2x BT Comtrend Powerline HD Ethernet Plugs - 200Mbps £39.97 delivered @ Dabs (+ Quidco) - HotUKDeals
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UPDATE: also here http://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-comtrend-powerline-hd-ethernet-female-kit-4Z2J.html?q=comtrend but 10% quidco instead of 3.5% at Dabs...thanks to TehjumpingJawa for this

Powerline adapters are the ideal way of creating a home network or complementing an existing Wi-Fi connection. By providing a secure high speed connection and great service quality, Powerlines allow you to watch Standard and High Definition (HD) movies as well as play online games without interruption or pixilation; share photos, music and other media stored on a PC or compatible storage device anywhere in your home. Powerline Adapters will help you reach those areas of your home where Wi-Fi signal is either too weak or cannot reach. Other usages of Powerline adapters include IP-CCtv surveillance cameras, setting up an office network without the need to add more wires or rewire if you change your office configuration.

Features

High speed data transmission
Supports speeds of up to 200Mbps. This can easily satisfy applications such as video, gaming, digital music, file sharing, and Internet browsing in the home. ###DS2 Compatible

This product is compatible with all other DS2 powerline adapters - it isn't compatible with the "Homeplug" adapters. ###No Extra Wires Needed

Every home has its own power line network. Users don't have to use extra cable for network connection in their home. ###Plug & Play

To make a network connection in the home, users just plug the adapters into the outlets without configuring any settings. ###Extends connecting range and eliminates dead spots Unlike wireless technology, the Powerline technology can cover in excess of 99% of the home. ###More outlets than other wired solutions It's more convenient to make the connection in the home. On average, there are 45 outlets in a home, while; MoCA (over coaxial) and HPNA (over phone line) only have around 3-5 outlets.

Specifications
◦LED - Status (multi-color);Ethernet (green): AP (Yellow)
◦Button - On/SBY; CONFIG/F RESET
◦Interface - RJ-45 X 1 for Ethernet connection + a AC power plug
◦Ethernet - Standard IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u - 10/100 BaseT Auto-sense - MDI/MDX support Yes * Modulations - OFDM, 1536 Carriers - Flexible frequency configuration * Data Rate - Up to 200Mbps

◦Management - HTTP Web-based management; Firmware upgrade via TFTP

◦Security - Mixed DES/3DES encryption guarantees total data security
◦Network Protocols - 802.1D Ethernet Bridge Yes - 802.1Q VLAN Yes - Quality of Service (QoS) Yes * Low Pass Filter - Attenuation> 35 dB at 2M Hz; >80 dB at 30M Hz * Power - Input: 110-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz; Output AC fuse 4A
◦Environment Conditions - Operating temperature 0 ~ 40 degrees Celsius - Relative humidity 0 ~ 90% (non-condensing) * Dimensions - 65 mm (W) x 40 mm (H) x 132 mm (L) * Certifications - FCC, CE, UL
What's in the box?
The following items are included in your PG902 package:

◦A pair of PG902 adapters
◦One Ethernet cable
◦One copy of this user guide
Please Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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#1
Paid £45 on Fleabay for these, excellent kit, streams HD to my PS3 with ease. Good price, have some heat.
#2
How reliable are these, reports of quite a few dying online.
#3
Hiroki
Do you have a direct link to this (as the one above doesn't load for me).....also will these work with virgin media connections?

Thanks


http://www.dabs.com/products/bt-comtrend-powerline-hd-ethernet-female-kit-4Z2J.html
#4
Hiroki
Do you have a direct link to this (as the one above doesn't load for me).....also will these work with virgin media connections?

Thanks


Am on Virgin, had no problems with them..yet :roll:
#5
Is the Quidco better at the BT shop

http://www.shop.bt.com/products/BT-Comtrend-Powerline-HD-Ethernet-Female-Kit-4Z2J.html

Heat added by the way:thumbsup:
#6
Great kit if your wiring is up to it. We used to use wireless, but moved house and the signal was rubbish. We got a load of these, ran brilliantly. Moved house again and these are awful, but wireless is good again so we don't mind. The wiring in this house is around 25 years old though, which I expect has something to do with it.
#7
These are NOT compatible with Homeplug AV standard kit. SO if you want to use these, buy what you need NOW.
#8
Heat added.

I bought some 85Mbps homeplugs at this price a few weeks ago (although they are Netgear with 4 ethernet ports on each).

Great price for a pair of 200Mbps :)
#9
I have these and they work great with my PS3, HOT!
#10
These would be brilliant if they'd build them into a decent modular power supply, so you didn't need 2 cables from the socket to the PC!
#11
used a pair of these in my flat, with a 4 port switch at the receiver end so i could plug in xbox360 and blu-ray


worked a treat.

got ethernet wiring in my new house, otherwise I'd be buying another pair!

HOT
#12
Hi,

I may be simple but can somebody explain how this help extend a wireless connection. If I connect it to my wireless router by ethernet cable and then plug the other plug somewhere else in the house is that end wireless or do you need to ethernet to it? If so is it not possible to plug another router in at this end that is wireless or will that divide the connection and therefore slow it down?

Steve
2 Likes #13
Hot deal, BUT...

You're buying them from the wrong shop!

Get it from the BT Shop, and you get 10% cashback from quidco (as it's a BT branded product), rather than the 3.5% from dabs.

If you are unaware BT Shop & Dabs are the same company; just different shop fronts selling the same stock.
#14
I have had 3 of these permanently switched on for 3 years (sorry EnvironMentalists). Used on PC and PS3 and they are utterly reliable and recommended, they came free with BT Vision so loads available on a certain auction site.
#15
Voted hot. These rule.
#16
can anyone confirm if these stream 1080p MKVs perfectly?
#17
Max-Power
can anyone confirm if these stream 1080p MKVs perfectly?


Obviously it depends on the bitrate & encoding of the contained stream (mkv is only a container - it can hold just about any format video)

But yes in general there is oodles more bandwidth than you need to stream a 1080p at standard/common bitrates.

:edit:

For example standard Bluray is pegged at a maximum bitrate of 48Mbps for the Audio & Video streams combined.
Very few 1080p rips will be anywhere near that high; most i've come across are in the range of 10-20Mbps.

Even with all the bandwidth reducing factors involved (signal noise, connection overhead, half-duplex communication), you will likely still have lots of spare bandwidth to ensure silky smooth playback. Having used a set of these myself for streaming 1080p I can attest to this.

This obviously all comes with a disclaimer, as I have no idea what the quality of the wiring is like in your home =)
#18
Got 6 of these dotted around the house feeding various bits of kit and switches, truly plug and play, never had a single problem with anyt of them in over 2 years. Brilliant bit of equipment. Heat added
#19
Ordered through BT Shop as suggested by TehJumpingJawa (cheers) and hope the 10% Quidco tracks making this a hot purchase.

Now all I need is a few ethernet cables and I can finally have a wired connection from my room coupled with the recent 8 port hub deal from play - perhaps in the near future I can invest in a NAS enclosure.
#20
is there anything like this outthere that extends my wifi connection, but not so that i can plug in an ethernet cable into one of these and the other end into my laptop but so that my laptop can pick up the wireless connection where my laptop at the moment doesnt?
#21
tomky
Hi,

I may be simple but can somebody explain how this help extend a wireless connection. If I connect it to my wireless router by ethernet cable and then plug the other plug somewhere else in the house is that end wireless or do you need to ethernet to it? If so is it not possible to plug another router in at this end that is wireless or will that divide the connection and therefore slow it down?
Steve


The other plug as you state, that you place somewhere in the house NEEDS an ethernet cable attached to it and the other end of the ethernet cable attached to an appliance that has an ethernet port on it.

This DOES NOT extend your current wireless setup but may enable you to obtan a signal in the house where wireless cannot reach.

However

You can get homeplug wireless routers like this
http://www.billion.com/product/home-networking/BiPAC2073N-Wireless-N-HomePlug-AV-200-Adapter.html
Yes this is expensive and I am sure there are cheaper ones but as an example this increases your wireless around the house/garage/office.

Hope this helps.
#22
DragonChris;8433659
Heat added.

I bought some 85Mbps homeplugs at this price a few weeks ago (although they are Netgear with 4 ethernet ports on each).

Great price for a pair of 200Mbps :)



but are they 200mpbs or is that the upload/download speed? - surely the network interface card in it is 100mpbs....if so another IT marketing con
#23
Cheers OP, and to TehJumpingJawa for the BT shop tip too.

Been wanting a cheap pair in anticipation of Sky's VOD starting soonish (no wireless on the HD box). But I'm sure it'll be useful for PS3 purposes too.
#24
user name
These are NOT compatible with Homeplug AV standard kit. SO if you want to use these, buy what you need NOW.


Confirmed these do not like the Homplug/Powerline switches that are generally available.
Tried and tested 2 different homeplugs with this from the router and does not receive a signal
BE AWARE
#25
How easy to add more to the 2 you already have?
#26
royals
but are they 200mpbs or is that the upload/download speed? - surely the network interface card in it is 100mpbs....if so another IT marketing con


Yeah these are 200mbs duplex, so 100mb upstream and the same downstream. Unless you have a gigabit router however it doesn't make alot of difference as most routers are 100mbs.
#27
TehJumpingJawa
Hot deal, BUT...

You're buying them from the wrong shop!

Get it from the BT Shop, and you get 10% cashback from quidco (as it's a BT branded product), rather than the 3.5% from dabs.

If you are unaware BT Shop & Dabs are the same company; just different shop fronts selling the same stock.


Bought and rep sent, good tip!
2 Likes #28
Aye OP should repost or amend deal for BT shop instead of dabs as it's the same thing but better quidco.

If you know someone who works for, receives a pension from, or is a shareholder of BT, they can get it at the BT shop for £29.26 before quidco if they have registered their ID. BT branded products have always had free delivery from BT shop.

Better than most Powerline kit IMO, for the simple reason it allows you to use the power socket it's plugged into, & no it's not too compatible with other flavours of Powerline, only DS2. Bit bulky too, ethernet could do with exiting at the bottom. But I hate having to resort to wifi & these are minor gripes for a 200mb rated adapter, for around half the price of other sets I've seen.

As I recall the unreliable units were gen 1 & 2. These are gen 3. (to those looking on ebay, if they don't look like the pic in the OP, they are gen 1 or 2 & personally I'd stay clear, but if you do go down that route they will sync with gen 3 units.)

Personally, I've installed 5 of these in the house & recommended several over the year (gen 3), as far as I know they're all still working.
It's a little tricky getting more than 2 to talk to each other to begin with (tip: plug them all into the same power bar when syncing them initially).
Speeds range from 80Mb - 160Mb in my house, depending on how far away the relevant socket is.
The adapters use 5.5watts in use & 1.8 in standby.

You can monitor 'signal strength' through the powerline, turn on & off encryption & various other things via the web GUI. or you can just plug & play.
It's worth checking signal strength on different outlets before you settle on a location for the adapter designated as the AP (access point).

User Manual should see you right.
#29
TehJumpingJawa
Obviously it depends on the bitrate & encoding of the contained stream (mkv is only a container - it can hold just about any format video)

But yes in general there is oodles more bandwidth than you need to stream a 1080p at standard/common bitrates.

:edit:

For example standard Bluray is pegged at a maximum bitrate of 48Mbps for the Audio & Video streams combined.
Very few 1080p rips will be anywhere near that high; most i've come across are in the range of 10-20Mbps.

Even with all the bandwidth reducing factors involved (signal noise, connection overhead, half-duplex communication), you will likely still have lots of spare bandwidth to ensure silky smooth playback. Having used a set of these myself for streaming 1080p I can attest to this.

This obviously all comes with a disclaimer, as I have no idea what the quality of the wiring is like in your home =)


If the stream was ~1500 kbps, think these would cope? (assuming i've got decent quality lines :))
#30
Works great for xbox live
#31
TehJumpingJawa
Hot deal, BUT...

You're buying them from the wrong shop!

Get it from the BT Shop, and you get 10% cashback from quidco (as it's a BT branded product), rather than the 3.5% from dabs.

If you are unaware BT Shop & Dabs are the same company; just different shop fronts selling the same stock.


Thanks for the info;-)
#32
I like the way you can still use the power supply with these, my devolo av homeplugs use up a socket.

Dont suppose these would offer any better performance would they?
#33
Bought these when they were last at this price on BT/Dabs (in fact I posted the deal right here!).

I still think these are one of the the best you can buy. Very reliable, piece of wee-wee to set up and never had a problem with them. There must be a good reason why BT have picked this brand for BT Vision?
#34
Max-Power
If the stream was ~1500 kbps, think these would cope? (assuming i've got decent quality lines :))


You're asking whether an 'upto 200Mbps' connection can handle a ~1.5Mbps stream? :?
With a bandwidth redundancy of ~13200%, I think you can safely expect it to work without a hitch!
#35
I use these to stream my 720 films and they play smoothly with no issues.
#36
what are these like when going through the fuse board?
i.e. from electric loop one to electric loop two? my house has two electric loops one for downstairs (the router) and one for upstairs (my pc) :(
#37
midi9191
what are these like when going through the fuse board?
i.e. from electric loop one to electric loop two? my house has two electric loops one for downstairs (the router) and one for upstairs (my pc) :(


They work fine with two ring mains I use them across two and no problems, my router is on the loft ring main and my downstairs on a seperate.
#38
Thanks, been looking for some of these for ages.

Also free postage from BT :thumbsup:
#39
So this will work with my internet TV?

The TV is not wireless, so needs a ethernet cable but my router is in another room..... so is this the answer?

Cheers
#40
jammy78
So this will work with my internet TV?

The TV is not wireless, so needs a ethernet cable but my router is in another room..... so is this the answer?

Cheers


yes

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