NETGEAR PLP1200-100UKS 1200 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter Homeplug, Pass Through/Extra Outlet (1 Gigabit Ethernet Port) – Twin Pack £39.99 Amazon
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NETGEAR PLP1200-100UKS 1200 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter Homeplug, Pass Through/Extra Outlet (1 Gigabit Ethernet Port) – Twin Pack £39.99 Amazon

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Found 6th Mar
Have been watching these for a while as needed an extra few - they’ve just dropped down from £70-80
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I plug these in and my internet speeds increase? No wires? I need something like this but I just don't get it.
They extend your network using your electrical mains instead of dedicated networking cables.

They don't speed up your internet access. They are not as fast as dedicated network cables but are very convenient for most people.
Great deal, hot.
They add noticeable latency, so beware if you're thinking of using them to game.

I've got a pair, but I ended up deciding to stick a decent (read: expensive) Wifi card into my PC instead.

Based on my own experience, in a new-build house (~5 years), Powerline had roughly 8-10ms ping to the router, compared to 1ms Wifi, and <1ms Ethernet.
Edited by: "johnthehuman" 6th Mar
0048003 h, 15 m ago

I plug these in and my internet speeds increase? No wires? I need …I plug these in and my internet speeds increase? No wires? I need something like this but I just don't get it.


Your internet speed is dictated by things you cannot control. That's the connection speed between the outside world and the hub provided and dictated by your ISP. What this product does is provide a more stable connection between the hub and the device you have plugged into it using a network cable (usually provided) such as your PC, laptop etc. They use the internal electrical wires in your home as a network and as Erjin above has mentioned they are not as reliable as using dedicated network cables from the device to your hub but are generally a lot better than using WiFi. I have 4 in my home and I think they are great. At this price its definitely worth trying them out.
they’ve just dropped down from £70-80

They were £49.99
I already have 2 of these, can I add 2 more? Can I also connect one to a router to get WiFi in the garage?
i also just moved into a new build and found i couldnt even stream a video file with a video data rate of >30mbps through the 1gbps netgear adapter, between and upstairs and downstairs room.

Could it be something to do with a different ring main the sockets are wired up to? Previously used the netgear 500mbps ones for the same purpose with no problems.

I probably need to go with a fast wireless ac plug.
johnthehuman45 m ago

They add noticeable latency, so beware if you're thinking of using them to …They add noticeable latency, so beware if you're thinking of using them to game.I've got a pair, but I ended up deciding to stick a decent (read: expensive) Wifi card into my PC instead.Based on my own experience, in a new-build house (~5 years), Powerline had roughly 8-10ms ping to the router, compared to 1ms Wifi, and <1ms Ethernet.

simba25854 m ago

i also just moved into a new build and found i couldnt even stream a video …i also just moved into a new build and found i couldnt even stream a video file with a video data rate of >30mbps through the 1gbps netgear adapter, between and upstairs and downstairs room.Could it be something to do with a different ring main the sockets are wired up to? Previously used the netgear 500mbps ones for the same purpose with no problems.I probably need to go with a fast wireless ac plug.


The different ring main defo is a problem. I'm assuming you had it plugged into a wall socket and not an extension cable socket?
Your never going to get anywhere near the advertised 1200Mbps, that's the theoretical max you'd get in Laboratory conditions

You don't need to be on the same ring main (though it would be better if you are), but the circuits need to be on the same fuse box.

These things need to deal with electrical noise from everything that is connected to all your wiring circuits, the distance between each of the homeplugs also makes a difference, hence the theoretical vs the real world....

I use one for the TV in the kitchen (which doesn't get a great wifi signal and isn't Ethernet cabled up) and my work laptop which has wifi disabled and they're work flawlessly.
white9135 m ago

I already have 2 of these, can I add 2 more? Can I also connect one to a …I already have 2 of these, can I add 2 more? Can I also connect one to a router to get WiFi in the garage?


sure. you just have to switch your router to Access Point mode
Franken17 m ago

The different ring main defo is a problem. I'm assuming you had it …The different ring main defo is a problem. I'm assuming you had it plugged into a wall socket and not an extension cable socket?


thats correct, direct to the wall sockets and the same fuse box.

surprised as in my parents ancient tenement flat even the 500mbps ones worked super fast but not in my new build lol.
I need to see if these are compatible with TP-Link adapters.
johnthehuman4 h, 14 m ago

They add noticeable latency, so beware if you're thinking of using them to …They add noticeable latency, so beware if you're thinking of using them to game.I've got a pair, but I ended up deciding to stick a decent (read: expensive) Wifi card into my PC instead.Based on my own experience, in a new-build house (~5 years), Powerline had roughly 8-10ms ping to the router, compared to 1ms Wifi, and <1ms Ethernet.


I game on ps4 so can't change the graphics card. Should I get a wifi repeater (with an ethernet port) instead of this powerline adapter?
Agharta3 h, 3 m ago

I need to see if these are compatible with TP-Link adapters.


Powerline is some kind of standard so they can be mixed and matched between different manufacturers.

Not completely sure but I guess they would run at the speed of the slowest device. Tbh that's guesswork.
mohsin031023 m ago

I game on ps4 so can't change the graphics card. Should I get a wifi …I game on ps4 so can't change the graphics card. Should I get a wifi repeater (with an ethernet port) instead of this powerline adapter?


I would recommend trying the homeplug first, in my experience I have not received such high ping times and work just fine for gaming, better than if you were using wifi only or wifi with repeater.
bryanryan1 h, 6 m ago

I would recommend trying the homeplug first, in my experience I have not …I would recommend trying the homeplug first, in my experience I have not received such high ping times and work just fine for gaming, better than if you were using wifi only or wifi with repeater.


Same here.

But just to correct some of the information in here, the advertised speed is in half-duplex (one way), for full duplex (what you need) you will get half the advertised speed, as a maximum.

With respect to pings and general performance, tueyre as good as your wiring (its not all equal) and a new house is just as likely to have poor quality cabling as an older house - copper costs money.

If they're on the same stretch as a noisy demanding appliance it's likely to interfere with your performance. Best way to troubleshoot is literally unplug every appliance and device plugged in and see if your wiring is the real cause, more likely a microwave, white goods or cheapo Chinese POS creating noise.
white917 h, 17 m ago

I already have 2 of these, can I add 2 more? Can I also connect one to a …I already have 2 of these, can I add 2 more? Can I also connect one to a router to get WiFi in the garage?



My recent experience. I purchased another pack of two and couldn't get them to synch with the existing ones.Spent an hour on the phone with Netgear support. No joy. Eventually told the new ones were faulty but honestly they worked perfectly on their own.
Your mileage will definitely vary.
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This is just now. 40mbps download, 10mbps upload, using these ones purchased back in August 2016 (my setup - router downstairs, to mains, to upstairs, another router, then PC/server/etc).

I play without problems and max download speeds without ping issues or throttles (as you can see there, 6ms ping to the test server, around 1/2ms ping to the sky box (in comparison, under 1ms ping to the server connected also upstairs).

Definitely worth a go, if your power lines support it. Otherwise you may have problems (as I had on a previous address).


Also, they are not interchangeable with other power line systems as these are, technically, encrypted. You'll simply add even more noise to the system although I didn't spend much time on this.


This link here may be worth a read.
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