Extra Value 85Mbps Powerline Adapter Twin Pack - £34.78 Delivered @ ebuyer.com
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Extra Value 85Mbps Powerline Adapter Twin Pack - £34.78 Delivered @ ebuyer.com

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Found 2nd Mar 2010Made hot 2nd Mar 2010
Extra Value 85Mbps Powerline Adapter Twin Pack - £34.78 Delivered @ ebuyer.com

£29.99 + £4.79 super saver delivery

This adapter can provide the transmission of broadband data service via power line, which are
suitable for use in a wide range of both residential (in-home) and commercial (offices, apartments,
hotels, warehouses) network applications in which existing power lines can be utilized. There is
never any need to install new wires. These adapters enable the effortless creation of a high-speed
network that supports video, voice and data.
Feature
Universal supply works over a power line voltage range of 85 to 265 VAC, 50~60Hz
Support QAM 256/64/16,DQPSK,DBPSK and ROBO modulation schemes
Up to 85 Mbps data rate on the power line
HomePlug Turbo 1.0 compatible
56-bit DES Link Encryption with key management for secure power line communications
Integrated Quality of Service (QoS) features such as prioritized random access, contention-free
access, and segment bursting
Low power consumption
Applications
Standard Video TV (SDTV)
TV over IP (IPTV)
High data rate broadband sharing
Shared broadband internet access
Audio and video streaming and transfer
Voice over IP calls
PC file and application sharing
Printer and peripheral sharing
Network and online gaming
Security cameras
External Connectors
1 Power jack
1 10/100M RJ45 port
Protocol Feature
HomePlug Turbo1.0 compatible
Security Support
56-bit DES Link Encryption with key management for secure power line communications

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Good price for these. I use powerline adapters instead of wireless. They work well, don't drop signal and are very reliable. Also far more secure than wireless. Highly recommended.

Don't use them on a power strip though. It's best if they plug directly into a socket or into a 2-way or 3-way block adapter, otherwise signal strength gets reduced.

Belkin ones with a LIFETIME warranty for £34.99 delivered @ PLAY.com ++++ QUIDCO!!!- and before people say its impossible to claim from them it really isn't. Iv had 3 new routers off them under the warranty and they even provide a free shipping label.

play.com/PC/…tml

if you want to use for HD stream recommend getting 200Mbps as 85mb frames are dropped and not very smooth

can i use these to stream a signal from my Sky TV on th elounge to the Bedroom?

good deal.. certainly has me considering purchase. Going to read some reviews first.

withey;7994779

can i use these to stream a signal from my Sky TV on th elounge to the … can i use these to stream a signal from my Sky TV on th elounge to the Bedroom?



No. I was looking into this last week thinking that when I get Sky (on Virgin in current house) in my new house I could have one HD box in sitting room and then have the signal sent to kitchen tv. Homeplugs send and receive data but can't handle a tv/sky signal. Your only option is to run a cable between then (coaxal) or to use wireless AV senders/receivers. Alternatively you could get a slingbox and another thing they do that lets you stream wirelessly to other devices/tvs, but that's an expensive option and it would be cheaper to get a second box and pay £10 a month multi-room. Hopefully a product will come out in the future that will allow homeplugs to be used in this way.

Oh and in reference to what someone else said earlier about streaming HD movies etc, I'm assuming it meant to say get 200Mbps ones rather than 85Mbps. This is a good price for 85Mbps ones but to be honest for future proofing (i.e. when the day comes that you need to add more homeplugs in your house or buy better equipment getting plugged into them) it's better to pay a little more and get 200Mbps ones.

binned-it;7995047

No. I was looking into this last week thinking that when I get Sky (on … No. I was looking into this last week thinking that when I get Sky (on Virgin in current house) in my new house I could have one HD box in sitting room and then have the signal sent to kitchen tv. Homeplugs send and receive data but can't handle a tv/sky signal. Your only option is to run a cable between then (coaxal) or to use wireless AV senders/receivers. Alternatively you could get a slingbox and another thing they do that lets you stream wirelessly to other devices/tvs, but that's an expensive option and it would be cheaper to get a second box and pay £10 a month multi-room. Hopefully a product will come out in the future that will allow homeplugs to be used in this way.Oh and in reference to what someone else said earlier about streaming HD movies etc, I'm assuming it meant to say get 200Mbps ones rather than 85Mbps. This is a good price for 85Mbps ones but to be honest for future proofing (i.e. when the day comes that you need to add more homeplugs in your house or buy better equipment getting plugged into them) it's better to pay a little more and get 200Mbps ones.



try the powerline HD ones...rated up 200mb/s.....i use the netgear hdx101's - they are excellent for xbox360 online, blu ray updates and backups on my server...seems pretty fast - get 40mb/s to 70mb/s...cant comment on streaming though but its miles better and more stabke than wireless N

withey;7994779

can i use these to stream a signal from my Sky TV on th elounge to the … can i use these to stream a signal from my Sky TV on th elounge to the Bedroom?



not these ones, id get the 200MBPs ones and some HDMI over IP adapters, they're really expensive though, they're roughly £400-500 for pair (receiver and transmitter)

royals;7995085

try the powerline HD ones...rated up 200mb/s.....i use the netgear … try the powerline HD ones...rated up 200mb/s.....i use the netgear hdx101's - they are excellent for xbox360 online, blu ray updates and backups on my server...seems pretty fast - get 40mb/s to 70mb/s...cant comment on streaming though but its miles better and more stabke than wireless N



Well I was going to get these ones: ebuyer.com/pro…602

But to be honest I'm not going to order these: ebuyer.com/pro…960 Passthrough so I don't loss an extra socket and £20 cheaper (not paying for the name), they should also be compatble with any other homeplug certified product (as long as they are also 200Mbps) so I can add others later if I need to, without them having to be these exact ones :thumbsup:

Will be able to get rid of the 360 wireless thingy once I get them

parad1gm;7994751

if you want to use for HD stream recommend getting 20Mbps as 85mb frames … if you want to use for HD stream recommend getting 20Mbps as 85mb frames are dropped and not very smooth



Think you mean 200mbps?

Can you use these with an Xbox 360, instead of buying their wireless adaptor?

philippo;7996232

Can you use these with an Xbox 360, instead of buying their wireless … Can you use these with an Xbox 360, instead of buying their wireless adaptor?



yes just plug and play :thumbsup:

philippo;7996232

Can you use these with an Xbox 360, instead of buying their wireless … Can you use these with an Xbox 360, instead of buying their wireless adaptor?



Yes. These will work with any device that has an ethernet port...... i.e. PC, PS3, 360 etc. For gaming, 200MB ones are overkill. I used to use 85MB ones on my 360 till I moved it to my bedroom and never had a problem. They are also very easy to setup. The ones I had needed no installation. Just plug one into the mains next to the router and the other wherever you want the internet in the house. Plug in the 360 and click connect to xbox live. Just about the smoothest setup possible

majhaar;7995137

not these ones, id get the 200MBPs ones and some HDMI over IP adapters, … not these ones, id get the 200MBPs ones and some HDMI over IP adapters, they're really expensive though, they're roughly £400-500 for pair (receiver and transmitter)



I was just reading about them today, seems very good but still pricey.

Although it says they can be used within an Ethernet LAN I still can't find out if they can be used along with Homeplugs or if there actually needs to be a Cat6 cable between them.

Not recommended. I bought two sets (4 units) only to find that these regularly dropped connection when used directly on the wall sockets in my house. I was constantly having to re set them up. In the end,after a couple of months of frustration, I send them back as not fit for purpose and got my money back from ebuyer.

Bear in mind that all 200mbps Homeplugs are only actually 100mbps as the network sockets on them are 10/100 so anything connected to them will never go beyond 100.

I have a pair of Belkin gigabit homeplugs and never get close to 100mbps 'real world' transfers anyway - despite them showing a 'good' connection.

Seriously considering this, my ps3 is the opposite side of the house and always struggle with signal.

Really not sure if i need 200mbs though, as i dont think my line will get that quick in a long time,

Also anyone know how much electricity these use??

techno12;7996399

Bear in mind that all 200mbps Homeplugs are only actually 100mbps as the … Bear in mind that all 200mbps Homeplugs are only actually 100mbps as the network sockets on them are 10/100 so anything connected to them will never go beyond 100.I have a pair of Belkin gigabit homeplugs and never get close to 100mbps 'real world' transfers anyway - despite them showing a 'good' connection.



Rubbish. Mine are showing 180mbps as I type this.
Maybe you need to spend some time trouble shooting why yours are so slow before condemning them all ?

Argh! Just bought 4x of these packs at 34.95!

gizmouk;7996459

Rubbish. Mine are showing 180mbps as I type this. Maybe you need to … Rubbish. Mine are showing 180mbps as I type this. Maybe you need to spend some time trouble shooting why yours are so slow before condemning them all ?



No it isn't. The connection between the homeplugs may be showing 180mbps (my old Linksys ones did) but the connection speed between devices connected to them will never be over 100. Obvious really, as the LAN controllers inside aren't capable of greater than 100.

I only discovered this the other day - bit of a con really.

Unless yours are some special type that have gigabit LAN controllers.

Both my sons have a PS3 in their rooms connecting wirelessly, however signal is not the best.

Would I need to buy 2 sets of these for each of their PS3 connections or would they interfere with each other ?

heat added

100Mb LAN connections are actually 100Mb each way i.e. 100 upload and 100 download. This is called full duplex. The power cables don't have multiple pairs to use though, so it can only send or receive at any time, not simultaneously. This is called half duplex. This is why it runs faster in power line, because if you are sending and receiving as fast as possible it would be 200Mb total traffic on a so-called 100Mb connection.

It's also worth knowing that the more adapters you add, the slower the powerline network will run, because they all share the same wire and have to take it in turns. However, if you are just sharing an internet connection this shouldn't be a problem.

If you are adding multiple devices, you need one for your ADSL/cable router, and one per device to connect. So in batista's case, its a total of 3 powerline adapters needed.

Aha!

Bit sneaky though eh?

batista;7996594

Both my sons have a PS3 in their rooms connecting wirelessly, however … Both my sons have a PS3 in their rooms connecting wirelessly, however signal is not the best.Would I need to buy 2 sets of these for each of their PS3 connections or would they interfere with each other ?heat added



You would need three in theory, ie one and a half packs!

One goes from your router to an electric socket, then each PS3 would need a plug by it to plug in from there!

I have some belkin ones from play working with my xbox and they are great, ]only £34.99

The belkin ones are good because if you have a double socket in a room you can use both easily, some of the home plugs are quite big and they can block the second socket!

If you bought two packs of these can they be used together? Or do they have to work in pairs?

I want to share a connection from the lounge to two bedrooms using these but don't know how multiples work :-)

Good spot H&R added

OFI;7996691

If you bought two packs of these can they be used together? Or do they … If you bought two packs of these can they be used together? Or do they have to work in pairs?I want to share a connection from the lounge to two bedrooms using these but don't know how multiples work :-)



They should all work together no problems!

I have a pair of these and they work flawlessly on my 360. I also have a pair of the belkin ones that were linked to earlier and they all work together.

200Mbps version for £90 at play.com/PC/…tml

majhaar;7995137

not these ones, id get the 200MBPs ones and some HDMI over IP adapters, … not these ones, id get the 200MBPs ones and some HDMI over IP adapters, they're really expensive though, they're roughly £400-500 for pair (receiver and transmitter)



where have you seen hdmi over ip adapters for sale?

binned-it;7996316

I was just reading about them today, seems very good but still … I was just reading about them today, seems very good but still pricey.Although it says they can be used within an Ethernet LAN I still can't find out if they can be used along with Homeplugs or if there actually needs to be a Cat6 cable between them.




Following on from what I was saying earlier - there seems to be very interesting equipment on the way that will allow HDMI media streaming around people houses (screw you Sky and your £10 a month multiroom): fudzilla.com/con…79/

Oh and to answer my own question - it would appear that yes the HDMI over IP equipment will be compatible with homeplugs, so no ugly wires running round the house for me

I currently have a wireless network setup which i use for my desktop PC and laptop.

I also have a PS3 which i am streaming data to from the desktop PC, but on certain films the lag, causes an 'unwatchable experience.'

I was wondering if these could be used to set up the network between the PS3 and desktop PC, whilst still using the wireless connection for the internet on the PC ??

Many thanks for any help :thumbsup:

Are there any 200Mbps versions that would work well over different rings? I live in an old victorian house and from what I can work out the downstairs (where the router is) and upstairs (where I want to use a 360 and PC) are on different rings. I'm hoping to eventually add a NAS upstairs and stream content to my blu-ray player downstairs. Also, would adding a hub cause speed issues?

Thanks

Badger Mushroom;7996951

Are there any 200Mbps versions that would work well over different rings? … Are there any 200Mbps versions that would work well over different rings? I live in an old victorian house and from what I can work out the downstairs (where the router is) and upstairs (where I want to use a 360 and PC) are on different rings. I'm hoping to eventually add a NAS upstairs and stream content to my blu-ray player downstairs. Also, would adding a hub cause speed issues? Thanks



As long as the seperate rings all go through the same consumer unit then it's fine.

Munchie75;7996900

I currently have a wireless network setup which i use for my desktop PC … I currently have a wireless network setup which i use for my desktop PC and laptop.I also have a PS3 which i am streaming data to from the desktop PC, but on certain films the lag, causes an 'unwatchable experience.' I was wondering if these could be used to set up the network between the PS3 and desktop PC, whilst still using the wireless connection for the internet on the PC ??Many thanks for any help :thumbsup:



Yes this will work, you can make a network between the PS3 and the PC, also the PS3 can use the computer as an Internet gateway. You will need the computer turned on though, although you could just connect the PS3 wirelessly when you want to game, unless of course it's not within signal range of the router.

Does anyone know the difference between the 'Extra Value' range of 200Mbps Powerline adaptors and non value on eBuyer??

i.e. what's the difference between ebuyer.com/pro…960 and ebuyer.com/pro…602

I know one is a pass through!! But just wondering if there is any speed difference etc???

Kirzer do u notice a difference between these plugs and the belkin ones? im tempted by both lol.

Also if i want the net in my room for both the ps3 and laptop, can i use an ethernet adaptor or do i need a third powerplug, and would using an ethernet edaptaptor hurt the signal going to both??

You can currently get a pair of Orange-branded 85mbps homeplugs including two ethernet cables on eBay for £21 inc. Although branded Orange they are actually devolo and accept their software updates. Ebay is showing 6 available at the moment.

I bought a pair and they were fine, once updated with software from devolo.

HTH

fishmaster;7996985

Yes this will work, you can make a network between the PS3 and the PC, … Yes this will work, you can make a network between the PS3 and the PC, also the PS3 can use the computer as an Internet gateway. You will need the computer turned on though, although you could just connect the PS3 wirelessly when you want to game, unless of course it's not within signal range of the router.



Thanks,
The PS3 already is connected wirelessly for the internet and works fine, It's more the media of looking at photos on my PC and aiming to RIP all my DVD's to the PC so i can stream them via the PS3.

Do you know any good software for displaying and indexing the DVD catalogue as was hoping to have Thumbnails of movie covers, rather than a directory structure which is all i can currently appear to find.

Just a few questions of you intelligent lot wouldn't mind.

Do these plugs (in general, not specifically these ones) work with ALL kinds of home wiring? By that I mean if my house has got pretty old wiring (35 years) would they still work properly?

Do you still have to connect an ethernet cable into this plug and then into a laptop so that the laptop is wired into the mains? Or would it work wirelessly from the laptop to this plug?

What kind of performance can you expect for general browsing on the internet? Would it be the same as a good wireless (wi-fi) connection or the same as actually plugging your computer straight into the router? Or somewhere between the two?

And anything else I should know? I obviously don't know much about it as you can tell

Laurz121;7997049

Just a few questions of you intelligent lot wouldn't mind.Do these plugs … Just a few questions of you intelligent lot wouldn't mind.Do these plugs (in general, not specifically these ones) work with ALL kinds of home wiring? By that I mean if my house has got pretty old wiring (35 years) would they still work properly?Do you still have to connect an ethernet cable into this plug and then into a laptop so that the laptop is wired into the mains? Or would it work wirelessly from the laptop to this plug?What kind of performance can you expect for general browsing on the internet? Would it be the same as a good wireless (wi-fi) connection or the same as actually plugging your computer straight into the router? Or somewhere between the two?And anything else I should know? I obviously don't know much about it as you can tell



Your mileage may vary as they say, or suck it and see.

These don't work wirelessly they need an ethernet cable between the equipment you want to network and the homeplug

Performance is down to your wiring basically. If it works good then it's better than wireless. You will get a connection faster than any DSL connection is able to go, so Internet will be the same.
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