There’s always that one annoying device in the home that doesn’t have wireless capabilities, you don’t want to drill holes through walls or ceilings to get an Ethernet cable to it, and a powerline adapter only really answers half the problem, so what do you buy?
Well we have one of the best options for you today, the TP-Link N600 Universal Dual Band WiFI Entertainment Adapter, or if you prefer the TL-WA890EA.
Kindly sent to us for review purposes by TP-Link, the N600 adapter allows you to connect all of those wired devices within just one adapter, no need to buy 2, 3 or even 4 powerline adapters, just plug-in up to four devices using an Ethernet cable and your ready to bring them into the world of wireless.
And the great thing is that TP-Link say that this won’t even reduce the performance of your devices, allowing you to stream HD content, music and of course play online games.
Aimed for use with anything from a Blu-Ray player all the way up to an Xbox 360, this adapter allows you to connect with wireless speeds up to 300Mbps at 5GHz and 300Mbps at 2.4GHz, designed to work seamlessly with the N600 router, this adapter has been designed to allow for gaming and streaming without lag.
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And one of the best points, it also works with WPS connections, allowing the user to simply push the “WPS” button on their router, and then on the adapter and the device will automatically connect to your wireless network, and even better, the adapter will also remember these devices so you’ll never have to reconfigure after turning the device off.
And as it has been designed to work with any device that uses an Ethernet port, alongside any with 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless devices, the adapter has a very quick installation out of the box.
Much like many other products by TP-Link in the past, we found ourselves more than impressed with the N600 Entertainment Adapter, it does just what it says on the tin and even more.
During our tests we played a lot of online games such as Black Ops 2 and Crysis 3, during which time there was no noticeable lag (on our end) and we found the router worked well even during party chats.
And this was pretty much the same when more than one device was plugged in, browsing the internet and playing online at the same time still worked without lag, and we found that when just using a laptop, the adapter held up its own when streaming HD videos, music and browsing the web.
And then there’s the looks of the device, which are excellent, seriously I don’t know how TP-Link do this great design, there’s a lot of other router manufactures out there that seem to forget about the design, but TP-Link defiantly isn’t one of them.
However my favorite feature about this device is that it’s powered with a single USB cable, which means there’s no need to be tied down to a plug when using the device, making it truly wireless, simply plug it in the Xbox USB port, plug-in the Ethernet cable and your good to go.
And for all this, the device is still only priced at around £50, making it one of the cheapest devices of its kind on the net.
If you’d like to find out more about the adapter, and you certainly should, hit up TP-Link’s website.
Disclosure: TP-Link sent us this product for review purposes.