TP-Link HomePlug Powerline Wi-Fi Extender

Last updated date: August 30, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

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Overall Take

For those who have the compatibility, the PowerLine provides an unprecedented level of speed and reduces the amount of interference other devices have on the network. In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the TP-Link TP-Link HomePlug Powerline Wi-Fi Extender placed 2nd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.8
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
1,000 user reviews
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What experts liked
A powerline access point like the TL-WPA8630P can extend your Wi-Fi network further than a pure Wi-Fi extender can, and without competing so much with your existing devices—if your home’s electrical wiring cooperates.
- New York Times Wirecutter
It allows you to extend the coverage of your network in places where your router's wireless signal doesn't reach. It offers very fast wireless networks on both bands: 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The user interface looks good and it is easy to use
- Digital Citizen
What experts didn't like
It’s much more expensive than the RE200, and buying any powerline adapter is a gamble, since your house’s wiring probably wasn’t designed to work with it.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The user interface is available only in English. The speed of the Ethernet connection offered by TP-LINK TL-WPA8630P is slower than that of competing devices. It's expensive
- Digital Citizen

From The Manufacturer

The TL-WPA8630 KIT expands your home’s Wi-Fi coverage into areas where the wireless signal from the main router is weak or nonexistent. The range extender kit can build a unified network using your home’s existing powerlines and allow you to enjoy Wi-Fi coverage in any area with a power outlet.

Overall Product Rankings

1. TP-Link AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender RE200
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
2. TP-Link HomePlug Powerline Wi-Fi Extender
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 2
3. NETGEAR Wall Plug Wi-Fi Extender
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 3
4. D-Link DAP Mbps Wireless Range Extender
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 2
5. TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Linksys MAX Wi-Fi Extender
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 3
7. VICTONY Dual Band Wi-Fi Extender
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 1
8. TP-Link Wi-Fi Extender
Overall Score: 6.5
Expert Reviews: 6
9. Belkin Dual-Band WiFi Range Extender
Overall Score: 6.4
Expert Reviews: 3
10. NETGEAR Wi-Fi Extender
Overall Score: 6.3
Expert Reviews: 3
11. MSRM Wi-Fi Extender
Overall Score: 6.3
Expert Reviews: 1

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