ON NETWORKS PL200-199UKS 200Mbps Ethernet Powerline 200 Home Network Adapter Kit  £19.99 @ Currys eBay
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ON NETWORKS PL200-199UKS 200Mbps Ethernet Powerline 200 Home Network Adapter Kit £19.99 @ Currys eBay

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Found 24th Apr 2013
Box contents: Two (2) x Powerline Home Network Adapters (PL200S) (1 x 200 Mbps† Powerline AV interface (3-pin UK plug), 1 x 10/100 Mbps† Ethernet port each), Two (2) x 6.5ft (2m) Ethernet cables, Quick installation guide
System requirements: RJ-45 Ethernet port
Standards: HomePlugAV1 compliant, IEEE 802.3 compliant
Dimensions: 90 x 53 x 32 mm each, (3.55 x 2.09 x 1.26 in)
Weight: 93.2g each (4.20 oz each)
Typical coverage up to 500m2**
Speed: Up to 200 Mbps**
Ethernet ports: 1
Security features:Data encryption button
Power socket pass through: No
Other features: Easy set up, plug and play, Typical coverage up to 500 m2, Storage temperature: -25 to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F), Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F), Power supply rating: 100-240V, 60mA³
Warranty:12 months Currys PC World Outlet warranty. Limited 2 year manufacturer warranty. The acceptance of said warranties is a condition of sale.

102 Comments

bought these when the last deal was on, they work fine

Pity I bought some the other week for £30! So these are hot.

Can you mix and match adapters? I already have a set

NizTizzle

Can you mix and match adapters? I already have a set



These don't work with the TP-Link adapters that I have.

Banned

So basically this will replace my wi-fi dongle? Are they just plug and play or do they require some kind of setup?

Banned

Also what happens if my plug sockets are on different switches on my mains box?

You think these would have been standardized by now and all work together.

Banned

NO PASSTHROUGH

Cheers, ordered.
Been wanting to test these things out for some time now.

brasseyebaby

So basically this will replace my wi-fi dongle? Are they just plug and … So basically this will replace my wi-fi dongle? Are they just plug and play or do they require some kind of setup?



These are an ideal replacement to running cat5 cables all over the house.
They work best for devices such as your Sky box, TV, Games Console, etc.

Transfer speeds do suffer quite a bit compared to a direct ethernet connection, but speed should be fine for most things. FTP will probably suffer.
However, they are much better than WiFi. For fixed location devices anyway.

brasseyebaby

Also what happens if my plug sockets are on different switches on my … Also what happens if my plug sockets are on different switches on my mains box?



They may work, but then again they could either not work entirely, or speeds might suffer. The only way to be sure is to test some out. Which is mainly the reason I'm getting them

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K1LLER HORNET

Cheers, ordered.These are an ideal replacement to running cat5 cables all … Cheers, ordered.These are an ideal replacement to running cat5 cables all over the house.They work best for devices such as your Sky box, TV, Games Console, etc.Transfer speeds do suffer quite a bit compared to a direct ethernet connection, but speed should be fine for most things. FTP will probably suffer.However, they are much better than WiFi. For fixed location devices anyway.



Thanks mate. I'm running a cheap and very small dongle that doesn't get the best signal but wondering if this would be better than a Wireless N PCI card with 1 or 2 antennas (I have a Wireless N router).

Worth noting, also available in-store at Curry's for the same price

A pair of similar devices (from 7 Day Shop) works well to move data from my upstairs study to my downstairs smart TV. Plug and play and iPlayer streams flawlessly. As a non-techie I was amazed that setup took all of 5 mins max.
Edited by: "Besford" 24th Apr 2013

fuzzy_logic

Worth noting, also available in-store at Curry's for the same price



Showing up as £24.99 for me on their site (order & collect).

Unless it scans differently instore?
& is that price gonna be nationwide?

brasseyebaby

Thanks mate. I'm running a cheap and very small dongle that doesn't get … Thanks mate. I'm running a cheap and very small dongle that doesn't get the best signal but wondering if this would be better than a Wireless N PCI card with 1 or 2 antennas (I have a Wireless N router).



You're using a desktop right?.
A lot of routers provided by ISP's provide poor WiFi. So you can either change router & hope it helps, or grab a couple of these guys for a fraction of the price.

It's probably best to grab the powerline adaptors from Curry's instore as they'd be easier to return if they don't work with your setup.

Banned

Yeah I'm using the ISPs router. I just upgraded to fibre so stuck with the new one.

Banned

And a desktop sorry too.

brasseyebaby

Thanks mate. I'm running a cheap and very small dongle that doesn't get … Thanks mate. I'm running a cheap and very small dongle that doesn't get the best signal but wondering if this would be better than a Wireless N PCI card with 1 or 2 antennas (I have a Wireless N router).



Yes it would. Homeplug units are more reliable and consistent than wifi in my experience.

rorymullan

You think these would have been standardized by now and all work together.



They do work together at the basic speed that the first HomePlug units used -- 54mbps AFAIK Different manufacturers used different ways of accelerating the signal and that's why different brands of more modern units generally don't talk to each other.

brasseyebaby

Also what happens if my plug sockets are on different switches on my … Also what happens if my plug sockets are on different switches on my mains box?



Unless your house has really weird wiring all units on your mains network including spurs should be able to see each other. I had a unit on a new spur running to an office in the garden and it talked to all the other units in the house just fine.

Homeplug networking is a bizarrely well-kept secret, considering how cheap, effective and simple it is.

ewwaxo

NO PASSTHROUGH


TWENTY QUID!

Seems to be the standard price nowadays, these things are always on offer

These are great to network all your lounge kit like the sky box, Bluray player, games console, AppleTv etc. Just plug the lounge end connection into a small 5 port switch and run all the devices into that switch. Much better than wifi in my experience.

ordered thanks

I've never actually looked at these till just now, so im a bit of a newb with these, so if some one can clear something for me.

I got 100mb virgin, using they're superhub latest model, plugged into an extension adapter in the livingroom just beside the t.v, the signal in my bedroom for some reason is utter ****.

So what...do you simply plug 1 of these in on the router's power line, then one in the bedroom and connect? how do they work.

I'd google it but personally rather get some one in HUKD who knows a bit about them.

Might buy em if its realy that easy.

Not sure if anyone else has said it but these do not work in conjunction with the powerline adapters you get with bt vision (I don't have bt vision but bought them because of the passthrough). Anyway if you're extending your network do some research to find out if these will work.

Also I tried using these instead of my bt vision ones and they were fine when put directly in the plug socket but when used with a multi adapter they fall over (still get a connection but its just like 56k - images taking 10 seconds to load etc) my current ones work fine in an adapter

So if you are limited on plug sockets I advise to look elsewhere.

I bought when the last offer was on and they work fine. Quick one time setup. Good product and price

Conroy1988

I've never actually looked at these till just now, so im a bit of a newb … I've never actually looked at these till just now, so im a bit of a newb with these, so if some one can clear something for me.I got 100mb virgin, using they're superhub latest model, plugged into an extension adapter in the livingroom just beside the t.v, the signal in my bedroom for some reason is utter ****.So what...do you simply plug 1 of these in on the router's power line, then one in the bedroom and connect? how do they work.I'd google it but personally rather get some one in HUKD who knows a bit about them.Might buy em if its realy that easy.

They work by sending the signal through your houses electric cables. You put one near your router and one near your destination (your room) and connect an ethernet cable from the router to powerline 1 and another ethernet cable from powerline 2 to your device (ps3/computer etc) As far as your device is concerned it is connected via a wire to the internet. If you look at my previous post you will see that these in particular don't work properly if not connected directly to a wall socket.

Could you connect it to your router downstairs and plug in a router upstair as a sort of booster for better wireless upstairs?

i was going to buy these last night priced £25 from currys so im quite happy with the fiver saving thanks

chrisgw3

These don't work with the TP-Link adapters that I have.



Really? That explains my issue. I bought a pair of these to work with my TP-Link ones and they work sporadically but every so often would disconnect. A reset sorts them out for a while then they disconnect again showing a red light.
I thought they were faulty and was going to return them

had same problem-wouldnt work with tp-link adaptors I already had despite resets etc - ended up sending them back

badasschris

They work by sending the signal through your houses electric cables. You … They work by sending the signal through your houses electric cables. You put one near your router and one near your destination (your room) and connect an ethernet cable from the router to powerline 1 and another ethernet cable from powerline 2 to your device (ps3/computer etc) As far as your device is concerned it is connected via a wire to the internet. If you look at my previous post you will see that these in particular don't work properly if not connected directly to a wall socket.



Thanks man much appreciated, for me id like an wireless one, been looking at a hawuei one that was posted on here a while back 25 quid at the mo, as like my phone for example likes to disconnect in the room, *note2* and even the laptop strenght isnt what i'd want it to be, much appreciated

SuperDavy

Could you connect it to your router downstairs and plug in a router … Could you connect it to your router downstairs and plug in a router upstair as a sort of booster for better wireless upstairs?

If your 2nd router can be setup as an access point then yes you could do this

Conroy1988

Thanks man much appreciated, for me id like an wireless one, been looking … Thanks man much appreciated, for me id like an wireless one, been looking at a hawuei one that was posted on here a while back 25 quid at the mo, as like my phone for example likes to disconnect in the room, *note2* and even the laptop strenght isnt what i'd want it to be, much appreciated

Yea this is just for simulating a wired connection. If you have a spare router you could use them to extend the wireless but it sounds like the product you're talking about is a better bet
Edited by: "badasschris" 24th Apr 2013

Picked these up when it was last posted here, primarily to get the Smart TV online. Perfect.

looks like the price has gone up by a fiver!! ?

Conroy1988

I've never actually looked at these till just now, so im a bit of a newb … I've never actually looked at these till just now, so im a bit of a newb with these, so if some one can clear something for me.I got 100mb virgin, using they're superhub latest model, plugged into an extension adapter in the livingroom just beside the t.v, the signal in my bedroom for some reason is utter ****.So what...do you simply plug 1 of these in on the router's power line, then one in the bedroom and connect? how do they work.I'd google it but personally rather get some one in HUKD who knows a bit about them.Might buy em if its realy that easy.



be aware with 200Mb plugs you will probably get 50Mb max (I have a pair of 200's). You might be better off with 500Mb plugs which should be better, but cost about £13+ more.

badasschris

Not sure if anyone else has said it but these do not work in conjunction … Not sure if anyone else has said it but these do not work in conjunction with the powerline adapters you get with bt vision (I don't have bt vision but bought them because of the passthrough). Anyway if you're extending your network do some research to find out if these will work. Also I tried using these instead of my bt vision ones and they were fine when put directly in the plug socket but when used with a multi adapter they fall over (still get a connection but its just like 56k - images taking 10 seconds to load etc) my current ones work fine in an adapterSo if you are limited on plug sockets I advise to look elsewhere.

badasschris

Not sure if anyone else has said it but these do not work in conjunction … Not sure if anyone else has said it but these do not work in conjunction with the powerline adapters you get with bt vision (I don't have bt vision but bought them because of the passthrough). Anyway if you're extending your network do some research to find out if these will work. Also I tried using these instead of my bt vision ones and they were fine when put directly in the plug socket but when used with a multi adapter they fall over (still get a connection but its just like 56k - images taking 10 seconds to load etc) my current ones work fine in an adapterSo if you are limited on plug sockets I advise to look elsewhere.



Looks like your multi adapter is the fancy overload-safe type, I would bet that a completely simple multi way plug adapter from £ shop will work fine.
Edited by: "buglawton" 24th Apr 2013

Here is my contribution. These are fab little devices and an absolute steal at less than £20. There is a small word of warning here. I have been using a pair of these for several weeks without issue... however I have just had an upgrade to BT Infinity, and and part of that had my master socket moved to the living room. Now without wanting to bore you I live in a bungalow, and the rooms are quite spread out. Now, prior to moving the master socket, I had my router connected to one of these devices, and my PC to another, even though it was plugged into a surge protected multiway socket. (In fairness, all the manufacturers of powerline adapters state that they do NOT guaranteee they will work via multiway adapters, however mine worked fine). AFTER moving the socket to the living room (which is another 20 feet or more away, but on the same mains circuit), I could not get a connection. I have therefore had to plug the PC end into another socket and run a CAT5 cable to connect to it. Not a great problem but not a problem I expected to encounter.

On the positive side, transfer rates are excellent - way, way above anything you could expect to get via wi-fi and they are totally reliable. Never had to reset these once, where my old Netgear devices (which are much slower and set me back nearly £80 at the time) needed resetting frequently.

I als run a quite complex setup. I have one adapter connecting to the router and the other runs my entire office network which includes a PC, a server, two laptops, 2 network printers, a wi-fi bridge, a Dell ethernet switch and several NAS devices - this one little bit of kit takes all this in its stride.

They are also dead simple to set up. Simply plug them both into a mains socket, plug in the ethernet cable, press the 'Security' button on each device (within 2 minutes of each other), wait for hte green light and hey presto! secure, high speed wired connectivity.

These will almost certainly NOT work with other manufacturers powerline adapters, but will work with other ON NETWORK adapters, which is why I am off to Currys tomorrow to buy another pair.

I can't recommend these highly enough. They are fantastic value given the price other adapters are going for...

Bad Actor

Really? That explains my issue. I bought a pair of these to work with my … Really? That explains my issue. I bought a pair of these to work with my TP-Link ones and they work sporadically but every so often would disconnect. A reset sorts them out for a while then they disconnect again showing a red light.I thought they were faulty and was going to return them



Must be something slightly different about these because my TP-link adapters work fine with D-Link ones.

I wonder if these are compatible with the "simpler network" ones - simpler-networks.com/sho…/25
Edited by: "AdamBrunt" 24th Apr 2013
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