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Quick and simple networking from Dynamode

Home plug uses the copper power cables that run through your building as it would a network cable.

Just plug one Homeplug near to your Computer/Router and connect with the patch cable provided. Then plug the other Homeplug anywhere in your building and connect anything you like!!!

Brilliant for

* Homes to share the internet between multiple Computers.
* Small businesses to share Network printers.
* Online gaming anywhere in the building.
* Video or music streaming.
* Compliment your wireless network to eliviate 'Dead Spots'.
* Replacing that 20m Cat 5 cable.
* Take anywhere portability.

Whats in the box?

* 2 x Homeplug Adapters
* 2 x Cat 5 Network cables
* 1 x Powerline software for Windows
* 1 x Full Instructions


Features:

· Use the home's existing power line

· Easy to install

· Allow user to connect PCs and other devices conveniently, at any power outlet

· Up to 85Mbps data rate on the power line

· 56-bits DES Link Encryption for security

· 5 LEDs indicate status

£39.99 plus delivery. Potentially free delivery if you spend over £50 in total.
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#1
Out of interest,would it be better getting the 200 MBPS Homeplugs? You think you would notice the difference?
#2
rehydrated;2419279
Out of interest,would it be better getting the 200 MBPS Homeplugs? You think you would notice the difference?


With these you will see a realistic throughput of 40-45mbps which for most purposes will be fine although if you do a fair bit of streaming (video,musicetc) and online gaming you will benefit from the 200mbps ones.
#3
Specification says:
Data Transfer Rate 14 Mbps

Seems very slow to me.
Also does not match the quotesd 85Mbps in the title!
#4
The 200mbps ones are much better. They work on a totally different chipset and are quite robust against electrical noise generated by household equipment. I would stay away from the 14mbps and 85mbps units. Both are the same technology and are not very good in keeping the data together in noisy electrical environments, eg turning your microwave on, or your mixer, tv etc!!

Ive used the 200Mbps and the 85 and 14mbps ones, and id stick to the Corinex Av200 or the Homeplug AV 200 Mbps based units!! Look at a data throughut of around 70Mbps-90mbps on the 200 versions.
#5
can you use 2 (or more)sets to enable devices in several rooms at once?
#6
Any good deals on the 200mbps ones?
#7
rehydrated;2419279
Out of interest,would it be better getting the 200 MBPS Homeplugs? You think you would notice the difference?

If your thinking of streaming video or playing games via xbox 360 live for example on your home network you would definitely notice the difference. A tip when using homeplugs is to plug them directly into the mains socket on both ends and not into extension blocks for optimum performance.:thumbsup:
I use Zyxel PLA-400 Mains Homeplugs and I don't have any complaints.
#8
harlzter
With these you will see a realistic throughput of 40-45mbps which for most purposes will be fine although if you do a fair bit of streaming (video,musicetc) and online gaming you will benefit from the 200mbps ones.


How would online gaming benifit?

you're internet connection is NOT going to be more than 24mbps in the UK, so the 85mbps are going to be more than good enough.

You will only see a speed difference in local data transfer not to the outside world.
#9
so i plug the power cable from my router into one of these into the mains

and the other i put my ps3 into and i can go online without having a %!£$ wireless connection?
#10
illmonkey
How would online gaming benefit?

you're internet connection is NOT going to be more than 24mbps in the UK, so the 85mbps are going to be more than good enough.

You will only see a speed difference in local data transfer not to the outside world.


I think that is a very good and valid point. Not many are receiving above 8mbps for their internet connection.

Keith
#11
alfreer1;2419647
can you use 2 (or more)sets to enable devices in several rooms at once?

Yes, And it doesn't have to be in sets. You must have more than one of these devices for network to function. For example, if you have 2 Xboxes and want to connect it to router, you will need 3 of these.
#12
[FONT=Arial]Latency latency latency I suspect is the answer to why the 200mbps version is better for gamers[/FONT]
#13
unileeds
The 200mbps ones are much better. They work on a totally different chipset and are quite robust against electrical noise generated by household equipment. I would stay away from the 14mbps and 85mbps units. Both are the same technology and are not very good in keeping the data together in noisy electrical environments, eg turning your microwave on, or your mixer, tv etc!!

Ive used the 200Mbps and the 85 and 14mbps ones, and id stick to the Corinex Av200 or the Homeplug AV 200 Mbps based units!! Look at a data throughut of around 70Mbps-90mbps on the 200 versions.

Do the 200mbps sets cost a lot more?
#14
gm30uk
If your thinking of streaming video or playing games via xbox 360 live for example on your home network you would definitely notice the difference. A tip when using homeplugs is to plug them directly into the mains socket on both ends and not into extension blocks for optimum performance.:thumbsup:
I use Zyxel PLA-400 Mains Homeplugs and I don't have any complaints.



will the 85mbps versions or (14mbps) still have a lagging effect if i use it for online gaming on the 360? compared to wireless adaptor which i have now?
i'm sure the 360 only needs about 3meg bandwidth for online playing (i don't stream movies) the most lag i get is when playing pro evo 2008
#15
deadduck_145
so i plug the power cable from my router into one of these into the mains

and the other i put my ps3 into and i can go online without having a %!£$ wireless connection?


close, its not quite like that, these replace the typical network cable, by using the existing wiring in your house's electrical system.

So you set up your router as normal, plugged in as normal, then plug one of these adapters into a nearby socket, and then connect the router to this adapter witha shortish network cable.

Then in whatever room your PS3 is in, plug in the other adapter, and hook it up to the PS3's network port.

and the adapters will make the link.
#16
I'd pay the bit extra like I did a few weeks ago and get something like the Zyxel PLA400 from Scan.

Dead easy to setup in so much as you just have to plug a few things in and it works straight away and superbly on the PS3 and video streaming. If you do want to do any media server video streaming then 200mbps is definitely the way to go.
#17
I live in a new 3 story house with a different fuse for each set of sockets controlled by the fuse box by the front door - i.e. if I fuse the plugs on the top floor, only those sockets are cut off.
I have always understood that this type of devise has to be run from the same ring of plugs - so if my router was on the middle floor, this will only work on plugs on the middle floor.
Is my assumption correct or should it work everywhere?
Thanks
#18
Good question, but i'm sure you'd be OK because ultimately you have a singular mains system. Your main issue might just be a slight slow down in speed.

I have a modern fuse box with built in circuit breakers with my upstairs sockets on a separate switch and circuit to the down stairs ones, which is normal and basically the same situation as yours and my setup works fine.
#19
ignore the rubbish about 85mb/s not being good enough for xbox live or streaming. i link my pc through one and can download at the same speeds as i could when i had a 20m network cable trailing through the house.

i stream videos from my pc back to my 360 and it works perfectly.
#20
marcosdjcm
close, its not quite like that, these replace the typical network cable, by using the existing wiring in your house's electrical system.

So you set up your router as normal, plugged in as normal, then plug one of these adapters into a nearby socket, and then connect the router to this adapter witha shortish network cable.

Then in whatever room your PS3 is in, plug in the other adapter, and hook it up to the PS3's network port.

and the adapters will make the link.


even better, sounds so simple

cheers for your help
#21
With these you will see a realistic throughput of 40-45mbps


You absolutely will not get those speeds from these plugs. You will get 10 - 14mbps.

I have used a number of different makes of and speeds of these over the years, if you do alot of downloading, streaming or online gamming the 200mbps ones are the ones to have they will get between 40-60mbps without any packet loss.

live in a new 3 story house with a different fuse for each set of sockets controlled by the fuse box by the front door - i.e. if I fuse the plugs on the top floor, only those sockets are cut off.
I have always understood that this type of devise has to be run from the same ring of plugs - so if my router was on the middle floor, this will only work on plugs on the middle floor.
Is my assumption correct or should it work everywhere?


The 200 mbps can be used over different circuits in you house (well my Solwise ones work anyway over 4 floors and completely different consumer units) The signal on the 85mbps plugs was not strong enough to work over different circuits on our consumer unit for me.
#22
Well a few things to clarify,
The 85Mbps is by no means slow!! It is not very good in a electrically noisy environment. I have done quite a lot of tests. Most and I am quite careful while using the most word here, 85Mbps are based on 14mbps chipsets with MAC layer boosters to enhance data speed. You won't really see a great deal of throughput through them. But streaming video is hardly any bandwidth, 1-2mbps max. Its when you want to stream Hi-Def stuff, thats the killer and you need 8-20Mbps min.
Secondly, the reason the powerline units are better than wifi, is simple. Contention. Wifi usually has a lot of throughput lag due to contention. Where as the 200mbps chipsets are designed in such a way that they dynamically mount data on the subcarriers. In other words, they know exactly how much data to send, where on the spectrum. In wifi its usually a case of sending data, wait for ack, if no ack, resend. And hence you will get slower speeds. Plus wifi typically halves the bandwidth when more nodes are added So if you have a 54Mbps router, of which 14-16mbps is actual data as the rest is TCP/IP overhead and encryption, once you have 4 wifi clients you have halved the bandwidth many times over, resulting in roughly 1-2mbps per client. Again some routers are clever and will dynamically allocate bandwidth, some wont.

Yes you can have as many of these powerline units in a network. You need 2 for one link, but from then on, every time you buy a unit, you increase the number of links, eg 3 units-3 links, 4 units-6links,5 units-10links.
etc!!

yes for good performance, you need to plug directly into mains. extension strips are alright, but surge protectors are a NO NO!! Most will filter your data stream right off!!

Overall they are a good and inexpensive (if recabling and digging holes is the only other option) way of wiring your house up. They are DEAD simple, and i mean they are. Just plug and go!! If you wanna be fancy you can set it up just like your wifi router, add filtering, passwords, QoS etc!! But otherwise you can take them out of the box and they will work without even a setup!! though make sure you plug your ethernet cables in :)
#23
preacher
ignore the rubbish about 85mb/s not being good enough for xbox live or streaming. i link my pc through one and can download at the same speeds as i could when i had a 20m network cable trailing through the house.

i stream videos from my pc back to my 360 and it works perfectly.


Witht he 85mbps plugs, SD quality stuff will be fine like Divx or mpeg, but I use the 200mbps units for streaming HD (1080p + 5.1 DD) content from my media storage upstairs to my MCE PC downstairs in the living room and have no probs.

To save you the hassle of upgrading in the future, spend the extra and get the 200mbps units.

Don't forget, the figures quoted on these devices like 85mbps or 200mbps are never what you get in the real world - if anything it can sometimes be half that.
#24
Another thing, wired 200mbps units have a range of 3000ft in copper!! Throughput is usually rock solid at 60-90mbps. You can get 90mbps, if you are lucky. Another thing, if you do buy a 200mbps unit and its HOMEPLUG AV certified, then you can buy any HOMEPLUG AV certified unit and they will inter operate. No need to stick to a brand or anything. Also note, HOMEPLUG AV and HOMEPLUG are different, as the latter is HOMEPLUG 1.0 and is associated with 85Mbps and 14Mbps units!!

Oh and this technology has been around for 3 years now!!

Another tip, native 400mbps units should be out end of this year. Current 400mbps (i think only 2-3 companies do them) are again MAC layer boosted, and you will usually see average speeds equal to the 200 mbps units, although peak speeds might be more!!
#25
Hi there - can anyone help on this - I share a wireless network with my dad who lives next door - I have to have a signal repeater as the signal isn't strong enough to reach my wii, 360 and ps3 downstairs in the front room as the walls in the house are really thick - the signal to the repeater is ok i guess (as its based upstairs) but sometimes drops out or drops to low but then picks bck up - therefore my internet connection on the wii etc is very hit and miss and usually coms up with an error - do you think this would improve things?
Also when i download stuff off the net i can hit upto 360kb per second (even though my isp says i can download at 6mbps) - if i were to use something like this from my repeater to my mains plugs downstairs do you think it would work ok with a sling box? confusing i know! any help would be much appreciated as thats why i've held off so long on these
#26
Ethernet ports can only handle 100mbps so the 200 etc speed figures are purely fictional. But homeplugs really are a fantastic product. If you are using wifi for online gamming, downloading etc switching to these is like night to day. I have a mate who does networking for a living I was going on about these for years to him, he just thought they were a noddy product, when he actually had a play with them he couldnt believe how good they were. He now uses them on small office jobs instead of spending days laying ethernet cable everywhere.

Wifi is OK for browsing the net thats about it. On a 54mbps wifi connection I struggle to get 7 or 8 mbps in the next room. One of the biggest issues is everything interferes with wifi, 3g mobiles, wireless alarms, video senders etc etc etc. For me its just not fit for any purpose other than browsing the net.

On the speed issue on these plugs, I had a set of 85mbps plugs working down in the basement for my home office connecting the pc to my router / bb modem in the room next door. They were on the same circuit and probably only 10 metres or so of cable between the 2 plugs. When downloading I never got more than 500 - 600k (5 - 6mbps constant transfer) a second despite having a 20 meg fibre optic cable connection with virgin.

When I switched over to the 200mbps plugs my constant download rates went up to 2000 - 30000k a second (Yes I know it was only meant to be 20meg but still) What I am saying is that the bottleneck in my connection was the 85mbps plugs but its down to what you are going to use it for. If you are not using the plugs over different circuits or stream hd material or have a fast bb connection (over 14mbps) the 85 mbps plugs will be more than adequate. For most people the 85mpbs plugs will be more than adequate and certainly much much better than a wifi connection with the added benefit these things are plug and play and need to setup whatsoever.
#27
Thanx to everyone putting their views and experiences found it quite useful.

The next thing is which brand is better? On this thread theres mention of Solwise, Dynamode and ZyXEL.
#28
Does anyone knows if the homeplug the connection is only limited to my house? So can my neighbours or anyone in my grid has the remote chance of connecting to my LAN?
banned#29
Both technologies suffer from the same problem.. you won't get anywhere near the quoted maximum, it's b/s**t.

I have/had no great difficulty using wireless around the house or for games consoles, I had used a wireless bridge for my 360 for a very long time until I picked up some Netgear powerline units. Can I say that the online experience has become far better? No. Can I see a noticeable difference? Not really, as a lot of the time the lag is down to the other players.

So why did I bother changing? I wanted to keep the wireless clear as another piece of wireless equipment which uses quite a bit of bandwidth (5-7 Mbps) was knocking the 360 offline.

That's about it..... no great mystery... I just did it to solve an interference problem. As for the powerline units.. they work fine but I've never been able to achieve throughput anywhere near 85 Mbps even though the software claims that the bandwidth is there, I'm sure it'll suffer from bad wiring and noise just as wireless does all-be-it completely different.
#30
CHOMPYRUD: No you wont be able to use this, unless you and your dad are on the same Mains phase!! If its different houses, )as in you said next door) but its quite unlikely. You can try it out. You know staright away if it will work. green LED will light up.

LIAM007: Yes if your neighbour share the electrical phase, then they have the signal as well. But all units come with a Network Name (which is never broadcast) and an option to secure the network using a password. This is again never broadcast. Most units will come with AES or 3DES encryption, so if you enable this, you should be fine.

Like I said, all brands are pretty standard. They all use the intellon chipset or the DS2 chipset. You can mix and match between the Homeplug AV brands, but cannot mix the DS2 (UPA) and the Homeplug AV brands.
#31
Does anyone knows if the homeplug the connection is only limited to my house? So can my neighbours or anyone in my grid has the remote chance of connecting to my LAN?


Its not going to happen. Firstly they would need to have the same make of homeplug (they would have no way of knowing what you are using). Then the homeplug units encrypt the signal they are sending so they would need your key.

In addition they are built so that the "dampening effect" on the signal going past your electricity metre is such that it cant be detected outside your property (this is why the lower speed units wont even work over seperate circuits / consumer units in the same property, the signal they put out is not strong enough)

So to summarise they are much safer than a wifi connection[/B] in terms of network security. Most people use wep encrption on their wifi connections, its completely insecure, you can download software that will very easily give you wep passwords in under a few hours of attack.....
banned#32
alera
So to summarise they are Much safer than a wifi connection in terms of network security. Most people use wep encrption on their wifi connections, its completely insecure, you can download software that will very easily give you wep passwords in under a few hours of attack.....


Which is why WPA & WPA2 were invented.

These units cannot replace wireless.. the whole point of wireless is that you can use portable devices such as the PSP, or a games console (360 excluded here, blame M$) or a laptop in any room. You're not going to connect a long network cable to a laptop and drag it around the room are you.

They complement each other perfectly I find.
#33
alera
Ethernet ports can only handle 100mbps
20 meg fibre optic cable connection with virgin.


dont let facts get in the way of your nice stories!

Thanks for the info though - I will be sure to send my Giga ethernet card back to get a refund, and have sent my complaint to virgin that I am missing out on the fibre optic option they give to some customers!
#34
alera
Its not going to happen. Firstly they would need to have the same make of homeplug (they would have no way of knowing what you are using). Then the homeplug units encrypt the signal they are sending so they would need your key.

In addition they are built so that the "dampening effect" on the signal going past your electricity metre is such that it cant be detected outside your property (this is why the lower speed units wont even work over seperate circuits / consumer units in the same property, the signal they put out is not strong enough)

So to summarise they are [Bmuch safer than a wifi connection[/B] in terms of network security. Most people use wep encrption on their wifi connections, its completely insecure, you can download software that will very easily give you wep passwords in under a few hours of attack.....


Knowing the brand is not important. All Homeplug AV units are inter compatible (unless some fancy ones have added their own bits, in which case they WONT be HOMEPLUG AV), and therefore using any AV unit, you will get the signal. The two things you need to know before you can connect to any Homeplug AV network is the network name and the password. And also get over the MAC address filtering if any.
#35
Thanks for the info though - I will be sure to send my Giga ethernet card back to get a refund, and have sent my complaint to virgin that I am missing out on the fibre optic option they give to some customers!


Virgin hardly have any customers on adsl so everyones on the fibre optic backbone really. Thats not the cabling to your door but to the box at the end of your road - which is why their connection speeds can be so high (but obviously depends on area - how many people are on the box etc etc etc)

Yes you can get faster ethernet cards but lets be honest. 90% of pcs in peoples homes have a10/ 100 ethernet port dont they. No need to be pedantic !

Knowing the brand is not important. All Homeplug AV units are inter compatible (unless some fancy ones have added their own bits, in which case they WONT be HOMEPLUG AV), and therefore using any AV unit, you will get the signal. The two things you need to know before you can connect to any Homeplug AV network is the network name and the password. And also get over the MAC address filtering if any.


This is not correct in my experience, I have tried to get netgear / Devolo / solwise 14mbps plugs to tak to each other before without success. Maybe the newer plugs but certainly not the ones I tried.
#36
yes the older ones were not, they were part of the HomePlug 1.0 standard, which did not define inter compatibility. But the Homeplug AV standard defines intercompatibility with other Homeplug AV devices and backward compatibility with Homeplug 1.0 devices. Ie your new 200mbps Homeplug AV device will work with your older 14/85mbps Homeplug 1.0 device.

AGAIN Homeplug is a standard and is different to the UPA standard. Netgear has adopted the UPA standard while Panasonic uses the Homeplug standard. UPA and HOMEPLUG are not inter compatible!! HOMEPLUG is usually used in place of Powerline, but this is incorrect. Powerline is the technology with Homeplug and UPA as the two standards. Depends on which one you buy, you have to stick to that standard. You can mix brands within that standard!!
banned#37
Are you sure Homeplug AV equipment is backwards compatible with 14/85 Mbps variants? I've been led to believe by other sites that they can only exist together, not communicate.

I'm also led to believe that the newest Netgear 200 Mbps equipment isn't compatible with Homeplug AV or previous Netgear equipment.
#38
vixygwim
Are you sure Homeplug AV equipment is backwards compatible with 14/85 Mbps variants? I've been led to believe by other sites that they can only exist together, not communicate.

I'm also led to believe that the newest Netgear 200 Mbps equipment isn't compatible with Homeplug AV or previous Netgear equipment.


Yes, the Homeplug std is compatible with 14mbps/85mbps units of the same standard ie Homeplug 1.0. While CO-EXISTANCE is Mandatory, Interoperability is optional. According to the standard, it is upto the manufacturer to decide interoperability. If interoperabilty is enabled, the Av unit is downgrade speed to the slowest unit in the network. Bit of a waste.

The newer netgear units are all UPA standard certified, and not Homeplug AV, and therefore will not exist with Homeplug AV or older HomePlug 1.0 (14mbps/85mbps) units, and will definately not communicate.
banned#39
Just wanted that cleared up, your previous post suggested it was a definite that AV units would be compatible (able to communicate) with older equipment.
#40
so what best to go for UPA or homeplug AV?

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