BT Broadband Extender 200 Powerline Adapter Kit - Twin Pack - £9.99 delivered @ PC World - HotUKDeals
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£9.99 delivered using code POWERLINE5 - "only" 200 Mbps but perfect for those of us who live in the middle of nowhere with no chance of fibre and get pitiful download speeds.

*Does not increase broadband speed.
*Has nothing to do with wifi.

- spaaa

This is actually £9.99 delivered not £11.99 as above .
- dbaillieuk

Please note, you usually only get a 1/4 of what is advertised, so I would expect up to 50mbps on these.
- jb66
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abed93
silly question ..

only works with BT broadband customers lol?

The big green label on the box is a bit of a giveaway..... ;-)

Edited By: robertr on Jul 02, 2014 01:01

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#1
I wonder if you can pair these with the other BT (Comtrend) version.
#2
If you want more than one set you need to make multiple orders to save the £5 on each set.

Cheers, OP, 2 sets for £24 is excellent.
1 Like #3
zygo
I wonder if you can pair these with the other BT (Comtrend) version.

http://brain-images.cdn.dixons.com/0/8/21748980/l_21748980_002.jpg

The side of the box suggests compatibility with other brands "Homeplug powerline adaptors".
#4
silly question ..

only works with BT broadband customers lol?
15 Likes #5
abed93
silly question ..

only works with BT broadband customers lol?

The big green label on the box is a bit of a giveaway..... ;-)

Edited By: robertr on Jul 02, 2014 01:01
#6
Thanks, bought it online from currys £14.99 minus the £5 so paid £9.99 delivered.
#7
Thanks, bought it online from currys £14.99 minus the £5 so paid £9.99 delivered.
1 Like #8
"'only' 200 Mbps but perfect for those of us who live in the middle of nowhere with no chance of fibre and get pitiful download speeds."

Not sure why you say that. Even if you have a fibre connection on the WAN side it won't be 200mbps so you won't be adding a bottleneck (unless you've really crappy wiring, but again that's irrespective of WAN side connection...).

You'll only be limiting things if you have gigabit ethernet on the LAN side
#9
[quote=joshm]"'only' 200 Mbps but perfect for those of us who live in the middle of nowhere with no chance of fibre and get pitiful download speeds."

Not sure why you say that.
I was thinking the same. This device has no impact on your broadband speeds. If you have a slow connection, you have a slow connection, using this device WILL NOT improve the download speeds. This matters if you share large devices amongst devices within your home network.
#10
Good price
#11
I have 500mbps power line adapters and don't get the full speed of my fibre to cab on them.
They may report just enough capacity but in real world use I only get around 40mbps down while getting maybe 15mbps up.
Direct I get the full 70/20
#12
only 200mb? There isnt any broadband providers doing speed more than 200... Even fibre... :)
#13
Been reduced overnight now just £9.99 with voucher powerline5
#14
smr1
I have 500mbps power line adapters and don't get the full speed of my fibre to cab on them.
They may report just enough capacity but in real world use I only get around 40mbps down while getting maybe 15mbps up.
Direct I get the full 70/20

The speed of these things is dependent on the distance they are apart. And that doesn't mean just physical distance! The signal has to travel along the ring to the sockets. Houses with ring mains usually have at least two 32 amp ring circuits. so the signal may have to travel from one socket to the main fuse box then back out to the other socket. Also mains born interference from almost anything will reduce the signal.
#15
and I think like most of these adapters are only 10/100 LAN ports so you will NEVER get 200 mbps
#16
Can the "POWERLINE5" discount only be applied with delivery rather than store pick up?? I can't see any space for the voucher code on the next day pick up!?!?
#17
brainbug100
and I think like most of these adapters are only 10/100 LAN ports so you will NEVER get 200 mbps

Not even with teaming? ;)
#18
As someone said, the port on these are only 10/100. Plus you will wil only get about 1/4 to 1/2 of the actual speed of these devices
#19
This is no good for extending Wifi connection for a tablet/phone to watch TV/films in the garden but could work with a laptop, is that right?
#20
This is not wifi, you need an Ethernet connection to your device
#21
This is not wifi, you need an Ethernet connection to your device
#22
Would just like to say these things don't work all that well in my house, you lose about half of your original speed. If you house allows a flat ethernet cable to be neatly tucked away until your desired room, link it to any standard hub and youll get a better result
#23
Jinkz
brainbug100
and I think like most of these adapters are only 10/100 LAN ports so you will NEVER get 200 mbps

Not even with teaming? ;)


with my old wiring I think I would need 5 to get 200 :)
#24
brainbug100
and I think like most of these adapters are only 10/100 LAN ports so you will NEVER get 200 mbps

I have never understood the marketing of these things, seems designed to confuse/mislead.
The 200Mbps refers to transferring incoming and outgoing at the same time, but the maximum single direction speed (eg. transferring a file from one computer to another) is only 100Mbps, hence the 10/100 LAN port (which rightfully isnt referred to as a 20/200 port).
Then take into consideration wiring quality and other plugged devices (cheap laptop chargers etc.) generating 'noise', and as others have mentioned your more likely to get 50Mbps in any one direction.

Still, these are a good price and and will be fast enough for most. Heat where it's due.
#25
Thanks, was needing a set of these. Ordered and heat given.
#26
Seems like athe "half-glass-empty" brigade are missing the point. Use these where you can't get a WiFi signal (or your device relies solely on ethernet, like my networked printers). Half a signal through powelines is better than no signal at all. I've used half a dozen or more for years - the Comtrends work hard so I get through them but until I get round to laying cables, they'll do.
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worthinger
zygo
I wonder if you can pair these with the other BT (Comtrend) version.


The side of the box suggests compatibility with other brands "Homeplug powerline adaptors".

BT Tech Specs state that they're compatible with all powerline and homeplug technologies.
#28
1% Quidco too maybe
#29
Thanks , ordered with heat
1 Like #30
is this a wireless doorbell?
#31
GhostRiderz
is this a wireless doorbell?
Very probably
#32
ichayan
[quote=joshm]"'only' 200 Mbps but perfect for those of us who live in the middle of nowhere with no chance of fibre and get pitiful download speeds."

Not sure why you say that.
I was thinking the same. This device has no impact on your broadband speeds. If you have a slow connection, you have a slow connection, using this device WILL NOT improve the download speeds. This matters if you share large devices amongst devices within your home network.

If you re-read my comment you will see I was alluding to the fact that 200mbps is fine for those of us (like myself) with terrible download speeds - I was getting in before the "OMG THIS IS ONLY 200mbps" crew. I do, of course understand this will not improve my download speeds!
#33
There rubbish I got them from a Groupon not worth the money at all
#34
its £9.99 delivered with the code, not £11.99.....

edit: already been changed by the time i posted this....

Edited By: lukeyboi89 on Jul 02, 2014 12:26
#35
lukeyboi89
its £9.99 delivered with the code, not £11.99.....

edit: already been changed by the time i posted this....

It was 11.99 last night - orders cancelled and replaced.
#36
I have sky broadband downstairs and want to improve my wifi signal upstairs but don't want to swap to a new network when I move around i.e. some wifi extenders I've seen pick up the original wifi signal (or connect via ethernet and homeplugs) and then broadcast as a different network - meaning devices like my ipad etc.. have a choice between original poor signal or rejoining new great signal when I move between rooms (and I have to manually select which network) - will these just seamlessly extend my original network?
1 Like #37
bluep
I have sky broadband downstairs and want to improve my wifi signal upstairs but don't want to swap to a new network when I move around i.e. some wifi extenders I've seen pick up the original wifi signal (or connect via ethernet and homeplugs) and then broadcast as a different network - meaning devices like my ipad etc.. have a choice between original poor signal or rejoining new great signal when I move between rooms (and I have to manually select which network) - will these just seamlessly extend my original network?

It depends on how you set it up. These devices are not Wifi extenders they are just used to extend your wired network through your power lines (as the name suggests).

However you can do as I do which is to plug one end into your router downstairs and then connect it to the DSL port on another router upstairs (I had loads left over from several moves). Set the SSID and password to the same as your router downstairs and Bob is your uncle.

I have 3 routers in total to make sure the Wifi goes through my house. I do not however keep the SSID the same as I like to know which one I am connected to as even though the connection if fine through the additional routers I still get the best speeds/response from the official device.

Edited By: 97browng on Jul 02, 2014 13:25
#38
Do these work with other powerline adapters ie TP-LINK
#39
deal is there anymore can someone take it off
#40
97browng
bluep
I have sky broadband downstairs and want to improve my wifi signal upstairs but don't want to swap to a new network when I move around i.e. some wifi extenders I've seen pick up the original wifi signal (or connect via ethernet and homeplugs) and then broadcast as a different network - meaning devices like my ipad etc.. have a choice between original poor signal or rejoining new great signal when I move between rooms (and I have to manually select which network) - will these just seamlessly extend my original network?

It depends on how you set it up. These devices are not Wifi extenders they are just used to extend your wired network through your power lines (as the name suggests).

However you can do as I do which is to plug one end into your router downstairs and then connect it to the DSL port on another router upstairs (I had loads left over from several moves). Set the SSID and password to the same as your router downstairs and Bob is your uncle.

I have 3 routers in total to make sure the Wifi goes through my house. I do not however keep the SSID the same as I like to know which one I am connected to as even though the connection if fine through the additional routers I still get the best speeds/response from the official device.

Can't believe I hadn't thought of this before,thanks! Have a couple of old routers lying spare that will sort out my wifi issue :)

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