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

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Found 25th Sep 2017
500 Mbps- 1 Ethernet Port - Plug & Play

Top features:


- Extend your broadband around your home
- Wired and wireless connectivity


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Extend your broadband

Extend your home broadband anywhere around your home to any wired or wireless device with the BT Essentials Powerline Adapter Kit.

Compatible with all broadband providers, the Essentials Powerline Adapter uses the power sockets in your house to create a secure WiFi hotspot that you can easily access, with an improved signal from your router.

Wired and wireless connectivity

With no configuration needed, all you have to do is link your router to the adapters and plug them into a standard plug socket, to enjoy a strengthened internet connection around your home.

Featuring an Ethernet connection for wired appliances like a PC or games console, as well as wireless access for laptops and phones, you can make the most of your internet in areas of your home that normally have a bad connection.


  • Wireless and wired internet connection from any plug socket
  • Up to 500 Mbps
  • 1 Ethernet port
  • Single-band (2.4 GHz)
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19DembaBa197 h, 47 m ago

What is a loft conversation

It’s when 2 people speak to each other inside a loft.
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Some mixed reviews on the currys website about having to reset it regularly due to dropped signal. Hmmmm
ben19797 m ago

Some mixed reviews on the currys website about having to reset it …Some mixed reviews on the currys website about having to reset it regularly due to dropped signal. Hmmmm

Hmm, bought the TP Link ones in Maplins for £39.99 last week so far theyre brilliant . These BT ones were similar price so maybe a cracking deal , maybe not
I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. Will these get rid of the wireless blackspots
Any idea if these can be used with sky's own wifi booster.Got sky booster downstairs but ideally need some upstairs to improve signal.
Any idea if these work with virgin hub 3?
mummymelly8 m ago

Any idea if these work with virgin hub 3?



rickj11 m ago

Any idea if these can be used with sky's own wifi booster.Got sky booster …Any idea if these can be used with sky's own wifi booster.Got sky booster downstairs but ideally need some upstairs to improve signal.



ashtad15 m ago

I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. …I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. Will these get rid of the wireless blackspots



You plug an ethernet cable from your modem/router into one of these, and plug the other one in another part of your house. Then an ethernet cable from that one to whatever you want. I, for example, have one attached to my router and another behind my TV. This is plugged into my Xbox. I also have one plugged in upstairs, and this in connected to a Sky box, for on demand.
Seems very cheap for the twin pack and both wired/wireless. Ordered. Thanks OP.
deleted5795925th Sep 2017

as mentioned above you connect one to the Sky Hub via ethernet then put …as mentioned above you connect one to the Sky Hub via ethernet then put the other in the area you want better coverage using the WPS button you can then repeat the main WiFi in that new area with same connection information.



deleted5795925th Sep 2017

as mentioned above you connect one to the Sky Hub via ethernet then put …as mentioned above you connect one to the Sky Hub via ethernet then put the other in the area you want better coverage using the WPS button you can then repeat the main WiFi in that new area with same connection information.


Does this provide a good stable WiFi connection better then using a repeater
Edited by: "ashtad" 25th Sep 2017
reserved one at my local store.
needed it to use at the outlaws as wifi signal is really poor across the house so this will help.
ashtad1 h, 18 m ago

I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. …I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. Will these get rid of the wireless blackspots

What is a loft conversation
19DembaBa1918 m ago

What is a loft conversation


Ha sorry conversion lol bloody predictive text
Never seen these this cheap

If anyone knows anything bad about these let me know as I’ve ordered a pair.
Edited by: "akGTR" 25th Sep 2017
Good price

Only single band wifi though so a bit slower
I have bought 2 types of repeaters both of them seem to fail to repeat my 100MBPS Speed to the upstairs ara of the house i get on avg 25-35mbps can anyone help make this better or will this help?
I have a TP-LINK TL-WA850RE and a NETGEAR WN3000RP-200UKS both no good for the 100mbps speeds.
Actually bought these at the weekend for the parents house. Easy enough to install. They stopped working after 5 mins. Ended up using some tp link ones that have been working fine since saturday. Guess they are cheap for a reason
Brought a pair of these of Amazon 3 weeks ago to extend the internet from the house to my mum's craft room which is about 30 metres down the garden worked flawlessly straight out the box and Haven't failed once yet
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Have these, very good coverage and only had to reset (turn off and on) once. Downside is not this device, but all my other devices that desperately try and cling on the router's signal when you move through the house instead of changing to the AP.
I may have to go give this a try.
19DembaBa197 h, 47 m ago

What is a loft conversation

It’s when 2 people speak to each other inside a loft.
jmcg20101 h, 27 m ago

It’s when 2 people speak to each other inside a loft.

Ok then I’ll keep that in mind (what is a loft)
Do these use their own WiFi hotpoint?
Meaning you have to connect to their access point?
tommyotto6 h, 21 m ago

Actually bought these at the weekend for the parents house. Easy enough to …Actually bought these at the weekend for the parents house. Easy enough to install. They stopped working after 5 mins. Ended up using some tp link ones that have been working fine since saturday. Guess they are cheap for a reason


To be honest I have had lots of frustration with BT powerline WiFi - best to use Devolos which have a 3 year warranty and are supported by the Devolo ?Cockpit software which allows you to easily configure and troubleshoot all powerline devices on the network.
Just picked a pack up today from my local store, plugged in and worked straight away, no configuration or anything required. I'm using it to get internet to my Youview box (as they don't have WiFi) and it seems to be working a treat. A bonus was I didn't realise that the 'remote' plug has 2 ethernet ports so 2 devices can run off it.
On my iPad when I go to the cold spot I have to manually select the bt powerline there’s 2 networks ie sky router and powerline if I move away my signal dies can you not just auto pick up the signal in each room
abdi1234625th Sep

I have bought 2 types of repeaters both of them seem to fail to repeat my …I have bought 2 types of repeaters both of them seem to fail to repeat my 100MBPS Speed to the upstairs ara of the house i get on avg 25-35mbps can anyone help make this better or will this help?


this technology may help. repeaters HALVE throughput - (then of course you lose a little more, simply because of things like your environment), so I'd say 30Mbps is expected on a repeater.

I always suggest powerline over repeaters where possible - in houses with older wiring it's not so good, but worth a shot and you can always return if it doesn't work for you
Edited by: "sh20" 6th Oct 2017
Just inadvertently posted this again, as the beta Android app didn't say "U MAD BRO? THAT'S ALREADY BEEN POSTED!" 🙈
ashtad25th Sep

I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. …I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. Will these get rid of the wireless blackspots


Get the dual band RP-AC52 from ebuyer or the Netgear EX700 if you want to spend more. I use both and they have never dropped a signal. The RP-AC52 is only around £28 from ebuyer compared to £70 last year.
You should be able to set/clone the wi-fi name and password to allow roaming between access points. If not and you are using a proper phone ie Android then down load "Wi-fi Roaming Fix" from play store which auto switches to strongest signal.
Will this work with the TP-Link PLA-4020P powerline adapter?
Great price
thnx, great deal
BARKMAN25th Sep

Do these use their own WiFi hotpoint?Meaning you have to connect to their …Do these use their own WiFi hotpoint?Meaning you have to connect to their access point?

Yeah, but go to the local IP address for the unit and change the network name to your existing wifi network name, and the password to your current wifi password and it'll work seamlessly with all your existing devices.
Ordered, good price
If i buy 2 sets can i use together?
Bought these from Argos at £21 and thought that was a bargain. Absolute PITA to set-up and get working with my existing TP-Link adapters , but a bit of perserverance, swearing and resets, got there in the end.

Additional wireless unit has it's own hotspot, so will need to connect to that, but can also be used as a wired point too.

Ordered another set, as £14 for 500mbps is a bargain
ashtad25th Sep

I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. …I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. Will these get rid of the wireless blackspots



If you use them with the receiver plugged into a wall socket in your loft then you should get a wi-fi signal with little loss. If you really want 'the works' then use an ethernet cable direct into your computer and marvel at the difference.
Thanks ordered a set. I know we need a full house rewire as it's ancient but worth a shot at this price.
Is it be possible that the other end of my home is on a separate electrical circuit? Would it matter? Is it a simple way to check before buying the product?
Edited by: "AdolfHeatler" 15th Oct 2017
ashtad25th Sep

I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. …I struggle with WiFi in my house since having a loft conversation done. Will these get rid of the wireless blackspots


I suspect your loft sockets will be on a different ring and circuit breaker, which, I believe, may affect these - if that is the case, you could plug in on the floor below to service the loft?
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