We tested the TP-Link TL-WPA7510 KIT, a network PLC controller that also improves the WiFi signal throughout the house. It is a device that allows us to create a dual wireless network to extend the high-speed connection to all corners.
Specifically, the range is about 300 meters .
With the TP-Link TL-WPA7510 KIT, we will get high-speed WiFi connections: 433 Mbps in the 5 GHz band and up to 300 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band. And all this for about 90 euros of price in the market.
What does a PLC team bring at home or in the office?
PLC controllers offer an added advantage over WiFi signal boosters , as they easily get the wireless signal from one location in the office (or home) to another without the need to add new cables.
In the case of the TP-Link TL-WPA7510 KIT, we have the added advantage of a WiFi access point , to simultaneously expand the WiFi and cable connection.
The end result is a high-speed and stable connection in all parts of the house, which allows us to forget about the classic coverage problems in the most remote corners.
In addition, combining the two bands offered by the kit, an AC750 connection is generated .
Inside the box: a complete, quick-install kit
The main advantage of this TP-Link PCL kit is ease of use and installation . In addition, in the product box we find two devices, two Ethernet cables and a card with the data of the WiFi network configured by default in the access point.
Although we can use the instruction manual, the installation is quite fast and intuitive , since it will only be necessary to connect the devices to the current to start them up.
The TP-Link TL-WPA7510 KIT is composed of two devices :
- The TL-PA7010 , which is the main PLC and has a Pair button to link it with the other PLC. This device is the smaller of the two and has three LED indicator lights on the side, which show information about power on or off and about the status of the connections.
- For its part, the larger TL-WPA7510 PLC is the secondary PLC. It has a wireless access point, LED indicators and three buttons: Pair , LED and WiFi.
Both devices have a similar white compact design with the power plug on the back and the Ethernet port on the top. The grid appearance on the two devices is designed to allow heat to dissipate and prevent overheating.
Another advantage of the kit is that the devices have the WiFi Auto-Sync function . With the push of a button, the router's network data (name and password) is instantly copied, saving time in installation and configuration.
In addition, Wi-Fi Move technology further simplifies all network management in the kit, because any configuration change is applied over the network too.
TP-Link TL-WPA7510 KIT
|Protocols||HomePlug AV2, HomePlug AV, IEEE 1901, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, ieee 802.11b / g / n (2.4 GHz)|
IEEE 802.11a / n / ac (5 GHz)
|Wired connection||2 Ethernet cables|
|Range and speed||Up to 300 meters|
Up to 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz band)
Up to 433 Mbps (5 GHz band)
|Kit devices||TL-PA7010 (main PLC), with LED indicators|
TL-WPA7510 (Secondary PLC), with LED indicators and wireless access point
|Buttons and indicators||Wi-Fi, LED, Pair|
LED light indicators: power, wired connection, Ethernet, WiFi 2.4 GHz, WiFi 5 GHz
|Dimensions||TL-PA7010: 98 x 60 x 36 mm|
TL-WPA7510: 135.6 x 70.8 x 49 mm
|Security||WiFi: WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK, WEP|
Powerline: AES 128-bit encryption
|Outstanding features||WiFi Move, WiFi Auto-Sync|
|Price||About 90 euros|
The main point in favor of this TP-Link PLC kit is the ease of use . In a few steps the devices are configured to improve the signal at home.
In addition, the installation and management of the network is much easier if you use the tpPLC application , available for Android and iOS smartphones. It can be downloaded for free from Google Play and from the Apple App Store.
When the devices are connected to the network, we can use the app to manage all the connected devices in real time, as well as interpret the information from the LED indicators .
With the tpPLC app we can also configure the settings of the WiFi network or install firmware updates on the devices.
Of course: it should be clarified that the application is quite simple and fails relatively frequently : sometimes it closes unexpectedly and other times it takes or has difficulty to detect the devices connected to the network.
On the other hand, the PLC devices generate a very stable and high-speed connection network . It serves, therefore, to solve the usual problem of remote corners where the connection usually does not reach well and suffers cuts.
Price and conclusions
This kit, made up of the two mentioned PLC devices, is available on the market for about 90 euros .
It is, therefore, a fairly competitive price, if we consider other options available but not as complete. In addition, the TP-Link TL-WPA7510 KIT is an interesting purchase option if we want to install PLCs at home without having to invest a lot of time or effort in configuration.
I could improve, yes, the application to manage the devices, which fails a lot in the identification and connection of the PCLs .
All things considered, this TP-Link PCL kit is a good accessory for the home or office , ensuring a stable connection in the farthest corners of the router.