4K Fast! NETGEAR PLP1200-100UKS 1.2Gb / 1200 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter Homeplug, Pass Through/Extra Outlet (1 Gigabit Ethernet Port) - Twin Pack - £80 everywhere else - £49.99 AmazonDeal Under a Nifty!
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4K Fast! NETGEAR PLP1200-100UKS 1.2Gb / 1200 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter Homeplug, Pass Through/Extra Outlet (1 Gigabit Ethernet Port) - Twin Pack - £80 everywhere else - £49.99 AmazonDeal Under a Nifty!

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Found 26th Apr 2016
NETGEAR PLP1200-100UKS 1200 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter Homeplug, Pass Through/Extra Outlet (1 Gigabit Ethernet Port) - Twin Pack

Have had a few packs of these for a few video streaming set ups with
some cheap 4K monitors [well not actually monitors but 4K tv's from
hukd threads!] where cabling is needed for certain locations..

1200 Mbps as in 1.2gb throughput a few years ago, seemed like a
hard wired dream.. these actually work!

Chucking full 4K un-encoded down them and they have not had
any sign of signal or buffer hold ups once.. perfect for any sort of
NAS / Home|Office Media setups..

Info:
Extremely fast speeds-up to 1200 Mbps - for connecting smart TVs, streaming players and game consoles
Designed for 4K HD streaming and lag-free gaming - Multiple data streams (MIMO) with Beam forming technology offer improved coverage
Connect multiple adapters to expand your wired network reliably - Set up in minutes, no need to configure or install software
Encrypts Power line network connections with the touch of a button and automatically powers down when not in use [which is is brilliant & works!]

So if you want to get your megafast 220mb bt fibre or 330mb virgin on
a wired speedy set up all around the home, these can do the job..

There is also an added bonus with this kit, they both have 1gb ethernet
ports so you can run a 4/8/16/32 network switch from / on both of them
at the same time ;-)

Gaming via these, plugged directly into a megafast router, no crappy
electrical devices or any phones plugged into the same master socket
is amazing and the ping is very, very low.. well it is on Donkey Kong!
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Heat, looks excellent for the price
Good price especially for one with a pass through, but realistically people should be aware you aren't getting gigabit connection speeds through these, around the 300mbit region is more realistic. Still likely faster than a wireless n adapter.
Reasonable specification for the price.

Also worth noting you would probably need a modern home or extremely well maintained wiring to get anything approaching top speed with these. I had a 200mbps set, which worked very well and was rock solid but then I decided to upgrade to a 500mbps set and though a bit faster I also got frequent disconnects, presumably the pretty old wiring in my house couldn't handle the extra speed and hence the adapters kept loosing the connection.

Since gone back to my 200mbps set, which still works grear and if I need more speed, I'll have to go the wireless route...
for mac users, just double check that it's compatible with the version of OSX you're using. I had a similar pair from NetGear and they didn't work with El Capitan.

ended up buying a pair of TP-Link's AV1200 which work.
Good price for those features but people should think whether they really need them versus a cheaper AV500 kit. Unless you've got that superfast >100Mb broadband or you're extending through to a gigabit wired NAS or similar you very likely won't benefit from the increased connection speed.

(You also may not even get a better connection speed depending on your wiring and what you've got plugged into it, so be sure to test if you do buy them. If you can't get the speed then you may as well send them back and swap for a 20-30 quid AV500 kit)
cliffio76

for mac users, just double check that it's compatible with the version of … for mac users, just double check that it's compatible with the version of OSX you're using. I had a similar pair from NetGear and they didn't work with El Capitan. ended up buying a pair of TP-Link's AV1200 which work.


In what way did they not work?
Typical! I just bought a pair of these at £70! They have replaced a pair of TP-Links which were forever dropping the network, and have so far proved to be much more robust.
It's annoying that seemingly all of the pass through gigabit powerline adapters sit upwards from the socket. The socket nearest my router has a lip, so I need ones that drop downwards. Had to settle on some Tp-link AV500s in the end.
Netgear have an application on their website that allows you to monitor the link speeds between your Poweline adapters as well as turn off the indicator LED's and setup security. Unless you have them both on the same ring main near each other these will reach nowhere near 1.2Gb speeds. My 500Mb Adapters, during daytime hit around 180Mbps max but this jumps to around 400Mbps during the night when most of the appliances in the house are switched off, its not only the quality of your wiring that affects these.
anndra

In what way did they not work?



the three lights would light up but as soon as i booted the mac the connection light would go out.
The 1000Mbps version are the same price. And the 500Mbps are only £5 cheaper...
3guesses

The 1000Mbps version are the same price. And the 500Mbps are only £5 … The 1000Mbps version are the same price. And the 500Mbps are only £5 cheaper...


not with ac passthrough, the 500mb with passthrough cost more! this is a bargain if you need the speed
Original Poster

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Send them back and buy these ;-)


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Getting 657mb on one 1gb line and 766 on another, these seem to also filter out way more carppy interference
from ye-olde-fishermans-cottage-stone-wall mains lead length, than most.. will be messing about with some 4k
this week so will see what they can do on an all local 1gb setup ;-)

anndra

Typical! I just bought a pair of these at £70! They have replaced a pair … Typical! I just bought a pair of these at £70! They have replaced a pair of TP-Links which were forever dropping the network, and have so far proved to be much more robust.

BigYoSpeck

Good price especially for one with a pass through, but realistically … Good price especially for one with a pass through, but realistically people should be aware you aren't getting gigabit connection speeds through these, around the 300mbit region is more realistic. Still likely faster than a wireless n adapter.

3guesses

The 1000Mbps version are the same price. And the 500Mbps are only £5 … The 1000Mbps version are the same price. And the 500Mbps are only £5 cheaper...


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That is why I thought these were much better value, as got the a few 8 port switches on a single mains plug
socket setup in some places and works brilliant.. eg: no double plugs nearby for power to the switches ;-)
008

Getting 657mb on one 1gb line and 766 on another, these seem to also … Getting 657mb on one 1gb line and 766 on another, these seem to also filter out way more carppy interferencefrom ye-olde-fishermans-cottage-stone-wall mains lead length, than most.. will be messing about with some 4kthis week so will see what they can do on an all local 1gb setup ;-)



Is that a reported connection speed or an actual measure transfer rate?
Man I wish this has wifi as well! Looking for a AC wifi adapted as my top link av500 is rubbish!
Hi, I've been looking at getting the 'steam link' so that I can play my pc games on the tvs around the house... I notice it needs to be hard wired to operate but none of my tvs are near the router... Will these do the trick?? Cheers
NOT wifi??
Surely anyone interested in this would no doubt already have an AC Router. Surely anyone with an AC router is also aware of the transfer speeds over wi-fi....

I do not understand why anyone would want to then spend £80 on these with the brilliance of wi-fi on 802.11ac. Surely a second AC router as an access point would be much better and cheaper, especially considering you would usually get 4 ethernet ports to boot.

Heck, even anybody without an ac router right now could buy from ebuyer two TP-Link Archer C5 Routers for £42.99 each. That would come in just shy of £86 and offer much better value in using one as an access point.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 26th Apr 2016
cicobuff

Surely anyone interested in this would no doubt already have an AC … Surely anyone interested in this would no doubt already have an AC Router. Surely anyone with an AC router is also aware of the transfer speeds over wi-fi....I do not understand why anyone would want to then spend £80 on these with the brilliance of wi-fi on 802.11ac. Surely a second AC router as an access point would be much better and cheaper, especially considering you would usually get 4 ethernet ports to boot.



Maybe for those wanting a wired connection. I wouldn't spend this much.
rev6

Maybe for those wanting a wired connection. I wouldn't spend this much.



Maybe, but why would anyone even want to consider a wired connection via their ring circuit when 802.11ac is meant to offer as good as wired? In fact it is argued it surpasses ethernet! So is it even worth adding in a bottleneck of your homes electricity supply?

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Edited by: "cicobuff" 26th Apr 2016
cicobuff

Maybe, but why would anyone even want to consider a wired connection via … Maybe, but why would anyone even want to consider a wired connection via their ring circuit when 802.11ac is meant to offer as good as wired?



Off the top of my head. I'd assume wired is generally more stable. Lower latency. More secure. Wake On LAN. Modem for single usage. Some of these may not be as great using powerline but just giving examples. I'd always aim for wired if I was able to. I have nothing against AC
Edited by: "rev6" 26th Apr 2016
rev6

Off the top of my head. I'd assume wired is generally more stable. Lower … Off the top of my head. I'd assume wired is generally more stable. Lower latency. More secure. Wake On LAN. Modem for single usage. Some of these may not be as great using powerline but just giving examples. I'd always aim for wired if I was able to. I have nothing against AC



Go and read the link I have included in my amended previous comment.
These are literally 4king fast.

Northern Dad: Oi lad how are yer Tinternet plugs?
Northern Son: 4King fast Dad!
Northern Dad: I was right about that saddle though!
I'm not arguing with that price, but I do find it a little weird how the ethernet port is at the top of the adapter. Probably something worth noting depending on what you will be using the plug for. I guess it makes sense for people with really low plug sockets.
Sure, wireless is brilliant for most things. Powerline connections are useful where people can't get wireless to extend, have issues with wireless stability (often happens with gaming) or have some specific need for a wired connection point away from their router.

I used to run my own router/wireless network off the house's main wireless router via a wireless client bridge setup. It was fine, but stressed my router (having to shunt traffic wirelessly both ways) and would flake out several times a week. Running cables wasn't an option but a pair of AV500 powerline adaptors solved everything tidily and easily.
Hot I suppose, but its not really much cheaper than TP Links which are £54 also on Amazon? And you can get DLink AV1000 for £33 a pair too on eBuyer and I'm sure they're not much slower. Anyone have advice on which to get?

I'd love to see some evidence of the reported speeds in this thread. Powerline adapter marketing is a scam and really needs to be dealt with. They advertise the theoretical max speeds of the chip, which takes no account of the actual infrastructure of your home. I have used 200, 300, and 500mbps adapters and they've all capped at around 130mbps. I live in a 4 year old flat which is quite small so the cables are new and the routing is simple.

cicobuff

Go and read the link I have included in my amended previous comment.


Your mind-numbingly boring link said nothing against the reasons he cited for choosing wired over wifi. Maybe you should read his post first. I won't touch wifi on a desktop/laptop unless it's the last option. Wifi is for phones and tablets.
dammit, ordered.
benjai

Hot I suppose, but its not really much cheaper than TP Links which are … Hot I suppose, but its not really much cheaper than TP Links which are £54 also on Amazon? And you can get DLink AV1000 for £33 a pair too on eBuyer and I'm sure they're not much slower. Anyone have advice on which to get?



I use the 1200 TP link ones for Steam Streaming. They work very well. The plug and play nature of these makes them very easy to work with.

I'd get either of the 1200 units myself.
Decent deal.

You will never see 1200mbps though, ever.
fishmaster

These are literally 4king fast. Northern Dad: Oi lad how are yer … These are literally 4king fast. Northern Dad: Oi lad how are yer Tinternet plugs?Northern Son: 4King fast Dad!Northern Dad: I was right about that saddle though!



That's pretty racist mate.
scotia2

Your mind-numbingly boring link said nothing against the reasons he cited … Your mind-numbingly boring link said nothing against the reasons he cited for choosing wired over wifi. Maybe you should read his post first. I won't touch wifi on a desktop/laptop unless it's the last option. Wifi is for phones and tablets.



I am sorry the link you found mind numbingly boring, although are you confusing things? He chooses wifi over ethernet not the other way around, it still does not alter the fact that if you are going to opt for homeplugs it is because you do not want to run ethernet cables to your router and that 802.11ac offers far superior coverage and speed to the existing 802.11n standard your only problem you are likely to face is latency.

I am equally not convinced in 1200mbps claims of this homeplug.

Edited by: "cicobuff" 26th Apr 2016
A lot of AC WiFi adapters will likely come with 1 antenna, which will limit things to 450Mbps (55 MBps)

I also can't see many people throwing full 4K un-encoded video using these (or any other) adapters.



Edited by: "reddit" 26th Apr 2016
heat added
reddit

A lot of AC WiFi adapters will likely come with 1 antenna, which will … A lot of AC WiFi adapters will likely come with 1 antenna, which will limit things to 450Mbps (55 MBps)



You can buy a TP-Link Archer C5 AC1200 router for £42.99 and run it as an access point with 4 gigabit ports.
Edited by: "cicobuff" 26th Apr 2016
Oh *******, ordered two sets as running older stuff at present and these should help considerably in a fairly new house!
Edited by moderator: "Apr 26, 2016 19:27" 26th Apr 2016
BigYoSpeck

Good price especially for one with a pass through, but realistically … Good price especially for one with a pass through, but realistically people should be aware you aren't getting gigabit connection speeds through these, around the 300mbit region is more realistic. Still likely faster than a wireless n adapter.



​are these full duplex or just half?
cliffio76

for mac users, just double check that it's compatible with the version of … for mac users, just double check that it's compatible with the version of OSX you're using. I had a similar pair from NetGear and they didn't work with El Capitan. ended up buying a pair of TP-Link's AV1200 which work.


I don't have a mac but not the first time I've heard this about netgear plugs, compatibility issues with kit for no reason. There should be no reason for network kit compatibility.

I'd go with the TI-Links over these because even if the kit I own now works I don't want to buy a random bit of kit in two years and find the netgear isn't compatible with it.


AC is not really an alternative. The AC adapter in my spare room syncs with my router at 130Mbps. Both my neighbours also have 5Ghz routers using 80MHz channels so there's some fighting for airspace.

4K isn't that bandwidth intensive, since HEVC is much better than h.264.
Awesome combo. Now I just need to replace all the wiring at home so that signal reaches with enough power to make these worth.
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