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    Unhappy Newbie Basic Questions... I Hope!

    Model : AV1200 TL-PA8010 KIT

    Hardware Version : V1

    Firmware Version :

    Hello everyone. I use a Verizon Quantum router (capable of gigabit speeds), with the AV1200 (TL-PA8010 Kit) Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit. On the computer side, I use a 5-port gigabit Easy Smart Switch (TL-SG105E) and Gigabit PCI Express Network Adapter (TG-3468). I downloaded and installed the latest Tp PLC Utility and Firmware version ( Using the utility, PLC 1200 Mbps devices are being displayed with a transfer rate of only 150-225 Mbps. What do I need to do to truly operate at Gigabit or near-Gigabit speeds. Also, one other question... the network randomly drops a few times each day on all computers on the receiving end. It lasts about a minute or two and then reconnects. Any thoughts? Thank you for your time.

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    I secured the network using the utility and updated the Realtec network driver to the latest version, and still no change... What am I missing?
    Last edited by mshipon; 05-13-2017 at 01:39. Reason: Added more details

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    Is this the correct firmware for these units? I think the unit may be discontinued since the box is labeled AV1200 TP-PA8010 Kit. The system only comes up with the AV1300 TP-PA8010P Kit (same model, but pass-through).

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    May 2017
    Hi mshipon, i'm another user of AV1200 TL-PA8010 KIT and i have the same connection dropping problem. It happens up to 10 times a day. It will randomly break and reconnect after some time (ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes at the worst). It's really annoying.

    Have you found any solutions? Is anyone from TP-Link or other users able to help?

    About the speeds, i've always thought that actual performance is always a fraction of the carrier advertised speeds, so it never bothered me. I also get ~150mbps on Speedtest.net despite a 1gbps advertised service.


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