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TP-LINK AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit Review 2021

TP-LINK AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit Review 2021.

TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit: The same scenario unfolds over and over again – we’re happy to install a new electronic component but it’s one that requires an internet connection and we have no cables sitting near where we’d like to place the device.


What should you do in that instance – maybe get one going through the ceiling and then down the wall to where you need it? Try laying it along the bottom walls and then above your doorway to the exact point? The solution is rather simple because all you need is a decent powerline adapter.


The TL-PA4010KIT AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit by TP-LINK uses your home’s existing electrical wires to create or expand your home network.

With no additional wiring or configuration required, you can simply plug the TL-PA4010KIT into existing power sockets and instantly establish a networking infrastructure.

With high-speed data transfer rates of up to 500Mbps, the TL-PA4010KIT is a great choice to build a multimedia entertainment network.

You can enjoy HD video streaming, 3D movies, online gaming, VoIP, or any other bandwidth-intensive task. Plus, its miniature design gives you the flexibility to plug it in anywhere in your home. 

Miniature Design – Ultra Compact 

With its new ultra-compact housing design, TP-LINK’s TL-PA4010 is considerably smaller than TP-LINK’s legacy mini 500Mbps Powerline Products. At just 1.1 inches thick, it nearly blends into any power outlet. 

Up to 500Mbps, 1000 Feet 

With advanced HomePlug AV technology, the TL-PA4010KIT provides users with stable, high-speed data transfer rates of up to 500Mbps on a line length of up to 1000 feet.

Together, with its built-in powerful AES encryption, the TL-PA4010KIT is a great choice for an entire home solution to connect all network compatible devices — from computers and game consoles to printers, NAS hard drives, and set-top boxes for IPTVs. 

HD Streaming 

With speeds of up to 500Mbps, you’ll have smooth, skip-free multiple HD video streaming. 

Reduces Power Consumption Up to 85% 

The TL-PA4010KIT employs a sophisticated Power-Saving Mode that consumes significantly less power when compared to your average Powerline Adapters.

When there’s no reception or data transmission over a certain period of time, the TL-PA4010KIT will automatically switch from “Working” Mode to “Power-Saving” Mode. This will reduce its energy consumption by up to 85%. 

Easy to use – Plug and play 

The TL-PA4010KIT is plug and play. There are no new wires or configuration required. Simply: 

  1. Plug the adapter into the power outlet
    2. Connect the device via the network cable to the adapter
    3. Press the encryption buttons – and you’re done! 

Easy to use - Plug and play 

Pair Button for Easy Network Security 

By simply pushing the Pair button on the adapters, you can set up a hassle-free Powerline network within minutes, complete with 128-bit AES encryption for network security and data protection. 

 Support QOS for Advanced Multiple-Media Optimization 

With Quality of Service (QoS), you can determine how much bandwidth is allocated to each application. This can guarantee that each application will have some bandwidth, meaning that no single application can take down an entire Internet connection.

All you have to do is choose which type of traffic you use – Internet surfing, online gaming, video streaming, etc. — and the QoS will guarantee clear, instant reproduction of that application even when other applications are running on the network at the same time. 


Need assistance setting up your TP-LINK device? Our team is here 24/7 to provide toll-free technical support.

Whether you bought a TP-LINK product yesterday or years ago, we can help with product setup and configuration at no extra charge. Plus, our 2-year warranty grants you worry-free service for peace of mind. 


  • HomePlug AV standard compliant, a high-speed data transfer rate of up to 500Mbps, ideal for HD video or 3D video streaming and online gaming 
  • Miniature design, smaller than most powerline adapters at the market, blends indiscreetly in front of any power outlet 
  • Mains Filter for better powerline communication performance 
  • No new wires, use existing electrical wiring 
  • Up to a 1000 foot range over a home’s electrical circuit for better performance through walls or across floors 
  • Plug and Play, no new wires or configuration required 
  • Patented Power-Saving Mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85% 
  • 128-bit AES encryption ensures that the network is safe simply by pressing a button on paired devices 
  • Built-in QoS assures the quality of bandwidth sensitive applications such as voice, video, and online games 
  • Supports IGMP managed multicast IP transmission, optimizes IPTV streaming 


There are realistic expectations you’ll need to have before purchasing because often times advertising gives us the wrong impression.

You’ll notice these are advertised as supportive of over 500 Mbps (as long as you’re using LAN) but this is basically the maximum bandwidth for the tech – in reality, it’s closer to 100 Mbps.

If you place the nodes extremely far apart, your overall speed can be affected because it usually depends on distance. Assuming you’re in an urban area you can expect to get faster speeds over powerline than you would with wireless so keep that in mind. 

To Conclude 

The AV500 simply works – these powerline adapters are improving by the year and the TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT AV500 Nano, in particular, can connect everything from your blu ray player to a new TV easily.

The reliability is unparalleled considering its price and you’ll likely be impressed with the overall ease of setup/day to day performance.

Often times people make the mistake of ditching their ISPs and being forced to pay high cancellation fees because they’re not satisfied with their connection speeds when they can easily sort this out by focusing on interference. 

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