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BT Comtrend Powerline HD Ethernet Female Kit - Back at reduced price of £37.42 inc Postage (...and Quidco too)

£37.42 @ BT Shop
Ordered a pair of these when they were last on offer and they've proved invaluable. The price has been around £76 and I've been checking back as I wanted to order a couple more. The BT sale is on an…
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7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
Ordered a pair of these when they were last on offer and they've proved invaluable. The price has been around £76 and I've been checking back as I wanted to order a couple more. The BT sale is on and the price has dropped again. I don't want to post multiple BT deals as there are quite a few on there, but one item that may also be useful is the BT Iplate / BT Broadband Accelerator for £5.99 (£1.20 to BT Broadband customers).

- Don't forget Quidco!

Also get them today to save 2.5% vat increase
- Mr Hunter

- Updated (1st January) to show VAT increase. Now £37.42.
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#1
These are very good, so much more relaible than wireless link
#2
Seems to be a few probs setting these up, just read the reviews.
How about connecting to an Xbox which would be upstairs and that is on a seperate ring, any ideas?
#3
Pretty good price for a pair of these. I use a pair already to have internet in my summerhouse (which is out of range of my wifi). They're a bit ugly but do the job fine. I just bought another for a friend.

@thisismark: I've not had any probs, just plugged them in, although it will depend on how your mains is hooked up.
1 Like #4
thisismark
Seems to be a few probs setting these up, just read the reviews.
How about connecting to an Xbox which would be upstairs and that is on a seperate ring, any ideas?


My son uses these to connect his Xbox upstairs. We just plugged them in and it worked fine. There was a lot of discussion concerning separate rings when these were last on offer and that was one of my concerns, but the concensus was the majority of properties have one mains electrical input so more than one ring is not a problem. I'm no electrical expert, perhaps someone else can offer more advice, but our upstairs is on a different ring to downstairs and we have no problem with these whatsoever.
#5
Doh, I forgot to quidco it. Shareman, could you update the title to say +quidco?
cheers for the deal
#6
Are guys allowed to buy these?:p
#7
MrHonky
Doh, I forgot to quidco it. Shareman, could you update the title to say +quidco?
cheers for the deal


No probs MrHonky. I did append Quidco as part of the text previously but I'll try and make it a bit more prominent. ;-)
1 Like #8
Hot! Cracking deal, shame they are not HomeplugAV compatible.
#9
i bought them last time around- great for connecting the xbox
#10
some pointers if you have problems - initilise them first by plugging them next to each other also there is a reset button that you can use ( i think you have to keep it pressed for 15 seconds , use a pen end )
Heated

edit- also be carefull when using them with extn's , mine still work ok with these both plugged into surge protectors.
#11
i use mine with an xbox upstairs no problem
#12
These are a god send... I had lots of problems with wirless in my house..... I now have 6 of these all round the house for various networking items...... works a treat
#13
Very good price.

We use these throughout the house for BT Vision, X Box, PS3 and PCs.

Voted HOT!

[COLOR=red]Bubba[/COLOR]
#14
Ordered the Iplate. Let's hope it works!
#15
can anyone confirm whether these will work with the zyxel router and 200 homeplug thingy I got from pc world last xmas?
#16
SUMMONER
Hot! Cracking deal, shame they are not HomeplugAV compatible.


I don't get you? They're 200Mbps which I thought was homeplug av standard?
#17
joshtbh
I don't get you? They're 200Mbps which I thought was homeplug av standard?


Apparently the BT Comtrend's are not compatible with normal Home Plugs, I have come across this before on forums.

Personally I would buy a brand that is universally compatible and avoid these.
#18
ramtec
can anyone confirm whether these will work with the zyxel router and 200 homeplug thingy I got from pc world last xmas?


I'm guessing not

This product is compatible with all other DS2 powerline adapters - it isn't compatible with the "Homeplug" adapters. ###No Extra Wires Needed
#19
Inactive
Apparently the BT Comtrend's are not compatible with normal Home Plugs, I have come across this before on forums.

Personally I would buy a brand that is universally compatible and avoid these.


thats right, they arent compatible, neither are the d-link ones that use the ULA standard
#20
ramtec
can anyone confirm whether these will work with the zyxel router and 200 homeplug thingy I got from pc world last xmas?


wont work with the homeplug unless its comtrend. it wont stop it either, they will co-exist but not talk to each other
#21
Cheers for the feedback
#22
I was looking at creating a home network with a wanadoo livebox wireless/wired router utilisimng as many of these adapters as possible. Does anyone know before I buy if you can have 1 master plug and 5 slaveplugs on the same network ? I have read a few comments on forums that suggest you can only have 1 master and 1 slave for the same network. I've been waiting for these to go back on offer and dont want to waste a ton. Cheers
#23
Heat added, been looking for a deal on these for a little while:thumbsup:
1 Like #24
cheap_hunter
I was looking at creating a home network with a wanadoo livebox wireless/wired router utilisimng as many of these adapters as possible. Does anyone know before I buy if you can have 1 master plug and 5 slaveplugs on the same network ? I have read a few comments on forums that suggest you can only have 1 master and 1 slave for the same network. I've been waiting for these to go back on offer and dont want to waste a ton. Cheers


I can't give you an answer to that question, cheap_hunter, but there were 9 or so pages of comments/info the last time these were on offer. If you don't mind reading through these there may be something that helps in there. Here's the link... http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/530960/bt-comtrend-powerline-hd-adapters-3?
#25
Very hot. Got these last time they were down to this price and we now make good use of the iplayer on the wii which was a bit of a joke over wireless.

So easy to install. You plug them in and they just work. If you cant make them work then its more likely because of the way your house is wired.

TOP DEAL.
#26
cheap_hunter;7384404
I was looking at creating a home network with a wanadoo livebox wireless/wired router utilisimng as many of these adapters as possible. Does anyone know before I buy if you can have 1 master plug and 5 slaveplugs on the same network ? I have read a few comments on forums that suggest you can only have 1 master and 1 slave for the same network. I've been waiting for these to go back on offer and dont want to waste a ton. Cheers


In the absence of any other reply I'll outline my set-up but I'm not very technical. I got a pair of these with my BT Vision box and subsequently bought 2 more pairs (separately) off eBay. I have mine set up so the one that the router connects to is the 'master' and I currently use 4 of the others as slaves in separate rooms. Don't know what the throughput is but PC downstairs works fine (much better than the WiFi I used previously), PS3 streams movies fine, son's X Box 360 works fine on COD whatever and BT Vision worked fine the one time I used it!

Can't guarantee how well they'll work for you but I'm delighted with them and at this price I reckon they're well worth it.

[COLOR=red]Bubba[/COLOR]
#27
Thanx to all who replied. Bubba Shaboo and The Shareman.
Just looking for a cheap alternative to laying cables from loft to ground floor in a number of rooms , expensive and messy. These comtrends are a much better way to network. I dont like the fact that you cant use with the homeplugs , but if I buy 6 then if one or more fail i'll find a way of cabling up a switch which would be cheaper than replacing the lot or even buying these at full price. Buying now. Thanks again. Just need to know you could have more than 3 on the same network. As a footnote has anyone taken advantage of the BT vision deal that gives you a free box with a couple of comtrends ? I assume you dont need to have a homehub for this deal or even BT's broadband ? I assume also that if you dont have the homehub you cant use the BTvision box as a recorder ?
#28
Got these the last time. Absolutely brilliant!

True plug & play.

Quidco at £3.18!

Making these, after quidco - £33.84! :thumbsup:

HEAT ADDED!

(See http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/530960/bt-comtrend-powerline-hd-adapters-3? )
#29
cheap_hunter

As a footnote has anyone taken advantage of the BT vision deal that gives you a free box with a couple of comtrends ? I assume you dont need to have a homehub for this deal or even BT's broadband ? I assume also that if you dont have the homehub you cant use the BTvision box as a recorder ?


As far as I know you have to have BTBroadband and connected to the homehub
#30
For anybody looking to do networking on a budget , a BT Home Hub (often free on freecycle) can be used to connect to your existing router wirelessly , therefore giving you another 4 ethernet ports in another room in your building, works with both cable and adsl routers too, see link for details

http://www.jarviser.co.uk/jarviser/homehubindex.html
#31
Please can someone kindly explain exactly what this is used for? Thanks
#32
Would these be fine to stream HD stuff to another popcorn hour i intened for upstairs (save me added loads of wire
#33
Innocent;7385598
Please can someone kindly explain exactly what this is used for? Thanks

Create a virtual cable, using the existing electrical wiring of the house, between your Internet router and a networked device (needs to have an RJ45 network port), such as a computer, printer, gaming console or video/audio streamer.

Mr Hunter;7385609
Would these be fine to stream HD stuff to another popcorn hour i intened for upstairs (save me added loads of wire

Yes, they are.
#34
Innocent
Please can someone kindly explain exactly what this is used for? Thanks


Basically to get your broadband internet around your house, either because of poor wireless signals or because the device you are using eg xbox360 doesn't have wireless. Pictures attached you can see ethernet cable point, so "the internet" will travel from your router through your electric cables to your device.

http://images.trustedreviews.com/images/article/inline/10273-img8012s.jpg
#35
I'd like to have three ethernet 'ouputs' around the house - would I just need to buy two pairs of these or would I need to buy two additional 'output' sockets'? What I'm asking I guess is... is there a difference between the two sockets that come in this package - is one an input and one an output or are they both the same? Any advice appreciated :-)
#36
SuperFlyBlues;7385795
I'd like to have three ethernet 'ouputs' around the house - would I just need to buy two pairs of these or would I need to buy two additional 'output' sockets'? What I'm asking I guess is... is there a difference between the two sockets that come in this package - is one an input and one an output or are they both the same?

Nope, they are all the same and totally interchangeable.

Use one to plug into the router and then one for each device/room you want to connect. A network hub connected to one of these will allow you to hook up more than one device per adapter.
#37
Could someone please tell me what the difference is between these and normal powerline adapters. What sort of transfer speed will I get with these. Also are they easy to setup.


Thanks
#38
I really want to buy these but i think it a pain that you loose 1 socket because i have to put my router in one, so i have to buy 2 sets just to use with 2 pcs 1 in the living room and 1 up stairs, is there anyway round this so i don't have to buy 2 sets? i have a crappy sky router.
#39
SUMMONER
Nope, they are all the same and totally interchangeable.

Use one to plug into the router and then one for each device/room you want to connect. A network hub connected to one of these will allow you to hook up more than one device per adapter.


That's really useful info, thanks. Think I might go for it. Any ideas re a network hub that might work with one of these? Not sure what I'm looking for - a search on Amazon brought up a few different items!

Thanks again!!
#40
I use something like this for the PS3. As the Ps3 is 1000Mbps instead of just 100mbps i get almost 200mbps. Its much nicer than wireless as its practically like wired ethernet. 1080p Hd streaming with audio is excellent. 100mbps has too much bottleneck. Ping rates are better with this than wireless for gaming too.

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