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5 BEST Cheapest Powerline Adapters

If you don’t need lightning fast performance from your powerline adapter, there are some bargains to be had. Adapters that are a generation old, or don’t have all the features high-end devices posses, are often a lot cheaper. Here we’ve rounded up five of the best and cheapest powerline adapters.

See also: Best Powerline Adapters (with Wifi) 2018.

5 BEST Budget Powerline Adapters

 

1. TP-Link TL-WPA4226KIT

Best Cheapest Powerlines - TP-Link TL-WPA4226KIT

Price: £68.99

  • Speed: 600Mbps Wifi
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pass-Through socket: Yes
  • Ethernet: 1 x Gigabit Ethernet per adapter

The TP-Link TL-WPA4226KIT is an excellent powerline starter kit. It features an Ethernet port for high-speed data transfer and also an additional wireless extender for Wifi convenience. We also like the UK pass through plug. Costing less than £50 it does everything you need and is worth considering.


2. Tenda 1000Mbps Powerline Adapter Kit

Best Cheapest Powerlines - Tenda 1000Mbps

Price: £44.99

  • Speed:1,000Mbps LAN; 300Mbps Wifi
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pass-Through socket: No
  • Ethernet: 1 x Gigabit Ethernet per adapter

The Tender 1000Mpbs Powerline Adapter Kit is another excellent option. It has many of the same specs as the TP-link featured above, minus the passthrough plug. However, it’s ethernet and Wifi speeds are really impressive. As is its price.


3. TP-Link TL-PA4020PKIT

Best Cheapest Powerlines - TP-Link TL-PA4020PKIT

Price: £59.99

  • Speed: 600Mbps LAN
  • Wifi: No
  • Pass-Through socket: Yes
  • Ethernet: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet per adapter

If you don’t need Wifi then we suggest you consider the TP-Link TL-PA4020PKIT. It’s two passthrough plug sockets make it a great unit for extending your wired network while not blocking existing power supplies. We also like the fact each powerline adapter has two x gigabit Ethernet ports.


4. D-Link DHP-W311AV Mini AV 500

Best Cheapest Powerlines - D-Link DHP-W311AV

Price: £59.99

  • Speed: 500Mbps
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pass-Through socket: No
  • Ethernet: 1 x Gigabit Ethernet per adapter

If price is a big purchasing factor for you, then consider the D-Link DHP-W311AV Mini AV 500. It’s really cheap. But it still performs really well. It does everything you need a powerline to do, with good wired and wireless transfer speeds. A great powerline adapter starter kit.


5. BT Essentials Wifi Powerline 500 Kit

Best Powerline Adapters - BT Starter Kit

Price: £44.99

  • Speed:500Mbps LAN; 300Mbps Wifi
  • Wifi: Yes
  • Pass-Through socket: No
  • Ethernet: 1 x Gigabit Ethernet per adapter

The BT Essentials Wifi Powerline 500 Kit isn’t going to give you the best performance. If that’s what you want, you’re going to need to spend a little more, however. If all you need you only require mediocre performance from your powerline, this package has all the basics. And it’s very cheap.


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