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Devolo WiFi starter kit £64.99 @ Amazon
Devolo WiFi starter kit £64.99 @ Amazon

Devolo WiFi starter kit £64.99 @ Amazon

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Best price I've seen. Includes next day delivery for Prime members.

Basically this kit helps extend your home internet wifi range by use of the electrical wiring in your building.

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Arent there alternatives to this costing £15-20 or do these do something over and above the others?

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stuarthanley

Arent there alternatives to this costing £15-20 or do these do something … Arent there alternatives to this costing £15-20 or do these do something over and above the others?


Without any links, I believe what you're referring to are repeaters. A wireless repeater (also called wireless range extender) takes an existing signal from a wireless router or access point and rebroadcasts it to create a second network.
This Devolo starter kit sends the Internet signal from the base unit to a receiver over the electrical wiring.

Yes. They are called Powerline adapters and cost between £15 and 30

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stuarthanley

Arent there alternatives to this costing £15-20 or do these do something … Arent there alternatives to this costing £15-20 or do these do something over and above the others?



It's basically your normal Powerline plugs.........the difference being, one of them also acts as an extension to your wi-fi.

Doesn't seem like they are gigabyte ports either, so how fast they work is just theoretical and isn't expected in reality. I think their overpriced.

These are cheaper alternatives which would work for others:


This one seems like a good deal

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UnknownConcept

It's basically your normal Powerline plugs.........the difference being, … It's basically your normal Powerline plugs.........the difference being, one of them also acts as an extension to your wi-fi.Doesn't seem like they are gigabyte ports either, so how fast they work is just theoretical and isn't expected in reality. I think their overpriced.These are cheaper alternatives which would work for others:This one seems like a good deal

I thought they were only powerline adapters. I couldnt understand the heat for the deal. I thought maybe the deal items were something over and above other cheaper versions on the market.

stuarthanley

I thought they were only powerline adapters. I couldnt understand the … I thought they were only powerline adapters. I couldnt understand the heat for the deal. I thought maybe the deal items were something over and above other cheaper versions on the market.



Well they are powerline adapters as well.........with the other one being an access point and extending the wifi.
These ones are supposed to be better than having a wi-fi repeater, as they are directly connected back to the main router.

Yeah, its a rip off.

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I couldn't really pass opinion on many of the other brands listed here, as I haven't used them. But I can say I've used Devolo for well over a year now, and it's still working now as efficiently as it did day one.

cold.

can use a powerline adapter to do the same job.

these are poor value, anyone looking on the scan today only page can match up the zyxel equivalent setup for about £30 with two pl plugs instead of one

I dont understand this at all. To be fair I don't really want to - just get a repeater for a tenner and be done with it

mad2477

I dont understand this at all. To be fair I don't really want to - just … I dont understand this at all. To be fair I don't really want to - just get a repeater for a tenner and be done with it



repeaters not only degrade wifi performance they simply will not work in a lot of scenarios, i want a new posche but am only willing to pay a tenner also

I could do with something like this. I have a repeater at the moment but the signal drops quite frequently and I have to wait until it shows in my list of networks before my device can connect again.

thebuyer

cold.can use a powerline adapter to do the same job.



What a dumbo. This is a wifi version of powerline
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