Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?

Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?
Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?
2020-01-10 07:58:54 - last edited 2020-01-20 11:25:21
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Hi all, I already have a network of 5 AV600 that I want to expand with AV1300s. Are they compatible with each other? Are there any restrictions on how to set them up? Need I have a AV1300 on the "initiating" end ( the one close to the router) of the network to be able to take advantage of the extra bandwith of the 1300s? Couldn't locate any info on the website. Any info or/and links appreciated.

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Re:Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?-Solution
2020-01-20 06:54:49 - last edited 2020-01-20 11:25:21

@PK12 

 

Hello, to build up two separate powerline networks, two powerline adapters should connect to the main router by wired cable; and it is suggested to plug them into the wall sockets directly;

 

If there is no spare socket, you can try to plug them into the splitter, but please notice the performance of the powerline networks. 

 

Good day.

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Re:Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?
2020-01-12 04:14:18 - last edited 2020-01-12 04:17:07

Found something in FAQ https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/kb/detail/213

 

Q: Are all TP-Link Powerline adapters compatible with each other? Are TP-Link Powerline adapters compatible with adapters of other brands?

A: TP-Link Powerline adapters utilize HomePlug AV/AV2 Standards, which means all of our Powerline adapter models are compatible with each other and can be used within the same network. However, please bear in mind the overall Powerline rate will adaopt the lowest HomePlug AV standard rate when using various TP-Link Powerline adapter models in the same network.

For adapters of other brands, if they adopt the same standard, they may be compatible with TP-LINK adapters. However, please bear in mind that different brands’ products will have different methods to pair and configure the adapters. As a result, we suggest it might using Powerline adapters from the same brand to ensure convenience and compatibility.

 

Q: Can several Powerline networks exist simultaneously in same power circuit?

A: Yes. The Powerline networks can be separated by different network names. About how to change the network name, it can be made by the pair button or attached Utility. However, the overall throughput is shared by the multiple networks, please be informed of this. Please refer to the FAQ 258 to change the Powerline network names.

 

So now I'm thinking of setting up two networks to keep the 600s and the 1300s separate. Can this be done with one router on the same electrical circuit? How? I'm guessing I'll need both a 600 and a 1300 connected to the router? And on separte sockets? Anyone done this? Thanks

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Re:Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?
2020-01-14 12:13:59

@PK12 

 

Hello, all TP-Link powerline adapters are compatible with each other. 

 

With multiple powerline adapters added into the same network, there is only one adapter need to be connected to the main router directly as the main adapter. Then you can pair it with other adapters and relocate them to boost wifi signal or provide more ethernet ports.

 

May it help. 

 

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Re:Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?
2020-01-14 22:55:29

@Kevin_Z Thank you for your time Kevin but no. I've already found in faq that they are compatible but mixing them up will limit the bandwidth to the lowest one (600's). So I'm thinkingof two separate networks to keep the 600 and 1300 apart. But how should I connect to the router?

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Re:Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?
2020-01-15 01:17:29

@PK12 

 

Got it; to build two separate powerline networks, you can add them one by one; first, connect one adapter to the main router by wired cable and plug the other unit in the same room; use the pair button to pair them. 

 

Then you can power on the other set of powerline adapters and repeat the procedures mentioned above. 

 

May it help. 

 

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Re:Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?
2020-01-15 01:46:00

@Kevin_Z So to clarify, I intend to have the 600's on one network and the 1300's on another,  to be able to take advantage of the increased bandwidth. I reckon I have to connect a 600 AND a 1300 to the router? And both adapters on separate wall sockets, or can they be on the same socket on a splitter? Thanks

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Re:Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?-Solution
2020-01-20 06:54:49 - last edited 2020-01-20 11:25:21

@PK12 

 

Hello, to build up two separate powerline networks, two powerline adapters should connect to the main router by wired cable; and it is suggested to plug them into the wall sockets directly;

 

If there is no spare socket, you can try to plug them into the splitter, but please notice the performance of the powerline networks. 

 

Good day.

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Re:Are AV1300 and AV600 compatible?
2020-01-20 11:25:55

@Kevin_Z Thank you Kevin

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@Kevin_Z Thank you!

I have av1300 but I don't know how to pair with my av500 I have before. Now, av1300 is with my router and I want to use only one of the av500 in another room but its impossible to pair.

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