What This Product Does
The TP-LINK 500Mbps Gigabit Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through, TL-PA551 turns your existing electrical circuitry into a high-speed network with no need for new wires or drilling. No configuration is required, simply plug your adapter into your power sockets and you can establish networking infrastructure in a flash. With speeds up to 500Mbps, TL-PA551 provides robust, speedy connections essential for bandwidth intensive media applications. What’s more, its integrated power socket allows an additional device or power bar to be connected to the adapter as though it were a normal wall socket.
Built-in Power Socket for Maximum Convenience
With its Integrated Power Socket, the new TL-PA551 from TP-LINK provides real convenience for your home network. The integrated power socket allows an additional device or power bar to be connected to the adapter as though it were a normal wall socket. This ensures that even with the TL-PA551 plugged in, users won't need to worry about disconnecting their internet to get power for their other devices.
Up to 500Mbps - Built for Bandwidth Intensive Applications
With its Gigabit Ethernet Port, Homeplug AV standard, and speeds up to 500Mbps, the TL-PA551 enables applications such as simultaneous multimedia streaming, multiplayer gaming, and multiple HD video streams.
Reduce Power Consumption Up to 85%
The TL-PA551, a new-generation Powerline Adapter, with its practical design and sophisticated Power-Saving Mode consumes less power when compared with existing Powerline Adapters. When there is no data transmission or reception occurs over a certain period of time, it will automatically switch from its regular "Working" Mode to "Power-Saving" Mode that will reduce its energy consumption by up to 85%*.
*Actual data will vary because of the network conditions and environmental factors.
Pair Button for Easy Network Security
Simply by pushing the Pair button on the adapters, users can set up a hassle-free Powerline network within minutes, complete with 128-bit AES encryption for network security and data protection.
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!
Support QoS for Advanced Multiple-media Optimization
Quality of Service (QoS) function prioritizes the bandwidth requirements of data traffic. Users can choose which type of traffic they will use -- Internet, Online Game, and Audio or Video, Voice over IP, and the QoS functions will guarantee clear, instant reproduction of that application, even when other applications are running on the network at the same time.
Note: Powerline adapters should be deployed on the same circuit and in set of two or more.