Netgear XEB1004 85Mbps Powerline Ethernet Switch Kit (4 Port) - Double Unit Pack - £37.63 @ Amazon - BACK IN STOCK! - HotUKDeals
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Credit to GrimTalez in another thread but the thread is cold so people may not see it:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/544951/netgear-85mbps-powerline-adapter-tw/showpost.php?p=7081328&postcount=2

NETGEAR's 85 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Switch Kit (XEB1004) is a convenient solution for extending your home network by using standard electrical outlets. This kit delivers the devices you need to set up an Internet connection in any room without running wires.

* Product Description: NETGEAR 85 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Switch Kit XEB1004 - bridge
* Device Type: Bridge + 4-port switch (integrated)
* Form Factor: External
* Localisation: United Kingdom
* Data Transfer Rate: 85 Mbps
* Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, HomePlug 1.0
* Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, HomePlug 1.0
* System Requirements: Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP
* Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty
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#1
http://www.centralcomputers.com/objects/catalog/product/image/img65700.jpg
#2
Great for sticking behind the TV for your Bluray BD Live or Freesat BBC iPlayer, PS3, etc
#3
thanks op, was looking for something like this good price too :-D
#4
thanks for the post

scooter
#5
I think the box also contains 2 short Cat5 cables

R.
#6
great price for these and you do get 2 cat 5 cables in the single port set so I would think you would get some in this as well
#7
I have read that there is a known problem with these adapters when used with a xbox 360. There is a new firmware v1.6 that fixes the issue but for some reason netgear have not made it available for download instead you have to conact netgear support who may or may not e-mail it to you. Does anyone know if this firmware update can be downloaded or can anyone email it to me?

thanks

zaxxan
#8
Is it possible then to have two sets of these running in four seperate rooms - basic question, sorry!
#9
I see no reason why not as long as one is connected to your router and you are not trying to use too much of the bandwidth on each.

R.
#10
Zaxxan
I have read that there is a known problem with these adapters when used with a xbox 360. There is a new firmware v1.6 that fixes the issue but for some reason netgear have not made it available for download instead you have to conact netgear support who may or may not e-mail it to you. Does anyone know if this firmware update can be downloaded or can anyone email it to me?

thanks

zaxxan


The only issue I can find is here:

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/169

thats with the XE104 though but they seem to be similar devices. Everywhere else seems to have them working fine with a 360.

r.
#11
rheumatoid
The only issue I can find is here:

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/169

thats with the XE104 though but they seem to be similar devices. Everywhere else seems to have them working fine with a 360.

r.


I think the kit contains two xe104's and i've read that the adapters are still shipping with version 1.5 firmware. The problem is mentioned on several forums
#12
Excerpts from a review -

The XEB1004 adapters support 85Mbps HomePlug 1.0, rather than the faster HomePlug AV standard,...

The nominal bandwidth of 85Mbps equates to a realistic 15–20Mbps, which outstrips any internet connection for a single user, but you may well see your connection speed degraded when multiple users are connected.

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/networking-and-wi-fi/general-networking/netgear-xeb1004-472749/review
#13
Top stuff bought it last week from them excellent price as well.
#14
Great Product & great price. Bought 2 generic ones for about same price for the PS3 wife has got me for christmas. (Work a treat)
#15
how many plugs do you get with this? It says double unit pack... so I am assuming that means 2... right?
#16
revelations
how many plugs do you get with this? It says double unit pack... so I am assuming that means 2... right?


I'm hoping so but mine not arrived yet. also not sure if they are both 4 port

R.
#17
rheumatoid
I'm hoping so but mine not arrived yet. also not sure if they are both 4 port

R.


you will get two plugs but they are not 4 port. they will be single, i.e. the signal can only go direct to one device.
#18
sunil1234
you will get two plugs but they are not 4 port. they will be single, i.e. the signal can only go direct to one device.


Thats not my understanding - see description on amazon site. In want to be able to connect 3 devices to the one I propose to place behind my TV.
#19
rheumatoid
Thats not my understanding - see description on amazon site. In want to be able to connect 3 devices to the one I propose to place behind my TV.


I can see at least 2 ports on one of them in the picture anyway.

R.
#20
i have bought these in the past, 1 plug has 4 ports - so you can conntect upto 4 networkable devices thru one plug (2 ports at each side).
#21
revelations
how many plugs do you get with this? It says double unit pack... so I am assuming that means 2... right?


correct :thumbsup:
#22
sorry i stand corrected if its 4 port.:oops:

But two plugs in the pack anyhow for the other part of the question
#23
These look very good for the price... From the looks it of it they are two port plugs, which means you can possibly connect 3 devices in total. or two devices to one plug and one to the other as one port will need to be connected to your router.

I have a set of belkin plugs. Ones in my bedroom connected to my router the other ones is in my living room connected to a linksys 5port switch which then connects my xbox 360, ps3, and other devices.
banned#24
The one with 2 ports is the one you use at your PC end. You plug your homeplug into the plug socket, your direct internet line into one of the ports and frrom the other port into your router, or directly to your PC. The other homeplug is then free to plugup wherever you want in your house, but it only has one connection which you then plug up to the nearest socket and from that a cable into your ps3, blu-ray or xbox 360. If you need more connections then you are supposed to buy single homeplugs.

*edit* Just checked, with my Devolo 200mbps homeplugs I do the above, I think the Netgears may be different as amazon says they have a 4 port switch, so you may be able to connect more than one device to them.
#25
rheumatoid;7103338
I can see at least 2 ports on one of them in the picture anyway.

R.

...and probably 2 more on the other side. :)
#26
bestpricebob
i have bought these in the past, 1 plug has 4 ports - so you can conntect upto 4 networkable devices thru one plug (2 ports at each side).


If it has two ports on each side then you could connect a total of 7 devices... In that case this is very hot... No need for extra switch.
#27
Trying to decide which is the better option these netgear ones and stick at 85mpbs but have the 4port built in or go with the comtrend ones at £53

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ComTrend-Power-Line-Ethernet-Adapter/dp/B001M06Y0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1259921336&sr=8-1
and get a small 4port switch.

My current arrangement is blu ray and popcorn hour in living room and xbox 360 and PC in the family room hence 2ports needed either way around?
#28
http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-XEB1004-100NAS-Xeb1004-85Mpbs-Switch/dp/B0015U0FE0 According to the review here there are 4 ports on each plug.

HTH
Ash
#29
I believe there are 2 ports on each side of both units - i.e. 4 ports on both units.

"If you need more connections.. ..buy more homeplugs"?
No, if you need more connections, add a switch.
#30
Link to the Netgear product page with sketches showing four devices connected to one plug. :thumbsup: Great deal, wonder if they have the same set up with the faster AV kit?
http://www.netgear.com/Products/PowerlineNetworking/PowerlineEthernetAdapters/XEB1004.aspx
#31
Is it possible to get something like this that also transmits a WiFi signal too ?
#32
forcedv
Is it possible to get something like this that also transmits a WiFi signal too ?


Connect a wifi access point to one of the ports :thumbsup:
#33
forcedv;7103496
Is it possible to get something like this that also transmits a WiFi signal too ?

Yes!
I know Develo have a wireless plug that can be used with their existing Homeplugs. :)
banned#34
Njay;7103421
Trying to decide which is the better option these netgear ones and stick at 85mpbs but have the 4port built in or go with the comtrend ones at £53

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ComTrend-Power-Line-Ethernet-Adapter/dp/B001M06Y0M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1259921336&sr=8-1
and get a small 4port switch.

My current arrangement is blu ray and popcorn hour in living room and xbox 360 and PC in the family room hence 2ports needed either way around?

How many ports does the comtrends have?
#35
Can you use Homeline stuff via a 4 way adaptor? Or does it have to be plugged directly in the socket?
#36
MrShed
Can you use Homeline stuff via a 4 way adaptor? Or does it have to be plugged directly in the socket?



in a extension it will reduce the throughput speed but you can try it
#37
Lone Wolfe
How many ports does the comtrends have?


single
#38
Lone Wolfe
How many ports does the comtrends have?

Single port but they are 200mbps so faster.

MrShed
Can you use Homeline stuff via a 4 way adaptor? Or does it have to be plugged directly in the socket?


Its advisable to plug directly into the socket for best performance. If you are only using it to connect to internet I doubt you will see a real difference but if you are streaming videos then you will see a dramatic drop in throughput.
#39
Can anyone advise please - will these work with other homeplugs?

I have two of the ebuyer value 85mb ones and want to use the Netgear in conjunction with those.

I did read something about a particular Comtrend model that wasn't to the homeplug spec. so wouldn't be compatible with other ones :?
#40
ok, excuse me for being blonde, i have a popcorn hour which is wired to my pc on an long cable to the router (so it is next to tv) if i wanted to add additional lan connections at the popcorn hour location would this be the thing or is it a switch thing i need? i wanted to put a small pc under my tv.

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