BT Broadband Extender 600 Powerline Adapter Kit - Twin Pack £22.99 @ Currys/PC World
362°

BT Broadband Extender 600 Powerline Adapter Kit - Twin Pack £22.99 @ Currys/PC World

£22.99£24.998%Currys Deals
27
Found 4th May
Stumbled across this one whilst looking for a powerline adaptors. Seems to be the cheapest one and decent band available. Looked on all the other sites and this seems to be the cheapest.

Product features
  • Ethernet connection from any plug socket
  • Up to 600 Mbps
  • 1 Ethernet port


Hope this helps someone.
Community Updates

Groups

27 Comments
Are those expensive mesh WiFi setups better than this?
bargains4us13 h, 3 m ago

Are those expensive mesh WiFi setups better than this?


This is for extending ethernet to other places in the house, it is not the same as a mesh network, wired will always be better than wireless if you're worried about latency and bandwidth.
Perfect - hot - looking for these at the moment
Musicrab4th May

Perhaps this BT kit offers a bit more (wifi!) for £2 …Perhaps this BT kit offers a bit more (wifi!) for £2 more.https://www.mymemory.co.uk/bt-powerline-500-kit-with-wifi-extender.htmlEDIT strangely £22 from same place via Amazon...https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01D0BP06Y


Your links are for the 500 kit whilst this post is for the 600 kit
The version of these that extend the internet over power line and then have WiFi at the one end are £1 cheaper (for two) here: hotukdeals.com/dea…190
also correct on above comment links are for 500 kit not 600 as stated in description
99dealz18 m ago

The version of these that extend the internet over power line and then …The version of these that extend the internet over power line and then have WiFi at the one end are £1 cheaper (for two) here: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bt-mini-wi-fi-home-hotspot-broadband-600-kit-powerline-adapter-pack-of-2-white-2936190


How is that voted cold
Can these be added to other powerlines ie
T.P link etc
bargains4us14 h, 28 m ago

Are those expensive mesh WiFi setups better than this?


Depends. Power line can be a real pita to diagnose. Anything that creates a surge can cause you to lose data packets which is a nightmare.

I had had these for a couple of years and they were generally good but did have a drop 2/3 times a day that caused my company VPN to drop out. Never got to the bottom of it and went with the BT mesh. Bulletproof ever since.

IMHO the mesh is more robust but you get what you pay for
Can anyone say if these work just for BT broadband or for any broadband provider?
Original Poster
Benji.CC4 m ago

Can anyone say if these work just for BT broadband or for any broadband …Can anyone say if these work just for BT broadband or for any broadband provider?


Yes will work on any provider. I'm on TalkTalk and work absolutely fine.
99dealz1 h, 38 m ago

The version of these that extend the internet over power line and then …The version of these that extend the internet over power line and then have WiFi at the one end are £1 cheaper (for two) here: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bt-mini-wi-fi-home-hotspot-broadband-600-kit-powerline-adapter-pack-of-2-white-2936190


Bought this just now. Was about to buy the one in post but seen your post and went for this
Man these adapters have gone up in price ey? 12 month ago or so you could pick up a pair of 1200mb adapters for around 30 quid. Bear in mind although these say 600mb in actual fact you will get about 1/10th of the speed at most. So if you have 100mn broadband for instance these will max out around 60mb on your line.
bbfb1235 m ago

Man these adapters have gone up in price ey? 12 month ago or so you could …Man these adapters have gone up in price ey? 12 month ago or so you could pick up a pair of 1200mb adapters for around 30 quid. Bear in mind although these say 600mb in actual fact you will get about 1/10th of the speed at most. So if you have 100mn broadband for instance these will max out around 60mb on your line.


Agreed on price.
Speeds depend on quality of your wiring. I happily got 380Mb/s off of my 500Mb ones. Big issue is that you often find cheap ones only have 100Mb ethernet plugs on them rather than a slow link speed.
99dealz2 h, 3 m ago

The version of these that extend the internet over power line and then …The version of these that extend the internet over power line and then have WiFi at the one end are £1 cheaper (for two) here: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bt-mini-wi-fi-home-hotspot-broadband-600-kit-powerline-adapter-pack-of-2-white-2936190


Not bad but note the referenced kit is "Manufacturer refurbished"
rudey1 h, 33 m ago

Can these be added to other powerlines ieT.P link etc


Yes, normally they will work. Powerline/AV/homeplug 200, 500 and 600 will normally work together but remember that the speed over your home wiring will be that of the lowest plug you are using. So, for example, if you bought this deal link pair AV600 and used it with this pair
amazon.co.uk/dp/…06Y (AV500 with wifi for £22)
Then the max speed of data over the house wiring would be AV500.
I just bought these today and can confirm they do link to other powerline adaptors as they have to button on the top to link them to others.also can I point out out that they are not manufacturer refurbished they are brand new in the box with a 3yr gurantee and took all of 2 mins to set and away you go dead easy.They also work with all broadband providers as stated on the box.
Edited by: "prawny123" 6th May
Musicrab1 h, 4 m ago

Not bad but note the referenced kit is "Manufacturer refurbished"


Yeah, but a years warranty anyway, so all good.
Dillz_2 h, 53 m ago

How is that voted cold


Honestly I just don't know.
Ali_Boro1 h, 35 m ago

Bought this just now. Was about to buy the one in post but seen your post …Bought this just now. Was about to buy the one in post but seen your post and went for this


Yeah, it's great. 12 months warranty too and yeah I know it is refurbished, but if anything goes wrong then telephones online are more than happy to replace with a free postage too.
I've used this to extend the WiFi in a more reliable way, and also to extend the WiFi into an outbuilding that is on the same power line. Works great.
blaine1 h, 29 m ago

Agreed on price. Speeds depend on quality of your wiring. I happily got …Agreed on price. Speeds depend on quality of your wiring. I happily got 380Mb/s off of my 500Mb ones. Big issue is that you often find cheap ones only have 100Mb ethernet plugs on them rather than a slow link speed.


Yeah but what I mean is some people will buy these thinking oh it says 600mb so my broadband is only 100mb it will be fine. Obviously that's not the case you don't get anywhere near advertised speeds with these right?
Any ideas if this will help with getting a more stable connection with my switch? splatoon 2 is literally the only game I cant play without getting disconnected 80% of the time.....
Reviews of these seem poor when I’ve looked - and need to be used directly in the wall socket rather than in an extension cable so for me worth paying a little more for one with a power socket built in so not losing two sockets to these
AnimeDude928 h, 34 m ago

Any ideas if this will help with getting a more stable connection with my …Any ideas if this will help with getting a more stable connection with my switch? splatoon 2 is literally the only game I cant play without getting disconnected 80% of the time.....


If you've an android phone or a rooted iphone you can get apps that let you measure the strength of your wifi signal and find dead spots.

You may find that simply re-positioning your route or angling the ariels (the beam comes out the side of the ariels so pointing the beam at the dead spot could improve it. Wifi works best with line of sight, any brickwork (plasterboard, wood or dry wall are fine) metal, or glass has a massive impact on signal strength. Anything below 25% strength and you can get dropouts.

A warning for people getting powerline for upstairs: if you're using them to extend your wifi upstairs, depending on your wiring setup, the you could have a fairly massive drop in bandwidth. My downstairs powerline adapter gets about 12megabytes a second. When I was using one upstairs, that one got just 1-2mb which often wasn't enough for streaming HD.

Your mileage may vary though, my house is a 1950's one so the wiring setup is less than ideal.
Edited by: "abigsmurf" 7th May
abigsmurf11 h, 24 m ago

If you've an android phone you can get apps that let you measure the …If you've an android phone you can get apps that let you measure the strength of your wifi signal and find dead spots.


For Android see "wifi analyser". A must for checking wifi coverage...
play.google.com/sto…_GB
Edited by: "Musicrab" 7th May
Very well hidden, but these only have 10/100Mbps ports which limits the throughput - they can communicate between each other at 600Mbps but only to the computer or modem at a maximum of 100Mbps.

Benefit to Wifi is it's a more closed connection, Wifi speed can be limited if you have lots of devices or are in an area with lots of wifi networks. Powerline can be affected though if you have neighbours who use them though.

I got a TP-Link TL-PA4016PKIT for the same price a few weeks back, has now gone up to £27 though. Hoped it would fix my broadband problem, keeps dropping out at random. BT were adamant it is our Wifi setup even though it's affecting wired devices as well. Hoped that by cutting wifi completely we could at least prove to them it wasn't our kit. Problem still happens over the powerline but BT still won't look in to it...
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text