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NETGEAR 85Mbps Powerline Adapter, Single and 4 port Pack - £48.78 inc del @ Ebuyer
NETGEAR 85Mbps Powerline Adapter, Single and 4 port  Pack - £48.78 inc del @ Ebuyer

NETGEAR 85Mbps Powerline Adapter, Single and 4 port Pack - £48.78 inc del @ Ebuyer

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Contains a single port adapter & a 4-port adapter.

Turn Any Electrical Outlet into a Home Network Connection

◦Create 4 new Internet connections on any electrical power outlet
◦Connect up to 4 devices on one outlet
◦Extend your home network using existing powerlines 1
◦No setup requiredjust plug and play!
◦Connect to game consoles, PCs, DVR, network storage, etc.

Turns any electrical power outlet into 4 Ethernet network connections

◦Delivers fast 85 Mbps speed
◦For use with both wired and wireless routers and gateways
◦Simply plug one Powerline Adapter into your router, and a second 4-port powerline Adapter into as many as four networked devices 1
◦Connect a desktop, notebook PC, gaming console, NETGEAR ReadyNAS NV+, Slingbox, a DVR or NETGEAR Print Server (PS121)
◦Data encryption ensures privacy and security
◦Supports Windows® Vista
◦HomePlug 1.0 compatible

11 Comments

I picked up a pair of 200mb comtrend adapters from ebay for £45. Loads of them on there. However these allow 4 devices so if the speeds OK for you it's a good purchase.

credington;7016236

I picked up a pair of 200mb comtrend adapters from ebay for £45. Loads of … I picked up a pair of 200mb comtrend adapters from ebay for £45. Loads of them on there. However these allow 4 devices so if the speeds OK for you it's a good purchase.


Branded or cheap chinese versions? Some don't reach their stated speeds or even anything close to.

£53 delivered for the belkin 200mbps homplugs at amazon

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Original Poster

Lets have 'apples for apples' here. This gives 4 ports albeit at 85Mbps. At least £25 cheaper than anywhere else.

harlzter;7016275

Branded or cheap chinese versions? Some don't reach their stated speeds … Branded or cheap chinese versions? Some don't reach their stated speeds or even anything close to.



I quoted Comtrend. They're the ones bundled with all BT Vision boxes. They also have a power pass through socket and stream video content for me no problem.

Oh sorry - didn't realise they were the 4 port ones - oops.

FWIW: Comtrend aren't homeplug compatible.

mister-t;7016362

Lets have 'apples for apples' here. This gives 4 ports albeit at 85Mbps. … Lets have 'apples for apples' here. This gives 4 ports albeit at 85Mbps. At least £25 cheaper than anywhere else.



So stick a hub/switch on a single port one.
That's what I did.

nihcaj;7017670

So stick a hub/switch on a single port one.That's what I did.



Good advice. Thanks!

I have 3 of the single ports ones. They don't reach 85mps but still work much better than wireless without dropouts etc.

Unfortunately I've had two failures already within 9 months. Netgear support is via a web portal (Indian call centre) and regardless of how Technically savvy one is, and you can tell them the device is completely DEAD, they'll still insist on following the standard scripts. I think I spent a good week to 10 days, for each failure, arguing for replacements!

I realise that the quality of the domestic power supply could have an influence but this variability should have been factored in and protected to some degree. My own house is new and fully certificated. I would imagine there are many worse than this.

Based on my failure rate of 66% I couldn't recommend these adaptors to anyone.

Though not Homeplug compatible I believe the Comtrend ones are reliable. Which is probably why BT use them.
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