Asus Powerline AV 200Mbps Twin pack -Was £99.99 now £59.99 @ Amazon.co.uk - HotUKDeals
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No New Wires Required to extend your network
Ultra Fast HD Ready 200Mbps
Getting online access is as easy as plugging into a power outlet
Enjoy lag-free network computer games
run media applications for video streaming and VoIP
Uses existing electrical wiring
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#1
are these better than other ones that are cheaper?
#2
Why is this cold?

This is not a bad price at all.. Have at least one Heat!

*edit*
It was -7 when I came across it!
#3
Not the same product but still claims 200mbps for £49.99 a pair at EBuyer...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/624180/extra-value-200mbps-pass-through-po
#4
mugglesquop
are these better than other ones that are cheaper?

Some ideas to consider:
their transport SPEED they are eg 85 or 200 (or I think if really ancient even slower!)
as well as ERGONOMICS eg will they even FIT in your socket and over skirtingboard etc
and do they have a socket on them ?
or even multiple Ethernet outlets (Amazon set on here recently with 4, ie a built in switch!)

MKD
#5
and remember the advertised speed of 200mbps is only one way, normal networks are advertised as 100mbps full duplex (in both directions).

in other works you will not get download from a server @ 200mbps (in fact you probably wont get near 100mbps
banned#6
These do look much better than the off white plastic boxes that are a bit cheaper ( http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=BPU7oY7AN1xRYKuV&templete=2 )
Also these have a cable connection to the wall socket so it doesnt matter where you power socket is ( Weather its close to the skirting board etc )
#7
Does anyone have any experience of using powerline stuff for gaming? Is it really less laggy than wireless?
#8
mhaslip
Does anyone have any experience of using powerline stuff for gaming? Is it really less laggy than wireless?


Yes and Yes
#9
mhaslip
Does anyone have any experience of using powerline stuff for gaming? Is it really less laggy than wireless?


I have a PS3 which I play online. For gaming there is almost zero difference. The difference is when you are streaming 720p/1080p which is not very good over wireless.
#10
mk-donald
Some ideas to consider:
their transport SPEED they are eg 85 or 200 (or I think if really ancient even slower!)
as well as ERGONOMICS eg will they even FIT in your socket and over skirtingboard etc
and do they have a socket on them ?
or even multiple Ethernet outlets (Amazon set on here recently with 4, ie a built in switch!)

MKD


Havent you just asked more questions without answering the one that was asked originally? :?
#11
abx
I have a PS3 which I play online. For gaming there is almost zero difference. The difference is when you are streaming 720p/1080p which is not very good over wireless.


Evidence on the quality of PS3 online?

Anywho, yes makes a noticeable difference with the 360, I used to use wireless from extreme opposite i.e. Front top left of the house > bottom back right, my connection was good but occasionally lagged stupidly or even the connection dropped. Now I use a powerline adapter, my bullets have full effect on CoD :D
#12
mk-donald;8049495
Some ideas to consider:
their transport SPEED they are eg 85 or 200 (or I think if really ancient even slower!)
as well as ERGONOMICS eg will they even FIT in your socket and over skirtingboard etc
and do they have a socket on them ?
or even multiple Ethernet outlets (Amazon set on here recently with 4, ie a built in switch!)

MKD


also, what speed Network interface Card (NIS) do they have as if its 10/100mpbs then how will you get speeds greater than 100mpbs.....i love IT marketing idiots
also, be aware that not all powerline products are compatiable with each other......eg if they are 200mpbs rated then they should work with other 200mpbs ones, but prob with the 85mpbs ones.....the netgear ones dont anyway...i guess this the (invisible) powerline versions
#13
mhaslip;8051029
Does anyone have any experience of using powerline stuff for gaming? Is it really less laggy than wireless?

i used the netgear powerline ones and its miles better than wireless N for me.....depends:-
on your house wiring quality and install
whether your electric circuit is on a one main ring
is the electric on a shared ring eg flats - then not sure if it will work so well or how secure it is (if you connect the powerline master pluf to a port on your router then it should be fairly secure)
1 dropout per month compared to 1 per 1 hour with wireless N (having a router behind a 14 inch wall, plus xbox360 35 feet away doesnt help)
30-70mpbs speed, faster than wireless N for me
#14
might aswell buy a wireless n router with n adapter at this price..
#15
dmaster2000
might aswell buy a wireless n router with n adapter at this price..


What for, i asume most people want 200 versions to stream high def. Otherwise 85 will be fine.
#16
dmaster2000;8051612
might aswell buy a wireless n router with n adapter at this price..

depends on your requirements...personally i think wireless connection stability is terrible over 25ft from a router - quoted figures are a joke
#17
anyone got any software or a website i can use to test the transfer rate of powerline networks?

thanks
#18
mike1212
anyone got any software or a website i can use to test the transfer rate of powerline networks?

thanks

iperf's very good.
#19
Mr Hunter
What for, i asume most people want 200 versions to stream high def. Otherwise 85 will be fine.


You don't necessarily need 200mbps Homeplugs to stream HD in my experience; I've streamed 720p MKVs over my 85mbps Homeplug network no bother. 1080p files seem to drop a few frames every now and then but that could just be my less-than-brilliant PC.
#20
1080p needs between 12-15mbytes a second transfer rate depending on how its encoded sometimes alittle more.

85mbit power line can do between betwen 7.5 and 9 mbytes per second, so for true HD you really need 200mbps power line.
I use them all arround the house and never have an issue streaming HD though i do generally use 720p. These are far better than crappy wireless though depending on how your power is configured, larger houses may have a different circuit upstairs and downstairs.
Just see howmany fuses you have in your main fuse board for power.

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