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"The Develo Ethernet adapter allows you to turn any electrical outlet into an internet connection. Plug an adapter into your broadband router and one into the electrical socket in each room."

I bought one of these to extend my Wi-Fi and it works very well. They seem to be well over £100 everywhere else, £125.98 at eBuyer.
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#1
seems to be plenty available in the 3 stores near me...voted hot
#2
Different model, but Develo also available @ Currys for £20.96 delivered, see http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/214438/devolo-1145-homeplug-duo-starter-ki
#3
£42.32 with free delivery at amazon I think.
#4
Jim2k
£42.32 with free delivery at amazon I think.


Where would that be?

The only one I can see is £114.92 - judging by these replies I think people aren't understanding what these are. :thinking:

These are not HomePlug <> HomePlug but HomePlug to access point (and HomePlug!).
#5
So these DON'T use the main wiring, they have a aerial on top, so use wireless????

I would be buying these as wireless is really unreliable in this house??..
#6
elziko
These are not HomePlug <> HomePlug but HomePlug to access point (and HomePlug!).


Even reading that I still didn't follow

From Devolo's website the pack has the two Devolo gizmos delivering :
Existing Ethernet switch -cable- HomePlug85 ---mainswiring--- HomePlug85+WAP54

ie carries the Ethernet over mains to new WAP in a socket, plus chance to cable one Ethernet device there too. All at 54/85Mbps (ie not the lastest HomePlugAV 200 standard).

Dont forget chance to QUIDCO etc.

http://www.devolo.com/co_EN_cs/produkte/dlan/dlanwirelessextsk.html

Definitely a bargain price for that capability.
#7
Chiptivo
So these DON'T use the main wiring, they have a aerial on top, so use wireless????

I would be buying these as wireless is really unreliable in this house??..


They DO use mains wiring to provide an additional access point... maybe these pictures will help explain it better:

http://download.devolo.com/webcms/0130560001178265942/anwendungsbeispiel1.jpg


http://download.devolo.com/webcms/0933346001178266681/anwendungsbeispiel2.jpg

Or go here for full details:

http://www.devolo.com/co_EN_cs/produkte/dlan/dlanwirelessextsk.html

It's like adding an extra access point to your house without having to run any cabling.
#8
HOT deal OP!!! Thanks so much...:thumbsup:

But just wondering, has anyone managed to get a pack? Seems like in London, there's just one or two here and there...not much...(and I haven't been able to pick one up - yet!)

...I'm wondering if Devolo (and/or whoever really makes the design based upon the Intellon chip) is ditching this (ie. discontinuing the line) as everyone is going to go for 200Mbps versions of this - which is surely around the corner based on PCW's pricing of .97p (meaning discont. stock)???

Any thoughts, people??? :p
#9
I've had the 200mbps ones for a year now, really great
#10
Koo-san
HOT deal OP!!! Thanks so much...:thumbsup:

But just wondering, has anyone managed to get a pack? Seems like in London, there's just one or two here and there...not much...(and I haven't been able to pick one up - yet!)

...I'm wondering if Devolo (and/or whoever really makes the design based upon the Intellon chip) is ditching this (ie. discontinuing the line) as everyone is going to go for 200Mbps versions of this - which is surely around the corner based on PCW's pricing of .97p (meaning discont. stock)???

Any thoughts, people??? :p


There were loads in Bristol. I reckon it's a missprice - check the price of just the wireless part at PC World! Theyre £80!
#11
Bagged one at Tottenham Hale...PC World are useless - nothing at the reserve & collect desk when I turned up this evening (I reserved this morning)....fortunately there was stll one left on the shop floor (behind some other different models).

Great price....pits of a retailer though.
#12
just what i need for my ps3

i think there a brilliant idea, heat and rep added
#13
Can someone help, sorry im rubbish at computer stuff. I have a orange livebox and want to make the wifi reach the PS3 in the lounge will this do it? Because at the moment the signal is just out of range.
Thanks forany help
#14
Hi folks, you might like to check this out. http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=6295 Total cost £42.08 inclusive of VAT and Delivery.
#15
mrbond007
Can someone help, sorry im rubbish at computer stuff. I have a orange livebox and want to make the wifi reach the PS3 in the lounge will this do it? Because at the moment the signal is just out of range.
Thanks forany help


yes it would work
#16
cibarious
Hi folks, you might like to check this out. http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=6295 Total cost £42.08 inclusive of VAT and Delivery.


Except that product doesn't offer a 'wireless' extension as per this particular deal.
#17
cibarious
Hi folks, you might like to check this out. http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=6295 Total cost £42.08 inclusive of VAT and Delivery.


Thats really not the same thing. Take a look at the pictures posted earlier. The thing you are talking about is a single HomePlug on it's own. This deal also gives you a HomePlug combined with an access point.
#18
It's cheaper to buy the Solwise ones from Amazon (I've recommended these and use them myself) as they are the same insides, (as someone already pointed out, they are based on the Intellon electronics). It's not a misprice from PCWorld, they've just done a deal on them. Unfortunately, I have voted cold as it's not a 'hot' deal, and I don't usually like to vote cold, sorry.
banned#19
Hi

I still don't quite understand these setups.


Setting up router to the correct unit seems simple.

However the bit I don't understand is the wireless element.

Do I require another unit in each room, or do I have to unplug and move the unit. That is what seems to be indicated on the website. However surely the unit that is not connected to the router can be wirelessly connected to a notebook etc, and the diagram indicated 2 or more appliance can be connected to this 2nd unit.

Do I really need a unit in each room, or is each floor okay. I ask as my brother has a 3 storey house and is always having problems with his wireless router.

Sorry for being dumb, but I'm recommending this idea and it's always best to check
1 Like #20
Lyrrad
Hi

I still don't quite understand these setups.


Setting up router to the correct unit seems simple.

However the bit I don't understand is the wireless element.

Do I require another unit in each room, or do I have to unplug and move the unit. That is what seems to be indicated on the website. However surely the unit that is not connected to the router can be wirelessly connected to a notebook etc, and the diagram indicated 2 or more appliance can be connected to this 2nd unit.

Do I really need a unit in each room, or is each floor okay. I ask as my brother has a 3 storey house and is always having problems with his wireless router.

Sorry for being dumb, but I'm recommending this idea and it's always best to check


After reading the manual for this product, the device that is not pluged into the router can act as a dLAN node and a WLAN (WiFi) access point, so yes one per floor should be enough depending on building structure, but in reality one per floor would be OK. If you want a wired network point in each room then you need more.

So to answer you question, you could use one of these to fill a dead spot in say a three storey house, say if one floor is particulary bad then put this device on that floor

hth

EliTom
#21
Back up to £99.99 now, looks like it was a misprice after all.
#22
A word of warning: I have heard that these (and indeed any homeplug device) absolutely canes the leccy - Some people have reported an 80% increase in the leccy bill since plugging a pair of these in...
#23
finnrogers
A word of warning: I have heard that these (and indeed any homeplug device) absolutely canes the leccy - Some people have reported an 80% increase in the leccy bill since plugging a pair of these in...


What?

Any evidence to back this up?

I use something like 5000kw/h per year, so if that was to increase by 80% that works out at almost having a 500watt light bulb on 24/7. You could use these to heat your house ;-)

chances are they would catch fire if that were teh case

EliTom
#24
danangdevils
Back up to £99.99 now, looks like it was a misprice after all.


Yup - I wish I had bought another set now.
#25
paulace
It's cheaper to buy the Solwise ones from Amazon (I've recommended these and use them myself) as they are the same insides, (as someone already pointed out, they are based on the Intellon electronics). It's not a misprice from PCWorld, they've just done a deal on them. Unfortunately, I have voted cold as it's not a 'hot' deal, and I don't usually like to vote cold, sorry.


Can you give me a link for the Solwise ones on Amazon? I can't find any that are also wireless access points.
#26
finnrogers
A word of warning: I have heard that these (and indeed any homeplug device) absolutely canes the leccy - Some people have reported an 80% increase in the leccy bill since plugging a pair of these in...


LOL.. :w00t:

You really have to giggle at that comment.

It would only increase your electricity bill by 80% (What is leccy??) if the only other thing you had plugged in was, say a mobile phone charger...

Get a grip on yourself seriously.
#27
danangdevils
Back up to £99.99 now, looks like it was a misprice after all.


Hmm...I'm surprised it IS a misprice!!! :?

...going on previous info from here (& MSE) usually DSGi priced items with .98p means "clearance stock", and .97p means "discontinued product line".

Anyway, reserved one yesterday morning, and after a 2 hour roundtrip on 4 buses (luckily) managed to get a set of these just now (as out of stock everywhere near me, and even stock check seemed to indicate just one or two in the stores that did have them) - so thanks to elziko!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

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