ON NETWORKS PL200-199UKS 200 Mbps Powerline Adapter Kit £18.99 using code PCWX5 @ pcworld
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ON NETWORKS PL200-199UKS 200 Mbps Powerline Adapter Kit £18.99 using code PCWX5 @ pcworld

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Found 19th Mar 2013
ON NETWORKS PL200-199UKS 200 Mbps Powerline Adapter Kit £18.99 using code PCWX5 @ pcworld/currys
currys code CURX5

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Great deal, was the same price the other day on here, thanks for reminding us about the discount code to make it a pound cheaper

These are getting very cheap now and still faster than most broadband connections.

So a stupid question but is this max 20mb line?

Bought two sets following the previous deal. Easily installed and working a treat

Heat added. I had just reserved a pair to collect but have now ordered with this code for free dlelivery. This will save me an extra £1 plus a couple of quid in fuel by not having to drive to the store. And I still get 1.51% Top Cashback.

Thanks,
Edited by: "kar999" 19th Mar 2013

Banned

Using them, great product! Highly recommend!

Doesn't matter what broadband connection you have, you don't even need a line installed. These are just for internal use, like if you had a nas in the loft and need to link it up to the router/switch in a different room but without the hassle of cabling

Not sure what they do, are these broadband extenders?

If I bought 2 pairs can I plug one into the router and use the other 3 in different rooms?

How do these work please? I think I need one to connect our sky box to the internet. We already have wireless, does one of them need to have the router plugged into it?
Thanks
Oh & do they make your internet work faster?
Edited by: "catg" 19th Mar 2013

sirmontyfrost

Not sure what they do, are these broadband extenders?


You plug them into your mains. One near your router, one near the device you want to connect to the web (e.g. a console).

Much quicker than wifi, especially when the device is quite a distance from your router.

They work by sending signals via your electricity. Amazing really

kar999

Heat added. I had just reserved a pair to collect but have now ordered … Heat added. I had just reserved a pair to collect but have now ordered with this code for free dlelivery. This will save me an extra £1 plus a couple of quid in fuel by not having to drive to the store. And I still get 1.51% Top Cashback.Thanks,


Out of stock for home delivery now. Managed to reserve one though!

A chap from Talk Talk told me that as soon as the signal hits a fuse box it stops, so essentially the two plug sockets you use must be on the same circuit/ring. I wanted to have one downstairs and one in the loft to save running a cable - but because they're on different circuits he said it wouldn't work. Can anyone confirm if this is true? If it is, then others ought to be aware of this before buying and should check their circuit/fuse box to see what it says on each fuse. If there are different fuses for the rooms you intend to connect using these power-line adaptors then that could be prohibitive.

He seemed quite genuine and didn't charge me anything for what he did instead, so can't see there would have been an incentive for him to lie about it?
Edited by: "bigsven" 19th Mar 2013

Bought a pair a few months back and they have worked like a dream. Just ordered another pair to use with smart tv's. initially I was worried about only being 200 Mbps on a 10/100 connection, however they have been plenty for streaming video and gaming.

Thanks

bigsven

A chap from Talk Talk told me that as soon as the signal hits a fuse box … A chap from Talk Talk told me that as soon as the signal hits a fuse box it stops, so essentially the two plug sockets you use must be on the same circuit/ring. I wanted to have one downstairs and one in the loft to save running a cable - but because they're on different circuits he said it wouldn't work. Can anyone confirm if this is true? If it is, then others ought to be aware of this before buying and should check their circuit/fuse box to see what it says on each fuse. If there are different fuses for the rooms you intend to connect using these power-line adaptors then that could be prohibitive.He seemed quite genuine and didn't charge me anything for what he did instead, so can't see there would have been an incentive for him to lie about it?


My recommendation would be to keep the receipt and return them if they don't work the way you want them to.

Edit: should work on different ring mains as per this guy at the bottom: avforums.com/for…tml

bigsven

A chap from Talk Talk told me that as soon as the signal hits a fuse box … A chap from Talk Talk told me that as soon as the signal hits a fuse box it stops, so essentially the two plug sockets you use must be on the same circuit/ring. I wanted to have one downstairs and one in the loft to save running a cable - but because they're on different circuits he said it wouldn't work. Can anyone confirm if this is true? If it is, then others ought to be aware of this before buying and should check their circuit/fuse box to see what it says on each fuse. If there are different fuses for the rooms you intend to connect using these power-line adaptors then that could be prohibitive.He seemed quite genuine and didn't charge me anything for what he did instead, so can't see there would have been an incentive for him to lie about it?



i bought a set today without the £1 code so cost £19.99 but still happy
i was told as long as its on the same consumer unit they will work
tried them earlier no joy (was connected to a 4 gang power surge adaptor)
tried them straight into a wall plug socket worked straight the way
then tried them in a basic 4 gang adaptor worked fine
after googling says may or may not work in a multi gang adaptor
so best going straight into a wall socket if possible

Edited by: "scoot" 19th Mar 2013

May be a silly question but here goes. Do I need one pair plugged with router? Can I not just plug one on TV and one on computer upstairs....?

I have heard conflicting reports, some say thry work with surge protected extensions and some say they dont, either way even if they did I would expect a reduction in speed.

bluetba

I have heard conflicting reports, some say thry work with surge … I have heard conflicting reports, some say thry work with surge protected extensions and some say they dont, either way even if they did I would expect a reduction in speed.


yeah i read that too.
anyone know what the security button is for and how would it work

imk83

May be a silly question but here goes. Do I need one pair plugged with … May be a silly question but here goes. Do I need one pair plugged with router? Can I not just plug one on TV and one on computer upstairs....?


no comment, Yes, no



Imagine it using your electricity cables as giant network lan cables.
You plug one in to a plug socket, with a lan cable going in to the router, then the other in a plug socket near where you want it to be with a lan cable coming off that in to your device,

you can use them in more than one place but you must have one on the router. If having more than just one appliance, many people recommend getting the same type and not different brands to avoid potential conflicts




Edited by: "mrwhitelabel" 19th Mar 2013

I bought these when they were last on here but I had to return them. Tried for hours and hours to get them to work, even spoke to the online help and he talked me through everything and all the troubleshooters. Turns out he was trying to blame the wiring in my house, they need to be on the same wiring loom to work he said. Yeh, whatever! What he didn't know is that they were next to each other in the same socket, still didn't pick up a connection, what a muppet! Must have had a faulty pair, but did get refunded from currys straight away.
Edited by: "phoebegrace" 20th Mar 2013

phoebegrace

I bought these when they were last on here but I had to return them. … I bought these when they were last on here but I had to return them. Tried for hours and hours to get them to work, even spoke to the online help and he talked me through everything and all the troubleshooters. Turns out he was trying to blame the wiring in my house, they need to be on the same wiring loom to work he said. Yeh, whatever! What he didn't know is that they were next to each other in the same socket, still didn't pick up a wireless connection, what a muppet! Must have had a faulty pair, but did get refunded from currys straight away.



when you say "still didn't pick up a wireless connection"
these are not for wireless connection
these are to hard wire from one device to another through your house mains istead of trailing a long ethernet cable
if i have mis-understood you then i apoligise in advance lol
Edited by: "scoot" 20th Mar 2013

bluetba

I have heard conflicting reports, some say thry work with surge … I have heard conflicting reports, some say thry work with surge protected extensions and some say they dont, either way even if they did I would expect a reduction in speed.



If they do work with your surge protector, it means your surge protector isn't doing its job properly.

Great bit of kit and price

phoebegrace

still didn't pick up a wireless connection, what a muppet!



Muppet? Yes! Him? Maybe not.....

scoot

when you say "still didn't pick up a wireless connection"these are not … when you say "still didn't pick up a wireless connection"these are not for wireless connection these are to hard wire from one device to another through your house mains istead of trailing a long ethernet cable if i have mis-understood you then i apoligise in advance lol

No you are right I guess I worded it wrong. I meant no wires from laptop to laptop if that makes sense.

Gollywood

Muppet? Yes! Him? Maybe not.....

Yes I worded it wrong sorry! Heads a bit battered at the moment I've just lost my mum. The man was a muppet though LOL x

if you have fibre bb get a 500mbps home plug

been using power networking plugs since 2004 have been working perfectly ! on our 3rd set due to speed increases none have failed.

Bought these on Saturday like this, assumed everyone knew so didn't post a deal! Nice to remind people though, hopefully they'll arrive tomorrow

Added Hot- saves a lot of messing around to get a dvr on the network!

If you want to stream HD content don't recommend it. I have pair of this connected straight to the wall sockets and it's buffering all the time. I wish I bought av500

meistic

If you want to stream HD content don't recommend it. I have pair of this … If you want to stream HD content don't recommend it. I have pair of this connected straight to the wall sockets and it's buffering all the time. I wish I bought av500



Surly depends on your bb speed and bit rate of the movie your trying to stream
In on 100 Mbps fibre optic and can stream 1080p 3d sbs mkv over wifi
Unless its a really high bit rate then it stutters
Or am I wrong


Edited by: "scoot" 20th Mar 2013

Does anyone know if I could plug my cable modem in at one end, and a wifi router at the other? Most of our wireless gadgets are too far from the modem and router at the moment, but we can't move the modem as there's only one Virgin cable coming into the house. Thanks

bigsven

A chap from Talk Talk told me that as soon as the signal hits a fuse box … A chap from Talk Talk told me that as soon as the signal hits a fuse box it stops, so essentially the two plug sockets you use must be on the same circuit/ring. I wanted to have one downstairs and one in the loft to save running a cable - but because they're on different circuits he said it wouldn't work. Can anyone confirm if this is true? If it is, then others ought to be aware of this before buying and should check their circuit/fuse box to see what it says on each fuse. If there are different fuses for the rooms you intend to connect using these power-line adaptors then that could be prohibitive.He seemed quite genuine and didn't charge me anything for what he did instead, so can't see there would have been an incentive for him to lie about it?



He was wrong.

£19.17 for me in P&P (free) - ordered! thank you OP!

bluetba

I have heard conflicting reports, some say thry work with surge … I have heard conflicting reports, some say thry work with surge protected extensions and some say they dont, either way even if they did I would expect a reduction in speed.



According to the BT help, it depends on the Surge protector used. The more expensive ones that use some additional filters are more likely to cause problems. The detail is here:
http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10694/~/do-powerline-adapters-work-with-anti-surge-power-strips%3F

A quote from the article:
There are two types of anti-surge power strips on the market in the UK. The basic models provide simple protection for a surge increase in mains voltage. More expensive models have this feature, but also include a filter which provides protection against EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) or RFI (Radio Frequency Interference).

Every house has different wiring set ups, and it is impossible to say which anti-surge protectors will work with Powerline Adapters and which will not. Our test lab and user tests have shown that the more expensive strips with EMI/RFI filters are more likely to prevent Powerline Adapters working than the basic strips. The Status or Data light on the Adapters will show red if there's a problem.



These are also fantastic if you want to extend your wifi range, currently using a pair of these to hook up two routers. Gives me perfect wifi all around the house and garden (_;)

Hot and ordered thanks!

They do work across different ring mains and even different distribution boards on the same electric meter based on using Homeplug AV500 and BT Comtrend stuff. However, they are slow. File copying across our network was only about 1 megabyte per second for large files. Replaced with Cat 6 cable and gigabit switches and it was over a hundred times faster. Most NAS is not that fast, depends what you want it for. If just to get up to 8Mbps ADSL broadband around your house they are fine.
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