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Netgear XEB1004 / 85Mbps Powerline Ethernet Switch Kit / Homeplugs x 2 £37.99 delivered @ Play + Quidco

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* Product Description: NETGEAR 85 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Switch Kit XEB1004 - bridge * Device Type: Bridge + 4-port switch (integrated) * Included Quantity: 2 * Form Factor: External … Read More
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* Product Description: NETGEAR 85 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Switch Kit XEB1004 - bridge
* Device Type: Bridge + 4-port switch (integrated)
* Included Quantity: 2
* 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
A few pence cheaper at Amazon excluding the quidco.

I picked up two packs of these the other day - they are literally plug and play and work great.
#2
bisoner
A few pence cheaper at Amazon excluding the quidco.

I picked up two packs of these the other day - they are literally plug and play and work great.


How hot do these get ?.,Some powerline sets give off so much heat it i scary ,
#3
Good find...I also found the similar offer at Amazon on the back on the original post and ordered one there (I buy loads from Amazon else I would have got it from Play)....so thanks.
They seem to be no longer on the current product list at Netgear but get good reveiws...was about 80-£90 originally.
#4
tonyg1962
How hot do these get ?.,Some powerline sets give off so much heat it i scary ,


Mine seem fine and work really well, even on extension leads :thumbsup:
#5
tonyg1962
How hot do these get ?.,Some powerline sets give off so much heat it i scary ,


I've had the 200mbps HD Netgear ones and they do get hot. Had one fail out of the three too.

These ones seem to run alot cooler and because I don't really do much streaming or copying files over the network I have no need for the HD functionality. What is handy is being able to connect my 360, PS3 and a router (working as an wireless access point) all into a single unit (and still have a spare connection).
#6
I'm after a pair of 200 mbps plugs for my partner, does anyone know of any hot deals for a pair?

Thanks.
#7
I got these when they were on offer -

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/530960/bt-comtrend-powerline-hd-adapters-3?p=6935488#post6935488

So easy to use!

Still can't work out how your internet signal comes thro' power sockets tho' :thinking:

HEAT ADDED!

PS 1Gbps version £109.99! http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/10823739/Belkin-F5D4076UK-Powerline-HD-1Gbps-Gigabit-Homeplug-Network-Kit/Product.html
#8
Does anyone know what the power consumption is for these?
#9
If you plug these into a power socket, does that use up the power socket, or can you then plug something into these, if you see what I mean. And can they be used on a four gang or plugs?
#10
cut_la_roc
Does anyone know what the power consumption is for these?


I've had my Netgear one's for about 2 years now with no problems at all. I'd be interested to know about the power consumption though.
#11
wesker115
I've had my Netgear one's for about 2 years now with no problems at all. I'd be interested to know about the power consumption though.


5watts according to the facebook FAQs i found recently

//Found it : http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=116251227389
#12
scorez
If you plug these into a power socket, does that use up the power socket, or can you then plug something into these, if you see what I mean. And can they be used on a four gang or plugs?


Yes they do use up a socket - you can't plug another electrical device into them - only ethernet cables. I'm not aware of any homeplugs with thru-socket functionality.

They can be used on strip sockets - but their performance can be degraded if they are used on strip sockets with inbuilt surge protection since this has electronics to 'clean' the electrical signal - which can interfere with the signal being transmitted by the Homeplugs.
#13
GrimTalez
Yes they do use up a socket - you can't plug another electrical device into them - only ethernet cables. I'm not aware of any homeplugs with thru-socket functionality.

They can be used on strip sockets - but their performance can be degraded if they are used on strip sockets with inbuilt surge protection since this has electronics to 'clean' the electrical signal - which can interfere with the signal being transmitted by the Homeplugs.


homeplugs are available with through plug

eg

http://www.trustedreviews.com/networking/review/2008/04/30/Solwise-HomePlug-AV-Mains-Pass-Through/p1
#14
mminghella;7160874
Mine seem fine and work really well, even on extension leads :thumbsup:


Cheers mate, that's exactly the question I was going to ask!
#15
mikehoche
Cheers mate, that's exactly the question I was going to ask!


I'm psychic, what can I say :thumbsup:
#16
Is anyone aware of any compatibility issues with xbox 360?
It was mentioned in a previous deal.
#17
Meh not so good price. You cant use these across different circuits like the 200mb plugs and I have seen the 200mb plugs on ebuyer and various ofther places for £45 - £50 over the last few months.

Much better product, more flexibity, can be used over multiple circuits, much faster transfer rates. My advice pay a few quid extra and get the 200 mb plugs.

THere is no incompatability with the xbox 360 though I have been using these for years with my 360 they work perfectly and are a far superior solution to wireless. These are plug and play no drivers no software setup you just plug them into your router and off you go.

Any issues people are having twith their 360s will be due to their router / bb modem not being correctly configured for live. Giving the 360 a static ip address and sticking that IP in the routers DMZ solves 100% of problems with live in my experience - unless the BB service itself is the problem.

Answering the obvious yes these take a plug socket up, some have another socket on them but not these ((I had some of the piggy back units and the failed pretty quickly so I would avoid) They dont use much power, do generate some heat. Dont use them on mains splitters / junctions it causes interferece and hampers performance, better to plug straight into a socket on their own.
#18
Thanks alera, what are you classing as a 'different circuit' ?
Will these work on different floor levels in the same home?
Or must they all be on the same ring main?
#19
hi sorry for being a bit daft but how do these work?
i have a wireless netgear router downstairs next to main phone socket but my pc is upstairs which i connect using a belkin wireless dongle which is not great to be honest ,
would it be worth getting one of these? cheers:thumbsup:
#20
I STRONGLY recommended plugging these directly into a socket, not extension leads. Performance nosedives when they are used in extension leads I have found. Although using something like this -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/UK-3-Way-Mains-Adaptor/dp/B0000934IF/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1260359441&sr=1-11

Does't seem to hinder performance and lets you use the socket for other things.
#21
Bynar010
I STRONGLY recommended plugging these directly into a socket, not extension leads. Performance nosedives when they are used in extension leads I have found.

I use a power squid for one with no issues at all. I now use a normal extension socket near the router and we don't have any issues at all.

kaiser051
hi sorry for being a bit daft but how do these work?
i have a wireless netgear router downstairs next to main phone socket but my pc is upstairs which i connect using a belkin wireless dongle which is not great to be honest ,
would it be worth getting one of these? cheers:thumbsup:

The transfer rate should be better than wireless, provided there are no issues with your wiring and you also don't get dead spots or weak reception areas

alera
Meh not so good price. You cant use these across different circuits like the 200mb plugs and I have seen the 200mb plugs on ebuyer and various ofther places for £45 - £50 over the last few months.


£45-50 for 4 port 200mb twin packs? I wouldn't mind seeing a link to that. They do work over different circuits as my 360 is upstairs and the router is downstairs. They work fine
#22
kaiser051
hi sorry for being a bit daft but how do these work?
i have a wireless netgear router downstairs next to main phone socket but my pc is upstairs which i connect using a belkin wireless dongle which is not great to be honest ,
would it be worth getting one of these? cheers:thumbsup:
I will link you to my previous post about these:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/546061/netgear-xeb1004-85mbps-powerline-et?p=7105796#post7105796
#23
kaiser051
hi sorry for being a bit daft but how do these work?
i have a wireless netgear router downstairs next to main phone socket but my pc is upstairs which i connect using a belkin wireless dongle which is not great to be honest ,
would it be worth getting one of these? cheers:thumbsup:


Plug one of these into a socket next to your router and connect to it with an ethernet. Then plug the other one into any other socket in the house and ethernet out to your device. The beauty with these ones is you have 4 outlet ports so you could wire 4 devices from the one socket. I converted from wireless to these and have not been disappointed although I have the larger capacity ones.
#24
Just ordered mine sounds like a clever bit of kit. nice:-D
#25
I bought one of these last year, but gave up after a month as it was far too slow.
The 56k wireless adapter was much faster for me, so I went back to that.

I suppose I should stop being lazy and run a £5 lead down the cavity of the wall to the living room.

I would advise anybody else thinking of "upgrading" their wireless connection to get a lend of a pair of these first, to save wasting their money.
#26
what speed are the ones that come with the bt vuision?
are these compatable?
#27
mminghella
£45-50 for 4 port 200mb twin packs? I wouldn't mind seeing a link to that.


So would I. Best I have seen is the comtrend 200Mbs ones (which are through plug type) on Amazon Marketplace for £48 but they are single port so need to get a 4 port switch on top. These netgear 85Mbs ones are 4port on both the plugs so 8 devices in total can talk to one another in two different locations. Downside as mentioned is they aren't through plug so I would have to put them on the extension lead behind the AV rack which may or may not work as its a filter type extension lead :(
#28
Cancelled my amazon order and ordred with play as they have stock NOW!

Now for a few cheap ethernet cables...
#29
Oh, and can I use these on a DOUBLE wall socket?? Hope so as I aint got no single ones in my house!
#30
PAUL7331
Oh, and can I use these on a DOUBLE wall socket?? Hope so as I aint got no single ones in my house!


These will work off extension gangway sockets. Double or Single sockets would work no problem. (",)
#31
PAUL7331
Oh, and can I use these on a DOUBLE wall socket?? Hope so as I aint got no single ones in my house!


Yes you will be able to, the only problem might be that they might be oversized (I've not seen these) and may stop you using the other socket in the double.
#32
PAUL7331
Oh, and can I use these on a DOUBLE wall socket?? Hope so as I aint got no single ones in my house!


:roll: lol. Good one.
#33
PAUL7331
Oh, and can I use these on a DOUBLE wall socket?? Hope so as I aint got no single ones in my house!


They are so wide that they will make the other socket unusable. Also, they need access at either side too.

The power squid type of extension lead is great as they allow it to be used properly, without interfering with other sockets
#34
Ok, cheeres guys... I'll wack it in toa double then and run ethernet cables in to my Popcorn hour, PS3 and possibly Dreambox should I decide to purchase one!
#35
mminghella
They are so wide that they will make the other socket unusable. Also, they need access at either side too.

The power squid type of extension lead is great as they allow it to be used properly, without interfering with other sockets




What do these look like mate?
#36



Thanks for the info... Rep added. :thumbsup:

Also, H/R added for the deal
#37
#38
The 200mb plugs work across 4 floors in our house and 2 consumer units. 2 of my plugs are not even on the same consumer unit and they still work perfectly fine.

These 85mb plugs wont even work on different circuits on the same cosnumer unit. Basically I have seen the 200mb plugs on ebuyer for around £45 recently so you would be mad to buy these for a fiver less IMO.
#39
Goopster
Thanks for the info... Rep added. :thumbsup:

Also, H/R added for the deal



That's the type shown there. They can be a bit messy, but they make sense as you quite often get plugs that are transformers etc so don't allow you to use th eplug next to it
alera
The 200mb plugs work across 4 floors in our house and 2 consumer units. 2 of my plugs are not even on the same consumer unit and they still work perfectly fine.

These 85mb plugs wont even work on different circuits on the same cosnumer unit. Basically I have seen the 200mb plugs on ebuyer for around £45 recently so you would be mad to buy these for a fiver less IMO.

For a twin pack of 4 ports? I doubt it. Also, mine work perfectly over 2 circuits so I don't see why yours wouldn't - unless your electrician is a cowboy :whistling:
#40
chumsut;7162943
what speed are the ones that come with the bt vuision?
are these compatable?


I got some of them from ebay. They are 200mbs (100 each way) and are NOT compatible with Homeplug standards though. (but they can be got very cheaply).

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