NETGEAR 1200 Mbps Powerline Adapter (Gigabit)  - Twin Pack @ Amazon
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NETGEAR 1200 Mbps Powerline Adapter (Gigabit)  - Twin Pack @ Amazon

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Found 24th Aug 2016Made hot 25th Aug 2016
Price reduced by quite a bit, from ~£68ish to £45. Unlike most others, this has a gigabit port, which you can only get on more expensive adapters. This also has a pass through so you're not wasting a socket.

Only downside is no built in WiFi, but honestly, at this price, it's a steal (I have a spare ac router anyway).

I really couldn't use most adapters because they only have 100mb ports and I have VIVID so they weren't much use.

happy deal hunting!

edit: Apparently it has MIMO according to deanos, allowing signals to travel further.

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Looks good. 1200 and pass through at that price.

FWIW I've just got a set of the dlink av2 1000s which were a bit cheaper but no pass through. Only had the a week but seem rock solid so far. Unlike the tp link ones they replaced which were truly awful

Wish it was av2000

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philljp

Tempted...although has been cheaper at £37.99: … Tempted...although has been cheaper at £37.99: http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/NETGEAR-PLP1200-100UKS-Powerline-Ethernet-Homeplug/product/B00WUACDBM



​indeed it has, probably an anomaly considering it consistently drops to £45ish quid every now and then

Just be aware that these have the new technology MIMO so will travel further distances when comparing with others which will probably be on the older technology
Edited by: "deanos" 24th Aug 2016

swfarrington

Looks good. 1200 and pass through at that price.FWIW I've just got a set … Looks good. 1200 and pass through at that price.FWIW I've just got a set of the dlink av2 1000s which were a bit cheaper but no pass through. Only had the a week but seem rock solid so far. Unlike the tp link ones they replaced which were truly awful


Weird!
I'm very happy with my TP-Link AV1200 pass throughs that were on sale at Argos £35.99 back in July.
Were yours very cheap, factory qc fail perhaps?

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deanos

Just be aware that these have the new technology MIMO so will travel … Just be aware that these have the new technology MIMO so will travel further distances when comparing with others which will probably be on the older technology



​i didn't know that, brilliant!

MIMO only applies to WiFi.....

oliverhussick

MIMO only applies to WiFi.....



Nope, it uses all 3 pins older ones only use 2 pins, called AV2 MIMO

techhive.com/art…tml

http://images.techhive.com/images/article/2015/01/av2infographic-100563008-orig.png

Edited by: "deanos" 24th Aug 2016

I need a set of these but with twin ports. Has anyone got a link for those, if on offer, please?

deanos

Nope, it uses all 3 pins older ones only use 2 pins, called AV2 … Nope, it uses all 3 pins older ones only use 2 pins, called AV2 MIMOhttp://www.techhive.com/article/2868314/home-networking/the-essential-guide-to-buying-a-homeplug-ethernet-adapter-including-6-hands-on-reviews.html



Colour me impressed!

Purchased

these were £20 in sainsburys the other week, was posted on here. my local had loads on shelf, i bought two pairs but returned one as only needed one pair. maybe try check your local before buying from Amazon.

hotukdeals.com/dea…618

jimbob2010

these were £20 in sainsburys the other week, was posted on here. my local … these were £20 in sainsburys the other week, was posted on here. my local had loads on shelf, i bought two pairs but returned one as only needed one pair. maybe try check your local before buying from Amazon.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/netgear-powerline-1200-21-instore-sainsbury-s-heaton-park-2495618



​I picked up a pair of those as well, but they are not pass through like these are.

this **** is always discounted on amazon.

pbilkhu

I need a set of these but with twin ports. Has anyone got a link for … I need a set of these but with twin ports. Has anyone got a link for those, if on offer, please?



Buy two of these:

amazon.co.uk/Sol…200

Good price, think I'll grab some.

At the moment I've got some cheaper TP-Link passthrough ones, and they randomly drop connection. I think it's some sort of power saving, it happens when I'm not using the internet that much such as reading a long webpage. The only way I found to prevent it from doing it was to constantly ping the router. Worst part is sometimes to get the connection back I have to mess around turning it off for a while and then turning it back on.

Publix

Weird! I'm very happy with my TP-Link AV1200 pass throughs that were on … Weird! I'm very happy with my TP-Link AV1200 pass throughs that were on sale at Argos £35.99 back in July.Were yours very cheap, factory qc fail perhaps?



​I have those, not dropped signal yet in the last few weeks of using them. Just the size is the negative thing.

Can i use my ee router to extend the wireless range?

CrazyBob

​I picked up a pair of those as well, but they are not pass through like t … ​I picked up a pair of those as well, but they are not pass through like these are.


Yes they were, they had both on the shelf for £21

Not Gigabit, when I think Gigabit I think full duplex 1000Mbps.

And unless you have RF insulated wiring aren't these technically illegal to use?

Still impressive though.

anyone know if these are based on the good cup or not. supposedly Qualcomm cups were poor

Zafir

Good price, think I'll grab some.At the moment I've got some cheaper … Good price, think I'll grab some.At the moment I've got some cheaper TP-Link passthrough ones, and they randomly drop connection. I think it's some sort of power saving, it happens when I'm not using the internet that much such as reading a long webpage. The only way I found to prevent it from doing it was to constantly ping the router. Worst part is sometimes to get the connection back I have to mess around turning it off for a while and then turning it back on.



Try this

digiex.net/dow…tml

I bought the TPLink 500mbps version, the ethernet port on them is only 100mbs, so what's the point in the other 400mbs if I can never get 500mbs?

deanos

Try … Try thishttp://digiex.net/downloads/download-center-2-0/drivers/14554-tp-link-homeplug-powerline-power-save-switch-tool-download.html


I already did a long time ago. I also tried contacting TP-Link many times to no avail also.

Edit: Actually that does look like a newer version. I'll give it a shot.
Edit 2: Nah didn't solve the problem. Oh well
Edited by: "Zafir" 25th Aug 2016

allginger

Yes they were, they had both on the shelf for £21



I'm disappointed with my purchase now

Jediben

Buy two of … Buy two of these:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Solwise-PL-1200AV2-PIGGY-1-2Gig-MiMo-Passthrough/dp/B00PQL2SSK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472126076&sr=8-1&keywords=solwise+av1200



Hi Jediben, thanks for this. It works out to be £66, isn't that expensive?

pbilkhu

Hi Jediben, thanks for this. It works out to be £66, isn't that … Hi Jediben, thanks for this. It works out to be £66, isn't that expensive?



Might be, I think they were cheaper a little while ago, but you are getting 2 gigabit ports in each one, so they will cost more to make as well...

Actually no, Camelcamelcamel says this is the cheapest they have ever been at Amazon.

deanos

Try … Try thishttp://digiex.net/downloads/download-center-2-0/drivers/14554-tp-link-homeplug-powerline-power-save-switch-tool-download.html



Having the same problem with mine, will try this tool. Thanks for posting

Publix

Weird! I'm very happy with my TP-Link AV1200 pass throughs that were on … Weird! I'm very happy with my TP-Link AV1200 pass throughs that were on sale at Argos £35.99 back in July.Were yours very cheap, factory qc fail perhaps?



They were the av500 model, so an older unit. But they were so unreliable it's put me off tp-link completely. They were returned in the end

CrazyBob

I'm disappointed with my purchase now



Don't worry, selected stores only. Never saw them in my local.

Qualcomm chipsets.. will cause occasional drop outs in some house holds. if you experience drop outs better go with Broadcomm chipset products like

ZyXEL PLA5206 1000 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter - Twin Pack amazon.co.uk/dp/…XC/

Zafir

Good price, think I'll grab some.At the moment I've got some cheaper … Good price, think I'll grab some.At the moment I've got some cheaper TP-Link passthrough ones, and they randomly drop connection. I think it's some sort of power saving, it happens when I'm not using the internet that much such as reading a long webpage. The only way I found to prevent it from doing it was to constantly ping the router. Worst part is sometimes to get the connection back I have to mess around turning it off for a while and then turning it back on.



​This is a fault with the Qualcomm chip, these new ones use a Qualcomm chip too, so will drop connection like the ones you have already. Try the link I posted above or there are other makes that use Broadcomm chipset too..
Edited by: "Shock" 26th Aug 2016

Shock

​This is a fault with the Qualcomm chip, these new ones use a Qualcomm c … ​This is a fault with the Qualcomm chip, these new ones use a Qualcomm chip too, so will drop connection like the ones you have already. Try the link I posted above or there are other makes that use Broadcomm chipset too..


Is there any easy way to tell what chipset they're using. Most of the time they don't say which makes it difficult.

I'll need a passthrough one as I don't have enough power sockets in the house. I suppose the Passthrough ones made by ZyXEL probably also use that Broadcom chip.

Edit: Seems Dlink uses Broadcom from what I can find. I guess that lines up with the other poster who said they fixed the issue by getting a Dlink set.

Edited by: "Zafir" 26th Aug 2016

Its annoying that there aren't many Broadcomm based plugs, Netgear use to use them but recent ones are all Qualcomm.

There is no easy way as most vendors don't state the brand of the chip they use. The site smallnetbuilder.com displays it, but only on the products they test.

Im fairly confident this uses broadcomm, and has a plug
ebuyer.com/718…01f

By the way, ZyXel use both broadcomm and Qualcomm chipsets but I believe the 1000 rage is Broadcomm.

Yeah on researching myself, that's pretty much what I've come up with. Smallnetbuilder.com is fairly useful, but is missing a lot of versions, and you have to infer a bit.

ZyXEL PLA5256 was the only one I could find that seems to be broadcom(the non-passthrough version was reviewed on smallnetbuilder anyway), has passthrough and is available for the most part. The annoying thing is, reviews on Amazon didn't seem particularly promising. Stating a lot of issues with them just dying after a few months of use.

Honestly I'm contemplating just keeping the ones I've got, hoping that some better ones come out later down the line. The disconnections I get aren't massively annoying. Most of the time I'm using the internet enough that they don't happen.

I have this and had previously tried the tp link av500 passthrough. Primary purpose was to try steam in home streaming. Both this and the tp link gave a bandwidth of 1 to 3 MBps. Both tested various configurations on receiving end. Direct 20m ethernet cable connection gives 14 MBps playable stream.

Just an FYI
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