5 best Powerline Network Adapters [Ethernet, Gaming]

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For those of you that don’t know, a powerline adapter is an alternative to running in-wall Ethernet cables or relying on possible unstable Wi-Fi.

The device basically sends your music, photos, videos, and computer data over your household’s existing electrical wiring just like it would over Ethernet cables.

As you can imagine, this can have a variety of uses in modern households and have become more and more sought.

That’s why we decided to make a list of what we think are the best adapters that you can buy today.

Note: Deals are subject to change. Keep in mind that the price tag often varies. We recommend going on the vendor’s website to check the price. Some of the products may be out of stock by the time you’ve made your purchasing decision. So, hurry up and hit the buy button.

What are the best home powerline network adapters that I can buy?

TP-Link TL-PA4010

  • Ideal for HD video or 3D video streaming and online gaming
  • Compatible with all AV2000, AV1300, AV1200, AV1000, AV600, AV500, AV200 PowerPoint adapters
  • Up to 300-meter range over a home’s electrical circuit
  • No new wires and no configuration required
  • Data encryption by 128 bit AES to make the network safe and private
  • Limited transfer speeds

If you want to turn your house’s electrical system into one giant Wi-Fi, then the TP-Link TL-PA4010 is a good powerline adapter to start off with.

Not only is it ideal for HD and 3D video streaming, but the range is incredibly large, allowing coverage even when just outside the house.


TP-Link TL-WPA4220

  • Wi-Fi Powerline adapter provides up to 600Mbps Ethernet over power, up to 300Mbps WiFi
  • Ideal to be Ethernet extender who can easily go over the walls
  • Easy to add multiple adapters and works under 110-240V
  • Power saving automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85%
  • Wired speeds up to 600Mbps and wireless speeds up to 300Mbps
  • Compatible with all AV2000, AV1300, AV1200, AV1000, AV600, AV500 & AV200 powerline adapters
  • Prone to overheating

If you want to see what 600Mbps and wireless speeds up to 300Mbps feel like, then the TP-Link TL-WPA4220 is the powerline adapter that you need in your life.

With it, any room in your house will benefit from high-speed internet that is more than enough for all of your gaming and streaming needs.


Netgear PLW1010-100NAS

  • It comes with a Wi-Fi Powerline extender to provide wired and wireless coverage
  • Extremely fast speeds-up to 1000Mbps
  • Ideal for 4K HD streaming & lag-free gaming
  • Prone to random disconnections

If what you want is having high-speed Internet in every nook and cranny of your house, then you couldn’t go wrong with the Netgear PLW1010-100NAS.

With enough adapters, you can spread the coverage of your 1000MBps Wi-Fi even in the attic or basement if you feel like it.


TP-Link TL-PA7010P KIT

  • Powerline adapter provides up to 1000Mbps Ethernet overpower
  • Ideal to be Ethernet extender who can easily go over the walls
  • Gigabit port gives you the full speed of your internet
  • Power saving automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85%
  • No new wires and no configuration required
  • Data encryption by 128-bit AES to make the network safe and private
  • Internet speeds fluctuate

The TP-Link TL-PA7010P KIT is a great powerline adapter if you’re not looking for anything special in particular, and you just want to not fill your house with wires anymore.

You will get up to 1000Mbps Ethernet over power throughout the entire area of coverage, without much hassle during installation, and with an almost unnoticeable electrical footprint.


TP-Link TL-PA9020P

  • Provides up to 2000Mbps Ethernet overpower
  • Ideal to be Ethernet extender who can easily go over the walls
  • Power saving automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85%
  • No new wires and no configuration required
  • Data encryption by 128-bit AES to make the network safe and private
  • May need to talk to your ISP before using such a device

We all know how no matter how good the Wi-Fi is, it still hasn’t reached the point where it can beat a wired connection in terms of pure speed.

The TP-Link TL-PA9020P is here to change that, as it is capable of delivering up to 2000MBps Internet speed with a coverage of over 300min and around the house.


If you want to use your existing electrical wiring to extend your Internet access to any room in your house, then a powerline network adapter is just what you need.

Add Powerline access points throughout your home to create strong, reliable Wi-Fi connections where you need them the most, and since the entire house is wired, this means that you will have Internet access everywhere.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, they are, but only if your house’s electrical wiring is on point. It also helps if your adapter is one of the best.

  • One solution to this common problem si to use a USB network adapter.

  • If you’re into online gaming, you’ll need a solid gaming router that supports how Internet speeds and has very few performance drops.