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Got pretty hot a few weeks ago at £35, now with just a few more quid off until June 17th to sweeten the deal!

These 200Mbps homeplug adapters can provide the transmission of broadband data service via power line, which are suitable for use in a wide range of both residential (in-home) and commercial (offices, apartments, hotels, warehouses) network applications in which existing power lines can be utilized. There is never any need to install new wires. These adapters enable the effortless creation of a high-speed network that supports video, voice and data.
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#1
+ £4.18 Shipping as free shipping only applies to purchases over £49.99. Voted Hot.
5 Likes #2
Do you just plug them in and get your internet from the electric supply innit bruv
1 Like #3
The only problem with this it seems is that if you use this in a double plug socket you cannot use the socket next to it as this is so large. Heat for the price though if this doesn't affect you.
#4
Good spot. Cheers!
#5
I have these, been using them for 7 months now, damn fine they are too. Of course the 200Mbps is going to hamper you if you are on some über intranet, but for people who don't want cables showing, aren't willing to get some trunking into the walls, or like me, you rent and can't really "edit" your house, these are damn fine.
#6
simonhall
The only problem with this it seems is that if you use this in a double plug socket you cannot use the socket next to it as this is so large. Heat for the price though if this doesn't affect you.

i agree. this takes up 2 spaces. but still hot at this price. anyone know of slimmer version of the homeplugs?
#7
200mbps with a 100mbps ethernet port! talk about mis advertising. IU have some and they are ok for stream 720p but 1080p is a no no
#8
Use a two way adapter and stand them off the wall
1 Like #9
heraferi
simonhall
The only problem with this it seems is that if you use this in a double plug socket you cannot use the socket next to it as this is so large. Heat for the price though if this doesn't affect you.

i agree. this takes up 2 spaces. but still hot at this price. anyone know of slimmer version of the homeplugs?


here are slimmer ones. just a few quid more.

http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=181114

i have these ones, they were posted here a few weeks back
#10
craigtumilty
200mbps with a 100mbps ethernet port! talk about mis advertising. IU have some and they are ok for stream 720p but 1080p is a no no
100mbps duplex 200 total transfer rate. Why would 1080p be a no no ?
I'll answer that, because you "never" see the 100mb rate unless its in a test bed. BT use similar rated adapters to shift 2mbps for the Vision service and it struggles based on how much junk people have plugged in to other sockets around the home.
Cracking deal though if it works in your house.
#11
Wish I could get these to work :( Had an electrician take a look as the 85mbps ones were lucky to get a 5mpbs connection but mostly timed out. I was told (unsure if it is true) that when the house had new wiring, each 'section' has a seperate fuse. So, the upstairs, downstairs, kitchen, bathroom and studio even though all run to the main box can be isolated seperately hence the problems I had. Anyone know if this rings true?

Edited By: JJG on Jun 08, 2011 20:03
#12
I did speed testing and got 40mbs from upstairs to downstairs with maxvalue ones from Amazon (plugged into an extension cable), watched a 8Gb size film at the weekend with just one slight stutter, so it really does depend on the bit rate you are pushing through, the quality of wiring and how much interference there is.
#13
Cracking deal. Hot!
#14
simonhall
The only problem with this it seems is that if you use this in a double plug socket you cannot use the socket next to it as this is so large. Heat for the price though if this doesn't affect you.


I have these, and on my wall sockets there is room for another plug next to it. Also i have the router-side one plugged into a 4gang (i know it's not ideal!) and there is room to plug next on there aswell.
#15
ezo

I'll answer that, because you "never" see the 100mb rate unless its in a test bed. BT use similar rated adapters to shift 2mbps for the Vision service and it struggles based on how much junk people have plugged in to other sockets around the home.
Cracking deal though if it works in your house.


2MBps, not mbps (I know it's pedantic but it is relevant)

A constant transfer of 1MBps min is required for 720p content, it's easier on the mediaroom platform as the video is encoded with these in mind, a MCE recorded tv show wont have as good encoding and will require double that easily. Mediaroom can also provide lower quality streams should your connection speed drop to below acceptable levels

You really need 6MBps minimum as a constant stream for 1080p as a minimum, these are 100Mbps so about 10MBps based on ideal transfer rates, on the same power ring (same floor in a house/flat) this will be about right, however when you have to go through a transfer box performance will drop down



Edited By: finlay666 on Jun 08, 2011 20:39
#16
heraferi
simonhall
The only problem with this it seems is that if you use this in a double plug socket you cannot use the socket next to it as this is so large. Heat for the price though if this doesn't affect you.
i agree. this takes up 2 spaces. but still hot at this price. anyone know of slimmer version of the homeplugs?
i use a box adapter and put the homeplug in that, means its raised up allowing the remaining socket to be used, but depending on your setup it may not work or will look terrible!

Edited By: yubious on Jun 08, 2011 20:40
#17
craigtumilty
200mbps with a 100mbps ethernet port! talk about mis advertising. IU have some and they are ok for stream 720p but 1080p is a no no


wow, clueless
#18
got these and they have been faultless

you can plug something else in next to them
#19
5aq1b
here are slimmer ones. just a few quid more.

http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=181114

i have these ones, they were posted here a few weeks back


I also bought these when they were posted and can recommend them.

ezo
craigtumilty
200mbps with a 100mbps ethernet port! talk about mis advertising. IU have some and they are ok for stream 720p but 1080p is a no no

100mbps duplex 200 total transfer rate. Why would 1080p be a no no ?
I'll answer that, because you "never" see the 100mb rate unless its in a test bed. BT use similar rated adapters to shift 2mbps for the Vision service and it struggles based on how much junk people have plugged in to other sockets around the home.
Cracking deal though if it works in your house.


I previously had 85mbps powerline adapters and was not able to stream 1080p, though 720p worked flawlessly. Using my new 200mbps I no longer have issues at 1080p.
It's important to note though as well that the rest of your gear needs to be rated to work over 100mbps, I had to upgrade my hub to 1gbps to make use of these. That won't matter if you are just plugging one computer into another, but if you go through a hub / router, it's needs to be 1gbps.

These are still hot at this price though. Heat added.
#20
ezo
Why would 1080p be a no no ?
I'll answer that, because you "never" see the 100mb rate unless its in a test bed.
BTW, why would you use this and not Wifi? You can get a BT Homehub 2.0 for 10 quid on ebay and reconfigure it as a Wifi extender "bridge", which seems to be just as good as Powerline. I guess the sensitivity to disturbances is very much the same.
#21
Conqueror
got these and they have been faultless

you can plug something else in next to them

Not true at all.
Had these for about a year and a half now, did and still doing a **** amazing job, but they do need 2 electricity plug slots. Want to buy some more but can't justify it right now :)
#22
Hot!

However, I went for the pass-thru version http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179960 at £7 extra per pair because of the possible extension lead issues
2 Likes #23
2MBps, not mbps (I know it's pedantic but it is relevant)

I think you mean Mbps, not MBps (I know it's pedantic, but it is relevant)
#24
Argy1
2MBps, not mbps (I know it's pedantic but it is relevant)


I think you mean Mbps, not MBps (I know it's pedantic, but it is relevant)

no, he didnt
b is bits
B is bytes
the stream is 2 MBytes per second.
Its probably 2 MiB/s really, but nobody seems to write MiB when they mean MiB
#25
Just be cautious, there are some things you need to bare in mind. Don't assume that your house is all on the same electic ring main. Upstairs is can be on a seperate ring to downstairs. I suppose its got alot to do with how your house is wired. Its age is not always an indicator of whether it will work. I would strongly suggest talking to the boys at 'MAPLINS' first (I gotta plug them because these guys know there stuff... and pride themselves on it) As for this price, I think its a reasonble deal, considering what you getting. There are so many varieties of plugs out there these days. Some do 300mb, 500mb, 1000mb, some have LCD screens, others are small/compact and allow you to plug other items into them (so you don't loose a socket); damn, there even one that has Wifi N and 3 ethernet sockets built into it so it technically works as a wifi/hardwire extender. Interestingly too, you can also now purchase boxes of technical wizardry, that will even let you have your data signal travel over your coax cable, at speeds even higher than the ones mentioned above, though this is super new technology, and still yet to become mainstream. I hope this helps, though I suspect I've just muddied the water for someone! Soz!
#26
MrPuddington
ezo
Why would 1080p be a no no ?
I'll answer that, because you "never" see the 100mb rate unless its in a test bed.
BTW, why would you use this and not Wifi? You can get a BT Homehub 2.0 for 10 quid on ebay and reconfigure it as a Wifi extender "bridge", which seems to be just as good as Powerline. I guess the sensitivity to disturbances is very much the same.

How?
#27
Just a lil note for hardcore gamers...
These things do create allot of jitter and unstable pings. You wont notice it much but you deffo do have a disadvantage, for e.g. having a shoot out with annother player on COD against a player with a better connection (Head popping up).
#28
I learnt a lot about these plugs from this page. The 200mbps ones are usually all the same regardless of brand. They have firmware that can be updated too.

http://www.zibri.org/2009/03/powerline-ethernet-fun-and-secrets.html

The software tools look a little different across suppliers but many are compatible. But very few are Win x64 compatible. One that is though is here

http://www.tp-link.com/en/support/downloadFiles.aspx?mid=0103030601&version=V2&pmodel=TL-PA201KIT
#29
natdeamer87
MrPuddington
ezo
Why would 1080p be a no no ?
I'll answer that, because you "never" see the 100mb rate unless its in a test bed.
BTW, why would you use this and not Wifi? You can get a BT Homehub 2.0 for 10 quid on ebay and reconfigure it as a Wifi extender "bridge", which seems to be just as good as Powerline. I guess the sensitivity to disturbances is very much the same.

How?
I'd like to know as well, hub 1 had WDS didnt think Hub 2 did though.
#30
I already have a set of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00167D96S/ref=oss_product

would these work along side them? Obviously i wouldnt get the full speed but would they work?
#31
You can usually pick up a pair of pass through plugs off fleabay for £30 which negates the loss of 1 or 2 sockets. Not sure why these always get so much heat? Not suggesting they should all be cold just wondering.
#32
every time these get posted there are people saying that they suck and others saying they are the best thing ever. The fact is the performance you get with these things varies in different houses.
In my house they are great I can stream 1080p.
#33
MrPuddington
ezo
Why would 1080p be a no no ?
I'll answer that, because you "never" see the 100mb rate unless its in a test bed.
BTW, why would you use this and not Wifi? You can get a BT Homehub 2.0 for 10 quid on ebay and reconfigure it as a Wifi extender "bridge", which seems to be just as good as Powerline. I guess the sensitivity to disturbances is very much the same.


I tried and failed to do this with version 2 (the curved one) of the hub. One kept disconnecting. Any guides for a non technical person? Thanks
#34
Perhaps a stupid question - could I, using a network cable, plug a spare wireless router that I have into the 'receiver' to extend the range of my home wireless network?
1 Like #35
Utterly stunned people think you need 100Mbit for 1080p

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-definition_video
#36
these stream 1080p no problem at all.
#37
What a stroke of luck, one of mine died only yesterday. Anyone know if these pair up with slower 85 MBps, maybe i'm being blind but i can't see anything about them being 1.0 compliant.
#38
MrPuddington
ezo
Why would 1080p be a no no ?
I'll answer that, because you "never" see the 100mb rate unless its in a test bed.
BTW, why would you use this and not Wifi? You can get a BT Homehub 2.0 for 10 quid on ebay and reconfigure it as a Wifi extender "bridge", which seems to be just as good as Powerline. I guess the sensitivity to disturbances is very much the same.

I use this for my xbox, cheaper then the wireless adapter and more reliable then wifi (at its distance) they are also good for static pcs.
1 Like #39
JJG
Wish I could get these to work :( Had an electrician take a look as the 85mbps ones were lucky to get a 5mpbs connection but mostly timed out. I was told (unsure if it is true) that when the house had new wiring, each 'section' has a seperate fuse. So, the upstairs, downstairs, kitchen, bathroom and studio even though all run to the main box can be isolated seperately hence the problems I had. Anyone know if this rings true?


Although what your electrician says may be true about your 240v supply ( the brown and blue wires) you will find that they do share a common earth, and since these use the earth to send the signals it should not really matter.
There are one or two items on the market that really do knock these, I did one install of these where the customer had them plugged into an 8 way extension lead, together with a microwave, whenever he used the microwave, the homeplugs failed.. Also, another one was a power saving device attached to a TV... one of those where when you put your TV into standby it turns off all other equipment after about 2 mins....this was plugged into a double wall socket with a Homeplug in the other socket...when the TV was on the homeplug failed.
If you are having problems with your homeplugs then try two things, try plugging into directly into the wall at both ends (dont use extension leads) , if this fails, then unplug everything except the homeplugs in your house, then plug things back in one by one.. You will be amazed how some things can cause an earth loop, generating hum ( dont worry about anything that has a plastic earth prong on its plug, you only need to unplug things with a metal prong on its plug).
#40
Hosain H
Conqueror
got these and they have been faultless

you can plug something else in next to them

Not true at all.
Had these for about a year and a half now, did and still doing a **** amazing job, but they do need 2 electricity plug slots. Want to buy some more but can't justify it right now :)


I think it depends on your wall sockets. As said before, only take up a single socket on my wall, plenty of room to plug in another plug next to it. But if you have paticularly narrow plug sockets then maybe they will cause an obstruction.

Also, one of mine burned out at the device end. Got a replacement out FOC through eBuyer as i'd had them less than a year. Other than that they've been fine, though they do struggle from time to time playing HD mkvs when the bitrate gets high (could be because i have the router end in a 4gang extension though!).

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