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Netgear Powerline 85Mbps Ethernet Switch Kit -Same kit as Amazon deal but this is in stock £39.99 @ Misco
Netgear Powerline 85Mbps Ethernet Switch Kit -Same kit as Amazon deal but this is in stock £39.99 @ Misco

Netgear Powerline 85Mbps Ethernet Switch Kit -Same kit as Amazon deal but this is in stock £39.99 @ Misco

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Netgear Powerline 85Mbps Ethernet Switch Kit



NETGEARs 85 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Switch Kit (XEB1004) is a convenient solution for extending your home network by using standard electrical outlets. This kit delivers the devices you need to set up an Internet connection in any room without running new wires. The XEB1004 connects multiple devices to your network

Features
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
No setup requiredjust plug and play!
Connect to game consoles, PCs, DVR, network storage, etc.
Delivers fast 85 Mbps speed
Data encryption ensures privacy and security
Supports Windows® Vista&treade;
HomePlug 1.0 compatible



Specifications
Product Description NETGEAR Powerline 85Mbps Ethernet Switch Kit
Network Ports 4 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Ports
One 85 Mbps Powerline port

PowerLine Standards HomePlug 1.0 compatible
Power Supply 100-240V @ 5060 Hz
Typical Coverage Up to 5000 square foot home
LED's Unit: Power
PowerLine: Link
Ethernet: Link/activity
Electromagnetic Emissions FCC Part 15 Class B

33 Comments

does this include postage?

Add £3.99 for 3 day

Brilliant.Missed the Amazon post........Dont forget Quidco..........saves me moving the cables from spare bedroom to the dining room.Ordered and postage is 3.99 Watch the cash back offer off the next purchase though,as it is not straight forward.......one happy chappy

ACE1987;7114995

Daft questions... what is the difference … Daft questions... what is the difference between:http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=328782&Tab=0&NoMapp=0http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=328784



Not daft at all.

The second is only a single port on each...for a lot more money!

These are superb devices. I bought a kit last year from Play when they were £24.99 and I have no complaints at all.

One thing to bear in mind is that they do actually work with extension leads but they are very wide and as they need access from both sides for the cables, they can make sockets next to them useless. They are best used with power squid type extension leads

Heat & Rep

Ordered after missing the Amazon deal. Cheers Waisal

is this wireless?

Bit confused as to what this is.

It seems like you connect your modem to one of these plugs in one room. And connect another one of these plugs to your computer in another room. Which means the signal is being beamed wirelessly and then transmitted back into wired cable form.

But isn't that what wireless is for? What's the benifit of these things?

oceanic;7115782

is this wireless?Bit confused as to what this is.It seems like you … is this wireless?Bit confused as to what this is.It seems like you connect your modem to one of these plugs in one room. And connect another one of these plugs to your computer in another room. Which means the signal is being beamed wirelessly and then transmitted back into wired cable form.But isn't that what wireless is for? What's the benifit of these things?



Usually a faster speed and more reliable connection. Also, if you have a modem that doesn't have wireless, then you're normally scuppered. You can also use them for XBOX 360s instead of having to shell out for the official adaptor.

I use one for a network printer I have and it works a treat! The printer only has ethernet, not wireless

just what i was looking for. These are £84 at Play.com. What was the Amazon deal please, as I am looking to create a connection from my router in the downstairs porch to my office which is upstairs in the loft. Currently i have a 25 metre long ethernet cord running to it, currently gaffa taped to the skerting boards lol. I know this is not the most aesthetically way to do things but I'd rather not start getting on the ladder and start routing things externally.

Also if your an AVForums member you get free delivery IIRC.

Will this work with cable internet? I'm with Virgin and don't have a phone line.

NOTE:
Useless for HD streaming.
Even the 200mbps versions struggle with 720p.
I have 4 200mpbs versions.
I've been using many different methods to attempt HD streaming around the house.
Only plain ethernet has been completely successful.

They also spew interference out for hundreds of meters around your home.

Threlly;7116983

NOTE:Useless for HD streaming.Even the 200mbps versions struggle with … NOTE:Useless for HD streaming.Even the 200mbps versions struggle with 720p.I have 4 200mpbs versions.I've been using many different methods to attempt HD streaming around the house.Only plain ethernet has been completely successful.They also spew interference out for hundreds of meters around your home.



really whats this inteference about then? Now I am in 2 minds about ordering this since my ethernet cable does the job perfectly.

oceanic;7115782

is this wireless?Bit confused as to what this is.It seems like you … is this wireless?Bit confused as to what this is.It seems like you connect your modem to one of these plugs in one room. And connect another one of these plugs to your computer in another room. Which means the signal is being beamed wirelessly and then transmitted back into wired cable form.But isn't that what wireless is for? What's the benifit of these things?



no they are sending the signal over your electricity cable so just like wired and also they boost the connections to 4 ports at each end

Threlly;7116983

NOTE:Useless for HD streaming.Even the 200mbps versions struggle with … NOTE:Useless for HD streaming.Even the 200mbps versions struggle with 720p.I have 4 200mpbs versions.I've been using many different methods to attempt HD streaming around the house.Only plain ethernet has been completely successful.They also spew interference out for hundreds of meters around your home.



not in my experience, hd needs about 20mb/s throughput. I have never had an issue with either my devolo 200mbps ones or these ones which i got from amazon this morning and have tested already. Sounds like there is another issue with your setup

indianadancer;7116978

Will this work with cable internet? I'm with Virgin and don't have a … Will this work with cable internet? I'm with Virgin and don't have a phone line.



yes as long as you can connect a standard rj45 cable to your virgin box and pc now you can use these

Majnu;7117067

really whats this inteference about then? Now I am in 2 minds about … really whats this inteference about then? Now I am in 2 minds about ordering this since my ethernet cable does the job perfectly.



Not in my experience

All powerline devices send high frequency radio over UNSHIELDED mains cabling in your house.
It basically turns the house wiring into a large transmitting aerial.
It can interfere with peoples radio reception nearby.
It's the chance you take though.

As for problems with my setup, not a chance.
I have long experience in HD streaming,
I currently have a 3Ghz iMac, 2.5Ghz Core Duo PC, two macbooks
a 4TB Drobo drive for storage, a 2TB drive for MKV storage, wired gigabit routers
Linksys wireless-n routers both with and without custom firmware.
etc etc etc.
20 years as an IT engineer for one of the biggest retail companies in Europe.

The 200mpbs can work quite well, but are prone to mains borne interference, poor household wiring quality,
firmware revisions can differ from adapter to adapter, buffering schemes on connected devices (my popcorn hour cannot change its buffering at all) etc etc.

Only a good hard-wired network solution works reliably.
Home mains wiring was NEVER designed as a data transfer medium, hence the inherent problems with powerline data transfer.

If you can achieve 20mbps transfer rate on a 85mbps powerline adapter you have actually reached the practical upper limit of its performance, one change in environment and that rate is gone, any interference, that rate is gone, any handshaking discrepancy by the connected devices, that rate is gone.

I have connected two 200mbps Linksys Powerline adapters on the same mains socket and the transfer of a 1080p stream has stuttered.
The technology (just like Wireless-n) is not quite there.

Suck it and see I suppose.

Threlly;7118659

All powerline devices send high frequency radio over UNSHIELDED mains … All powerline devices send high frequency radio over UNSHIELDED mains cabling in your house.It basically turns the house wiring into a large transmitting aerial.It can interfere with peoples radio reception nearby.It's the chance you take though.As for problems with my setup, not a chance.I have long experience in HD streaming,I currently have a 3Ghz iMac, 2.5Ghz Core Duo PC, two macbooksa 4TB Drobo drive for storage, a 2TB drive for MKV storage, wired gigabit routersLinksys wireless-n routers both with and without custom firmware.etc etc etc.20 years as an IT engineer for one of the biggest retail companies in Europe.The 200mpbs can work quite well, but are prone to mains borne interference, poor household wiring quality,firmware revisions can differ from adapter to adapter, buffering schemes on connected devices (my popcorn hour cannot change its buffering at all) etc etc.Only a good hard-wired network solution works reliably.Home mains wiring was NEVER designed as a data transfer medium, hence the inherent problems with powerline data transfer.If you can achieve 20mbps transfer rate on a 85mbps powerline adapter you have actually reached the practical upper limit of its performance, one change in environment and that rate is gone, any interference, that rate is gone, any handshaking discrepancy by the connected devices, that rate is gone.I have connected two 200mbps Linksys Powerline adapters on the same mains socket and the transfer of a 1080p stream has stuttered.The technology (just like Wireless-n) is not quite there.Suck it and see I suppose.





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people like you make me very cross - these 85mbs are fine for streaming HD.

I have a pair of these and have never had a problem streaming 1080p files from my PC to my PS3.

I would again suggest that the problem is your own set up.

anyone thinking of buying these should go for them and ignore the idiot dissing them

FGEvans;7119787

:x:xpeople like you make me very cross - these 85mbs are fine for … :x:xpeople like you make me very cross - these 85mbs are fine for streaming HD.I have a pair of these and have never had a problem streaming 1080p files from my PC to my PS3.I would again suggest that the problem is your own set up.anyone thinking of buying these should go for them and ignore the idiot dissing them



hold on mate, hes talking sense there actually. You have to have a very good mains wiring setup for 85mbps to allow full hd streaming, so youre one of the lucky ones. In many people's experience the 85mbps adapters simply wont cut it when trying to stream that high bandwidth content. Ive had to use 200mbps adapters in my house as the 85mbps ones I tried beforehand couldnt cut it. may have been down to firmware....

however, anyone wanting to stream full hd around their house is better off avoiding the 85mbps adapters and getting a pair of 200mbps ones. I too work in IT and 'know' what im talking about...

also, as i think has already been mentioned, dont plug these into a surge protected socket as it reduces the bandwidth on them.

Threlly seems to be right.. the actual speed you can expect to get under good conditions is about 1/4 the rated speed. why? the first half is because the quoted speeds are duplex added together (dishonest imho, fast ethernet is given as 100Mbps and that's each way), the 2nd because the actual speed is about half the theoretical if you're lucky. so 20MBps sounds good for an "85Bmps" adapter. 20Mbps is probably enough for HD, just. I would expect some "hiccups" in movies.
Cat 5e/6 ethernet cables are still better, but between powerline and wifi, i'd probably go for powerline..

edit: guy above replied whilst i was writing.
anyway, the misleading advertising is what annoyed me a bit "Delivers fast 85 Mbps speed"

Threlly;7118659

All powerline devices send high frequency radio over UNSHIELDED mains … All powerline devices send high frequency radio over UNSHIELDED mains cabling in your house.It basically turns the house wiring into a large transmitting aerial.It can interfere with peoples radio reception nearby.It's the chance you take though.As for problems with my setup, not a chance.I have long experience in HD streaming,I currently have a 3Ghz iMac, 2.5Ghz Core Duo PC, two macbooksa 4TB Drobo drive for storage, a 2TB drive for MKV storage, wired gigabit routersLinksys wireless-n routers both with and without custom firmware.etc etc etc.20 years as an IT engineer for one of the biggest retail companies in Europe.The 200mpbs can work quite well, but are prone to mains borne interference, poor household wiring quality,firmware revisions can differ from adapter to adapter, buffering schemes on connected devices (my popcorn hour cannot change its buffering at all) etc etc.Only a good hard-wired network solution works reliably.Home mains wiring was NEVER designed as a data transfer medium, hence the inherent problems with powerline data transfer.If you can achieve 20mbps transfer rate on a 85mbps powerline adapter you have actually reached the practical upper limit of its performance, one change in environment and that rate is gone, any interference, that rate is gone, any handshaking discrepancy by the connected devices, that rate is gone.I have connected two 200mbps Linksys Powerline adapters on the same mains socket and the transfer of a 1080p stream has stuttered.The technology (just like Wireless-n) is not quite there.Suck it and see I suppose.



Repped. Very much depends on how lucky you are, it is well possible to stream HD over this for some people, but in ALL cases it's far less reliable than over CAT5e ethernet. And obviously no where near the transfer speeds of wired, especially with a 1Gbit setup.

How about those that don't want to stream full HD across 10 bedrooms at a time and merely want to read a few emails and surf a few web pages (You now like I'm doing now).
- I reckon these will be fine for the rest of us casual users.

My devolo 200 av desk throughput at 160mbps, more than 1/4???!

And my netgear came today, they throughput at 65mbps, again more than 1/4.

This forum is for a given product at the best price first and foremost,

Threlly;7118659

All powerline devices send high frequency radio over UNSHIELDED mains … All powerline devices send high frequency radio over UNSHIELDED mains cabling in your house.It basically turns the house wiring into a large transmitting aerial.It can interfere with peoples radio reception nearby.It's the chance you take though.As for problems with my setup, not a chance.I have long experience in HD streaming,I currently have a 3Ghz iMac, 2.5Ghz Core Duo PC, two macbooksa 4TB Drobo drive for storage, a 2TB drive for MKV storage, wired gigabit routersLinksys wireless-n routers both with and without custom firmware.etc etc etc.20 years as an IT engineer for one of the biggest retail companies in Europe.The 200mpbs can work quite well, but are prone to mains borne interference, poor household wiring quality,firmware revisions can differ from adapter to adapter, buffering schemes on connected devices (my popcorn hour cannot change its buffering at all) etc etc.Only a good hard-wired network solution works reliably.Home mains wiring was NEVER designed as a data transfer medium, hence the inherent problems with powerline data transfer.If you can achieve 20mbps transfer rate on a 85mbps powerline adapter you have actually reached the practical upper limit of its performance, one change in environment and that rate is gone, any interference, that rate is gone, any handshaking discrepancy by the connected devices, that rate is gone.I have connected two 200mbps Linksys Powerline adapters on the same mains socket and the transfer of a 1080p stream has stuttered.The technology (just like Wireless-n) is not quite there.Suck it and see I suppose.



Why not just go wireless and get a PS3? Works for me streaming 1080p! :whistling:

These look like a really good buy and at this price worth a shot. Have some heat!

sunil1234;7122033

My devolo 200 av desk throughput at 160mbps, more than 1/4???!And my … My devolo 200 av desk throughput at 160mbps, more than 1/4???!And my netgear came today, they throughput at 65mbps, again more than 1/4.This forum is for a given product at the best price first and foremost,



you've timed a transfer at more than 65Mbps average with this product? i'd be surprised.

The 200mpbs can work quite well, but are prone to mains borne … The 200mpbs can work quite well, but are prone to mains borne interference, poor household wiring quality,



If your house wiring quality is too poor for these, then dont even think about plugging an electric fire into your sockets .... oh hang on ...

Threlly;7118659

20 years as an IT engineer for one of the biggest retail companies in … 20 years as an IT engineer for one of the biggest retail companies in Europe.



That explains it

Smiff;7123660

you've timed a transfer at more than 65Mbps average with this product? … you've timed a transfer at more than 65Mbps average with this product? i'd be surprised.



It either was with a 200 byte file, or just checked the connection speed on the adapter, which of course is not at all the same as timing this a couple of times over the network with a decent, say 100MB file.

Mr current Sky router isn't strong enough to get a decent wireless connection in my spare bedroom. If I was to buy these would the connection be strong enough to play 360 over xbox live, or would I need to look at the 200Mbps?

Badger Mushroom;7128935

Mr current Sky router isn't strong enough to get a decent wireless … Mr current Sky router isn't strong enough to get a decent wireless connection in my spare bedroom. If I was to buy these would the connection be strong enough to play 360 over xbox live, or would I need to look at the 200Mbps?



Won't be a problem at all. Your Internet connection is the slowest link in all this. You can run XBOX 360 games on Live over a 512Kbps ADSL link without any issues.

The reason XBOX live doesn't quite work with really poor Wifi connections is because the signal drops off every so often, causing you to be disconnected for a bit. You won't have that problem with these powerline adapters and as said it will be more than enough to reliably play XBOX live on.

wimdows;7130235

Won't be a problem at all. Your Internet connection is the slowest link … Won't be a problem at all. Your Internet connection is the slowest link in all this. You can run XBOX 360 games on Live over a 512Kbps ADSL link without any issues.The reason XBOX live doesn't quite work with really poor Wifi connections is because the signal drops off every so often, causing you to be disconnected for a bit. You won't have that problem with these powerline adapters and as said it will be more than enough to reliably play XBOX live on.



Ah right, thanks. To be honest I haven't tried my 360 wirelessly in the spare room. I have it wirelessly downstairs due to the positioning of the TV and router, I've only tried my PC in the spare room which was no good. Just thought this would be a quick cheap way of using PC and 360 via RJ45 in the spare room.

Threlly;7118659

All powerline devices send high frequency radio over UNSHIELDED mains … All powerline devices send high frequency radio over UNSHIELDED mains cabling in your house.It basically turns the house wiring into a large transmitting aerial.It can interfere with peoples radio reception nearby.It's the chance you take though.As for problems with my setup, not a chance.I have long experience in HD streaming,I currently have a 3Ghz iMac, 2.5Ghz Core Duo PC, two macbooksa 4TB Drobo drive for storage, a 2TB drive for MKV storage, wired gigabit routersLinksys wireless-n routers both with and without custom firmware.etc etc etc.20 years as an IT engineer for one of the biggest retail companies in Europe.The 200mpbs can work quite well, but are prone to mains borne interference, poor household wiring quality,firmware revisions can differ from adapter to adapter, buffering schemes on connected devices (my popcorn hour cannot change its buffering at all) etc etc.Only a good hard-wired network solution works reliably.Home mains wiring was NEVER designed as a data transfer medium, hence the inherent problems with powerline data transfer.If you can achieve 20mbps transfer rate on a 85mbps powerline adapter you have actually reached the practical upper limit of its performance, one change in environment and that rate is gone, any interference, that rate is gone, any handshaking discrepancy by the connected devices, that rate is gone.I have connected two 200mbps Linksys Powerline adapters on the same mains socket and the transfer of a 1080p stream has stuttered.The technology (just like Wireless-n) is not quite there.Suck it and see I suppose.



everybody loves an expert lol, i used to work for NASA but I know nowt about space blah blah blah

will these work plugged into an extension lead?

shaunybo;7132532

will these work plugged into an extension lead?



Mine do and the only time I have had an issue is when the ethernet cable was unplugged by accident :thumbsup:
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