TP-Link TL-PA201 Starter Kit 200Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter Twin Pack - £36.42 Delivered @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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TP-Link TL-PA201 Starter Kit 200Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter Twin Pack - £36.42 Delivered @ Amazon

£36.42 @ Amazon
i bought a pair of these from bt shop for £38.50 and have to say they work great imo. one is upstairs near my modem and the other is plugged in downstairs in the living room as the wifi didnt reach …
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6y, 22h agoFound 6 years, 22 hours ago
i bought a pair of these from bt shop for £38.50 and have to say they work great imo.
one is upstairs near my modem and the other is plugged in downstairs in the living room as the wifi didnt reach there

Technical Details

* Data transfer rate (max): 200 Mbit/s
* Connectivity technology: Wired
* Host interface: Ethernet
* Interface: Ethernet
* Cabling technology: 10/100Base-T(X)
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#1
Good price, shame no pass though power. I'll keep hoping they drop back to £29 like they were a couple of weeks ago when I missed the deal.
#2
loopie
Good price, shame no pass though power. I'll keep hoping they drop back to £29 like they were a couple of weeks ago when I missed the deal.

i'm pretty sure that was a misprice
#3
nice find at this price
#4
yeah £29 was a mis-price but amazon still fulfilled the orders i think.

sigh i just ordered the TL-PA211 yesterday for £40. suppose mine ones are smaller and fit on an extension socket without blocking the socket next to it.
#5
electric0ant
yeah £29 was a mis-price but amazon still fulfilled the orders i think.

sigh i just ordered the TL-PA211 yesterday for £40. suppose mine ones are smaller and fit on an extension socket without blocking the socket next to it.


Just to note, it's not recommended to use homeplugs in extension sockets.

Google around, there are many cases why not.
#6
illusionuk
electric0ant
yeah £29 was a mis-price but amazon still fulfilled the orders i think.

sigh i just ordered the TL-PA211 yesterday for £40. suppose mine ones are smaller and fit on an extension socket without blocking the socket next to it.


Just to note, it's not recommended to use homeplugs in extension sockets.

Google around, there are many cases why not.


It's ok as long as there's no surge protection to the extension lead, works fine for me on the Asus 200mbps twin pack I got from amazon for £31 a few weeks back.
#7
Does one homeplug from each pair need to be plugged into the router?

e.g. Can I buy 2 pairs, plug one into the router and then have access in 3 other rooms?
#8
SpoonyBoy
Does one homeplug from each pair need to be plugged into the router?

e.g. Can I buy 2 pairs, plug one into the router and then have access in 3 other rooms?


Router --cable-- Homeplug 1
---powerline---
Homeplug 2 --cable-- PC / Device
Homeplug 3 --cable-- PC / Device
Homeplug 4 --cable-- PC / Device
...

If that makes sense :S

Edited By: thecresta on Mar 30, 2011 15:52
#9
thecresta
SpoonyBoy
Does one homeplug from each pair need to be plugged into the router?

e.g. Can I buy 2 pairs, plug one into the router and then have access in 3 other rooms?


Router --cable-- Homeplug 1
---powerline---
Homeplug 2 --cable-- PC / Device
Homeplug 3 --cable-- PC / Device
Homeplug 4 --cable-- PC / Device
...

If that makes sense :S


basically, yes you can
#10
Ordered 2, thanks OP.

Hot from me.
#11
loopie
Good price, shame no pass though power. I'll keep hoping they drop back to £29 like they were a couple of weeks ago when I missed the deal.

Does that mean you can't use them on extension/multi plugs?

Cheers
#12
Does that mean you can't use them on extension/multi plugs?

Yes you can - as already said just avoid surge protected sockets.

The performace may drop off if used in multi-plugs (I've seen some test results concluding that when I looked around). I use them at both ends on my set-up and it works fine. Will just depend on what you plan to use through it - Might notice it more if you use HD content
#13
What sort of realistic throughput will you get with these for large file transfers?
#14
Showing as 1 to 3 months before dispatch! :(
#15
I think ebuyer may have these cheaper (would check but I'm on my phone) and they do the single units so you don't have to buy 2 starter kits if you only want 3.

...G...
#16
I think ebuyer may have these cheaper (would check but I'm on my phone) and they do the single units so you don't have to buy 2 starter kits if you only want 3.

...G...
#17
5th to 7th April for me!
#18
Says £38.97 on the link.
2 Likes #19
What sort of realistic throughput will you get with these for large file transfers?


Depends on your wiring and how far apart they are, if its over different ring mains and consumer units etc. In my experience anything from 40 - 80 mbps.
#20
Bought these a couple of weeks ago from Amazon,for the life of me i can`t work out how to set them up for use with my sons xbox slim,any tips appreciated.
#21
grantypap
I think ebuyer may have these cheaper (would check but I'm on my phone) and they do the single units so you don't have to buy 2 starter kits if you only want 3.

...G...

Correct, they have them for £34.98:

ebuyer

but no free shipping unless you top up the total spend to £50, otherwise cheapest delivery is £3.59 I think
#22
Your mileage may vary... I bought some of these to connect my TV / Bluray player and WDTV to the rest of the network which wasn't easy to access by cable. Throughput was so bad that video kept stuttering. Replaced them with an Apple Airport Express set to bridge mode and had no issues since.
1 Like #23
1616french
Bought these a couple of weeks ago from Amazon,for the life of me i can`t work out how to set them up for use with my sons xbox slim,any tips appreciated.


Just plug them in and they should work immediately.
Plug one into your router and one into the XBox and that should be it.
If you want an encrypted connection between them, you press the button on them to 'pair them'. This is only really necessary if you live in a shared house (they are phase controlled, so the data does not go beyond your electricity meter).
For me, I just plug them in and it all works - been using them since the oirginal 14Mbps versions, through the 85 Mbps and on to the 200Mbps versions.
1 Like #24
£34.80 now!
this is my hottest deal - woohoo :)

my mistake that price was not from amazon and is not free shipping

you can still buy this from amazon on the right hand side of page but looks like it will be 1-3 months for delivery

Edited By: dlm136 on Mar 31, 2011 03:30: mistake
#25
dlm136
£34.80 now!
this is my hottest deal - woohoo :)

my mistake that price was not from amazon and is not free shipping

you can still buy this from amazon on the right hand side of page but looks like it will be 1-3 months for delivery


I ummed and erred yesterday and just though "eff this" adn hit the buy buy on 2 x packs. 8)

I've made that mistake too many times before, and then read posts about how the price has gone up, or they've now sold out etc! oO
#26
Your Amazon.co.uk order has dispatched
:D
2 Likes #27
happy_red

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If you want an encrypted connection between them, you press the button on them to 'pair them'. This is only really necessary if you live in a shared house (they are phase controlled, so the data does not go beyond your electricity meter).
...


Just thought I'd best reply to this; I don't know all the details about how the technology works, but I've found this to not be true from experience. I plugged mine in and even with 'security' enabled (no details given about what form that security takes), I was getting some very odd behaviour that turned out to be because someone on my street's router was interfering with mine. My usual router IP of 192.168.1.1 stopped working, and instead I could access another router's web interface at a different IP (found by checking the gateway on one of my PCs).

I did some reading about this (after yanking them out of the walls and replacing them with a really long ethernet cable), and it sounds like since several houses in the same street will be on the same phase, being phase-controlled means these can indeed connect to some other houses. 'Security' features are supposed to protect you from this though, so I would recommend to always enable it (and probably to find out what it actually means for your model...).
#28
Currently out of stock at Amazon. Expired.
#29
£36.42 at 7dayshop.
LINK
#30
Azzin
Ordered 2, thanks OP.

Hot from me.


Arrived this morning. 8)

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