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D-Link Powerline 200Mbps HD Ethernet Adapter Kit £68.41 inc delivery 2yrs warranty @ Dabs

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good cnet review http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10220245-1.html elsewhere its about £88 play.com sell for £109.99 D-Link's DHP-303 Powerline HD Ethernet Starter Kit allows you to connect device… Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
good cnet review http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10220245-1.html
elsewhere its about £88 play.com sell for £109.99
D-Link's DHP-303 Powerline HD Ethernet Starter Kit allows you to connect devices such as computers, High-definition TV, networking devices and gaming consoles through the most pervasive medium in your house - the electrical wires - and share Internet connections as well as experience smooth file transfers, media streaming, online gaming and more. D-Link's Powerline HD Ethernet Adapter features easy Plug-and-Play installation and can be attached to any Ethernet-enabled device.

USE EXISTING WIRING TO CREATE A HOME NETWORK

The D-Link PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter is an ideal solution for connecting computers, HD media players, game consoles, and network attached storage devices to your home network.

CONVENIENTLY CONNECT

Connect multiple devices in the farthest corners of your home by attaching a switch or wireless access point to a D-Link PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter*. Plus, D-Link PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapters implement 3DES encryption for securing your connection to help keep your data safe from intruders.

With hassle-free plug & play installation, the D-Link PowerLine HD Starter Kit (DHP-303) are an ideal solution to create a wall-to-wall home network.

THE ULTIMATE IN MULTIMEDIA STREAMING

The D-Link Powerline HD Ethernet Adapter is ideal for connecting an Ethernet-enabled digital media device such as a Tivo® or Slingbox® to your network and the Internet. D-Link PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapters also enable you to connect gaming consoles like the Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, or Nintento Wii to the Internet. To top it all off, QoS support helps prioritize your data, enabling smooth video streaming and lag-free gaming.

WHAT THIS PRODUCT DOES

The D-Link® PowerLine HD Ethernet Starter Kit (DHP-303) take advantage of your home's existing electrical wiring to create or extend a network(1). Turn every power outlet into a possible network connection to connect computers, digital media players, and game consoles throughout your home(1).

EXPERIENCE DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT

* Uses your home's existing electrical wiring* (1)
* Stream HD media content across your network
* Up to 200Mbps (2) throughput
* Connect computers, game consoles, and multimedia devices to the Internet
* Plugs into existing power outlets*
* QoS support helps prioritize Internet traffic
* Extend your wireless LAN by connecting an access point to achieve stronger wireless signals in remote areas
* Supports enhanced network security
* Simple Plug-and-Play installation
* Power saving mode
* Simple push-button security

(1) Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system. Certain electrical conditions in your home, such as wiring condition and configuration, may affect the performance of this product. Additional D-Link PowerLine HD adapters required to add new devices to the network. A minimum of two D-Link Powerline HD Ethernet Adapters are required to create a network. Connecting this product to a power strip with a surge protector may adversely affect the performance of this product. For best results, plug adapter directly into a wall outlet.

(2) Maximum throughput based on theoretical transmission PHY rate. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of traffic and network overhead, may lower actual data throughput rate. Interference from devices that emit electrical noise, such as vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, may adversely affect the performance of this product. This product may interfere with devices such as lighting systems that have a dimmer switch or a touch-sensitive on/off feature, short wave radios, or other powerline devices that do not follow the Universal Powerline Association (UPA) standard.
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#1
very tempting to upgrade my old ones to these...
#2
Are these any better than 200Mbps Comtrend units, which are less costly?
#3
Would these work with the Netgear Powerline 200Mbps units?
#4
This is a similar deal;

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=NET-PA201

Probably works out about the same with delivery.
#5
These things are a bit of a con.

The built-in ethernet ports are 10/100 ports which will run at a maximum speed of 100Mbps. End result, you can't possibly get a throughput of 200Mbps.

From a 100Mbps port, running well, you might get 60Mbps if you're lucky on a standard network.

Not quite the 200MBps they claim. Which actually is based upon 100Mbps full duplex e.g. 100Mbps each way.

I have a couple of Panasonic ones that claim similar speeds, it's barely better than a 54Mbps wireless link and doesn't meet my needs at all.
#6
Perhaps it's 100mbs full duplex, hence 100+100 = 200?

Either way, I have 2 of these in my house and can stream hdtv to my media center extender upstairs, so would highly recommend from a technological standpoint.

However I don't think this is a remarkable deal value-wise so not voting.
#7
just ordered a couple of these to replace my old 85mb ones :)

thanks OP :D
#8
Are these any different to the Max Value 200Mbps Home Plug, Double Unit Pack that Amazon are selling for £64.99?? I want to get some but am not sure the differences between them....help!!
#9
ro53ben;5144049

I have a couple of Panasonic ones that claim similar speeds, it's barely better than a 54Mbps wireless link and doesn't meet my needs at all.


I have cheap 85mbs units, and they are DRAMATICALLY faster than 54mbs Wireless, (connecting say just 10 feet away through a timber floor) so can't understand why the Panasonic ones would not be at least as good as those!
I have a switch plugged in, and can use it with a Desktop PC, a laptop plugged in (both sharing internet use) and also stream video from another PC to a media player on my TV along the one connection at the same time with no hiccups at all. With Wifi I can barely get a fast enough throughput to only stream video!
banned#10
not a bad price for the brand. we sell the newlink twin pack 200mb ones and they come in at £67 good price :)

Mart
#11
ro53ben
These things are a bit of a con.

The built-in ethernet ports are 10/100 ports which will run at a maximum speed of 100Mbps. End result, you can't possibly get a throughput of 200Mbps.

From a 100Mbps port, running well, you might get 60Mbps if you're lucky on a standard network.

Not quite the 200MBps they claim. Which actually is based upon 100Mbps full duplex e.g. 100Mbps each way.

I have a couple of Panasonic ones that claim similar speeds, it's barely better than a 54Mbps wireless link and doesn't meet my needs at all.


The 200Mbps refers to the maximum backbone speed. In ideal conditions you could have say 4 powerline adaptors connected round your house and the combined maximum throughput across the mains wiring would be 200Mbps.

Having said that, yes, it's hugely unlikely you'd ever get that sort of throughput. I get about 24Mbps.
#12
Tempted to get a pair of these.

If anybody owns some of these, could you tell me whether these things get hot when in use?

The reason I'm asking is that a colleauge of mine bought some brand new cheap ones off eBay (not sure of the manufacturer & model though) and he was very concerned about how hot they got when they were plugged in (and not necessarily sending packets through them).

The units he bought got so hot that he stopped using them, he didn't want anyone to burn themselves on them (you can imagine how hot they ran). And this is from a guy who actually has a couple of rack-mount servers in a cabinet in his study that are powered up 24x7, so he's not one of these paranoid types who turn everything off it runs a little warm!
#13
are these(or similar units) costly to run
#14
I picked up a pair of Comtrends for £30! They are good, got a switch conencted with the plug downstairs to shar connection with the 360 & PS3. After setting up the PS3 Media Server, can stream 1080p files flawlessly, albeit slow at forwarding etc but the playback is great. Both are connected to each other around 130-140 mbps.

Hard wired is the best option but running cables is a pain.
#15
So i m confused, i already have a pair of 85mbps which are fantastic and I rarely experience dropouts like I did with wireless. However something I dont understand is if you have a 54mbps router these are 200mbps, does this mean that the speed is limited to the limit of the routers transfer speed ie 54mbps or is it the speed of the 200mbps homeplugs.

Sorry if this is a noob question but I have always wondered.


I assume internet speed is not much effect on this? I have an 8mb connection, getting about 6mb and when I stream media it can sometimes be jerky.

Thanks
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mr.potato_head
So i m confused, i already have a pair of 85mbps which are fantastic and I rarely experience dropouts like I did with wireless. However something I dont understand is if you have a 54mbps router these are 200mbps, does this mean that the speed is limited to the limit of the routers transfer speed ie 54mbps or is it the speed of the 200mbps homeplugs.

Sorry if this is a noob question but I have always wondered.


I assume internet speed is not much effect on this? I have an 8mb connection, getting about 6mb and when I stream media it can sometimes be jerky.

Thanks


I think the 54mbps you are refering to is the wireless speed of the router. This will have no affect on the wired network speed. Your router will either be 100 or 1000mbps, most likely 100mpbs so that will be the fatest speed it can move data around.

However in reality using a 200mbps product like this ensures that your network isnt the bottleneck, devices on either end (unless they are 1000mbps) will be able to transfer data at their maximum capacity.

Ill be getting some of these at some point, just waiting untill I have some spare ££
#17
one thing that always puzzles me with homeplug is how do you check which socket is on which circuit. i wanna try using homeplug someday but becaos i have a 3 storey house im not sure if my sockets are on the same circuit.
#18
nihcaj
I have cheap 85mbs units, and they are DRAMATICALLY faster than 54mbs Wireless, (connecting say just 10 feet away through a timber floor) so can't understand why the Panasonic ones would not be at least as good as those!
I have a switch plugged in, and can use it with a Desktop PC, a laptop plugged in (both sharing internet use) and also stream video from another PC to a media player on my TV along the one connection at the same time with no hiccups at all. With Wifi I can barely get a fast enough throughput to only stream video!


I think it depends on your home construction.

I have a brand new 4 bed detached home, it has modern (paper) construction and modern electrical ring mains - lots of sockets, lots of breakers.

The end result is that my wifi is quite excellent, I get a strong signal all over the home. Those in older properties tend to struggle with wireless.

On the other end, my signal from the powerline adapters is crap - too many rings with too many breakers. Even on the same floor of the building, it really isn't that good.

I struggle to stream even high bitrate SD over my powerline as a result.

YMMV
#19
Are D-Link UK based? I've just had a pair of Linsys PLK200 fail on me, and now they are asking me to RMA them to the Netherlands - 50pounds postage, or more! They must be having a laugh...

PS. (Is there actually anything I can do about contacting the company I bought my Homeplugs from, instead of going directly through Linksys? I'm sure I saw that you could do that with faulty electrical products...)
#20
Computerman
one thing that always puzzles me with homeplug is how do you check which socket is on which circuit. i wanna try using homeplug someday but becaos i have a 3 storey house im not sure if my sockets are on the same circuit.


Well I'm in a 3 storey house too. The ground floor has it's own circuit and the 1st and 2nd floor are combined. Check your mains power unit (the thing with all the swtiches).
#21
Have a google around, but I'm pretty sure when it talks about different circuits, it's not talking about different circuits internal to your house. I've got about 6 distinct fused circuits in my house after having a re-wire job - and I've got my powerline's working from the living room to the garage, which are definitely two different circuits on the fuse board.
#22
Its a shame you can't 'borrow' a set, to at least try out your house's ability to carry the signal on the mains.

Just a second, I wonder if Argos do homeplug, then you have a 14 day 'trial'...

Edit: Aha, they do!

85 mbps 062/2440

200 mbps 062/2433

Think I might see what my house wiring is capable of, then buy a cheap set if its ok! :)
#23
Have a look on ebay and get BT Comtrend Powerline 200 mbps for about £30.

See: http://*********.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=180351806909
#24
wifi in my house is pants so i use the comtrend 200 ones.
whilst i must admint it works ive never been happy with the transfer speeds, probably my fault somewhere but the instructions arent the best
they say there connected around 115 mbps yet when i transfer files between them im lucky if i get 2. i know they should be faster as others report as such but theres so little info for them i dont know where to start
when i log into these theres a BT labled webpage so im assuming there sold for BT vision ( i bought off fleabay) but does anyone have any setup info i need to follow to get decent speeds, internet is fine no issues its more than fast enough for that its just the file transfer speed i suffer with

having said all this, if your wifi is pants then these are a decent alternative, just dont expect miracles
#25
This seems to me to be overly expensive gear full of "buzz" words to draw the lesser IT literate people into spending extra cash where the normal £30-£40 ethernet over pwoer adapters would work.

HD HD HD HD oh shizzle ma nizzle its got HD in the title its gotta be better than this poxy one ive got that is just ethernet over power..

Dont fall for it!

Voted Cold
#26
evil213666
This seems to me to be overly expensive gear full of "buzz" words to draw the lesser IT literate people into spending extra cash where the normal £30-£40 ethernet over pwoer adapters would work.

HD HD HD HD oh shizzle ma nizzle its got HD in the title its gotta be better than this poxy one ive got that is just ethernet over power..

Dont fall for it!

Voted Cold


this is a kit so u get two adaptars, £30-£40 are what you usually spend for a single adaptar.
#27
Have similar ones of these purcashed from PC World for £100. Unable to stream HD from one end of the hosue to the other - DivX is about best! Not sure how I measure the transfer speed - would be interested.

Its down to my electrical circuit. If I put the plugs into the same double wall socket - I can stream HD. So its not the router, HP Media Server, PC, Ethernet cables or plugs. Its definately the distance - and possibly quality of electrical cabling / circuit.

Dont suppose there is any way around this though!
#28
Pricy147
Have similar ones of these purcashed from PC World for £100. Unable to stream HD from one end of the hosue to the other - DivX is about best! Not sure how I measure the transfer speed - would be interested.


If you have two PC's, just copy a large-ish file from one to the other. Divx films actually make quite good file transfer tests. The bigger the file the more consistent the results, but too big and you'll be waiting ages. And don't pay attention to how long Windows says is left, use a stopwatch at the start and the end.
#29
cap3116
Tempted to get a pair of these.

If anybody owns some of these, could you tell me whether these things get hot when in use?

The reason I'm asking is that a colleauge of mine bought some brand new cheap ones off eBay (not sure of the manufacturer & model though) and he was very concerned about how hot they got when they were plugged in (and not necessarily sending packets through them).

The units he bought got so hot that he stopped using them, he didn't want anyone to burn themselves on them (you can imagine how hot they ran). And this is from a guy who actually has a couple of rack-mount servers in a cabinet in his study that are powered up 24x7, so he's not one of these paranoid types who turn everything off it runs a little warm!


They do get a little hot, but I've had them for 2 years and they have performed 100% for me.
#30
Computerman
one thing that always puzzles me with homeplug is how do you check which socket is on which circuit. i wanna try using homeplug someday but becaos i have a 3 storey house im not sure if my sockets are on the same circuit.


That Argos 14 day return policy could be of use to you ?
#31
Computerman
one thing that always puzzles me with homeplug is how do you check which socket is on which circuit. i wanna try using homeplug someday but becaos i have a 3 storey house im not sure if my sockets are on the same circuit.


I guess if you plug a light into both intended sockets, turn it on, then go to your fuse box and start pulling fuses or opening breakers, you can see whether they go off at the same time or whether they are on separate ones?:whistling:

Just make sure your OH isn't watching Coronation Street when you start playing with the power...
#32
ro53ben;5145193
I think it depends on your home construction.

I have a brand new 4 bed detached home, it has modern (paper) construction and modern electrical ring mains - lots of sockets, lots of breakers.

The end result is that my wifi is quite excellent, I get a strong signal all over the home. Those in older properties tend to struggle with wireless.

On the other end, my signal from the powerline adapters is crap - too many rings with too many breakers. Even on the same floor of the building, it really isn't that good.

I struggle to stream even high bitrate SD over my powerline as a result.

YMMV

My wifi is fine... I too live in a smaller modern home, and it is a matter of a few feet from my laptop, through plasterboard and floorboards only - the point being, wifi is feeble compared to the performance of the plug-ins! I use wifi with a PDA, and occasionally in the garden with the laptop, but always plug in when using it indoors - backing up any amount of data to another PC is a TEDIOUS and unreliable experience, compared to rapid and 100% certain with the plugs! in fact much of the time, I woukln't see much difference to when I plug a cable in.

My house is similarly endowed with modern wiring and circuit breakers, and these cause no problems at all with the plugs, I even run mine via wireless switched sockets for ease of access when I turn everything off.
#33
I'm waiitng to get some of these or similar nearer the time BBC I-Player gets activated on Freesat in the Autumn. I'll need a way to connect the ethernet socket on the Humax PVR to my network.
#34
Computerman
this is a kit so u get two adaptars, £30-£40 are what you usually spend for a single adaptar.


Utterly rubbish, why would i compare this to the purchase of a single unit...? I have 2 sets of 2 ethernet over power adapters running around in my house and I bought the first(set of 2) for 39.99 and the second (set of 2) for 32.99..

Why anyone would buy them in singles is beyond me!
#35
evil213666


Why anyone would buy them in singles is beyond me!


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/391824/adsl-wi-fi-modem-router-with-built-/ :whistling:

"ADSL Wi-Fi modem router with built in 85mbps Powerline - £24.97 instore @ Maplin
Purchase single Powerline plug (A66HB) to connect to multiple computers"


Dynamode, ZyXel & all the big boys make Modem/Routers with Intergrated Powerline built in now. :thumbsup:
#36
Don't these devices use CSMACA ? If they do, then doesn't that mean they work the same as wireless in terms of data tramnsmission and therefore, actual maximumm throughput (not bandwidth) will be halvled? I'm NOT talking about combined throughput as previously mentioned, but in practise CSMACA means for every packet sent, it must then be acknowledged as being correctly recieved, hence twice the time for delivery of one packet, resulting in half effective throughtput! Of course, if i'm wrong in my assumption then please ignore the rest of my comment :)
#37
I'm in two halves about purchasing the D-link powerline because I jusst went to the link and read some of the feedback. It seems like the product isn't very liable.

Saw this link in the thread too.
slimy31
This is a similar deal;

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=NET-PA201

Probably works out about the same with delivery.


There's are no customer feedback so I'm having real trouble deciding.
#38
i might trry these out

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