85Mbps Advent Powerline Ethernet adapter Powerline Plug Single Homeplug Only £19.56 @ PCWorld - HotUKDeals
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Was looking for a cheap single homeplug for myself and came across this!

they had stock in at three stores near me, bargain if u ask me!

Simply Plug and Play to create a network throughout your home. Uses existing electrical wiring and operates at speeds up to 85mbps.

* Create a network through your home
* Simply Plug and Play
* Uses homes existing electrical wiring
* Operates at speeds up to 85mbps
* Up to 300m range
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#2
Just to clarify - you'll need 2 of these, but after that you've got a better network connection that wirelss g and ideal for gaming on the 360 (no need to buy that network adaptor).

Also available in Currs where stocks allow.
#4
oh and can a mod please sort the direct link out!

thx

yus
#6
right i have a cable modem and wanna get my 360 on the web is this something i could use as my 360 is in another room
#7
SUPERCOOLWILLOW
right i have a cable modem and wanna get my 360 on the web is this something i could use as my 360 is in another room


yep

yus
#8
none near me
#9
I've heard that these cause a buzz on PC speakers positioned nearby. Has anyone experienced this?
#10
Can't say about these models in particular ... but under my desk right now the sub-woofer is about 10 inches from a Devolo Homeplug and it's not given me any trouble.

Powerline, for me, is fantastic. It just works quickly, safely and securely and means no more faffing around with slow and unreliable wireless networks.
#11
The link is personalised as the postcode starting with

BT35 ###

has just appeared in my browser


The link needs to be removed!
#12
aren't these two for £35 at ebuyer?


http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150039
#13
this has confused me........

how does this work? how many do i need?

i have an router in lounge and an Ethernet cable running from router to the bedroom PC at the moment.

do these plug into wall socket what do i plug into it how does it transfer data are these routers or something?
1 Like #14
[QUOTE=Godzooky 1973]this has confused me........

You need a minimum of 2.

Basically you are using your electrical wiring in your house to act act as a cabled wired network.

In your case, plug an ethernet cable from your router into one of the Poweline plugs and plug it into a standard wall socket. Plug another ethernet cable from your second Powerline plug uptairs to your computer.

You now have a wired network (they are self synchronising)
#15
thanks for the tips, one day i will get round to getting these!
#16
Or you could get a pack of 2 (different brand) from amazon for only £39.13. This one is 85mbps too.
Link here. Seems to get good reviews. A single plug is £24.45. From what I have heard (could be wrong) it is better to keep the plugs to the same manufacturer if possible which might make the amazon deal slightly better.
#17
This is a terrible deal. 2 x 200Mbps plugs have been available for less than £40 recently. Both Amazon and ebuyer have been doing them at this price.
1 Like #18
Average deal really. You can pick up plenty similar to these at similar prices - MSI 85Mbps duo £40 @ scan / Max Value 85Mbps duo £39.13 @ Amazon / Linksys PLK200-UK (Twin Pack) £49.44 @ Scan + post&p.


I waited for these - ZyXEL PLA-401 200Mbps Homeplugs + AV Plug Twin Pack £43.69 @ Scan - top quality product. They come on offer every so often: again from scan, some at dabs, and Misco were doing them around £50 at one point. Ebuyer selling singles for £30. That's just an example of Zyxel deals...
#19
Make sure with these that your sockets are on the same ring to get the best speed. If the connection is going through a fusebox then the connection will still work but its bandwidth is limited, not enough to stream 720p/1080p video in my experience (less than 18mbps connection i got with 85mbps adaptors). With both sockets on the same ring I get near to the quoted 85mbps.

Not an issues for internet surfing etc but useful to know :)
#20
Theres been a petition lately to have these banned as they interfere with one of the radio frequencies. Lot of people have been moaning about them.
#21
deathtrap3000
Theres been a petition lately to have these banned as they interfere with one of the radio frequencies. Lot of people have been moaning about them.


Pah its only the HAM radio lot ;-)
#22
what wood happen if you gave one of these to next door, would you be able to set up a network conection, ie whats the max distance of usable connection....just a thought :thinking:
#23
I already have 2 of these (different manufacturer) 1 at router 1 at bt vision , can i add 1 of these in another room for xbox and will it sync with the others.
Thanks
#24
Godzooky 1973
this has confused me........

how does this work? how many do i need?

i have an router in lounge and an Ethernet cable running from router to the bedroom PC at the moment.

do these plug into wall socket what do i plug into it how does it transfer data are these routers or something?


Do you have a wireless ROUTER if so just buy the Wireless device for the 360. If not this is the best option! but u need 2 £40 not bad
#25
SBBUK
Make sure with these that your sockets are on the same ring to get the best speed. If the connection is going through a fusebox then the connection will still work but its bandwidth is limited, not enough to stream 720p/1080p video in my experience (less than 18mbps connection i got with 85mbps adaptors). With both sockets on the same ring I get near to the quoted 85mbps.

Not an issues for internet surfing etc but useful to know :)


If you have seperate RINGS meaning a switch for upstairs power and switch for downstairs and u placed a connection one up and one down then your not going to get a great connection.

Thanks thats good info i never knew that or not considered that factor!
#26
beacon
what wood happen if you gave one of these to next door, would you be able to set up a network conection, ie whats the max distance of usable connection....just a thought :thinking:


As soon as you go out of your own house, it ceases to operate. Your house and your neighbours house 'should' be isolated, after all you don't want to be paying their electricity bill!!

If you want to share a connection, do wireless. Or if you're very friendly with your neighbours, drill a hole through the wall!!
#27
I've got several of these scattered around the house and they work very well. One thing to note though I had one connected via a surge protected 4 way gang plug and it couldn't connect. Tried it on the 8 way gang plug which was also surge protected with the same results. In the end a 'normal' 4 way worked a treat so there may be issues using surge protected power points.

This is a good deal from PCWorld as they were £29 not so long ago but it would be nice to see someone coming up with one that had a plug socket built in too so it didn't use up a socket itself.
#28
Slightly OT... what are people using to test the speed of their homeplug/powerline setups?
Thanks, Josh
#29
Have a look at http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150039
Offer ends 30/01/09 though.
You need a pair to make these work unless you've got some already.
#30
can this be used with other models? i have these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Max-Value-Mbps-Home-Double/dp/B000TV7FJ4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1233133840&sr=8-1 Will they conflict or is this possible?
#31
alfie786
If you have seperate RINGS meaning a switch for upstairs power and switch for downstairs and u placed a connection one up and one down then your not going to get a great connection.

Thanks thats good info i never knew that or not considered that factor!


It's normal that the upstairs and downstairs curcuits are seperate ring mains but these plugs still work fine, all it means is the distance data has to travel is a little further but not enough to cause problems mine work fine 1 up 1 down. Just look at how thin your telephone cable is compared to your home socket wiring and how far data travels to your telephone exchange but your internet still works.
#32
Hi,

Sorry to sound thick here but im trying to be a smart mum :p and set my son up live on his xbox.
Do I just buy two of these instead of a wireless router and the adaptor then and plug them into the mains?

Thanks for any help :thumbsup:
#33
sorry but can someone please tell me if these will still work if my bedroom is far from the lounge the router is in as the house is very big or do the plugs have to be close as possible to each other for this to work many thanks
#34
I'm sort of in the same predicament as twinkletoes. I have a cable connection and bought a wireless router (zyXEL nbg3185 with built in powerline homeplug av) , I want to get my son up and running with internet on his ps3, do i still need one these homeplugs to put in his bedroom?
Any help appreciated I've had this wireless router in a box since xmas because I havent a clue what do lol
#35
These are good units. I wouldn't normally use PCWorld, but I recently needed an 85MB Homeplug in a hurry to replace an eConnect unit that had failed. It is giving better performance than the unit it replaced.

Ideal if you need a single unit to extend your network, or as a replacement. The best value for twin packs is probably the MSI units from Scan.

Of course the best value, for anyone who isn't already comitted to Honeplug 85, is the Zyxel Homeplug AV twin packs when on offer.
#36
slimy31
As soon as you go out of your own house, it ceases to operate. Your house and your neighbours house 'should' be isolated, after all you don't want to be paying their electricity bill!!:


I doubt they are isolated, each house will be tapped off a larger cable there won't be a seperate cable for each house running back to the mains transformers. Your meter only monitors what current your house hold appliances and lighting use it will be directional which is why these plugs probably wouldn't work with 1 next door.
#37
xTwinkletoesx
Hi,

Sorry to sound thick here but im trying to be a smart mum :p and set my son up live on his xbox.
Do I just buy two of these instead of a wireless router and the adaptor then and plug them into the mains?

Thanks for any help :thumbsup:


Twinkletoes - Yes that is exactly what you should do. Bear in mind that if you don't have a wireless router you'll be limited to connecting either via homeplugs, or directly in to your router. Just in case you're planning on adding more devices to your network!
#38
xTwinkletoesx
Hi,

Sorry to sound thick here but im trying to be a smart mum :p and set my son up live on his xbox.
Do I just buy two of these instead of a wireless router and the adaptor then and plug them into the mains?

Thanks for any help :thumbsup:


starl1ght
I'm sort of in the same predicament as twinkletoes. I have a cable connection and bought a wireless router (zyXEL nbg3185 with built in powerline homeplug av) , I want to get my son up and running with internet on his ps3, do i still need one these homeplugs to put in his bedroom?
Any help appreciated I've had this wireless router in a box since xmas because I havent a clue what do lol


i've never heard of these things before today & this is what i've gathered from reading the comments:

- you need 2 of these.
- one of them connects to your router - just plug into power socket & ethernet cable to router.
- the other one connects to your gaming device - ^ same as above, but ethernet cable connects to the console.

it uses your existing electric cabling instead of a direct ethernet to the router.

someone plz correct me if i'm wrong :)
#39
K1LLER HORNET
i've never heard of these things before today & this is what i've gathered from reading the comments:

- you need 2 of these.
- one of them connects to your router - just plug into power socket & ethernet cable to router.
- the other one connects to your gaming device - ^ same as above, but ethernet cable connects to the console.

it uses your existing electric cabling instead of a direct ethernet to the router.

someone plz correct me if i'm wrong :)


That's exactly how they are set up.

Also, in answer to a previous poster, they do not need to be close together. I started using them in a really big house when the WIFI would not reach from one end of the house to the other. The homeplug adapters worked fine.

I now use 3 200Mb Value homeplugs from Amazon, one connected to the router, one in the conservatory connected to the XBox which acts as a media extender, and one in the upstairs office which has a 4 port switch plugged into it. The switch has my main PC, a Mac and my wife's PC plugged into it, all sharing the one homeplug adapter. Works really well and is rock steady, unlike the WiFi!
#40
Do these provide better speed than wireless?

Also can you get an adaptor so that you can connect two ethernets to one plug?

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