs for additional devices

The integrated socket means that the Powerline can be used as a traditional wall socket, without wasting the one we are already using.

Wi-Fi speeds

Most TP-Link Powerline devices broadcast WiFi in the Manchester. You can effortlessly expand a wireless network to share it with all the WiFi devices in your home or office in the UK.

High Powerline speeds

Using advanced HomePlug AV/AV2 technology, Powerline products provide stable, high-speed data transmission wherever there is a power outlet. You can watch HD content, play online games and download large files without interruption thanks to stable and secure TP Link Powerline connections in the UK.

How to set up powerline adapter TP Link?

You don’t need many things to configure TP Link Powerline adapters. All you need to do is simply connect it to the electrical network of your home in the UK, and let them transmit the internet in the most practical way possible. For the general TP Link Powerline setup instructions, follow the steps below:

  1. The first thing to do is to connect the modem to the first Powerline.
  2. Then, you must connect it to the electrical network.
  3. Press the pairing button on the router.
  4. Then, connect the other Powerline to any outlet in the home.
  5. Hit the pairing button as well.
  6. Check the LEDs to see if they work correctly.

This is where you should be a little more careful, since the Powerline TP Link devices are different, so the instructions may be a bit different as well. For more detailed instructions on how to set up TP Link Powerline adapters, click here.


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TP Link Powerline adapter lights guide

The TP Link Powerline adapters have 3 LED lights that indicate different things. The table below is a general manual on how these LED lights work. For more extensive details about TP Link Powerline light blinking, click here.






The Powerline extender is on or off.


Pairing is in progress.










The Powerline extender is connected to the Powerline network and is in a suitable situation.


The Powerline extender is experiencing poor signal strength. Try plugging it into another wall socket.


The Powerline extender is not connected to any Powerline network.






At least one Ethernet port is connected to a powered-on device.


No Ethernet port is connected to a powered-on device.

Can you mix and match different TP Link Powerline adapters?

All TP-Link Powerline adapters are compatible with each other. While choosing the best units to add, we have to take the specifications of the existing units into consideration, especially the Powerline link rate and the standard of the LAN ports.

Also, all TP-Link Powerline adapters are backwards compatible. However, if two different adapters are used with each other, the Powerline rate will automatically work with the setting of the lower adapter.


How many Powerline adapters can TP-Link use?

For a healthy network with smooth traffic, we recommend using a maximum of eight (8) adapters. For more information about TP Link Powerline mix and match, click here.


What is the best TP Link Powerline on the UK market?

As said previously, TP-Link Powerline is a device that will allow you to improve the quality and coverage of your WiFi network. On many occasions, due to the structural conditions of a home or the low quality of a signal, it is possible that there are areas where the coverage barely reaches, which makes it impossible to make a good connection. In this case, it becomes necessary to use devices that improve the quality of this signal, allowing it to reach all those “dead zones”. If you work from home in Manchester, this device is indispensable.

Unlike WiFi antennas, you will have greater coverage and above all, incredible ease of installation.

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Network Extender by Powerline TP-Link TL-PA4010PKIT

The TP-Link TL-PA4010P KIT powerline network extenders are high-end devices that have been designed in a small size to improve your internet connection using as little space as possible. Through the electrical network they are capable of reaching from 600 Mbps to 200 Mbps speed, depending on the model you choose.

One of the main advantages of these devices is their small size. In addition, they have a saving mode, spending up to 85% less electricity if they are not in use. They also have a safety on and off button, which makes their almost intuitive installation much easier.

On the other hand, it should be noted that these devices are perfectly compatible with current operating systems, so you should be able to carry out the installation without any problems.

Probably one of the strong points of this TP Link Powerline extender is that it is equipped with an Ethernet port, in addition to a Homeplug av2.

It is one of the best products on the market, especially because in addition to having all the advantages of the other adapters, it has a very competitive price, it comes in a kit of two to be able to expand the network as much as you need and it has an integrated plug to facilitate its use, almost without noticing it.

CUCCTV is one of the top authorized TP Link Powerline Reseller in the UK. You can check out our TP LINK  products here.


  • Note: The theoretical 600mbps channel data transfer rate is derived from the HomePlug AV2 specifications. In general terms, we will always receive half or a third of the theoretical speed indicated in the PLCs
  • Data transmission up to 600Mbps – Over electrical wiring up to 300 meters (not via Wi-Fi) optimal for HD video streaming
  • Built-in plug – to ensure no electrical outlet is wasted
  • Ethernet port – 1x Fast Ethernet 10/100mbps port for RJ45 cable connections that is included in the package
  • Plug & play – Easy setup with simple encryption and just a push of the pairing button, and you’re ready to go!


PLC devices have found a niche in the home of many users in the UK. Many doubted if they would be able to become a substitute for Wi-Fi networks, but the truth is that they have gained ground. If you suffer from a poor connection in the UK and you think you could improve the quality of your internet in certain areas of your home or office, do not hesitate to enlist the help of a TP Link Powerline to potentially extend the WiFi or Ethernet network. We’re TP-Link authorised partner in the UK providing range of Tp link networking and Tp link smart home for trade users.

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