BT Essentials Wireless Powerline Adapter Kit - £14.99 @ Currys
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BT Essentials Wireless Powerline Adapter Kit - £14.99 @ Currys

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Found 29th Oct
Picked this up from Currys/PC World yesterday. Seemed a really good price.
Powerline Internet kit with WiFi and Ethernet port. Works well, and you can clone the SSID of your main modem as well. It doesnt have Power pass through, but the cheapest i could find with power pass through on the plugs was about £50

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its been at this price for a while

cullies20 m ago

its been at this price for a while


Yeah pretty much standard price for these (ignore rrps). Show me sub £10 and I'll be impressed...

Still cheapest around so hot from me. Considering it has 2 Ethernet ports and works as wifi hotspot thing is a bonus on top.

This is quite funny, it is a good price, but there is a high proportion of 1 star reviews on Amazon, but people are just voting hot without any understanding of how bad it is

I am using it for last one month or so. no problems what so ever, Works perfect.

ST312355 m ago

Yeah pretty much standard price for these (ignore rrps). Show me sub £10 …Yeah pretty much standard price for these (ignore rrps). Show me sub £10 and I'll be impressed...


Show me any sub 10 powerline adapter kit, even without dual ethernet port and wifi hot spot, with 3 yr warantee..

It's a decent bit of kit, though I do get regular slowdowns to 8mb via ethernet. It should be at around 52mb. Turning the receiver off at the wall and back on again sorts it out, but it is annoying. Half considering taking it back.

Bought one of these recently since the Nintendo Switch's WiFi range is so bad. I previously bought a TP-Link PowerLAN (without WiFi) and it kept dropping connection every hour (despite its great reviews), but these have been working continuously so far on the same socket.

They are only 100mbps max via ethernet, 72mbps via WiFi. It's fine if you're mainly using it for your crappy 8mbps copper broadband.

Hedja20 m ago

Bought one of these recently since the Nintendo Switch's WiFi range is so …Bought one of these recently since the Nintendo Switch's WiFi range is so bad. I previously bought a TP-Link PowerLAN (without WiFi) and it kept dropping connection every hour (despite its great reviews), but these have been working continuously so far on the same socket.They are only 100mbps max via ethernet, 72mbps via WiFi. It's fine if you're mainly using it for your crappy 8mbps copper broadband.



So, no good for Security cam and TV streaming duties then?

I already have a powerline adapter connected to my router, will I need to plug this extra one in aswell?

jaques_kalis7 h, 14 m ago

I am using it for last one month or so. no problems what so ever, Works …I am using it for last one month or so. no problems what so ever, Works perfect.

+1

Is this ok for BT fibre broadband

Anon321 h, 13 m ago

Is this ok for BT fibre broadband


Yes, they work with any provider, they are used to extend a network point on the back of your router to anywhere in the house, for consoles, sky boxes or anything that doesn't work will over wireless.

elliotsamuda2 h, 35 m ago

I already have a powerline adapter connected to my router, will I need to …I already have a powerline adapter connected to my router, will I need to plug this extra one in aswell?


Nope as long as your existing ones are 500mbps and powerline then they will ADD to your existing ones

willysnapper9 h, 6 m ago

So, no good for Security cam and TV streaming duties then?


100mbit is way more than required for streaming TV - I can easily stream UHD bluray (typically ~60mbit) over 100mbit, none of the TV providers even come close to needing 10mbit.

Editor

Good reminder on these, I bought them last month and am using them for TV downstairs as the BT Hub is in the man cave upstairs. So far they have been great, My internet isn't amazing here, the speed test direct into the hub is 26Mbps down and wired into these plugs downstairs the Xbox reads as 22Mbps while the wireless gave out about 20Mbps if I remember correctly.

Either way they are well worth this money in my opinion, will be using it for the Steam Link as even on my old VM connection, the quality had to be dialled down for wireless use with the SL, otherwise the image would start to judder about, although admittedly I don't know what speed it was pulling for that.

these are terrible. had to restart them all the time as loosing speed( to 13-15 mbps ). got tp link ones for 40 deal from amazon and they are solid so far (59 mbps)
Edited by: "the3md1" 30th Oct

willysnapper16 h, 39 m ago

So, no good for Security cam and TV streaming duties then?

Not sure about this one but my TP LINK version works great with the CCTV

Doesn't seem a bad price to me, I dropped on a similar deal last time there was some booster plugs on here, they've been brilliant for kids to play on their ps3

If you're connection starts dropping, turn the Powerline connected to your router on and off to reset it, then the others a few minutes later if need be. Should return to normal after that.

Repeaters/boosters can also interfere, especially if you have a Sky Q TV box with the booster enabled - so you can switch that mode off.
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