TP-Link TL-PA211KIT 200Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter - £37.99 Twin Pack @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Expected in stock on June 29th. My delivery estimate says 5th to 7th July.

Product Description: TP-Link TL-PA211KIT AV200 Mini Powerline Starter Kit - bridge - plug-in module
Packaged Quantity: 2 (specifications are for single item)
Device Type: Bridge
Enclosure Type: Plug-in module
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, HomePlug AV (HPAV)
Data Transfer Rate: 200 Mbps
Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP
Features: Quality of Service (QoS)
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, HomePlug AV
Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.6 cm x 9.3 cm x 3 cm
Weight: 125 g
System Requirements: Apple MacOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista
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#1
they've lowered their price to match kikatek at £37.98 (bought the fortnight ago). I believe they're still in stock there.
1 Like #2
Same price at play, plus you can get 0.6% (Tiny, I know) cashback making them slightly cheaper at £37.76. Every penny counts though, right? X)

I bought them from ebuyer last week when they were £34.99 per kit. Granted, I was purchasing a bunch of stuff so it evaded the postage charge. I've yet to connect them up incase people wanted an opinion of how well they work.

Edited By: ClubLife on Jun 23, 2011 21:20
#3
I bought them from ebuyer last week when they were £34.99 per kit. Granted, I was purchasing a bunch of stuff so it evaded the postage charge.


ditto - just plugged then in and they work. Not installed the software so no idea of throughput, etc.
#4
I will still wait for amazon to send mine as I used some gift cards for this purchase :).
#5
Will this allow me to connect my Sony Bravia TV to the Internet via my BT router?
#6
Bigalfonso
Will this allow me to connect my Sony Bravia TV to the Internet via my BT router?

yes
#7
this is a great piece of broadband extensions. bought 2 sets. go for it.
#8
saayinla
Bigalfonso
Will this allow me to connect my Sony Bravia TV to the Internet via my BT router?

yes


yes, that is exactly what i have done !.
#9
Tempted by this deal or these :
7dayshop 200Mbps Mini HomePlug / Powerline Ethernet Network Adapter - VALUE TWIN PACK!!
Special Price £38.99 Delivered

I like these as they allow you to rotate the plug...
#10
Just to clarify.. how exactly do these work? Because I have seen sets with only 1 of these adapters before, but I was under the impression that one would plug in via Ethernet to your router, and the second would connect wirelessly to the first unit, and allow for an Ethernet cable to be plugged into a different device. So it would be used for devices without wireless capabilities such as the old Xbox 360 consoles.

So does this allow me to connect 2 devices wirelessly (AKA 2 old Xbox 360 consoles), or just the one?

Cheers
#11
liamwithers94
Just to clarify.. how exactly do these work? Because I have seen sets with only 1 of these adapters before, but I was under the impression that one would plug in via Ethernet to your router, and the second would connect wirelessly to the first unit, and allow for an Ethernet cable to be plugged into a different device. So it would be used for devices without wireless capabilities such as the old Xbox 360 consoles.

So does this allow me to connect 2 devices wirelessly (AKA 2 old Xbox 360 consoles), or just the one?

Cheers


Almost right. It's not wireless - the two units communicate over your power lines... hence "Powerline adapter" ;)

Buying these individually only makes sense once you have a network up and running - adding extra units to an existing network just gives you more ethernet sockets: for your Bravia TV, your (wired) slingbox, your WiFi repeater, network webcam in the garage, etc.
#12
liamwithers94
Just to clarify.. how exactly do these work? Because I have seen sets with only 1 of these adapters before, but I was under the impression that one would plug in via Ethernet to your router, and the second would connect wirelessly to the first unit, and allow for an Ethernet cable to be plugged into a different device. So it would be used for devices without wireless capabilities such as the old Xbox 360 consoles.

So does this allow me to connect 2 devices wirelessly (AKA 2 old Xbox 360 consoles), or just the one?

Cheers

Connect your modem-router to one of them. Then you can connect another device to anything else you have plugged into that modem router. However, if the device you connect to the second is an ethernet switch, you can connect several devices.

I have a PC and a modem router and a Homeplug at one end of the house. Then I have a Homeplug connected to a switch connected to a WDTV Live and an internet enabled TV at the other, which are thus connected to the internet, or to the PC's hard drives for video streaming, etc.
#13
Bear in mind that if you have an AV stack with a lot of RJ45 connections - PS3, TV, BD player etc - you might want to get one of the WD Live boxes that allow 4 network connections through one power point. Other wise you'll end up with a row of powerline adaptors, which can get bulky and extremely expensive.

O, and if you plug them into an extension, make sure the extension doesn't have a surge protector, as that nobbles the signal.
1 Like #14
CoenFan

Connect your modem-router to one of them. Then you can connect another device to anything else you have plugged into that modem router. However, if the device you connect to the second is an ethernet switch, you can connect several devices.

I know what these do, I have them, I use them ... and yet I still don't understand that explanation.


Edited By: autofires on Jun 24, 2011 13:35
#15
Noghar
Bear in mind that if you have an AV stack with a lot of RJ45 connections - PS3, TV, BD player etc - you might want to get one of the WD Live boxes that allow 4 network connections through one power point. Other wise you'll end up with a row of powerline adaptors, which can get bulky and extremely expensive.

O, and if you plug them into an extension, make sure the extension doesn't have a surge protector, as that nobbles the signal.

It's called a WD Livewire (Don't search for WD live, as you'll get a bunch of unrelated WD TV products). I'd never heard of it, but it looks good and a good price, compared to individual units! Don't think I would have cause to use one, but I NEED IT NOW. Thank you for feeding my materialism.
1 Like #16
autofires
CoenFan

Connect your modem-router to one of them. Then you can connect another device to anything else you have plugged into that modem router. However, if the device you connect to the second is an ethernet switch, you can connect several devices.


I know what these do, I have them, I use them ... and yet I still don't understand that explanation.


Thanks!

BTW this is a cheaper way of connecting multiple devices than the Livewire.
#17
CoenFan

Thanks!

BTW [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FTP-Link-Gigabit-Unmanaged-Desktop-TL-SG1005D%2Fdp%2FB000N99BBC%2Fref%3Dsr_1_11%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1308918985%26sr%3D8-11]this[/url] is a cheaper way of connecting multiple devices than the Livewire.

Holy Moly! I'm tempted to jam a screwdriver in my Wii's wifi card and drop my Xbox wireless adapter in the toilet, just so I have a reason to buy that! That does seem a better solution than the Livewire, as it's more flexible having the powerline and hub/switch as separate parts.
#18
Great kit and price! I have a few of these at home and they work great!
#19
Does anyone know if these will work with Sky Anytime + or do Sky have some method of ensuring you can only use the wireless adaptor from them?
Thanks
banned#20
TP-Link products are very impressive in my experience..
#21
Stooh
Does anyone know if these will work with Sky Anytime + or do Sky have some method of ensuring you can only use the wireless adaptor from them?
Thanks

Yes, these will work with Sky Anytime+. The first review on the Amazon page states that very fact.
#22
Odd. I just ordered this and then came here and saw this post.

I hope it's not because of you hotdeal buggers that this is out of stock for immediate delivery
#23
theybrokemywatch
Stooh
Does anyone know if these will work with Sky Anytime + or do Sky have some method of ensuring you can only use the wireless adaptor from them?
Thanks
Yes, these will work with Sky Anytime+. The first review on the Amazon page states that very fact.
Considerable thanks for answering my query
#24
Many thx
#25
I have been considering buying one of these but can somebody advise me on whether I really need it based on my requirements.

I have Sky Wireless modem installed and I connect over wifi with my laptop and SkyAnytime+. I now want to connect my desk top (which is in a different part of the room) and my bluray player. I suppose I can get these to connect one to my modem, one to my desk top and one to the bluray.

However, wouldn't it be cheaper for me to get a USB wifi adapter (cheap n standard ones are about £9 on ebay) for the desktop and the bluray?

Also, by using these powerline adapters, are we replacing the normal network cables? Does this mean that by using these I can access my desktop hard drive with my blue ray player?

Thanks
#26
will this stream hd content from computer in loft to tv downstairs (wired ps3 or wd live)?

thanks
#27
Riyazi
I have been considering buying one of these but can somebody advise me on whether I really need it based on my requirements.

I have Sky Wireless modem installed and I connect over wifi with my laptop and SkyAnytime+. I now want to connect my desk top (which is in a different part of the room) and my bluray player. I suppose I can get these to connect one to my modem, one to my desk top and one to the bluray.

However, wouldn't it be cheaper for me to get a USB wifi adapter (cheap n standard ones are about £9 on ebay) for the desktop and the bluray?

Also, by using these powerline adapters, are we replacing the normal network cables? Does this mean that by using these I can access my desktop hard drive with my blue ray player?

Thanks

Essentially these act as hard wired ethernet connections. If what you want to do is possible by joining both your devices to your router with ethernet wires or by WiFi then yes they will work.
#28
Riyazi

Also, by using these powerline adapters, are we replacing the normal network cables? Does this mean that by using these I can access my desktop hard drive with my blue ray player?

Thanks


If you can reach your device using a network cable then do it. It'll be better and cheaper than these devices. If however you have to put in considerable effort to lay a network cable then these are ideal - you still need to have spare power sockets next to your devices but it saves pulling up carpets or laying trunking to hide CATx cable around the place... :)
#29
bigviv
will this stream hd content from computer in loft to tv downstairs (wired ps3 or wd live)?

thanks


These 200MBPS devices are designed for HD streaming, but worth bearing in mind that 200MBPS isn't entirely truthful - this is 100MBPS each way, and depending on the quality of your wiring/distance/etc the actual connection speed might be quite a bit lower. As long as the bitrate for your media is lower than your line speed then it'll be fine.
HD YouTube vids stream fine for me out to my detached garage where the signal is down to about 45%. YMMV.
#30
theybrokemywatch

Essentially these act as hard wired ethernet connections. If what you want to do is possible by joining both your devices to your router with ethernet wires or by WiFi then yes they will work.


QuackingPlums

If you can reach your device using a network cable then do it. It'll be better and cheaper than these devices. If however you have to put in considerable effort to lay a network cable then these are ideal - you still need to have spare power sockets next to your devices but it saves pulling up carpets or laying trunking to hide CATx cable around the place... :)


Thanks for the replies! At the moment I can't hard wire the desktop or the blu ray player to the modem. Would having these be any different to getting a USB Wifi adapter for my desktop?
#31
Sorry - one more question (_;)

How about security? I live in a flat and have no idea how the wiring is done between flats. But if there is any connection, can someone in another flat use one of these devices to access my wireless modem or network?

Cheers
#32
I had a set of these, but one unti failed after a few weeks so I returned them to Amazon. I purchased a set of DLINK DHP-P307AV's instead and these are currently working fine. From memory the TPLinks gave above 60Mbits true throughput on my home network,with the DLINK's being just slightly faster. The DLINK's are more expensive, but they are currently running a promotion whereby you can claim a free "third" homeplug. The DLINK's are ideal if you want a good quality "200Mbits rated" powerline to connect more than two devices/rooms. They also have a useful power passthrough feature whereby can insert a plug into the devices themselves.

Here is a link to the promotion. It covers any DWP-P307AV or DWP-W307AV kits purchased from major UK retailers.

~£38 for 2x TPLinks, or ~£60 for 3x DLINK's. Both are great value.

edit: Edited to say that I have just tested my DLINK DHP-307AV/B kit and transfer speeds are exactly 99Mbits up and 99Mbits down. This is from my front room (ground floor) to my kids bedroom (2nd floor). The limitation of this device (and all 200Mbits Homeplugs) is the 100Mbits Ethernet port. I don't quite understand how they can be called 200Mbits, when they are all physically limited to 100Mbits max transfer..... Anyway, very happy with the DLINK's.

Edited By: Orville on Jun 24, 2011 18:16: addded info
#33
[/quote]Connect your modem-router to one of them. Then you can connect another device to anything else you have plugged into that modem router. However, if the device you connect to the second is an ethernet switch, you can connect several devices.

quote]
That made me laugh out loud, or LOL as you crazy kids say nowadays
#34
I'm in the market for some 200 MB Homeplugs atm, really want passthrough though... I missed out on a branded set that Ebuyer were doing last week for £39.99; I'm hoping they'll be up again soon.

That is unless anyone has any other recommendations for around the same price?

slipd
#35
iandhind
I bought them from ebuyer last week when they were £34.99 per kit. Granted, I was purchasing a bunch of stuff so it evaded the postage charge.


ditto - just plugged then in and they work. Not installed the software so no idea of throughput, etc.


I'm getting 100Mbps each way as I should. Great for streaming 1080p to tv downstairs. You don't need software to test speed, just click your network connection (in network connections!) and it will show you.
#36
llywmog
You don't need software to test speed, just click your network connection (in network connections!) and it will show you.
That only shows the physical interface speed (connection from your PC to Ethernet port on the homeplug). To test the real transfer speed between homeplugs you eother need a very fast broadband connection, or transfer files between home network devices. I use filezilla to transfer files from PC to NAS drives and I'm pretty sure the TP-Link returned a respectable 60Mbits. Speeds will vary dependent upon distance, wiring and interferenece.


Edited By: Orville on Jun 24, 2011 20:56
#37
bigviv
will this stream hd content from computer in loft to tv downstairs (wired ps3 or wd live)?

thanks


yes !!!
#38
slipd
I'm in the market for some 200 MB Homeplugs atm, really want passthrough though... I missed out on a branded set that Ebuyer were doing last week for £39.99; I'm hoping they'll be up again soon.

That is unless anyone has any other recommendations for around the same price?


http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Networking/Homeplug/TP-Link+200Mbps+Powerline+Adapter+Twin+Pack?productId=43449&source=googleps
slipd
#39
slipd
I'm in the market for some 200 MB Homeplugs atm, really want passthrough though... I missed out on a branded set that Ebuyer were doing last week for £39.99; I'm hoping they'll be up again soon.

That is unless anyone has any other recommendations for around the same price?


http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Networking/Homeplug/TP-Link+200Mbps+Powerline+Adapter+Twin+Pack?productId=43449&source=googleps
slipd


fresno bob
Odd. I just ordered this and then came here and saw this post.

I hope it's not because of you hotdeal buggers that this is out of stock for immediate delivery
#40
Are these any good for streaming HD video from a NAS drive across the network or is it like watching a slideshow?

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