Belkin Powerline Turbo Network Adaptor / HomePlug (PAIR) £34.99 at Play
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Belkin Powerline Turbo Network Adaptor / HomePlug (PAIR) £34.99 at Play

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Found 3rd Feb 2010
Package Includes
2 F5D4071 Powerline Networking Adapters
2 RJ45 Ethernet Cables
2 Wall-Plug Adapters
2 Power Cords
Quick Installation Guide CD with Installation Software and User Manual
System Requirements
Computer with an Ethernet connection
Available power outlet
Standard home powerline wiring
Features
Provides a secure, stable network signal
Plug-and-play setup
Wide coverage, ideal for creating Internet connectivity in remote rooms or places that are hard to reach with wireless connections
Transfers data at up to 85 Mbps
Ideal for high-quality transmission of video and other data

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Good price, even if they are limited to 85Mbps

just bought the 200mb pair for 63 delivered, not a bad price though if your struggling with signal

zygo;7736852

Good price, even if they are limited to 85Mbps



I am confused as to why 85mbps is not considered fast enough when even the fastest domestic speed is only 20mbps max.

I can't really answer the technical bit but some users complain that 85MBPS is not enough to stream video. In any event, it's like broadband - in practice, you rarely get close to the quoted speeds. Presumably they wouldn't make the more expensive 200Mbps ones if there was no advantage. BT uprated their some years ago, probably for their Vision service.

Also, these are not just for video and broadband. I use them all round my office for printers and a slave hub, and to connect to the wired network indoors

Valhalla1;7736963

I am confused as to why 85mbps is not considered fast enough when even … I am confused as to why 85mbps is not considered fast enough when even the fastest domestic speed is only 20mbps max.



I am not an expert, but i believe that if you have a NAS drive connected to your WiFi Modem/Router then backing up wirelessly could be a pain - especially with media files. So this allows you to connect to your modem at 85mbps, but other models allows you to backup or read files at 200mbps - a big difference if you ask me.

I may be mistaken though.

How will this work with a ps3 and a orange livebox? I only get 4mb speed. Will it give me a steady connection?

Yes.. Clue is in the wording... Transfers data at up to 85Mbps

In reality you won't get anywhere near the quoted 85Mbps, and the actual throughput on these won't be enough to stream a HD movie over the network, which is why they now do the 200Mbps ones now, but even then, often whilst they can at a maximum do 200Mbps, the connections are often limited to 100Mbps, which again, you won't get anyway....

Do a google search for homeplug performance and you'll find out more.

Having said all that, I've got a pair of 200Mbps ones and I couldn't live without them now connecting my Xbox to my media center PC and everything works fine!

Good price, though I would personally pay a little more and go for a faster pair.

Valhalla1;7736963

I am confused as to why 85mbps is not considered fast enough when even … I am confused as to why 85mbps is not considered fast enough when even the fastest domestic speed is only 20mbps max.


Broadband speeds aren't the only limit people will be concerned with - most people will be using 100Mb networks, and some will be using gigabit networks, so if you're doing a lot of file transfers between computers, the extra speed comes in very handy.

I have 4 of these..and the little utility says..

Device 7 - 12.71 Mbps
Device 6 - 45.4 Mbps
Device 4 - 5.69 Mbps (!)

It all depends on wiring and there you put them.

these are good for the price, when i good mine for xbox live i bought this type on ebay

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as you dont lose the use of the socket then and these are 200mps, these have expired i bought before christmas and there was plenty on there then and i have no regrets

Just bought that, thanks very much, have been on the look out for using the xbox and these will come in handy!

Wireless is just too unreliable and the Mrs won't let me move the router into the living room!

Original Poster

I've been using something similar for years and would never go back to wireless or running cables along the skirting. They're handy for sharing an internet connection anywhere in the house (including connecting up to xbox live, printers, ps3 etc). As mentioned above, if you want to stream HD content or transfer huge files quickly between your PCs then you'll probably need to stump up a larger wad of cash than this for the 200mbps type. These ones are fast enough for me - and very handy every time the wife changes her mind about where she wants the computers and all the games machines to go.

so how will this work? i plug the adapter into a socket, an ethernet from my router (orange livebox) to the adapter and then i plug the other adapter into a socket, an ethernet cable from the adapter to my ps3 and now my ps3 will have a steady solid connection? currently my ps3 is too far from the router and is unreliable and frustrating

Original Poster

jat_r;7747622

so how will this work? i plug the adapter into a socket, an ethernet from … so how will this work? i plug the adapter into a socket, an ethernet from my router (orange livebox) to the adapter and then i plug the other adapter into a socket, an ethernet cable from the adapter to my ps3 and now my ps3 will have a steady solid connection? currently my ps3 is too far from the router and is unreliable and frustrating



Exactly.
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