Belkin Powerline (Homeplug) starter kit 85 MBPS £19.97 @ Currys (Extra Single adapters only £9.97) - HotUKDeals
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Belkin Powerline (Homeplug) starter kit 85 MBPS £19.97 @ Currys (Extra Single adapters only £9.97)

£19.97 @ Currys
Thanks to to original poster here when they were £34.97 http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/521396/belkin-powerline-homeplug-starter-k? They were reduced down to £19.97 for the starter kit (pair) on Fri…
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Thanks to to original poster here when they were £34.97 http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/521396/belkin-powerline-homeplug-starter-k?

They were reduced down to £19.97 for the starter kit (pair) on Friday 13/11/09 and the single units were only £9.97

"Powerline Turbo kit allows you to reliably transmit content from your Internet directly to your computer and other network devices through the electrical wires in your home. For areas in a home that are hard to reach by wireless connections, Powerline is the most reliable solution for providing secure Internet connectivity to these remote areas."

Yes, they are only 85Mbps but unless you want to stream HD video then for many needs other than that these will do the job and they are a premium brand at a rock bottom price. I only want to use a broadband connection so that speed (up to 8Mbps (usually 4) is the restricting factor and not the powerline plug speed.

It will be local store only now as it is a clearance deal but I found stock in 2 local branches and PCWorld may have some left.
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#1
Good price, have you got a product code/sku?
#2
Starter Kit £19.97 Sku Code = 487245

Single adapter £9.97 = 954576
#3
Thank you.
#4
DocDock
Thank you.


My pleasure. :)

I've been waiting for a cheap (but quality brand) pair of these as they are about to activate BBC i-player on Freesat soon (Its being beta tested) so I'll need a wired internet connection for my Humax Freesat PVR. i can also use the BD live facilities on my Blu-ray player as well and 85Mbps will be more than adequate.

Good luck tracking these down as some stores may not have any stock left . :thumbsup:
#5
my routers upstairs and my xbox arcade is downstairs. If i can get hold of these could I use one next to the xbox to then connect via a patch cable?
Thanks in advance:)
#7
They are rubbish keep packing up after a few months and they are not that good if plugged into an extension.
1 Like #8
gr8h8me
They are rubbish keep packing up after a few months and they are not that good if plugged into an extension.

They are not MEANT to be plugged into extension leads - they should be plugged straight into a wall socket. :thinking:

I use Devolo homeplugs for the PC's / consoles around the house and they're superb bits of kit.
#9
i couldnt stream HD movies to my ps3 with this could i? the bandwith doesnt seem high enough?
#10
zombie
i couldnt stream HD movies to my ps3 with this could i? the bandwith doesnt seem high enough?

Up to 85 MBPS

Even if it only achieves 1/5th of that, it's more than enough.
#11
although it is a good deal but apparantly these adaptors are not good for streaming HD contents as Belkin has got newer ones with speed of up to 1000 MBPS specifically made for HD transmission...they sell on ebay for about £115...anyway as OP said this is good deal for normal internet use...heat added
#12
Hot deal, I remember paying double this price for similar not so long ago.
Does anyone know if they do anything like this for video? So you can stream composite audio/video from one room to another?
#13
phproxy
Up to 85 MBPS

Even if it only achieves 1/5th of that, it's more than enough.


Mbps, not MBps.

85 Mbps equates to about 10MBps, probably on the bottom of end of hd streaming.
1 Like #14
gr8h8me
They are rubbish keep packing up after a few months and they are not that good if plugged into an extension.


My experiences are the exact opposite - work fine in an extension - if the extension has surge protection then they are very limited however.

For me a reliable piece of kit I have used for years without problem, which alas was not the case with my wi-fi.

Sorry for the next bit as I know its HUKD way to talk solely about our own opinions and experiences which I hopefully have satisfied above rather than the deal. However referring solely to the deal - HOT and voted accordingly.
1 Like #15
nuttyginger
my routers upstairs and my xbox arcade is downstairs. If i can get hold of these could I use one next to the xbox to then connect via a patch cable?
Thanks in advance:)


Yep. Ethernet cable from your router to one of these plugged in upstairs. Ethernet cable from one of these plugged in downstairs to your xbox. :thumbsup:
#16
I'm confused about people talking about streaming HD content.

Could I just used these to improve an internet connection to my laptop? (as my wireless router is about 4 rooms away!).
suspended#17


Ive got a couple spare at home might do this for my xbox :)

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#18
gr8h8me
They are rubbish keep packing up after a few months and they are not that good if plugged into an extension.


I've used them for over a year, no problems at all.

As someone else has said, extension leads should be avoided - common sense would tell most people that.
#19
wwwd
I'm confused about people talking about streaming HD content.

Could I just used these to improve an internet connection to my laptop? (as my wireless router is about 4 rooms away!).


yes, use them as described in the scenario above for an xbox, but in your case you substitute your laptop for the xbox :thumbsup:
banned#20
pgilc1
I've used them for over a year, no problems at all.

As someone else has said, extension leads should be avoided - common sense would tell most people that.


A short well made extension lead would give no significant problems, however a multi adapter plug or surge protection will.

85Mbs is NOT recomended for HD streaming as you will experience stuttering,however for things like XBox and PS3 they are more than enough.
#22
These are A LOT better than wireless, after constant disconnections on Killzone 2, I just bought a Linksys powerline network set (200Mbps version, but 85Mbps should be fine). They are pretty much like having a wired connection, and so easy to setup.

They won't work in extensions (surge protectors), and have to go directly in the mains socket.
#23
Cracking deal many thanks OP. Just picked up one from Enfield, one left on the shelf about 2 hours ago. Just set it up for the Humax Freesat box anyone know when the BBC iPlayer will come online?
#24
Cracking deal. I've used them for approx 2/3 years now, through a belkin surge protected 6-socket extension with a 20MB internet connection with no probs at all. Thats no guarantee it'll work with all extensions, as pointed out before, these are supposed to be plugged directly into a wall socket.

Looking for a homeplug wireless extender though, for netbook in bedroom. Anyoone know where i can get one at a good price?
#25
I've just reserved 2 - great find thanks.

I too want to use the iplayer on my Humax freesat pvr. It is being beta tested later this month and should be launched next year to the masses.

Incidentally the iplayer should also be available on the Nintendo Wii and the PS3.
#26
Reserved? I couldnt find on the website...
#27
coleaj
I've just reserved 2 - great find thanks.

I too want to use the iplayer on my Humax freesat pvr. It is being beta tested later this month and should be launched next year to the masses.

Incidentally the iplayer should also be available on the Nintendo Wii and the PS3.


Many thanks hope the freesat offering is better than the one on the Wii
#28
Q-Tec
They are not MEANT to be plugged into extension leads - they should be plugged straight into a wall socket. :thinking:

I use Devolo homeplugs for the PC's / consoles around the house and they're superb bits of kit.


I have a pair of Comtrend Powergrid 902 ethernet adapters that will work pluged into a extention socket, not only that they in a shed 20 yards from the router
#29
Excellent price.
i've had two of these but different brand for quite a while and I've been waiting for cheaper ones to use on my wii and freesat box or other gadget (blu-ray player maybe) when the iplayer becomes available (the new iplayer on the wii might be crap!)

I use mine in extension leads with no problems at all.
infact, the ones I do have are that good they work perfectly at the bottom of my 30ft long garage without any loss at all
#30
EDIT: For those with a wii, the iplayer is released as a new free channel next Weds.
For those with freesat, the iplayer is expected early next year
#31
Looks like a deal to me.

Heated.
#32
Great spot. Managed to grab a pair as a back-up. Currently using 4 Advent ones - all through Belkin Surgemasters and all working perfectly. So much better than wireless.
#33
Thanks to OP - Picked up a set in Coventry. Have needed a set for ages, however have always been far too expensive till now :)

Paul
#34
Solong
85Mbs is NOT recomended for HD streaming as you will experience stuttering,however for things like XBox and PS3 they are more than enough.


I can't vouch for console streaming but I can play 720p MKV files over my 85Mbps Homeplug network no bother. (Can't check 1080p because sadly my PC ain't up to it.)
#35
Just picked up the last set from currys in stirling, hadn't seen this post and went there looking for them at £35 as per previous post. Can you imagine how happy I was when I seen the price :-D:w00t:
#36
fisher42uk
Just picked up the last set from currys in stirling, hadn't seen this post and went there looking for them at £35 as per previous post. Can you imagine how happy I was when I seen the price :-D:w00t:


That exactly what happened to me. Hence the credit and rep to the original poster of the £35 deal. :thumbsup:
#37
toibs
Thanks to OP - Picked up a set in Coventry. Have needed a set for ages, however have always been far too expensive till now :)

Paul


Which store?!! I went to the the one in Alvis retail park and couldn't find any...
#38
My mate had 50Mb BB installed last week and had problems with his internal network.

It turns out that he had these exact same Homeplugs fitted.

The Virgin engineer confirmed they are not compatible with Virgin BB and they basically kill it......:?
#39
Oh for 50 Mb broadband! :w00t: Out here in the sticks I'm lucky to get 4 Mb over the old copper wired telegraph poles.

Seriously, I'm not suprised these wont cope with a such a lightning fast cable internet connection. I suspect a wireless network would struggle to cope with that speed BB and he'll need a wired network or the 200 or probably 1000 powerline plugs.
#40
Just tried these on a Virgin 20Mb/s system. Stuck them two busy extensions as instructed not to. Still managed to get just shy of 5Mb/s down, which is better than expected. On a Virgin 50Mbs contract you would want the 200Mb/s set anyway as your bandwidth would exceed the typical max on these 85Mb/s plugs.

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