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BT Comtrend Powerline HD Adapters £36.62 inc P&P
BT Comtrend Powerline HD Adapters £36.62 inc P&P

BT Comtrend Powerline HD Adapters £36.62 inc P&P

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200mbps adapters - cheapest I've seen them.

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Original Poster

Don't forget Quidco!

Can I ask dumb question please, BT sent us 2 of these when we had our bt line installed but didnt understand how to use them or what there for ?
Thanking you

lynn44;6916994

Can I ask dumb question please, BT sent us 2 of these when we had our bt … Can I ask dumb question please, BT sent us 2 of these when we had our bt line installed but didnt understand how to use them or what there for ?Thanking you


i assume someone has blocked your google access as typing the product name into google tells you what they are in first link which funnily enough is bt shop.

brilly;6917053

i assume someone has blocked your google access as typing the product … i assume someone has blocked your google access as typing the product name into google tells you what they are in first link which funnily enough is bt shop.



If sarcasm was wit;-)

lynn44;6916994

Can I ask dumb question please, BT sent us 2 of these when we had our bt … Can I ask dumb question please, BT sent us 2 of these when we had our bt line installed but didnt understand how to use them or what there for ?Thanking you



From BT site via Google

Powerline adapters are the ideal way of creating a home network or complementing an existing Wi-Fi connection. By providing a secure high speed connection and great service quality, Powerlines allow you to watch Standard and High Definition (HD) movies as well as play online games without interruption or pixilation; share photos, music and other media stored on a PC or compatible storage device anywhere in your home. Powerline Adapters will help you reach those areas of your home where Wi-Fi signal is either too weak or cannot reach. Other usages of Powerline adapters include IP-CCtv surveillance cameras, setting up an office network without the need to add more wires or rewire if you change your office configuration.

Features

High speed data transmission
Supports speeds of up to 200Mbps. This can easily satisfy applications such as video, gaming, digital music, file sharing, and Internet browsing in the home. ###DS2 Compatible

These are great, well worth the money; I have 4 of these around the house; 1 for the Vision box and then 2 for the laptop and desktop; very reliable once set up

lynn44;6916994

Can I ask dumb question please, BT sent us 2 of these when we had our bt … Can I ask dumb question please, BT sent us 2 of these when we had our bt line installed but didnt understand how to use them or what there for ?Thanking you



They serve two purposes:

1) If you have BT Vision you can use it to "connect" your Vision box to the Home Hub (if you have a home hub:-D). Otherwise you have to have your Home Hub physically cabled to your Vision box using an ethernet cable (the one with yellow ends that they should also have supplied you with).

or

2) You can use it to network computers and printers in your house. I use it to connect my print server to the home hub, which means I don't have to have an ethernet cable running from the hall to the spare room so I can print from any computer in the house in any room.

(or 3 - make £30 on eBay :-D)

this seems to be about what they go for on ebay, so ok deal.. tempted to get a pair to save running a piece of ethernet through the roof..

Smiff;6917216

this seems to be about what they go for on ebay, so ok deal.. tempted to … this seems to be about what they go for on ebay, so ok deal.. tempted to get a pair to save running a piece of ethernet through the roof..



Yes, looks a good price - they're the ones with pass through power (so you don't lose a plug socket). The only odd thing is it states that you only get one ethernet cable? Hopefully they've got it right when they say they're providing a pair of units.

The Comtrend ones aren't compatible with HomePlug spec ones (ie virtualy all other brands WILL NOT work with these).

Original Poster

Owch;6917238

Hopefully they've got it right when they say they're providing a pair of … Hopefully they've got it right when they say they're providing a pair of units.



I've saved a copy of the page to throw at them if not!

Thanks geemac and owch most grateful

These are great. Been using for 2 years for BT Vision and PS3.
No problems, easy to set up.

Have had a pair of these between my Netgear 834 Modem/Router and my PS3 for about 18 months now, miles better than the wireless connection I was having issues with before. Moving house next week and the pair I've just bought will save loads of time running ugly cables around the place if the wireless signal is poor.

Great deal thanks!

I assume these have nothing to do with the service provider...i.e. can use with any router, any ISP etc..
In practice one ethernet from the router will go into the powerline... Is this correct?

lynn44;6916994

Can I ask dumb question please, BT sent us 2 of these when we had our bt … Can I ask dumb question please, BT sent us 2 of these when we had our bt line installed but didnt understand how to use them or what there for ?Thanking you :)Bt Vision !!

Sorry to ruin the thread by asking questiosn but i want to hook my xbox to the net but my router is upstairs, would this work if i plug one upstairs and one downstairs?

essexgangsta;6917590

Sorry to ruin the thread by asking questiosn but i want to hook my xbox … Sorry to ruin the thread by asking questiosn but i want to hook my xbox to the net but my router is upstairs, would this work if i plug one upstairs and one downstairs?



i think that's pretty much exactly what these are for although I plan to use another router upstairs and connect 2/3 devices to it. I am currently using WDS which isn't that clever (it makes wireless even slower!)


****** could have bought from dabs for same price (already have dabs account)
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Its simple installation i got 2 and now buying another 2...

One ethernet cable from the router to the first homeplug. Plug the second one in anywhere in the house into a socket (avoid using extensions). Connect the ethernet from the second one into your computer/laptop (i use a wireless router to extend my wireless network but u can also use a switch).

Smiff;6917612

i think that's pretty much exactly what these are for although I plan … i think that's pretty much exactly what these are for although I plan to use another router upstairs and connect 2/3 devices to it.




yep thats all you do. I use it for my playstation 3 which is downstairs. (router is upstairs)

I'm after some of these but would like 3 if possable, can anyone recommend

using electrickery to send t'internet round the house - its voodoo i tells you.
wouldn't go back to a wired router since i got these.

anyone know if you can can something like this that will work with telephones i.e. for Sky+HD.
have wooden floor in my new gaff and don't want wires trailing about just for that box when everything else uses the homeplug

Just ordered a set!

Didn't even know you go 'do' the interweb thro' the mains sockets - very spooky!

HEAT & REP ADDED!

PS Don't forget 10% quidco too!

Can these sit between the wireless router and cable modem using the WAN port rather than LAN port - to connect the router further away from the modem?

Owch;6917238

Yes, looks a good price - they're the ones with pass through power (so … Yes, looks a good price - they're the ones with pass through power (so you don't lose a plug socket). The only odd thing is it states that you only get one ethernet cable? Hopefully they've got it right when they say they're providing a pair of units.



Pretty sure that my current set only came with 1 ethernet cable, so should be correct. Ive been using these for over a year and they are fab.

Powerline Ethernet Adapters are fantastic. I'm currently using a pair of Netgear HDX101's and was sceptical whether they would perform as well as Ethernet.

Had absoloutely no problems so far and they run fantastic, even for online gaming.

A quick query... would I be able to use a pair of BT adapters at the same time as the Netgear ones? It says they're compatible with other 'DS2' adapters but I assume I'd need to have 1 of each adapter connected to the router?

Cheers.

£54.99 delivered on fleaBay :whistling:

Item no. 120491950955

had some of these, ended up being quite flaky, could be my wiring (doubtful though, had a rewire and still the same) but a good price for them if they work ok for you.


ended up cabling and never looked back.


dont forget though these are not 200mbps in the sense that its one way, its a marketing ploy as its full duplex , so 100mbps each way, doubt they would reach that though (even ethernet)


very good idea, but may not the best actual product, others have linked to better versions, but for most people who just want internet access or a bit of online gaming these will be fine, i have a shedload of traffic over my network (gigabit) so not ideal for me.

rivergold;6917836

Can these sit between the wireless router and cable modem using the WAN … Can these sit between the wireless router and cable modem using the WAN port rather than LAN port - to connect the router further away from the modem?



They can - I've done that in the past. (Before replacing a couple of carpets prompted me to spend hours running Cat5 everywhere! :))

The only complication would be if you then wanted other Homeplug devices to connect from the router's LAN ports to one or more client machines. I guess you'd want to configure them as a separate network (I think that can be done through the config utility?) or just make sure you turned things on in the right order (i.e. modem, then router, before any PCs / consoles etc).

These are plug n play with an Xbox360 - no set up required ... which is just as well for me.:p

I read in the B.T forum that they only worked if plugged into the mains sockets that share the same ring main ,is this correct ?
anymore info on this please ?

bartsimpson;6918220

I read in the B.T forum that they only worked if plugged into the mains … I read in the B.T forum that they only worked if plugged into the mains sockets that share the same ring main ,is this correct ?anymore info on this please ?



Yes they need to be on the same main ring - like any connection it won't work if there is no join between them! Most small to medium size houses have all their sockets on the same ring main anyway.

Great adaptors, I got them about a month back on ebay for about £40.

Do these take up a single socket and as the illustration are they really pass through, i.e. you can plug something else into it so you don't waste a plug socket
thanks in advance

Do i need broadband with BT for these to work?

I have a BT line but that is all from them.

Dont want to take over thread with my problem, but I've had these for a year and I thought they were initially OK, but recently I noticed my broadband was getting slower and slower. Bottom line is using speedtest I'm getting 6.5Mbps when using a wired ethernet connection straight into my O2 box, and this drops to 1.5Mbps when using the comtrend adaptors. Same result came back over and over whem I retested, I'm thinking about going back to wireless.

Also although they are supposed to be plug and play if you want to manually set them up... the manual from comtrend website might as well have been written in a different language.

joshwk;6917925

Powerline Ethernet Adapters are fantastic. I'm currently using a pair of … Powerline Ethernet Adapters are fantastic. I'm currently using a pair of Netgear HDX101's and was sceptical whether they would perform as well as Ethernet.Had absoloutely no problems so far and they run fantastic, even for online gaming.A quick query... would I be able to use a pair of BT adapters at the same time as the Netgear ones? It says they're compatible with other 'DS2' adapters but I assume I'd need to have 1 of each adapter connected to the router?Cheers.



These use the UPA standard so if yours support that then in theory they should work together.

which do you think are a better buy or product, these


or these?
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JIT;6918415

Do i need broadband with BT for these to work?I have a BT line but that … Do i need broadband with BT for these to work?I have a BT line but that is all from them.



NO you don't need BT Broadband:thumbsup:
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