Do powerline adapters work well in 3s?

These are getting great reviews.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-PA411KIT-AV500-Powerline-Adapter/dp/B0084Y9N3O/ref=cm_rdp_product

How best to pair these?  Is powering on/off the same as "pairing" them?

While these are getting some bad press - more expensive.
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Darr247Commented:
To pair them you push the pair button on their fronts (the second one has to be pushed within 2 minutes of the first one).TP-Link PA411KIT - Pair Buttons (click for larger)
Your last sentence implies you meant to include a second link... did you miss it, or did the message system here clip it off somehow?

The procedure for pairing extra adapters is given on page 22 of the TL-PA411KIT's manual (that's 27 of 28 in a PDF reader)... e.g.
Join an existing Powerline AV Network:
Powerline adapter A and Powerline adapter B form a HomeplugAV Network, Powerline adapter C wants to join this network.
Step 1. Press and hold the Pair button on Powerline adapter C for 1 second.
Step 2. Press and hold the Pair button on Powerline adapter A/B for 1 second.
(This step must be taken within 120 seconds after step 1 is finished.)
Step 3. Wait for about 60 seconds while your Powerline adapters are connecting. The Power LED on Powerline adapter A/B and C will stop flashing and become solid light when the connection is made.
Note:
The sequence of Step 1 and Step 2 can be exchanged.

I believe that should say A or B in step 2 and 3 (not A/B)... i.e. Don't try to have more than 2 adapters pairing at the same time, or it could cause the pairing to fail on all of them. Once adapter C is paired with A, it will also be paired with B (if A was paired with B prior to that time).
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fcekAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Re >>>> 
 I believe that should say A or B in step 2 and 3 (not A/B)... i.e. Don't try to have more than 2 adapters pairing at the same time, or it could cause the pairing to fail on all of them. Once adapter C is paired with A, it will also be paired with B (if A was paired with B prior to that time).

Thanks ...

So pair the first two with 2 mins.  Leave them at least 2 mins say.

For the 3,4,5 dont do more than one every say 2 mins after that.
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Darr247Commented:
For 3, 4, 5 don't do them until the last set have went solid, indicating they've finished pairing.
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fcekAuthor Commented:
Hi Darr247

Getting very little sleep at the mo with work etc ....  

To be clear ....

Pair 1 and 2.  - the can be left alone now.  After a safe amount of time ...

Dont hit 1+2 again.

Hit but 3 and wait for it to greet 1+2.

Dont hit 1+2 again.

Is that correct?

Repeat for adapter 4 etc
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Darr247Commented:
Not quite.
After 1 + 2 are paired, hit the Pair button on 3, then (within 2 minutes) the Pair button on either 1 or 2.

When they go solid again, hit the Pair button on 4, then (within 2 minutes) the Pair button on either 1 or 2 or 3.

When they go solid again, hit the Pair button on 5, then (within 2 minutes) the Pair button on either 1 or 2 or 3 or 4.

et cetera

Once paired, they should remain paired when moved to another outlet, so you don't need to run flights of stairs in a hurry to complete this process (i.e. pair them on outlets in the same room, then move the newly paired adapter where you need it).
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