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TP-Link Stretches Networking with AV500 Extender
The 300Mbps Wireless Range Extender AV500 Powerline Edition can put web connections in hard-to-reach places.
January 23, 2014 by Rachel Cericola

With so many web-based goodies readily available, it’s important to have a good home network. Movies, music, photos, email, and even a gaming grudge match awaits! However, having a hardwired network and/or wireless connectivity doesn’t exactly guarantee that you’ll get all of those things in every nook and cranny of the house.

If you find yourself looking for an Ethernet connection or getting disconnected from the wireless network on a regular basis, you may want to give your setup a little boost. TP-Link has an easy, affordable solution known as the 300Mbps Wireless Range Extender AV500 Powerline Edition (aka the TL-WPA4220KIT).

Thankfully, the setup is a lot simpler than that product name. It uses HomePlug AV to provide up to 500Mbps over a home’s existing electrical wiring. It can also help extend 300Mbps wireless connections into those hard-to-reach spaces in and around the home.

Just plug one adapter into a nearby outlet and connect additional adapters to your PC, laptop, Smart TV or other networked devices. That’s basically it. The TL-WPA4220KIT also includes the built-in Wi-Fi Clone Button, which can pair the adapters with a secure 128-bit AES encrypted connection while cloning the wireless network name and password of the connected router.

TP-Link will start selling the TL-WPA4220KIT sometime in the first quarter of 2014. Expect the product to be listed with an MSRP of $59.99.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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