Extra Value 200Mbps Powerline Adapter Twin Pack - £34.97 + delivery @ Ebuyer - HotUKDeals
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Another £5 has been shaved off these since they were last submitted by Bepto.

As always a minimum delivery charge of £3.59 applies at ebuyer (unless you are spending over £49.99)

Total Cost = £38.56
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#1
Are these compatible with my existing Comtrend plugs?

Anyone know?
#2
From what ive heard if they are the same speed they should work together
1 Like #3
Are these compatible with my existing Comtrend plugs?

Anyone know?


Almost certainly no. They have to be on the same firmware and use the same chipset to work properly normally. As a rule of thumb only same manufacturer / chipsets work together of the same speed.


This is a great price though.


Edited By: alera on Nov 21, 2010 15:01
1 Like #4
Fairly sure that Comtrend work on a different system to most other makes.
#5
Ive got these, had them a few months..

Think I paid 45 quid

I read a comment on Ebuyer to ignore the drivers that come shipped and use the Edimax PowerLine Utility instead and this worked a treat (same chipset as Edimax)... Never had a single problem with them...
#6
is there any issues with these security wise?
ive been depating these for a while, then ill have the interwebz on my pc upstairs.
#7
?

With this you can turn off your wireless network. Making it safer. As wireless networks can be compromised easily.

It functions the same as having a massive cable.

The only problem is, if you live somewhere where the power rings are in a shared building. Then someone could attempt to join your powerline network, if they had a compatible device.
#8
Conqueror
?

With this you can turn off your wireless network. Making it safer. As wireless networks can be compromised easily.

It functions the same as having a massive cable.

The only problem is, if you live somewhere where the power rings are in a shared building. Then someone could attempt to join your powerline network, if they had a compatible device.


The encryption can be used to stop freeloaders, so unless they force their way into your room and press the button on it, they won't be joining your network. :)
#9
Anyone know whether these are fast enough to stream HD video from a PC to Xbox 360?

Cheers
#10
Never used one of these powerline things before. Would it work to connect a WDTV Live or do you have to load crappy drivers and thus require a PC/similar?
#11
Aren't these the ones that are supposed to get quite hot?
#12
Yes

Its the same as being on a wired network... If you have a problem doing this.. the limitation wont be the powerline, but your pc / xbox
#13
Conqueror
Yes

Its the same as being on a wired network... If you have a problem doing this.. the limitation wont be the powerline, but your pc / xbox


Cheers dude.

Workd perfect using a wire, but it's a pain to get it out & put it away when I want to watch a HD movie (wireless is too slow). Might just have to purchase. Excellent!
4 Likes #14
Burg i was worried about that... Ive had it on permently for about 3 of 4 months.. Never turned it off.. Never reset it..

More reliable than wireless which sometimes drops off
#15
Burgmeister
Aren't these the ones that are supposed to get quite hot?


To be fair, yes homeplugs do get hot, but so does anything that has a power supply left on for a period of time. My laptop power supply makes a lovely foot warmer when I'm working!
#16
Are these better than the comtrend ones (came with BT Vision), these alwasy seem to drop the speed down and the speed ligth drops to red. Wondered if it was worth trying different adapters. My house is only 10 years old and quite small, so don't think it is issues with the ring main etc. in my house.
#17
I use mine for watching skyplayer on the xbox and the pic quality usually holds, not sure if it'd be ok with hd files though - also I don't find these run that hot to be honest

Edited By: boon10 on Nov 21, 2010 17:20: spelling
1 Like #18
Conqueror
?

With this you can turn off your wireless network. Making it safer. As wireless networks can be compromised easily.



Houses can also be broken in to really easily; maybe we should live in underground bunkers?
#19
Conqueror
?

With this you can turn off your wireless network. Making it safer. As wireless networks can be compromised easily.



LOL
Me thinks you're clueless at setting up networks
#20
@emtunc & @gizmouk - i think he made a valid point there so not sure why you mock, maybe i should come round your houses and get me some free internet coz if you knew anything about wifi you'd know its not that difficult to break into

anyways baco onto topic, these seem good value but i wonder what the true throughput of these are? anyone care to share their throughput speeds with us?


Edited By: irradiated on Nov 21, 2010 18:16
#21
Yes some poople do not secure there networks properly, but 5 mins of work by someone who knows how to set them up can stop even the most determined hacker trying to bother to gain access, Most home networks only really need the basic setup carried outas here will always be someone nearby who has not secured there network, or changed the deault password, or IP address of the router.
#22
Ok, daft question time....

Can these be used to extend a wireless network? My cable modem is at the top-right of the house and the signal from the router doesn't reach half of the property. Could I connect the cable modem into Powerline adapter 1 then have the wireless router linked into Powerline adapter 2 which would be plugged in a more central position in the house?
#23
gizmouk

You heard of Aircrack NG or wireshark?

With some N adapters you may find you can see anyone on the street, with some people even broadcasting their SSID openly - ffs

Edited By: Conqueror on Nov 21, 2010 18:39
#24
irradiated

my utility reports 170mpbs.. ive not tried analysing the performance

never seems slow though.. has never dropped
#25
Conqueror
irradiated

my utility reports 170mpbs.. ive not tried analysing the performance

never seems slow though.. has never dropped


cheers that seems better than my 100Mbps ones
#26
I will tell anyone about HD streaming.

I have a PS3 and tried 85mbps homeplugs and 200mbps homeplugs, my electric is running off one board and was just fully re-wired to 2007 specs 3 years ago.

They would not handle a 11gb file of lord of the rings playing dts audio.

So bought 40 meters of cat5e from ebay for 7.50, yes thats right 7.50, and just ran it up the stairs.

Everything plays now, and I mean everything, no stutter,. Also tried the home plugs on my AC RYAN thinking it was the PS3 and that stuttered as well, then hooked the ethernet back up and again plays a dream.

Save yourself money and spend a couple hours running ethernet, 7.50 vs this 35.00
2 Likes #27
cables will always be the best solution.. if you can put a cable in..

if you cant then powerline is a good option
#28
canada16
I will tell anyone about HD streaming.

I have a PS3 and tried 85mbps homeplugs and 200mbps homeplugs, my electric is running off one board and was just fully re-wired to 2007 specs 3 years ago.

They would not handle a 11gb file of lord of the rings playing dts audio.

So bought 40 meters of cat5e from ebay for 7.50, yes thats right 7.50, and just ran it up the stairs.

Everything plays now, and I mean everything, no stutter,. Also tried the home plugs on my AC RYAN thinking it was the PS3 and that stuttered as well, then hooked the ethernet back up and again plays a dream.

Save yourself money and spend a couple hours running ethernet, 7.50 vs this 35.00


That's commitment and determination to get a decent network connection... risk breaking your neck on the stairs with the cable!

Clearly a single man too, as wives just ADORE this sort of domestic "embellishment!" ;-)
#29
might want to check the old thread as several of us who purchased last year had these die 12-15 months after purchase ..

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/extra-value-200mbps-powerline-adapt/792165

Would be good to hear if anyone has had these working longer than 16 months..
#30
nihcaj
canada16
I will tell anyone about HD streaming.

I have a PS3 and tried 85mbps homeplugs and 200mbps homeplugs, my electric is running off one board and was just fully re-wired to 2007 specs 3 years ago.

They would not handle a 11gb file of lord of the rings playing dts audio.

So bought 40 meters of cat5e from ebay for 7.50, yes thats right 7.50, and just ran it up the stairs.

Everything plays now, and I mean everything, no stutter,. Also tried the home plugs on my AC RYAN thinking it was the PS3 and that stuttered as well, then hooked the ethernet back up and again plays a dream.

Save yourself money and spend a couple hours running ethernet, 7.50 vs this 35.00


That's commitment and determination to get a decent network connection... risk breaking your neck on the stairs with the cable!

Clearly a single man too, as wives just ADORE this sort of domestic "embellishment!" ;-)


That's the only reason I'm looking at these! Wires to me are no problem, but the missus... You'd think I'd smeared a kebab on the floor!

Cheers Canada16, I thought that might be the case with speeds, I'll have to run a cable somewhere (just put laminate down so can't get under the floor!)
#31
canada16
I will tell anyone about HD streaming. I have a PS3 and tried 85mbps homeplugs and 200mbps homeplugs, my electric is running off one board and was just fully re-wired to 2007 specs 3 years ago.They would not handle a 11gb file of lord of the rings playing dts audio. So bought 40 meters of cat5e from ebay for 7.50, yes thats right 7.50, and just ran it up the stairs.Everything plays now, and I mean everything, no stutter,. Also tried the home plugs on my AC RYAN thinking it was the PS3 and that stuttered as well, then hooked the ethernet back up and again plays a dream.Save yourself money and spend a couple hours running ethernet, 7.50 vs this 35.00

And just tell me how I get Cat5 cable out to my garage without spendings £100's of pounds on relaying my patio?

I've used the 85MB versions from amazon for over a year. granted they struggle with any 720p content from you tube, so my next question here is, will these 200mb work with my existing amazon ones or is it a case of using the same chip set for them to coexist?

Good price though....
#32
Hot!

I've got 4 of these and they are great. My wireless is poor (thick walls and living in a townhouse) so gave 2 of these a go and then the others next time they were on sale. I get 100-140mb/s (through multi-plugs).
#33
Bear in mind that someone on your same electrical phase could potentially share your data if they know how. Also if this same neighbour has powerline data units, you will slow each other down considerably. They are also a bit prone to slowing down your adsl, the modems don't like this kind of thing up em.
These things are the spawn of the devil, data on an electrical power circuit, stupid dangerous idea. Cat5 rocks, comes with built in security not something that radiates all over the place.

Reported problems range from losing DAB/Freeview reception to reducing adsl speed to a fraction of what it should be. Be careful with these dirty and ill designed devices, but hey you all know how these work and realise the consequences don't you?

p
#34
pwone
Bear in mind that someone on your same electrical phase could potentially share your data if they know how. Also if this same neighbour has powerline data units, you will slow each other down considerably. They are also a bit prone to slowing down your adsl, the modems don't like this kind of thing up em.
These things are the spawn of the devil, data on an electrical power circuit, stupid dangerous idea. Cat5 rocks, comes with built in security not something that radiates all over the place.

Reported problems range from losing DAB/Freeview reception to reducing adsl speed to a fraction of what it should be. Be careful with these dirty and ill designed devices, but hey you all know how these work and realise the consequences don't you?

p


What a lot of rot
1 Like #35
pwone
Bear in mind that someone on your same electrical phase could potentially share your data if they know how. Also if this same neighbour has powerline data units, you will slow each other down considerably. They are also a bit prone to slowing down your adsl, the modems don't like this kind of thing up em.
These things are the spawn of the devil, data on an electrical power circuit, stupid dangerous idea. Cat5 rocks, comes with built in security not something that radiates all over the place.

Reported problems range from losing DAB/Freeview reception to reducing adsl speed to a fraction of what it should be. Be careful with these dirty and ill designed devices, but hey you all know how these work and realise the consequences don't you?

p


bit early to be drinking isnt it?

Edited By: irradiated on Nov 22, 2010 13:38
#36
Dilbert
Ok, daft question time....Can these be used to extend a wireless network? My cable modem is at the top-right of the house and the signal from the router doesn't reach half of the property. Could I connect the cable modem into Powerline adapter 1 then have the wireless router linked into Powerline adapter 2 which would be plugged in a more central position in the house?

Anyone?
#37
Do these have to be connected onto the same ring main of the house?
#38
Djpara
Do these have to be connected onto the same ring main of the house?


yes i think so
#39
Dilbert
Dilbert
Ok, daft question time....Can these be used to extend a wireless network? My cable modem is at the top-right of the house and the signal from the router doesn't reach half of the property. Could I connect the cable modem into Powerline adapter 1 then have the wireless router linked into Powerline adapter 2 which would be plugged in a more central position in the house?


im sure ive seen some where the second unit is also wifi but no idea how they connect, i 'thought' they all connected via the lan port of the router, does a cable modem have a lan port?? if so and you get the version that has wifi then i guess its possible to do what you ask

Anyone?
#40
irradiated

im sure ive seen some where the second unit is also wifi but no idea how they connect, i 'thought' they all connected via the lan port of the router, does a cable modem have a lan port?? if so and you get the version that has wifi then i guess its possible to do what you ask



Thanks for that....

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