Looking to extend your Wi-Fi Network but can’t bother with buying another expensive Wi-Fi Router, such as the (Deer, 2015 May 1) US$300 Eero Wi-Fi Router?
Then you might be in the market for a Powerline AV Adaptor kit to expand your Wi-Fi Network (Deer, 2013, April 23) securely via a Power Line Network.
The US$90 Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter kit (Ngo, 2015) is a low-cost way to expand your Wi-Fi Network into a Powerline Network, turning every available 110V Wall Socket into a Ethernet Port from which you can connect your computer or another Wi-Fi Router.
This makes you Wi-Fi Network secure, as it reduces the need for fixed Wi-Fi Router to be places all around your house to expand your coverage that is if you can tolerate using an Ethernet Cable to access the Internet.
Instead, Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter kit makes Internet access available via any 110V Wall Socket in the house by making your Wi-Fi Router mobile through the house.
This reduces the need for extra Wi-Fi Router and makes it harder for hackers to use your Broadband Network.
Not only does the US$90 Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter kit securely expand your Wi-Fi Network, but the faceplate of the device features a pass-through 110V Wall Socket, allowing you to plug in power strips to power other Electrical appliances in the house.
This useful feature means that the Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter kit is more help than hindrance.
Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter kit – Powerline AV2 standard it plays well with others
Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter kit confirms to the Powerline AV2 standard, which means it can work with other Powerline AV2 standard Adapter kit on the market.
The Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter comes with three (3) indicators lights as follows:
- LAN Port
The Powerline light changes according to the quality of the Powerline conenction between two (2) Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter. The different colours indicate the quality of the link:
- Green indicates Excellent
- Amber indicates Medium
- Red indicates Low
Good to note here that albeit Powerline AV2 adaptors like the Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptor use your existing 110V Wall Socket to extend your Wi-Fi Network, they tend to work better the shorter the distance between each Powerline Adaptor.
In the case of the Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptor, the maximum supported length is 300 m (985 feet).
How to install your Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter – 400 Mbps real-world Speed
For US$90, an Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adapter kit gets you two (2) adaptors and two (2) Ethernet Cables and the instructions for setup in the well-illustrated setup instructions are quite easy to follow.
First you plug one of the Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptor into a 110V Wall Socket and connect it via a Ethernet Cable to your Wi-Fi Router. Then plug in the other Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptor into another 110V Wall Socket.
From that point on you’re on your own private Powerline Network, reducing your Wi-Fi footprint and any chance for hackers to enter your Network.
Also, when designing a Powerline Network, plan for the amount of adaptors to purchase by counting the number of 110V Wall Socket plugs plus one extra node to connect the Wi-Fi Router via its Ethernet Port.
Once set up, the maximum speed for a Powerline AV2 standard Powerline Network is usually 2 Gbps but in reality it maxes out at 1000 Gbps being as most Ethernet Ports are TBase1000 and the Ethernet Cables are usually Cat 5e, which also support speeds up to about 1000 Gbps.
Albeit Broadband speeds are not yet in the Gigabit region and in reality you won’t even get speeds faster that what your Broadband Provider gives you via their Router.
Still, at even 10% of that speed, or 400 Mbps in testing as shown on the CNET Testing Chart below, that’s more than enough to do some decent 4K Video streaming, listening to online Radio (Deer, 2015, February 16) or streaming music from your personal (Deer, 2015, February 25) Google Play Music Locker.
How to setup a Powerline Adaptor Network – Sync Button for 16 Private Nodes on a Wi-Fi Router
One of the nice advantages of Powerline AV2 Adaptors as that they work with each other, no matter what brand.
The Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptor is no exception, as you can create a Powerline Network among with up to sixteen (16) Powerline AV2 Adaptors from different brands in your home.
This is possible so long as you don’t turn on the Security Feature so that your Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptor only talks to other Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptors.
This is done by pressing the Sync Button for about three (3) seconds on the first Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptor connected directly to your Wi-Fi router. This action is then repeated within two (2) minutes on the other Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptors in the house.
If you want to be able to allow anyone to connect to your Powerline Network, using their own Powerline Adaptor within 300 m (985 feet) on the same Electrical Network within the same building, you can disable the Security Feature.
This is done by pressing the Sync Button on each Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptor for about ten (10) seconds starting with main Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptor connected to your Wi-Fi Router.
So with such simple operation, and great performance at such a compelling price point, now would be a great time for you to purchase a US$90 Extollo LANSocket 1500 Powerline Adaptor.
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