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NETGEAR XAVB5201-100UKS Powerline Adapter Kit £14.97 at currys

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after some reading these sound like they will increase your WiFi into different rooms in your house better than WiFi extenders keeping a decent speed... seems like a good price... only click and co… Read More
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after some reading these sound like they will increase your WiFi into different rooms in your house better than WiFi extenders keeping a decent speed... seems like a good price...

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1 Like #1
Good price and some stock near me which is unusual for currys. They won't extend your wifi though, just your wired network.
1 Like #2
They aren't for extending your wifi ...
1 Like #3
MitchellT
They aren't for extending your wifi ...


sorry increase your internet coverage ?
#4
Always found these thiungs cr*p. No they DON'T help your signal. I gave up and had a much longer cable connecting the room where the PC was, and signal speed more than DOUBLED - far better (and cheaper) than using these
2 Likes #5
Always found these to be excellent and work just like they're supposed to.

For those they may not know what they do, they basically use the mains wiring in your home instead of you having to run cables, and generally they work very well. You run a lead from your router to a homeplug (that plugs into a mains socket), then plug the other homeplug into the wall where you need internet, then run the lead from that homeplug into the device that requires internet access... Simples, no software to set up, literally plug n play.
#6
Good price, but 2 3 pin sockets required in this day and age is a bit over the top. You can get usb powered tp-link extenders/routers which do the same job and not as cumbersome
1 Like #7
nellythehammer
Good price, but 2 3 pin sockets required in this day and age is a bit over the top. You can get usb powered tp-link extenders/routers which do the same job and not as cumbersome


this is not the same thing. these do not rely on a wireless network at all and will work anywhere there are sockets. these are for where there is NO Wi Fi signal but you need Internet. I have powerline adapters in 3 rooms in my house for xbox connections and a powerline Wi Fi extender downstairs for tablets and laptops.
#8
sco0ter
nellythehammer
Good price, but 2 3 pin sockets required in this day and age is a bit over the top. You can get usb powered tp-link extenders/routers which do the same job and not as cumbersome


this is not the same thing. these do not rely on a wireless network at all and will work anywhere there are sockets. these are for where there is NO Wi Fi signal but you need Internet. I have powerline adapters in 3 rooms in my house for xbox connections and a powerline Wi Fi extender downstairs for tablets and laptops.


how do you find the speed when using these?
I can get WiFi in my other room but because the signal is low I am getting a really poor internet speed. if I am getting around 18mbps from the router using an Ethernet cable would this produce the same speed ?
#9
good price got these last week for £19.99. And that was a good price. work perfectly. Get a much more reliable connection with these, have helped with my upstairs streaming.
banned#10
chrisredmayne
sco0ter
nellythehammer
Good price, but 2 3 pin sockets required in this day and age is a bit over the top. You can get usb powered tp-link extenders/routers which do the same job and not as cumbersome


this is not the same thing. these do not rely on a wireless network at all and will work anywhere there are sockets. these are for where there is NO Wi Fi signal but you need Internet. I have powerline adapters in 3 rooms in my house for xbox connections and a powerline Wi Fi extender downstairs for tablets and laptops.


how do you find the speed when using these?
I can get WiFi in my other room but because the signal is low I am getting a really poor internet speed. if I am getting around 18mbps from the router using an Ethernet cable would this produce the same speed ?


Yes, these should offer you close to the speeds your getting using a wire.
#11
I already have 2 powerlines, can I use these 2 in conjuction with the others? ie, can I have 3xpowerlines in different rooms by using 1x powerline at the router point?
banned#12
Tactile
I already have 2 powerlines, can I use these 2 in conjuction with the others? ie, can I have 3xpowerlines in different rooms by using 1x powerline at the router point?



Yes you can but best to stick with the same brand you have as otherwise they may not work.
#13
chrisredmayne
sco0ter
nellythehammer
Good price, but 2 3 pin sockets required in this day and age is a bit over the top. You can get usb powered tp-link extenders/routers which do the same job and not as cumbersome

this is not the same thing. these do not rely on a wireless network at all and will work anywhere there are sockets. these are for where there is NO Wi Fi signal but you need Internet. I have powerline adapters in 3 rooms in my house for xbox connections and a powerline Wi Fi extender downstairs for tablets and laptops.

how do you find the speed when using these?
I can get WiFi in my other room but because the signal is low I am getting a really poor internet speed. if I am getting around 18mbps from the router using an Ethernet cable would this produce the same speed ?

Answer: Yes.
#14
A heads up: If like me you have to return these be aware that the kit contains two units. However the box that they came in has only one number on it, so when the American Netgear rep asks for the unit number you will only have the one number to read to them. The unit number is on the bottom of the appliance and it is this number the Netgear rep needs, so you would then read two numbers to them.
The rep doesn't appreciate that there is only one number on the box.
The UK company that receives the return is fully aware of this prob and has informed Netgear numerous times but Netgear won't provide a cure, so to speak!
The reason for returning my units was they kept dropping the line. I have now worked out that the prob is in the electrics of my house.
If and when anybody has this prob it is just a matter of switching off the unit attached to the comp and immediately switching it back on again.
Other than the above prob t I find them as good as having the comp connected to the router.
#15
100mbps?!

These are rubbish, get gigabit ones!
#16
timj13
100mbps?!

These are rubbish, get gigabit ones!


I only get 20mbps in my house...
1 Like #17
AV500 powerline adaptors is a standard so other brands should work.

Wireless extenders that just clone and retransmit the signal can swamp the wireless spectrum and thus lower speeds :(.

the best way is use to use a separate access point (either cat5e or via powerline)
#18
Just picked up 2 of these perfect for my home
#19
xela333
chrisredmayne
sco0ter
nellythehammer
Good price, but 2 3 pin sockets required in this day and age is a bit over the top. You can get usb powered tp-link extenders/routers which do the same job and not as cumbersome
this is not the same thing. these do not rely on a wireless network at all and will work anywhere there are sockets. these are for where there is NO Wi Fi signal but you need Internet. I have powerline adapters in 3 rooms in my house for xbox connections and a powerline Wi Fi extender downstairs for tablets and laptops.
how do you find the speed when using these?
I can get WiFi in my other room but because the signal is low I am getting a really poor internet speed. if I am getting around 18mbps from the router using an Ethernet cable would this produce the same speed ?
Yes, these should offer you close to the speeds your getting using a wire.
I somehow managed to totally disable WiFi in Zorin OS (Linux) on my PC, so had to use a direct wired ethernet connection instead, which gave me 20Mbps download (according to speedtest.net). Then I remembered I had a pair of Zyxel 85Mbps homeplugs I'd never used. Connected these up, and they are giving me a download speed of 17Mbps.
So there is a slight reduction, but (for me at least) not really a significant one.
#20
thought it had been posted, 100mbps the same price as 500Mbps ? 500 will be the better deal
#21
WillieGophar
xela333
chrisredmayne
sco0ter
nellythehammer
Good price, but 2 3 pin sockets required in this day and age is a bit over the top. You can get usb powered tp-link extenders/routers which do the same job and not as cumbersome
this is not the same thing. these do not rely on a wireless network at all and will work anywhere there are sockets. these are for where there is NO Wi Fi signal but you need Internet. I have powerline adapters in 3 rooms in my house for xbox connections and a powerline Wi Fi extender downstairs for tablets and laptops.
how do you find the speed when using these?
I can get WiFi in my other room but because the signal is low I am getting a really poor internet speed. if I am getting around 18mbps from the router using an Ethernet cable would this produce the same speed ?
Yes, these should offer you close to the speeds your getting using a wire.
I somehow managed to totally disable WiFi in Zorin OS (Linux) on my PC, so had to use a direct wired ethernet connection instead, which gave me 20Mbps download (according to speedtest.net). Then I remembered I had a pair of Zyxel 85Mbps homeplugs I'd never used. Connected these up, and they are giving me a download speed of 17Mbps.
So there is a slight reduction, but (for me at least) not really a significant one.
could be that you have 10/100Mbps network card in your pc ? :)
#22
I have a pair of trendnet powerline 200av plugs already connenting my pc to my router,does anyone know if I purchased these I could use them to connect 2 tv's in seperate rooms with them, ie would they be compatible with another brand? the trendnet ones are IEEE 1901, HomePlug® AV, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3u
1 Like #23
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xela333
Tactile
I already have 2 powerlines, can I use these 2 in conjuction with the others? ie, can I have 3xpowerlines in different rooms by using 1x powerline at the router point?



Yes you can but best to stick with the same brand you have as otherwise they may not work.

I have a network with a mixture of
Devolo, TP-Link and Netgear adapters and they all work fine together
1 Like #24
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moggith
I have a pair of trendnet powerline 200av plugs already connenting my pc to my router,does anyone know if I purchased these I could use them to connect 2 tv's in seperate rooms with them, ie would they be compatible with another brand? the trendnet ones are IEEE 1901, HomePlug® AV, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3u

Yes they are compatible.
#25
thanks guys- reserved for collection tomorrow, and also thanks OP. daughters smart tv she got for crimble is struggling over wifi, so hoping this will fix it
#26
chrisredmayne
sco0ter
nellythehammer
Good price, but 2 3 pin sockets required in this day and age is a bit over the top. You can get usb powered tp-link extenders/routers which do the same job and not as cumbersome


this is not the same thing. these do not rely on a wireless network at all and will work anywhere there are sockets. these are for where there is NO Wi Fi signal but you need Internet. I have powerline adapters in 3 rooms in my house for xbox connections and a powerline Wi Fi extender downstairs for tablets and laptops.


how do you find the speed when using these?
I can get WiFi in my other room but because the signal is low I am getting a really poor internet speed. if I am getting around 18mbps from the router using an Ethernet cable would this produce the same speed ?


For all those wanting to find out their speeds, to find adapter to adapter speeds you can download the net gear powerline utility program. But that is not the speed from adapter to PC etc.
1 Like #27
Imo for access to Internet they are good up to 20mbps approx. For fibre speeds or network streaming they are not so good.
#28
these are working amazing for me, hooked up to my ps4 I'm getting 18mbps whereas with WiFi I was getting 1mbps! streaming amazing prime and sky tv without any buffering! downloaded a 2 gb demo very fast too!
highly recommend them!
#29
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MitchellT
They aren't for extending your wifi ...
Well they are...they serve two purposes. Wired connection using copper in your electrical wiring, and extend wifi signal....
#30
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stupat
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MitchellT
They aren't for extending your wifi ...
Well they are...they serve two purposes. Wired connection using copper in your electrical wiring, and extend wifi signal....
my bad, these ones don't, you get similar that do though!
#31
Are these 500 or 200?
#32
For anyone still unsure what these are, they are 500Mb powerline adapters with 100Mb Ethernet ports on them. They have nothing to do with WiFi and do not "extend your WiFi range".

Basically you plug one in where your PC (or whatever it was your wanted to connect) is and you plug the other one in to say, where your router is. It essentially turns the power lines in your house into long network cables.

I'd recommend against these ones specifically though, you can get 600Mb ones (different technology, they work quite a bit better) with 1Gb ports on them for roughly the same price.
#33
Enverex
For anyone still unsure what these are, they are 500Mb powerline adapters with 100Mb Ethernet ports on them. They have nothing to do with WiFi and do not "extend your WiFi range".

Basically you plug one in where your PC (or whatever it was your wanted to connect) is and you plug the other one in to say, where your router is. It essentially turns the power lines in your house into long network cables.

I'd recommend against these ones specifically though, you can get 600Mb ones (different technology, they work quite a bit better) with 1Gb ports on them for roughly the same price.

Can you?
For just short of 15 quid?
#34
Yep, I picked up 3 of the Zyxel 600Mb AV2 adapters from the BT shop a few months ago for ~£13.
#35
Enverex
Yep, I picked up 3 of the Zyxel 600Mb AV2 adapters from the BT shop a few months ago for ~£13.

Nice :)
#36
Oos in Cardiff

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