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TRENDnet 500Mbps Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit - £27.49 Delivered at BT Shop + 3.03TCB

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At a cheaper price.

The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit, model TPL-401E2K, uses any electrical outlet to create a secure building-wide high speed network. Connect one of the included adapters to your network, and plug the other in to any outlet on your electrical system for instant high speed network access.

Connect the included adapters quickly using the convenient one-touch Sync button.

Use up to 16* adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling.

A Gigabit Ethernet port on each adapter maintains high performance wired connections.

Manage the Powerline adapters with the included Windows utility.

LED displays convey device status for easy troubleshooting.

Advanced 128-bit AES encryption secures your network.

The included adapters are ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

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    Liverpool_Bear
    These work with the following:

    TP-Link 200Mbps & 500Mbps Homeplugs
    Edimax 200Mbps Homeplugs
    seeonesukh
    How well do these work through extension leads, is their a drop in performance? I only have a single socket where my router is
    999lofty
    Any one know of any of these that have wifi built in?
    vaugi
    None in stock, "More than 200 Due in 1-2 days", but it said that since the last deal two days ago...
    sdutton007
    adam5321
    Maybe one of you guys can help me. I purchased the TPlink 200mbps powerline plugs from PC world. But it seems it's even slower, and quality of streaming through my apple tv using Netflix is awful. The plugs have paired with each other as all lights are on. Any ideas? Cheers
    youldyboy
    vaugi
    None in stock, "More than 200 Due in 1-2 days", but it said that since the last deal two days ago...


    apparently - STOCK IS IN THE BUILDING !!
    ws007
    DBO187
    TCB £0.64
    zippy22
    Amazingly cheap........
    randomman
    seeonesukh
    How well do these work through extension leads, is their a drop in performance? I only have a single socket where my router is


    I just received my pair today. Any power strip or extension lead will reduce the speed by 30% to 40%, surge protector is even worse. I wouldn't recommend using one with extension lead for streaming video or transferring files between computer and NAS.
    n3m3s1s
    Same glitch as 2 days ago - when you click through to order price gets hiked up to £29.98 plus postage ..be careful
    Plugs7
    seeonesukh
    How well do these work through extension leads, is their a drop in performance? I only have a single socket where my router is


    Although powerline/Homeplug adapters generally recommend avoiding extension leads, I have 3 or 4 running full-time off of 1-2m 4- or 6-way shoes with no perceptible degradation in signal, & have tested a pair running out to the campervan in the back garden through 35m extension + 3m 4-way shoe & internal power distribution system with about a 50% drop in throughput (stll an order of magnitude quicker, & more consistently so, than wi-fi alternatives). Please note that they will *NOT* work through surge-protected outlets or extensions (the surge protection & filtering strips the high-frequency ethernet carriers & signals off the 50Hz mains supply). If you really only need the one mains outlet at your router though, you may be better off getting a "pass-through" adapter, which will give you back the (now filtered & protected) mains socket on the front of the adapter. (or for the best of both worlds, check out BroadbandBuyer for the Solwise "Piggy6" combined 200M homeplug adapter, 3-port ethernet hub & 6-way mains extension)
    cxxr
    I was going to cancel my original order and take the discounted price, but as n3m3s1s says, the glitch bumps up the basket price when you try to pay.

    P.S
    If anyone has received their order, can they post what (real world) speeds they are getting i.e a file transfer or similar? My TP Link 200Mb tops out a 5 Mbytes/s (roughly 40 M/bits)

    Edited By: cxxr on Aug 30, 2012 15:27
    Plugs7
    adam5321
    Maybe one of you guys can help me. I purchased the TPlink 200mbps powerline plugs from PC world. But it seems it's even slower, and quality of streaming through my apple tv using Netflix is awful. The plugs have paired with each other as all lights are on. Any ideas? Cheers


    Are the 2 paired units on the same mains ring & without surge protected/filtered sockets ? If you use say one upstairs & one down, he signals have to go all round the downstairs ring, across the exposed consumer unit busbars, probably through a pair of elcb breakers then onto & around the upstairs ring, which massively extends the length of mains cabling they must traverse as well as introducing the extra potential points of interference & filtering.

    Cheap n narsty "wallwart" power supplies such as mobile phone chargers are also frequently blamed for injecting electrical interference & noise into the system, particularly if they are sharing the same extension sockets.

    Have you tried re-pairing the adapters?? they should forcibly re-negotiate the carrier frequency banks selected on a re-pairing to ensure that only the frequency bands with least interference/best reception at each adapter are used.

    (I run netflix & assorted media streamers with zero problems, often simultaneously on 2 separate pc's, across pairs of 200MBS homeplug AV adapters, at least 2 of which are TPLinks, so they are quite capable of carrying all the bandwidth you need - one of the links is in the upstairs bedroom, so even the "crossing the consumer unit to a different ring main" problem isn't causing too much of a slowdown)
    Plugs7
    cxxr

    P.S If anyone has received their order, can they post what (real world) speeds they are getting i.e a file transfer or similar? My TP Link 200Mb tops out a 5 Mbytes/s (roughly 40 M/bits)


    From a TPLink AV200 to Simpler Networks AV500 12' apart in the same room, both directly into mains sockets which are effectively adjacent on the ring main, powerline utility reports 185-195 Mb/s, actual throughput is around 65-80Mb/s (6.5-8 MB/s with ethernet overheads). From TPLink200 to the same AV500 on different floors, probably 65-70' of mains wiring apart, consumer unit & multiple other sockets inbetween, Powerline Utility reports 80-100 Mb/s, feels like maybe 4 or 5 MB/s throughput (that one is just on an LG Smart TV, not so easy to get measured throughputs)
    Plugs7
    (Note the 10:1 difference between MB/s (MegaBytes per sec. which your file transfer speed is reported in) & Mb/s (Mega*bits* per sec, which the 200AV spec, broadband speed rates, 10/100 ethernet, 54Meg wi-fi, etc etc etc are reported in). I find actual throughput to be in the order of 40-60% of the "link speed" reported by Powerline Utility.
    seeonesukh
    Thanks Randomman & Plugs7. May get a twin socket installed in place of the single.....see how well it works first 8)
    randomman
    seeonesukh
    How well do these work through extension leads, is their a drop in performance? I only have a single socket where my router is


    I just received my pair today. Any power strip or extension lead will reduce the speed by 30% to 40%, surge protector is even worse. I wouldn't recommend using one with extension lead for streaming video or transferring files between computer and NAS.



    Plugs7
    seeonesukh
    How well do these work through extension leads, is their a drop in performance? I only have a single socket where my router is


    Although powerline/Homeplug adapters generally recommend avoiding extension leads, I have 3 or 4 running full-time off of 1-2m 4- or 6-way shoes with no perceptible degradation in signal, & have tested a pair running out to the campervan in the back garden through 35m extension + 3m 4-way shoe & internal power distribution system with about a 50% drop in throughput (stll an order of magnitude quicker, & more consistently so, than wi-fi alternatives). Please note that they will *NOT* work through surge-protected outlets or extensions (the surge protection & filtering strips the high-frequency ethernet carriers & signals off the 50Hz mains supply). If you really only need the one mains outlet at your router though, you may be better off getting a "pass-through" adapter, which will give you back the (now filtered & protected) mains socket on the front of the adapter. (or for the best of both worlds, check out BroadbandBuyer for the Solwise "Piggy6" combined 200M homeplug adapter, 3-port ethernet hub & 6-way mains extension)
    cfbc
    Seems DABS are also doing the same:

    http://www.dabs.com/products/trendnet-500mbps-powerline-av-ethernet-adapter-kit-82QJ.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=product+search&utm_content=Q200

    So why the massive price reduction? Have to query that... :)

    Also had a look at some reviews, although American gives a good indication....

    http://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Powerline-Ethernet-Adapter-TPL-401E2K/product-reviews/B004D9V8C8/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

    Filter to newest first...

    Edited By: cfbc on Aug 30, 2012 16:40
    Boopop
    Plugs7
    (Note the 10:1 difference between MB/s (MegaBytes per sec. which your file transfer speed is reported in) & Mb/s (Mega*bits* per sec, which the 200AV spec, broadband speed rates, 10/100 ethernet, 54Meg wi-fi, etc etc etc are reported in). I find actual throughput to be in the order of 40-60% of the "link speed" reported by Powerline Utility.


    Surely that's 8:1? 8 bits in a byte and all that?

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