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Good reviews 200mbs Powerline Adapters for today only. I have these at home and work a treat.
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#1
plus del
seems not bad though
#2
colddd, only cos of delivery

£39.16 minimum

Edited By: Kazaam on Feb 14, 2011 12:11
#3
Kazaam
colddd, only cos of delivery
£39.16 minimum

Even with delivery, is there anywhere cheaper?
#4
Will just point out DO NO connect this into an extension cable - i did it last night and see below for picture - it blew up and started smoking otherwise its good :-D

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/174346_515912581_8026984_n.jpg
#5
^^ he tells me after i was playing online all night with mine plugged into an extension :(

tbh, i've used mine (2sets) loads of the time with extension leads but will defo check from now on, thanks for the heads up.

Paid £45 for mine before xmas, voted HOT
#6
dandoc2
Will just point out DO NO connect this into an extension cable - i did it last night and see below for picture - it blew up and started smoking otherwise its good :-D

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/174346_515912581_8026984_n.jpg


Mine have been plugged into extension leads for years now and never had a problem (although mine are a different brand).
#7
I've got a pair of these and they are so simple to set up and work a treat. Always had one of them plugged into a 4 gang extension socket with no probs. Although looking at the photo above, l'm having a think about it. Any experts care to advise whether a fused socket with surge protection would improve matters?
#8
I can see that an extension lead could attenuate the signal, but there's absolutely no excuse for the thing blowing up like that. Send it back.
#9
Mine have been plugged into extension leads for years now and never had a problem (although mine are a different brand)


Mine too, we have 4 in the house. I thought the reason for not using extensions with these was due to poor performance, not risk of fire........anyone know if this is indeed a fire risk??
#10
GDB2222
I can see that an extension lead could attenuate the signal, but there's absolutely no excuse for the thing blowing up like that. Send it back.


Ive had it for 2 years now and ive taken it apart so - no worries its given me and excuse to buy a homeplug with a wireless n adaptor built in :-D
#11
They worked fine for 2 years didnt even turn them off -got a new router and fibre optic and used a diffferent plug was fine - then i plugged it upstairs in a extension lead with 6 things plugged in and 20 mins later BANG - thought someone has put bangers through the letterbox but it was the homeplug and it was smoking - it tripped all downstairs so i deduced there has been a power surge from upstairs and blew the downstairs one where the router is - it was fried and stinks

If you are plugging the homeplug into the extension lead next to the router that will be fine but dont plug it in with all your consoles and tv where you are sending the signal too :-(

Edited By: dandoc2 on Feb 14, 2011 12:52
#12
dandoc2
They worked fine for 2 years didnt even turn them off -got a new router and fibre optic and used a diffferent plug was fine - then i plugged it upstairs in a extension lead with 6 things plugged in and 20 mins later BANG - thought someone has put bangers through the letterbox but it was the homeplug and it was smoking - it tripped all downstairs so i deduced there has been a power surge from upstairs and blew the downstairs one where the router is - it was fried and stinks

If you are plugging the homeplug into the extension lead next to the router that will be fine but dont plug it in with all your consoles and tv where you are sending the signal too :-(


Thats exactly how mine are set up so you have got me worried now. Been like this for years but am now concerned about fire :|
#13
This seems good value and will vote hot.

Some good advice on this post to be made aware of, thanks to all.
#14
Kazaam
colddd, only cos of delivery£39.16 minimum

so, where can you get these cheaper?
#15
Well from what iv just been reading about plugs blowing up are these things acctually safe to use in the home i cant see any insurance company paying out in event of a house fire if these are been used !
#16
Had a few issues with these specific units over the last year:

- After 11-12 months of working great, one of my first pairs just packed in one day (slight smoking smell, no LEDS). Ebuyerwere great, sent it in returns under warranty, and they replaced. However...
-Replacement unit would not work. Appeared to be an issue with a 'Wake-on LAN Activity', and one unit was simply unable to detect LAN activity. Again, Ebuyer were great, and issues replacement.
-Third set luck - had them going for about 2 weeks, no problems so far.

When they've been working, they've been great. Constant, consistent connection and great for streaming media from PC to xbox/wii etc.

Would recommend these, but just make sure you are prepared for possible returns as i'm not convinved build quality is spectacular.
#17
Looking at their delivery charges http://www.ebuyer.com/help/delivery
if you spend over £49.99 then it is free delivery.
Reading further into the delivery charges, when they are calculating the delivery charges they must also class this as a large package, which I wouldn't have thought it would be.
#18
topazz
I've got a pair of these and they are so simple to set up and work a treat. Always had one of them plugged into a 4 gang extension socket with no probs. Although looking at the photo above, l'm having a think about it. Any experts care to advise whether a fused socket with surge protection would improve matters?

I'm pretty sure that the performance of powerline adpaters is worse when plugged into a surge protected unit. I have linksys adapters and tested when plugged into 8 way surge protected extension and compared to plugged directly into wall socket. The linkys utility reported about half the througput when plugged into the protected extension. YMMV.
#19
Anyone use these with a dreambox?.
#20
I already have 2 of these powerline adapters

Will these Powerline adapters from Ebuyer work with my existing ones? Thanks
#21
Frankyg
topazz
I've got a pair of these and they are so simple to set up and work a treat. Always had one of them plugged into a 4 gang extension socket with no probs. Although looking at the photo above, l'm having a think about it. Any experts care to advise whether a fused socket with surge protection would improve matters?

I'm pretty sure that the performance of powerline adpaters is worse when plugged into a surge protected unit. I have linksys adapters and tested when plugged into 8 way surge protected extension and compared to plugged directly into wall socket. The linkys utility reported about half the througput when plugged into the protected extension. YMMV.


powerline adapters tell you not to use with extensions. the reason is the quality of the signal can reduce greatly, usually because the wiring in the house is thick copper but the extension leads are made of cheaper materials. usually the wiring in surge protectors completely stop homeplugs from working at all

i suppose if you did have an accident/fire/etc your insurance might not pay out if you use an extension lead as the product advises not to do so, but H&S laws state items should still be safe to use
#22
Shafto
Had a few issues with these specific units over the last year:

- After 11-12 months of working great, one of my first pairs just packed in one day (slight smoking smell, no LEDS). Ebuyerwere great, sent it in returns under warranty, and they replaced. However...
-Replacement unit would not work. Appeared to be an issue with a 'Wake-on LAN Activity', and one unit was simply unable to detect LAN activity. Again, Ebuyer were great, and issues replacement.
-Third set luck - had them going for about 2 weeks, no problems so far.

When they've been working, they've been great. Constant, consistent connection and great for streaming media from PC to xbox/wii etc.

Would recommend these, but just make sure you are prepared for possible returns as i'm not convinved build quality is spectacular.


Were you in the house when they stopped - because mine blew and the leds went
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I've got the Amazon ones of these, so can't speak for the Ebuyer ones. But as a technology they work very well, makes life so much easier than using poor wireless signals (or spending money on good signal) or having cables around the house.
#24
Our 4 are 2 sets of different makes. One set is ebuyer value ones, can't be bothered getting up to check what other ones are but they work fine together.
#25
how do these things work??

I have an LG TV with netcast.....and they do not do a wireless dongle for the LD490.

I want to connect something wireless to my router and they wire it to the TV.

Would this work with these?? Another words....connect this to my wireless router downstairs, plug it in upstairs in my room and wire it to my TV from the plug?

Is this how these work???

Thanks guys
1 Like #26
Keza1
how do these things work??I have an LG TV with netcast.....and they do not do a wireless dongle for the LD490.I want to connect something wireless to my router and they wire it to the TV.Would this work with these?? Another words....connect this to my wireless router downstairs, plug it in upstairs in my room and wire it to my TV from the plug?Is this how these work???Thanks guys

If it has an ethernet socket for Internet content then yes - I use similar homeplugs on a Sony internet tv and works well
1 Like #27
Would this work with these?? Another words....connect this to my wireless router downstairs, plug it in upstairs in my room and wire it to my TV from the plug?


LOL .....I assume you mean 'In other words' ? :)


Reminds me of my daughter singing away in the back of the car years ago ........ ''ah ah ah ah sterilise, sterilise' .... which is what she thought John Travolta was singing in Staying Alive !! Her wee brother was only 3 months old at the time and I was a always sticking his toys in the steriliser at the time so i think I may have gone a bit overboard :D

Edited By: Caz42 on Feb 14, 2011 13:54
#28
Anyone know of a good 200mbs socket with Wifi extender built in? - Want to extend my wifi into blind spots and my router hasn't got the facility to use an extender. Seen the one on ebuyer and similar for around £60. Any good deals around that anyone has seen?
#29
Do I need to buy the duel pack to do it??

Or can I buy the belkin single one as I have a belkin router?
#30
Keza1
Do I need to buy the duel pack to do it?? Or can I buy the belkin single one as I have a belkin router?

You need 2 - One to plug into the router and one to use elsewhere
#31
mikeyd
I already have 2 of these [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FTP-Link-TL-PA201-Starter-Powerline-Ethernet%2Fdp%2FB002H0Y9G2%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1297689399%26sr%3D8-2]powerline adapters[/url] Will these Powerline adapters from Ebuyer work with my existing ones? Thanks

Hi Mikeyd, No they won't - different make.

Edited By: Daniel_Saeed on Feb 14, 2011 14:14
#32
markvirgo
Anyone use these with a dreambox?.

Yep , they work with dreamboxes and other STBs. Also, if you have an internet enabled TV / STB in a room other than that of your router, these are perfect.
#33
Alot of comments on here about the safety of these prodcuts. From my personal experience, I've got 4 of these and 1 is plugged into the main wall socket from the router and the other 3 are connected to my devices from a 4-way powersurge plug in 3 different rooms. So far no issues and as with any electrical equipment there is a risk but by taking care through not overloading the main wall socket and also turning off appliances when not in use should offer an added safety level. Though I do leave my main powerline plug on 24/7 from the router...
#34
Daniel_Saeed
mikeyd
I already have 2 of these [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FTP-Link-TL-PA201-Starter-Powerline-Ethernet%2Fdp%2FB002H0Y9G2%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1297689399%26sr%3D8-2]powerline adapters[/url] Will these Powerline adapters from Ebuyer work with my existing ones? Thanks


Hi Mikeyd, No they won't - different make.


Thought it was just the Mbps that had to be the same as mine are different brands and they work fine.
#35
Caz42
Daniel_Saeed
mikeyd
I already have 2 of these powerline adapters Will these Powerline adapters from Ebuyer work with my existing ones? Thanks
Hi Mikeyd, No they won't - different make.
Thought it was just the Mbps that had to be the same as mine are different brands and they work fine.

I may be wrong... but when setting security, I couldn't use the same tool between two different brands... Can someone else confirm this?
#36
i see that these dont have a actual socket output on them where you can connect your extension lead in....so you loose the socket on the wall...best to get one which has a socket output on it like the develo ones...
#37
RoyalRenegade
Anyone know of a good 200mbs socket with Wifi extender built in? - Want to extend my wifi into blind spots and my router hasn't got the facility to use an extender. Seen the one on ebuyer and similar for around £60. Any good deals around that anyone has seen?



Ive just ordered a devolo one with 200mbps with wireless n from amazin for £100 as ive got dead spots upstairs will let you know if they are any good
#38
Frankyg
I'm pretty sure that the performance of powerline adpaters is worse when plugged into a surge protected unit. I have linksys adapters and tested when plugged into 8 way surge protected extension and compared to plugged directly into wall socket. The linkys utility reported about half the througput when plugged into the protected extension. YMMV.

Thanks for the info.
#39
I've got these to replace a flaky WiFi signal to my Acer Revo under my kitchen telly - these work brilliantly (so far - only been in for a month or so), but don't get hot, or buzz (as other's I've had in the past have) - and seem unaffected by a Kettle being plugged in alongside.

Great Deal, voted hot.
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dandoc2
They worked fine for 2 years didnt even turn them off -got a new router and fibre optic and used a diffferent plug was fine - then i plugged it upstairs in a extension lead with 6 things plugged in and 20 mins later BANG - thought someone has put bangers through the letterbox but it was the homeplug and it was smoking - it tripped all downstairs so i deduced there has been a power surge from upstairs and blew the downstairs one where the router is - it was fried and stinksIf you are plugging the homeplug into the extension lead next to the router that will be fine but dont plug it in with all your consoles and tv where you are sending the signal too :-(

Just because one unit happened to fail shortly after you moved another unit you seem to of come to the conclusion that the two events are directly related. So this power surge occurred spontaneously 20 minutes after you've been plugging things!? Bizarrely the unit you hadn't touched was the one that went bang!? I think coincidence is more likely, or perhaps something ever so subtle to do with an increase in transmission power being used due to worse signal attenuation - if so it would of gone bang within hours anyway.

These things are built cheaply, really cheap. They also function by creating an intresting, and somewhat uncommon, mix of mains electricity and sensitive digital circuitry. As such a number of them will go bang, the key point is that the materials inside should be non combustible enough that it's not a concern (apart for the short fizz/bang). Hopefully they've also been built well enough that whatever is on the other end of the ethernet cable doesn't get fried when they fail, though I wouldn't count on it!

You're not meant to use them on extension leads as that attenuates the carrier signal and introduces more paths for interference on the carrier signal, which will result in poorer performance or no function. Also extension leads tend to be quite cheap and are not as nice environement as your house wiring, and its earthed back boxes, solid copper conductors, etc, etc.

There is absolutely no safety issue with using these on extension leads.

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