Sitecom LN-500 85Mbps Homeplug Network Adaptor / Black £14.99 Delivered @ Play - HotUKDeals
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better off buying 2 separate as the 2-pack is £39.99!

* Easy installation which makes it possible to share files and peripherals with all the connected computers in no time.
* No need to install cables - simply use the domestic electrical wiring.
* UTP Cable included
* 10 year warranty
* System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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With the Sitecom Homeplug 85 Mbit/s you can quickly and easily set up a network at home or at the office. You don't need to install any cables because you simply use the domestic electrical wiring. The Homeplug distinguishes itself by its ease of installation and makes it possible in no time to share files and peripherals with all of the connected computers.
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#1
can some tech guy or gal tell me iif my laptop is in one room and printer in another will this product work ok for this
#2
Good find...

Has 10 year warranty [for what it's worth]

Heat and Rep
#3
Also, worth noting... if you want two devices [in two different rooms] to have connection to say a Router then all you need are 3 of these...

Nice!
#4
85mb/s? isnt that kinda slow
#5
knocka;8408696
can some tech guy or gal tell me iif my laptop is in one room and printer in another will this product work ok for this



If your printer is attached to one of these with a network cable (Ethernet) and your laptop is attached by a network cable to another one of these in another room, then yes.

If your Printer has no Ethernet port it will need to be attached to a PC of some sort or a router that has a USB connection.

To sum up, it's not an ideal solution and may be problematic.

These plugs are great but if you want to stream video I would advise the 200Mbps plugs instead so that you will not encounter glitches.

These plugs are great if you only want to share the Internet and for file copying etc.
#6
southwell65
These plugs are great but if you want to stream video I would advise the 200Mbps plugs instead so that you will not encounter glitches.
These plugs are great if you only want to share the Internet and for file copying etc.

I'd have thought 85Mbps would be more than enough for streaming video, BBC HD tops out just now at around 16Mbps I believe.
#7
Springveldt;8408930
I'd have thought 85Mbps would be more than enough for streaming video, BBC HD tops out just now at around 16Mbps I believe.



You will be lucky to actually get 3 or 4 megabytes for file transfer or streaming.

Don't confuse MBps with Mbps, one is Megabytes and the other is Mega-bits .

Think of these as 8 Megabytes per second and that is both ways so half that is the maximum you can expect and you will not get the maximum.


When these state 85 that is the total both ways so you can half it straight away and that's if you get the full 85Mbps.

I had these and got around 75Mbps and had issues with streaming films and iPlayer as did many others. The 200Mbps offer enough bandwidth to make the whole process flawless.

Like I said earlier, these are perfect for sharing the Internet and file transfer.

There are countless threads on here with folks all having issues with streaming with the 85Mbps plugs.


Hot, by the way.
#8
knocka
can some tech guy or gal tell me iif my laptop is in one room and printer in another will this product work ok for this



Hi,Answer to your question.
If ou have a printer connect to a PC in another room and you use these through a router you should have no problem printer sharing to your laptop.

lets say your main PC with the printer is connected to your internet wireless or none wire router,just plug in another ethernet cable from the router to 1 of these plugs and set your printer to share as a network printer.
Now go to the room where you have the laptop and plug another ethernet cable into the laptops rj45 socket and the other end into the other 85mb plug in the 13amp socket.
Now go to your main PC and control panel and select network setup wizard in XP, windows 7 wil be a little different,make sure both Main PC and Laptop are turned on and pluged into the both plugs,once done do the same on your laptop.Reboot both machines go to the laptop and control panel,printers,click add printer,select network printer it will brouse for printers,when you find your printer select it and set as your laptops default printer.
So from now on no mater what room you have the laptop pluged into via the 85mb socket you will be able to print .
There are other ways to do this via ethernet and wireless .
I hope you undersand what I have wrote.
If you get stuck PM me I will be happy of answer any questions.
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Sitecom LN-500 85Mbps Homeplug Network Adaptor / Black

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#10
knocka
can some tech guy or gal tell me iif my laptop is in one room and printer in another will this product work ok for this


only if it's a network printer (or connected to another pc that's turned on and connected to the network), although you can get dongles and hubs/routers etc that let you plug in USB devices and it network enables them. a dongle is about £20, router maybe £30ish if you can find one with that functionality

thus for £15 x 2 for these, plus another £20 for the dongle, £50 or so will let you print from another room. for the £50 you could probably get a wifi router with a USB socket and print wirelessly from one room to another over the network
#11
how many plugs in this pack ?

Looks like only 1 so no use really...... unless you buy 2.

someone correct me please.
[mod]#12
Kaizen105
how many plugs in this pack ?

Looks like only 1 so no use really...... unless you buy 2.

someone correct me please.


read the original OP

[COLOR="Black"]better off buying 2 separate as the 2-pack is £39.99![/COLOR]

* Easy installation which makes it possible to share files and peripherals with all the connected computers in no time.
* No need to install cables - simply use the domestic electrical wiring.
* UTP Cable included
* 10 year warranty
* System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
#13
would this work in conjunction with my netgear plugs?
#14
southwell65
You will be lucky to actually get 3 or 4 megabytes for file transfer or streaming.

Don't confuse MBps with Mbps, one is Megabytes and the other is Mega-bits .

Think of these as 8 Megabytes per second and that is both ways so half that is the maximum you can expect and you will not get the maximum.


He wasn't confusing the two - and he was talking in Mbps.
1 Like #15
Stim;8410799
He wasn't confusing the two - and he was talking in Mbps.



I understand what he is saying, and that iPlayer runs around 16Mbps and that it should stream perfectly on these. Just trying to be constructive. The information was also for the benefit of others. Not everyone is comfortable with this kind of technology.

One point is that you may get 20MBps speed through your Internet line but it will not travel through these plugs at that speed, more like three or four maximum.

Many people have had problems streaming video, say from a Nas Drive or PC in another room, on the 85Mbps plugs.
#16
goonertillidie
read the original OP

[COLOR="Black"]better off buying 2 separate as the 2-pack is £39.99![/COLOR]

* Easy installation which makes it possible to share files and peripherals with all the connected computers in no time.
* No need to install cables - simply use the domestic electrical wiring.
* UTP Cable included
* 10 year warranty
* System Requirements: Windows 2000/XP/Vista


Thanks for that GOONERTILLIDIE.

But that was just my point. You need at least 2 for them to be of any use.

......and i was hoping someone would correct me and say there are 2 in the box. That would be a GREAT DEAL.

In anycase it was a good find. Thanks.
#17
would these be any good for use with a xbox 360?
#18
onedmc2009
would these be any good for use with a xbox 360?


If you mean would you be able to plug one into your router and one into your xbox 360 in another room then yes deff for Xbox Live although as mentioned before streaming any hi def content to it might be a little less likely!
#19
Yes you will need two of them. I have one from router to plug and another plug in my shed which I use for fixin PC's. Ideal setup and no problem accessing Internet or downloading.
#20
Can these plugs be mixed and matched with other brands - I have 2 85mb ones already and want a few more.

Also the photo doesnt look like an english plug, anyone know if it is?
#21
onedmc2009
would these be any good for use with a xbox 360?


Little Aidy12 plays FIFA & CoD over 85mbps plugs no problem .
Great deal by the way have some heat.
#22
southwell65
You will be lucky to actually get 3 or 4 megabytes for file transfer or streaming.
Don't confuse MBps with Mbps, one is Megabytes and the other is Mega-bits .
Cheers, you'd think after 12 years of being a software developer I would have figured that out by now. :whistling:
southwell65

Think of these as 8 Megabytes per second and that is both ways so half that is the maximum you can expect and you will not get the maximum.
When these state 85 that is the total both ways so you can half it straight away and that's if you get the full 85Mbps.
I had these and got around 75Mbps and had issues with streaming films and iPlayer as did many others. The 200Mbps offer enough bandwidth to make the whole process flawless.
I take it homeplugs are half-duplex then? Tbh I've never been interested in them as I've got most of the house wired, so I've not really looked into the technology. /Me goes to google...
I'd imagine the iPlayer SD streams at 512Kb and the HD streams at 2Mb (just a guess) so if you had these at around 75Mbps (roughly 4.5Mb half-duplex) it should have been more than enough bandwidth to stream. As I said before BBC HD streams at around 16Mbps (2Mb) as I use DVBViewer on my PC to watch it so I can see the stream info in real time. If these are truely 85Mbps then you should have no problem streaming any video except Blu-Ray.
southwell65

Like I said earlier, these are perfect for sharing the Internet and file transfer.
There are countless threads on here with folks all having issues with streaming with the 85Mbps plugs.
Obviously the technology has a flaw in it just now, think I need to do some reading.

Cheers for the heads up as I was contemplating getting a couple of these to stream to the top room in my house but I guess I'll just get the drill out again since I've already got half the house on a gigabit lan. May as well go the full hog now. :thumbsup:
#23
The 200 Mbps are actually 100 Full Duplex e.g. 100 both way, so I'd guess the 85s are 42.5 full duplex, however you never get the full speed out of these things.
I reckon HD iPlayer might work with the 85s, but I think you would struggle streaming a 1080p or 720p HD movie from a server.
1 Like #24
southwell65
I understand what he is saying, and that iPlayer runs around 16Mbps and that it should stream perfectly on these. Just trying to be constructive. The information was also for the benefit of others. Not everyone is comfortable with this kind of technology.

One point is that you may get 20MBps speed through your Internet line but it will not travel through these plugs at that speed, more like three or four maximum.

Many people have had problems streaming video, say from a Nas Drive or PC in another room, on the 85Mbps plugs.


I understood what you where saying was for the benifit of others. I have learnt something today that I did not quite understand with the MBps and Mbps thing. So thanks and rep to you for an informative post :thumbsup:
#25
You can't stream HD with these not even at 720 resolution..
#26
thanks for all the posts it makes great reading have ordered 2 just hope play.com send them. only last time i ordered stuff from them on a preious post on hotukdeals they took the order then send me email to say they out of stock
1 Like #27
southwell65
I understand what he is saying, and that iPlayer runs around 16Mbps and that it should stream perfectly on these. Just trying to be constructive. The information was also for the benefit of others. Not everyone is comfortable with this kind of technology.

One point is that you may get 20MBps speed through your Internet line but it will not travel through these plugs at that speed, more like three or four maximum.

Many people have had problems streaming video, say from a Nas Drive or PC in another room, on the 85Mbps plugs.


Sorry, I realise that you are trying to help but you are actually causing confusion:

The top residential broadband ADSL connections you can get in this country are 20Mbps (Mega bits per second) not 20MBps (Mega Bytes per seconds). That's if you are lucky enough to live a stone throw from the exchange. Most peoples will get well below 8Mbps. So these homeplugs will easily transfer data much faster than most peoples internet line.

BBC HD from Freesat broadcast at less than 16Mbps. (or even 9.7Mbps).
#28
yant;8417258
Sorry, I realise that you are trying to help but you are actually causing confusion:

The top residential broadband ADSL connections you can get in this country are 20Mbps (Mega bits per second) not 20MBps (Mega Bytes per seconds). That's if you are lucky enough to live a stone throw from the exchange. Most peoples will get well below 8Mbps. So these homeplugs will easily transfer data much faster than most peoples internet line.

BBC HD from Freesat broadcast at less than 16Mbps. (or even 9.7Mbps).


You are quite correct, my mistake. I did mean to say 20 Mbps which is about 2 Mega Bytes per second, and when travelling through these plugs you will not get the full speed. I work with this stuff every day and I had to go to Wikipedia to check up on all this stuff, it's still very confusing.

The only reason I mention the Internet speed was that I installed a set of 85 Mbps plugs for a customer and he lives, like me, very near the exchange and gets 24 Mbps. His router is in the hall so once set up I plugged it straight into the home plug and his PC which was upstairs was plugged into the other home plug. He didn't want the router upstairs as he had no phone line extension up there nor did he want to run a cable. I tested his Internet speed downstairs and was getting a reading of between 20 and 22Mbps and even then he was grumpy that he wasn't getting what he paid for. Upstairs the speed was as low as 5 to 7Mbps. He was not a happy bear. I have the same situation but in reverse, router upstairs linked to home plug and linking to downstairs to a PS3 and a laptop. I have the 200Mbps plugs and although I get 20Mbps upstairs I can only ever achieve around 10 to 12 downstairs. Which I am very happy with.
#29
southwell65
You are quite correct, my mistake. I did mean to say 20 Mbps which is about 2 Mega Bytes per second, and when travelling through these plugs you will not get the full speed. I work with this stuff every day and I had to go to Wikipedia to check up on all this stuff, it's still very confusing.

The only reason I mention the Internet speed was that I installed a set of 85 Mbps plugs for a customer and he lives, like me, very near the exchange and gets 24 Mbps. His router is in the hall so once set up I plugged it straight into the home plug and his PC which was upstairs was plugged into the other home plug. He didn't want the router upstairs as he had no phone line extension up there nor did he want to run a cable. I tested his Internet speed downstairs and was getting a reading of between 20 and 22Mbps and even then he was grumpy that he wasn't getting what he paid for. Upstairs the speed was as low as 5 to 7Mbps. He was not a happy bear. I have the same situation but in reverse, router upstairs linked to home plug and linking to downstairs to a PS3 and a laptop. I have the 200Mbps plugs and although I get 20Mbps upstairs I can only ever achieve around 10 to 12 downstairs. Which I am very happy with.


Way to deal with customers like that is to stick the line speed attenuation from the router stats in to kitz adsl calculator, which shows the customer the max speed s/he is likely to get. If s/he doesn't want to believe that then you can do a speed test with Top 10 broadband and show the customer what other people are getting in their area near to them. I get between 49Mb and 75Mb connection with my Devolo homeplugs (Orange branded) haven't tested the real throughput yet though. Homeplugs seem to be coming in to their own now, as wireless bridging/repeating has it's disadvantages escpecially with regard to compatibility and encryption (WEP vs WPA). You'll always get someone that needs wifi access all round the house though.

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