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TP-Link HomePlug Powerline Wi-Fi Extender

Last updated: August 2, 2021


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.

We looked at the top Wi-Fi Extenders and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wi-Fi Extender you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This TP-Link HomePlug Powerline Wi-Fi Extender means super speedy internet, with little interference.

In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the TP-Link HomePlug Powerline Wi-Fi Extender placed 9th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

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Patrick Ward 
Editor-in-chief of High Speed Experts

Patrick Ward is the editor-in-chief of High Speed Experts, a broadband connectivity-, search engine- and IT-industry education blog that empowers consumers by open-sourcing information about tech services. He earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce with an emphasis on communications at the University of Sydney. His expertise spans the digital, emerging tech and telecommunications fields.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers 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.
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

What reviewers 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.
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
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