eConnect HomePlug Turbo 85Mbps £23.49
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eConnect HomePlug Turbo 85Mbps £23.49

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Found 12th Mar 2007Made hot 12th Mar 2007
Product Overview: The HomePlug plugs directly into a standard 3 pin UK power socket. The supplied Ethernet cable connects between the HomePlug and the required network device. Data is transferred between HomePlug devices at a maximum rate of 85Mbps. The included software enables you to change the encryption password of the device and displays connection speeds between devices on the network. Works straight out of the box - no drivers required. HomePlug V1.0 specification compliant for interoperability with other HomePlug V1.0 compliant devices.

* High Quality HomePlug Compliant Product * Casing Blends With Socket Outlet * 3 Year Warranty Giving Complete Piece of Maind * Full Instructions and Support Given

Requirements: Operating system independant. Supports any TCP/IP protocol enabled device such as PC, Laptop, Games Console (XBox etc), IP Security Camera, Network Printer, etc.

Protocol/Standards: HomePlug 1.0 specification, IEEE 802.3 * 10/100 Ethernet (100Mbps) Compliant * 10/100 Mbps AutoMDI/MDIx Support * 85 Mbps Homeplug 1.0 compatible * CSMA/CA MAC control

Modulation Support : OFDM, DQPSK, DBPSK, ROBO Carrier Modulation Support

Frequency Band : 4.3 Mhz to 20.9 Mhz band

Quality of Service : Forward Error Correction (FEC) support * Channel Adaptation ensures that signal integrity is maintained even under harsh noise environments * CSMA/CA with prioritization and ARQ for reliable delivery of Ethernet packets via Packet Encapsulation * Four Level prioritized random access method * Segment bursting and contention-free access ensures high throughput while maintaining low latency response and jitter performance

Security Support: 56 bit DES Encryption with key management for secure powerline communications (Utilise Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP to enable encryption)

HARDWARE: Intellon INT52MX Simple PowerPacket Module * Kendin KS8721B AutoMDI/MDIX 10/100 Ethernet PHY

PLATFORM SUPPORT : OS Independent with TCP/IP protocol installed

POWER SUPPLY : Integrated 230V AC Supply via Power Socket for Europe/UK model

LED Indicators : 1 x Power LED * 1 x Powerline Link Status LED * 1 x Ethernet Link/Activity Status LED

Contents: 1x Ethernet HomePlug (UK 3 Pin) * 1.8m Ethernet Cable * 1 x CD * 1 x Manual

I use these myself, they are secure and better than Wireless connections in terms of performance and security. You won't find cheaper elsewhere for 85Mbps ones. Hurry if you want some, last time they were all gone in a flash.

Update: You need a minimum of 2 if you want to use these
- Totoriko

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a: you need two
b: they are not as secure as you might think
c: They never ever reach their maximum throughput

Might be worth saying you will need at least 2 of these :thumbsup: - Which usually makes them more expensive than a wireless hub ....... It is a good price for this kit though .....

Original Poster

Edited first post

As for security, it's definitely safer than having a wireless network. I had a few neighbours hammering into my wifi network not long ago and with time, they would have managed to crack the encryption key. With this, there's no way they can hack in unless they are right next door to me sharing the same electric wiring and know my network name.
For performance, I get zero stuttering when it comes to streaming video to my Xbox. I had buffering problems with wireless.

Banned

Good deal, ordered a couple for a room on the far side of the house from the wireless router.
Thanks

Banned

dupe...

dc2447 please explain about the security implications of this device.

Also does this work on negative earth - if so wouldn't a lightning strike frazzle your networked electronics ?

Original Poster

You can ask in the solwise forums
solwiseforum.co.uk/for…=58
The devices are all the same, apart from the 200Mbps ones which aren't compatible with the rest.

This is a really interesting bit of kit, very similar to some of the research i'm doing at the moment for my masters, its amazing stuff really, but there are some questions over security at the moment with them.

richcf14

but there are some questions over security at the moment with them.



Please could someone elaborate.

Could my neighbour snoop on my network packets for example?

Will they work over different wiring circuits?

I got 2 of these to play xbox 360 at the far end of the house as the wireless would drop out. Connected these up no prob and lag free xbox fun.

I too would like to know why some people have questioned the security of these? The ones I have seen before have encryption available if you want to use it... I can't see how it can be any worse than wireless!

The HomePlugs are very good, security very good too - each plug as a number (similar to a mac number) you can use for extra security. :thumbsup:

dbilsborough

]http://www.shopmagenta.com/product/SPLETH.aspx£19 for some slower 14mbps … ]http://www.shopmagenta.com/product/SPLETH.aspx£19 for some slower 14mbps ones on the same site



I've used the 14mbps for years - but I've had a couple go pop on me - heating problems. I try to switch them off now; but ShopMagenta said the 85Mbps were more heat tolerant and suggested I change - so I will. Thanks OP - these rock!

Don't these work by sending the singla through your internal electric circuit? Well if so then:
1. You need to make sure where you are sending from and reciving to are on the same electric circuit.
2. How can your neighbor 'hack' in unless he's in your circuit. If he's sharing your circuit from his house then doesn't that mean both of you are sharing the same electric bill too? How would that happen?

Note: Just random thoughts here.

If i wanted to connect my old chunky ps2 to a existing wireless network, how many of these homeplugs would i need 1 or 2?

Mebster

Don't these work by sending the signal through your internal electric … Don't these work by sending the signal through your internal electric circuit? Well if so then:1. You need to make sure where you are sending from and reciving to are on the same electric circuit.2. How can your neighbor 'hack' in unless he's in your circuit. If he's sharing your circuit from his house then doesn't that mean both of you are sharing the same electric bill too? How would that happen?Note: Just random thoughts here.



I've used these on different wiring circuits in the same flat - no problems. Goes straight through the junction box. I tried plugging it into next doors flat to see if we could share our internet connection - didn't work. I'm using them in my office and they work on all the plugholes in the office; but for some reason, next door's office get's no joy at all. We're on seperate meters, I guess that's it.

They also work fine on extension plug boards (although they aren't supposed to). In my wife's office, we used them to go between floors - definitely seperate circuits, and very old wiring too. No problem at all. For a simple, straight out of the box, wireless solution that doesn't involve having to go round your mates and fix their wireless router every time they blow their nose, these are superb. I use them myself; and I've recommended them to a lot of my more useless clients who would otherwise ask me to sort their networking out for them (I'm an accountant. Of course they ask me!). They just work. In the truly horrible world of windows networking, they're a breath of fresh air.

Did I mention that I like them a lot?

Tim

50huz

If i wanted to connect my old chunky ps2 to a existing wireless network, … If i wanted to connect my old chunky ps2 to a existing wireless network, how many of these homeplugs would i need 1 or 2?


You would need two minimum to make use of this product - one to go from your router into a power socket and one for your PS2 into the power socket to connect the two.

John

i see there is a discount field does anyone know any codes for shopmagenta.com

Johnmcl7

You would need two minimum to make use of this product - one to go from … You would need two minimum to make use of this product - one to go from your router into a power socket and one for your PS2 into the power socket to connect the two.John



Ok thanks,is it limited in terms of range eg both plugs have to be on one side of wall if you know what i mean

Regarding security - AFAIK it can not go past electric meter or so I've been told by guys who designed this thing. You can (and should!) put a password on your Homeplug network too. Besides, to connect to Homeplug network you must know passwords (printed on each Homeplug, similar to MAC) for endpoints. It is possible to break Homeplug security but it easier said than done. Too much hassle is involved and why bother when there are so many open WiFi networks around?

its a shame the cheaper 14Mbps wasnt posted a few weeks ago, recently bought a wireless AV sender from argos for my slingbox...

To connect my router to my laptop and then on to my snazzio dvd player,would i require three plugs or just two??
I know one would go next to the router,but am unsure if i need another two plugs after that???
Using the wireless router,i suffer lots of drop outs and picture frezzing watching films on the snazzio

50huz

Ok thanks,is it limited in terms of range eg both plugs have to be on one … Ok thanks,is it limited in terms of range eg both plugs have to be on one side of wall if you know what i mean



They have to be on the same power circuit so it will depend on the wiring of your house - if it's all on one circuit then you can plug either plug in anywhere in the house.

John

Can I use this with an old g3 400mhz iMac? It has ethernet built in...

Yup. Anything with an ethernet port will work.

I've got one (different product - mine'x Zyxel) for connecting my PC which is on the furthest point in the house from my new cable broadband - works far better than wireless, particularly for gaming and streaming. If you're wireless connection isn't perfect, then these are very, very handy.

And I have absolutely no idea why people are worried about security. Someone would have to hack into my electrics - and if they're that determined, they're going to get in no matter what.

I thought these normally came in a kit of 2, if you have to buy 2 of these to get 1 connection from router to pc/device then it's not so cheap !

There appear to be some very knowledgeable people on this thread!

This is good because I have been thinking about these for some time.

I have a pretty old house with very thick walls and the distance between my study (where the phone line comes in) and my bedroom is just about as far as it can get ... which means that the wireless signal peters out around 15 feet away from my bed -- meaning no late night surfing for me!

So I have been looking at alternate solutions including these.

I have a question though.

My bedroom is an extension aboive the garage, and the electician put in a new fuse box which is for the garage and my bedroom only. There is another fuse box in the kitchen that serves the rest of the house

Obviously there is only one electic meter!

My question is whether if I plug one of these in my study (connected to the fuse box in the kitchen), would it receive on the powerpoints in my bedroom (connected to the fuse box in the garage) or whether I would be stuffed ... does seperate fuse boxes mean separate circuits? (As you can tell - i'm no electrician!)

Original Poster

For those with questions:
homeplug.org/en/…asp
en.wikipedia.org/wik…nce
devolo.com/co_…tml

Personally I find them reliable and secure as I pointed out above. Security is not an issue as the 80 year old neighbour next door will need to hack into my electrical wiring and KNOW my network password in order to get access.

Hello everyone. Can someone answer a question please as this sounds to be exactly what I need to connect a new laptop as well as my existing desktop PC but................

The ADSL modem that I use - a Zyxel - only has one network connector which currently goes straight to my desktop. Does this devise have a pass through that will let me connect my desktop - effectively using it as a hub or do I need to put another "plug" in the socket immediately next to in order to get a connection? - or buy a new modem with at least 2 outlets or a router?

Original Poster

Chris52:
Plug one Homeplug which has 2 inputs (which is plugged to the wall socket) to your Modem and to your PC. Or get a router that you can plug your pc, modem and homeplug to.
Plug another Homeplug anywhere in your house to your laptop

They will find each other and get networked.

Thanks Totoriko - yes I realise that I can do this but it doesn't, I think, answer the question.

Some homeplugs have 2 network connectors (one in & one out) so that a computer situated 3 feet from the homeplug that takes the lead from the modem can be connected to that first homeplug rather than needing either a second homeplug or a multi outlet modem - effectively using it as a hub. This would mean that I only needed one homeplug in my office rather than 2,having to buy a multi outlet modem or a router.

I realise that the laptop which will move about the house will need a second homeplug all of its own.

Does this homeplug have both an in & out network connector socket?

I have an old telewest surfboard SB3100 cable modem and 2mb connection. It only has one ethernet output. I want a physical connection to my main compueer and a physical network connection to one of these mains plugs so I assume I will have to plug a router into the modem to give me enough ethernet sockets - is this right.

Can anoyone recommend a suitable (cheap as chips) router?

Can anoyone recommend a suitable (cheap as chips) router that also has basic wireless capability?

I have a 5 port network hub, could I plug the modem into this, then the pc and ethernet card into the hub or would separate pc network cards need to feed the modem and the hub?

thanks

pete

tgbyhn10

I think we are asking the same question. Does the homeplug have two sockets so that we can connect our single output modem and are existing computer to it at the same time -effectively using it as a hub. I hope not to need a router, a new modem or a third homeplug.

Original Poster

Chris52

Thanks Totoriko - yes I realise that I can do this but it doesn't, I … Thanks Totoriko - yes I realise that I can do this but it doesn't, I think, answer the question.Some homeplugs have 2 network connectors (one in & one out) so that a computer situated 3 feet from the homeplug that takes the lead from the modem can be connected to that first homeplug rather than needing either a second homeplug or a multi outlet modem. This would mean that I only needed one homeplug in my office rather than 2 or having to buy a multi outlet modem.I realise that the laptop which will move about the house will need a second homeplug all of its own.Does this homeplug have both an in & out network connector socket?



Ah ok, I get what you mean. Unfortunately I'm not 100% sure it will work as a hub. The way mine is set up at home:
Modem > Router > HomeplugA (1 port)
PC1 > HomeplugB (2 ports)
PC2 > HomeplugB (2 ports)
Xbox > HomeplugC (1 port)

So I use my HomeplugB as 2 outputs. I suspect it could work as a hub to link your modem and pc but it's best to ask shopmagenta by giving them a call.

Original Poster

tgbyhn10

I have an old telewest surfboard SB3100 cable modem and 2mb connection. … I have an old telewest surfboard SB3100 cable modem and 2mb connection. It only has one ethernet output. I want a physical connection to my main compueer and a physical network connection to one of these mains plugs so I assume I will have to plug a router into the modem to give me enough ethernet sockets - is this right. Can anoyone recommend a suitable (cheap as chips) router? Can anoyone recommend a suitable (cheap as chips) router that also has basic wireless capability? I have a 5 port network hub, could I plug the modem into this, then the pc and ethernet card into the hub or would separate pc network cards need to feed the modem and the hub?thankspete



I bought an Edimax Wireless Cable Router from cclonline.com for about £30.
Haven't had any problems at all. It's better than the Linksys ones I've used.

Ferret

There appear to be some very knowledgeable people on this thread!This is … There appear to be some very knowledgeable people on this thread!This is good because I have been thinking about these for some time.I have a pretty old house with very thick walls and the distance between my study (where the phone line comes in) and my bedroom is just about as far as it can get ... which means that the wireless signal peters out around 15 feet away from my bed -- meaning no late night surfing for me!So I have been looking at alternate solutions including these.I have a question though.My bedroom is an extension aboive the garage, and the electician put in a new fuse box which is for the garage and my bedroom only. There is another fuse box in the kitchen that serves the rest of the houseObviously there is only one electic meter!My question is whether if I plug one of these in my study (connected to the fuse box in the kitchen), would it receive on the powerpoints in my bedroom (connected to the fuse box in the garage) or whether I would be stuffed ... does seperate fuse boxes mean separate circuits? (As you can tell - i'm no electrician!)



Its likely it will work, as electricity is supplied in 3 phases. ~In a domestic environment we usually only use one phase and everything on the same phase off the same meter should work with Homeplugs. They are BRILLIANT and are 100 x better than wireless. I use them at work to extend the network to unwired areas and at home so I can work and watch Telly.

Kind regards

Nick

Chris52

tgbyhn10I think we are asking the same question. Does the homeplug have … tgbyhn10I think we are asking the same question. Does the homeplug have two sockets so that we can connect our single output modem and are existing computer to it at the same time -effectively using it as a hub. I hope not to need a router, a new modem or a third homeplug.




To answer my own question. I have been asking around & it appears that whilst the homeplug will connect 2 devices it will not sort out two or more computers being connected to the same ADSL connection & giving them both internet access. To do that you need to connect your modem to a router (or buy a modem/router) and one of the router outputs can then be connected to the homeplug which can then be accessed by several more homeplugs via the house wiring.

What I was asking for was a homeplug/router & such a thing does not appear to exist.
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