DEVOLO 1383 dLAN Highspeed II 85Mbps Powerline Starter Kit - £15.79 @ PC World - HotUKDeals
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Thanks to the Devolo 1383 dLAN Highspeed II Starter Kit you can set up a home network easily and affordably! All you have to do is connect your PC to your Highspeed Adapter and plug it into a power socket - it takes less than 1 minute!

Home networking

The 1383 dLAN Highspeed II Starter Kit has impressive transfer rates of up to 85 Mbps so you'll be able to surf the Internet, stream DVD-quality video and access other PCs and printers from any power outlet in the house.

You can take the 1383 dLAN Highspeed II Starter Kit with you whenever you move rooms, or change computers.

Reliable & secure

The 1383 dLAN Starter Kit works over your household power circuit, simply extending your wired network connection. The Starter Kit comes with DESpro encryption to keep your network secure.

You can also increase the efficiency of your Devolo 1383 dLAN Highspeed II Starter Kit by using the power saving mode, which cuts electricity consumption by up to 30%!

Enjoy easy home networking at low cost with the highly practical Devolo 1383 dLAN Highspeed II Starter Kit.
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#1
hanks ordered.. for dilivery nothing for reserving .. missed last deal was not gona miss this one..
#2
Not the fastest data transfer speed in the (PC) world.
#3
received my pair last week ( currys). I have it connected to my blue-ray player so that i can stream lovefilm content. So far, it's doing it's job easily.
3 Likes #4
Providing your wiring is sound, with these 85Mbps adapters you can:

* Stream SD videos from a PC/NAS
* Stream 1080p videos from a PC/NAS, providing they are well encoded
* Play YouTube HD videos
* Play iPlayer HD streams
* Play games online perfectly

Before anyone tells you otherwise.

Edited By: thecresta on Aug 22, 2012 17:26
#5
So what is the point in getting faster ones? For transferring files etc?
1 Like #6
Bought these when they were on offer last time but sold em a few days later as I found the speeds t be appalling, I'm on an 80mb infinity connection and I could get these any faster than 2mb
#7
londonstinks
So what is the point in getting faster ones? For transferring files etc?
The advertised data speed is virtually a theoretical one. In reality these devices operate with a much lower data speed.
1 Like #8
Thanks, they can join my set of 3 that I've had since they came out years ago.
Not one single problem with my original 3 during that time. :)
#9
xmassacrex
Bought these when they were on offer last time but sold em a few days later as I found the speeds t be appalling, I'm on an 80mb infinity connection and I could get these any faster than 2mb

I rest my case.
#10
so i would'nt need ethernet cable then, this is just wireless? i missed other deal due to complications
1 Like #11
sofiasar
so i would'nt need ethernet cable then, this is just wireless? i missed other deal due to complications

You'd need an ethernet cable from both of your devices (router, pc, tv or whatever.) to each adaptor. The adaptor plugs into a power socket and the data is carried along the cabling to the other respective adaptor and device

Edited By: JCod32 on Aug 22, 2012 20:29
#12
JCod32
sofiasar
so i would'nt need ethernet cable then, this is just wireless? i missed other deal due to complications
You'd need an ethernet cable from both of your devices (router, pc, tv or whatever.) to each adaptor. The adaptor plugs into a power socket and the data is carried along the cabling to the other respective adaptor and device
thanks. I have 1 ethernet for tv and 1 for sky all in one room with ruter. Would this be ok and do i plug both ethernet cables in or can i use 1
3 Likes #13
myansari
hanks ordered.. for dilivery nothing for reserving .. missed last deal was not gona miss this one..

Whose hank?
1 Like #14
GodVilla
myansari
hanks ordered.. for dilivery nothing for reserving .. missed last deal was not gona miss this one..

Whose hank?

His hank, obviously.
#15
Are these interchangeable with devices from other manufacturers?
#16
Good price
2 Likes #17
cracking price...just brought 2 pairs for my next door neighbours setup.they are gonna be very chuffed with this.nice one OP.
#18
GodVilla
myansari
hanks ordered.. for dilivery nothing for reserving .. missed last deal was not gona miss this one..

Whose hank?
Di’s brother.
1 Like #19
I received mine today to link my tv to the internet. Youtube works great even though I am using multi plugs, even though the manual says not to use those.many people do not realize these are much much faster than the speed your internet arrived at your home-so only go for higher speed ones if you need to transfer files within your home network!
1 Like #20
Bought a pair in the last deal at £14.99, just set them up this evening. Hooked up my PS3 through them and been streaming HD movies & gaming - never a stutter, work brilliantly.
#21
I would get these over the 200 ones. Almost no real world difference. Not sure about the 500 ones.
#22
After setting these up last night. I can tell you they arent as great as anyone makes out. Over wireless I get about 3.5Mbps to 4Mbps but with these (which need an entire socket to themselves, cant be used with an extension lead by the way) I get about 515Kbps. So not very good at all.
#23
HiroofTime
After setting these up last night. I can tell you they arent as great as anyone makes out. Over wireless I get about 3.5Mbps to 4Mbps but with these (which need an entire socket to themselves, cant be used with an extension lead by the way) I get about 515Kbps. So not very good at all.
Are you sure you don't mean 515KB/s? Even then it would suck. But you're talking 2004 dsl speeds there.
#24
These are not as good as the 200Mb ones, have used both in the same house and the 200Mb ones transfer data much faster. However they work fine for most people as they have a higher throughput than the internet connection they have.

It should be noted that they rely on you having reasonably good house wiring (the newer the better)
#25
HiroofTime
these (which need an entire socket to themselves, cant be used with an extension lead by the way)

Despite the manual, this isn't strictly true. I'm typing this message through a Highspeed II on a 6-way extension lead. And the one connected to my router is also on an extension lead.
#26
BWV988
HiroofTime
these (which need an entire socket to themselves, cant be used with an extension lead by the way)

Despite the manual, this isn't strictly true. I'm typing this message through a Highspeed II on a 6-way extension lead. And the one connected to my router is also on an extension lead.

Yes they will work fine on an extension lead but I discovered that over time the plugs develop intermittent issues when connected to extension lead. I had to dump my last pair and I think it was down to this issue.
#27
M1x_and_Match
Are these interchangeable with devices from other manufacturers?

You need to pair them with each other. I would recommend using same plugs as I can't see how you can pair with different software on different plugs - I could be wrong!!
#28
Say what you want, I bought these last time, and I've been streaming 720p PERFECTLY :D from the internet (my lounge TV is only 720 ,so I haven't yet tried 1080).

Maybe it depends on your household wiring? Mine appears to be around 5-10 years old maximum.

One weird thing I found, is that XBMC doesn't work when I plug cat5 in direct from the devolo plug. But plug in via an old router I had lying around ,and it's perfect (any ideas?).

Very tempted to buy another set, for Rasberry Pi connectivity in other rooms.

[UPDATE] Bought.



Edited By: JHL on Aug 23, 2012 11:25: [UPDATE] Bought. [UPDATE] Bought.
#29
baroni1971
Yes they will work fine on an extension lead but I discovered that over time the plugs develop intermittent issues when connected to extension lead. I had to dump my last pair and I think it was down to this issue.

Useful to know. Were you covered by the 3-year warranty when you started getting issues?

I've noticed they get quite warm, so I imagine there's a fair amount of stress on the electronics over time.
#30
Some people talk carp on here. The 200 ones adhere the latest homeplug av standards these ones do not. These old standard devices are carp. Some people get poor speeds. Get the netgear 200 ones like tge xav1004 i have loads of them and get 100 to 199mbps. Far better than wireless and more stable too

Cant see the point in 500 mb ones at the mo unless you chuck massive data around your network
1 Like #31
royals
Some people get poor speeds.

Some may, but not me, best bargain I've had from a HUKD listing.
#32
got these, the DO NOT work with the Netgear powerline adapters I have...
1 Like #33
use the code NET100 to get them for £14.21 delivered
#34
Good for surfing but not gaming/downloading.
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#36
Ashburnham1
londonstinks
So what is the point in getting faster ones? For transferring files etc?
The advertised data speed is virtually a theoretical one. In reality these devices operate with a much lower data speed.
best way to get actual speed is divide it by 10 so if its 80mbs you will get an actual speed of 8mb...the 80 mbs isnt the megabytes what you think...it stands for megabits or something which is only 10 percent of the speed you think your getting...same applies to your internet connection...they say you get 60mb..you really get a max speed of 6, they say you get 8 mb you get 800 kbs just divide it all by 10
#37
gazconvery
Ashburnham1
londonstinks
So what is the point in getting faster ones? For transferring files etc?
The advertised data speed is virtually a theoretical one. In reality these devices operate with a much lower data speed.
best way to get actual speed is divide it by 10 so if its 80mbs you will get an actual speed of 8mb...the 80 mbs isnt the megabytes what you think...it stands for megabits or something which is only 10 percent of the speed you think your getting...same applies to your internet connection...they say you get 60mb..you really get a max speed of 6, they say you get 8 mb you get 800 kbs just divide it all by 10

A little knowledge really can be a dangerous thing. If you're going to offer your advice as fact like that please research it first.

80Mbps (megabits per second) = 10 MB/s (megabytes per second).

Firstly, you divide by 8, not 10. Secondly, there is a standard distinction in the capitalised B for megabytes.

And all this has NOTHING to do with the actual vs theoretical speed, this is a separate issue to do with various factors (I stand to be corrected but I think such factors include interference and network overheads) - which means that even dividing by the right number (8) will not help you get your actual speed from the theoretical max.
#38
Can you plug these into multi gang mains extension leads without loss??

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