D-Link Powerline 200 Mbps Ethernet Adapter Kit with 4 Port Switch £56.71 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Good make powerline adapter incorporating a 4 port switch - ideal for your internet TV + game consoles etc
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I have a broadband modem and router in one room, with wired and wireless connections to it. Am I right that if I buy this, I plug it in the wall in another room (I gather it needs 2 sockets) and then I can connect up to 3 more wired devices to it?

Do I need to buy a 2nd one to connect the modem to in the 1st room or is that included? If it isnt, what one should I buy?

I get a bit confused with routers and switches, would appreciate the explanation, cheers!
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You are correct - you plug one of the devices into a mains socket in the room with the router and then plug an ethernet cable from your router to the device, then in the other room you just plug in the second device - the one with 4 ports. This enables you to plug in up to 4 devices in the receiving room. If your home wiring is suitable (and most homes are) you should get up to 200mbps, which should be faster and more reliable than wireless. You can also at a future point buy further receiving devices, and as long as you buy the same standard(there are a couple of competing standards) you should also be able to receive from the same sanding device. Hope this helps.
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Cheers for that mcintg.

What's really confused me is one of the reviews on Amazon says you have to plug the 2 included devices together in the same room, both into the mains and then an ethernet cable from the powerline adapter to the 4 port switch. Hence my saying you need 2 power sockets and can only connect 3 more wired devices, as one port has been taken up by joining them together.

I sent them a comment back saying surely they go in separate rooms but they replied saying the same thing again, one is connected to the other in the same room. So I've replied trying to explain again what I meant because surely that can't be right?
Must admit, your explanation makes a lot more sense!
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There would not be much point in the device if you had to have both units in the same room. I read the review - it seems to say you can only actually use 3 of the ports - but every other review I've read seems to say you can use all 4. I'm still waiting for Amazon to deliver the one I ordered.

This review is more helpful Review

Edited By: mcintg on Dec 31, 2010 17:40
#7


Thanks so much. That is a brilliant price and deserves to be a deal on its own. Price now £48.35, and I got free delivery with 20 posts on avforums. Even if delivery of about a fiver is paid, it is still a cracking price.
#8
I got mine delivered - plugged it in switched it on - worked first time, no problems - I now have a working 4 port switch behand the TV with the XBOX and PS3 plugged in.
#9
I got mine too and it works well and even looks nice. Glad I got the free delivery from Scan, so it cost only £48.35.
#10
mcintg
There would not be much point in the device if you had to have both units in the same room. I read the review - it seems to say you can only actually use 3 of the ports - but every other review I've read seems to say you can use all 4. I'm still waiting for Amazon to deliver the one I ordered.

This review is more helpful Review


Thanks for posting that review. Just coming back to this - the guy who posted on Amazon that they had to be used together side-by-side has conceded that he's misunderstood the use of the product and removed his review.

Is everyone who's bought one happy with it?

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