Why can't I buy a single powerline adapter (AV1000 or equivalent)?

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Why can't I buy a single powerline adapter (AV1000 or equivalent)?
Why can't I buy a single powerline adapter (AV1000 or equivalent)?
2022-03-24 18:15:06 - last edited 2022-03-29 03:02:46

I have had a powerline 'starter kit' for a while.

https://www.tp-link.com/es/home-networking/powerline/tl-pa7010-kit/

 

Now I want to add a second gigabit adapter to extend the network.

However, only the kits, with two units, seem to be available.

https://www.tp-link.com/es/home-networking/powerline/

(Not just on this website, but everywhere I look).

 

Can I buy a single powerline adapter/extender? If not, I don't understand why not?

 

Thanks.

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2022-03-28 06:07:11 - last edited 2022-03-29 03:02:46

Hello   @TP-Neb 

Most powerline kit sold as a kit not singly, probably because kit is comparably cheaper and sells better.

Also it is recommend to use powerline kit of the same speed for best performance: How can I select the powerline device?

You could have both units in the new kit as extenders, rather than discard the old unit that connected to the router. 

Take TL-WPA7510 kit as an example : 

TL-WPA7510:wireless powerline unit can work as wireless powerline  extender
TL-PA7010:wired powerline unit also work as wired extender unit. 

 

Hope this helps. 

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Re:Why can't I buy a single powerline adapter (AV1000 or equivalent)?
2022-03-27 12:51:08

Bump!

 

The name 'Starter Pack' implies that once you have this, you can then add single adapters to expand the network.

But it seems like you have to buy another full-priced starter pack instead, and simply discard the unit which plugs into the router?

 

Can anyone clarify?

 

Thanks.

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2022-03-28 06:07:11 - last edited 2022-03-29 03:02:46

Hello   @TP-Neb 

Most powerline kit sold as a kit not singly, probably because kit is comparably cheaper and sells better.

Also it is recommend to use powerline kit of the same speed for best performance: How can I select the powerline device?

You could have both units in the new kit as extenders, rather than discard the old unit that connected to the router. 

Take TL-WPA7510 kit as an example : 

TL-WPA7510:wireless powerline unit can work as wireless powerline  extender
TL-PA7010:wired powerline unit also work as wired extender unit. 

 

Hope this helps. 

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Re:Why can't I buy a single powerline adapter (AV1000 or equivalent)?
2022-03-28 07:04:04

It's not ideal. For my apartment it is a bit wasteful to have to purchase a fourth, unused unit.

Single units should really be available for half the cost of the start packs.

 

But thank you for your suggestions. I will purchase the TP-Link TL-WPA7510 KIT.

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2022-03-28 07:36:18 - last edited 2022-03-28 07:39:47

  @TP-Neb  

Adding a single powerline unit sounds common, while that's basically decided by local sales.  As far as I know there is a model AV600 Wi-Fi extender WPA4220 sold singly for modes areas, this varies in different regions or areas. In your case AV1000 kit would be a better choice. 

 

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