Wireless Powerline Adapters

These devices either boost the wifi signal to other rooms in the house or copy or “clone” the wifi signal and effectively create a new wifi access point at the receiving end. These adapters are better for those people that prefer wireless connections either because they don’t like wires trailing around,  are planning to use multiple devices per room or they want to still be able to carry devices like laptops around in their room without ethernet cables restricting them. All of these listed products actually contain at least one ethernet port as well so they are versatile pieces of kit that you can use according to your individual needs.

How a Wifi Booster Works

Wiress Powerline Adapters/Wifi Boosters deliver a wired internet connection but also a cloned wireless access point as well to the receiving room.

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TP Link TL-WA850RE Range Extender Wifi Booster
TP Link TL-WA850RE Range Extender Wifi Booster

The TP Link N300 Universal Range Extender and Wifi Booster consists of one plug that you pair up with your router to catch the wifi signal, and once complete you can then take this plug to any other room in the house where you need it and it provides a boosted wifi signal. This adapter also contains an ethernet port and is a great cheap option if you want a stronger signal around the house and don’t mind taking the plug around with you where you need it. The US version of this is the AC750                 

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TP Link WPA4220Kit Powerline Adapter Wifi Booster
TP Link WPA4220Kit Powerline Adapter Wifi Booster

The TP Link TL-WPA4220KIT 2 Port Powerline Adapter with Wifi Booster has more functionality, with two ethernet ports to connect devices to as well as a wifi booster, where the adapter effectively “clones” or copies the wifi signal of your main router so you have a strong wifi access point as well as the ethernet ports. Perfect for rooms with multiple devices but note this adapter again doesn’t have a Passthrough plug socket. See below for an adapter with the same features but a Passthrough plug socket as well.

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TP Link WPA-4226 Kit Powerline Adapter Wifi Booster
TP Link WPA-4226 Kit Powerline Adapter Wifi Booster

The TP Link TL-WPA4226KIT Powerline Adapter 2 Port Wifi Extender with Passthrough is more or less the same adapter as above but is slightly more expensive as it has a Passthrough but only only on the router end plug; the device end plug still doesn’t on this model. The American version of this is called the N300 and has the same features.

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TP Link WPA8630 Kit Powerline Adapter Wifi Booster
TP Link WPA8630 Kit Powerline Adapter Wifi Booster

 
The TP Link TL-WPA8630KIT Dual Band Powerline Adapter and Wifi Booster is more expensive but gives you three ethernet ports, dual band wifi extender/booster functionality plus a Passthrough at one end. This adapter is perfect for high bandwith users who want to connect a lot of devices like game consoles, laptops, set top boxes and PCs for optimal streaming and gaming. The US equivalent to this is the 8730 model.

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TP Link TL-WPA8630P Kit Powerline Adapter Wifi Booster
TP Link TL-WPA8630P Kit Powerline Adapter Wifi Booster

The TP Link TL-WPA8630PKIT Powerline and Wifi Booster with Passthrough is almost exactly the same as the above adapter except it has a Passthrough plug on both adapters for convenience as is therefore slightly more expensive. There is an American model with exactly the same features.

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