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Orange HomePlug £24 @ orangeaccessories
Orange HomePlug £24 @ orangeaccessories

Orange HomePlug £24 @ orangeaccessories

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Get the HomePlug (Ethernet over electricity mains) kit for just £24.00 with the "bill20" voucher code.


Product Description

Plug the Orange HomePlug dLAN Starter Kit to your home network for internet access extension over your existing household power circuit. There are no drivers to install, simply connect the high speed adapter to an ASDL/ cable/ modem/ router (Ethernet) and plug it into a power socket for a network extension into any room or any floor.

The HomePlug high-speed Starter Kit offers data transfers of up to 85 Mbps over your existing household power circuit. The power adapter will extend your existing broadband connection around the house, in addition to this it ensures your PC's can exchange large files over the electricity mains without long delays, and transfer videos in DVD quality. Used in combination with IP-TV (Internet protocol-TV) video on demand can be an impressive experience anywhere in the home, wherever there's a power socket! Highly secure and equipped with automatic DESpro encryption the HomePlug adapters are fully backwards compatible with HomePlug products already supporting 14Mbps transfer rates.

Obstacles like thick walls and multifloors are no problem for the adapters, HomePlug technology uses your existing household power supply mains as a communication means for data and media. Easily expand your network connectivity options without drilling or making a mess!

* high speed data transfer rates
* fast internet, all networked PC's can easily access the Internet at the same time
* easy Network Management, easy share and have full control over the network's activities and infrastructure
* includes virus and firewall programs from NORMAN
* safe, secure and doesn't interfere, performance of HomePlug is unaffected by thick walls and floors
* no new cables to lay, use any power socket throughout the house, attic, cellar or garden shed!
* ranges of up to 200 meters
* connect games consoles to the Internet for online gaming
* power saving mode, when not in use automatically switches to standby mode
* password protected
* fully compatible to HomePlug 1.0
* wide support of operating systems

minimum system requirements
# PC or MAC + at least 200MHz. Approx 10Mb disk space for installation, CD-ROM drive, RAM minimum of 16Mb
# Windows® 98, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Mac™ OS X or Linux®
# free ethernet card/port required for networking
# for internet access home extension: ADSL/cable/ISDN modem with Ethernet interface to connect to adapter
# for online gaming, gaming console with Ethernet Interface, X-Box or Playstation 2
# internet service provider for Internet access (ISP) and IP-TV service (Internet Television)

N.B Orange Home Plug pack contains 2 adapters

- simate

67 Comments

Are we going to get a listing for every item on the site using the bill20 code?

ourdevonfamily

Are we going to get a listing for every item on the site using the bill20 … Are we going to get a listing for every item on the site using the bill20 code?



Usually do for every code out there. The Tesco one alone must have produced a few hundred threads.

Original Poster

ourdevonfamily

Are we going to get a listing for every item on the site using the bill20 … Are we going to get a listing for every item on the site using the bill20 code?



Well it was the cheapest place I could find it. I haven't bought it just yet, but if you know of a cheaper place, I would very much appreciate it

Why the cold votes I wonder? Not bad for a pair of 85mbps homeplug adapters. Granted you can get 200mbps ones but most lans run at 100mbps and most internet connections rarely exceed 15mbps.

it is a bloody good price for 2 adapters

Very good price indeed. Thanks!

Depends on what you would use them for, for instance I wouldn't even bother trying to stream HD video over these or transfer files over the network.... but if you would only use the homeplugs for getting internet to a device that hasn't got wireless tech, then these would do fine.

Depends on what you would use them for, for instance I wouldn't even … Depends on what you would use them for, for instance I wouldn't even bother trying to stream HD video over these or transfer files over the network



Out of interest - what speed is required for streaming HD video?

I wouldn't use wireless for large file transfers over network, but to use this as a replacement for where wireless signals just won't work (old houses, etc.) is this not a great solution?

depends what the file size is really... some can be in excess of 6GB easily, so to use a homeplug with a rated value of 14mbps or

I'm getting sick of this site.. just wrote a load of stuff in answer to your question.. posted it and it cut off most of what I wrote... argghhhhh!!!

Can anyone tell me if the network connection to the HomePlug has to come directly from the modem (modem - HomePlug) or can you use a connection from a router (modem - router - HomePlug???) Thanks in advance for any help on this.

If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my connection?

donttouchthehair

If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my … If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my connection?



Possibly, but they would need a compatible unit to do so.

donttouchthehair

If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my … If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my connection?



There's normally a set-up utility so you can change the name of the network, someone would need to know that name in order to connect. Just be careful not to lock yourself out of the homeplugs (I have a habit of doing that when I mess with security settings, lol).

rollout

Can anyone tell me if the network connection to the HomePlug has to come … Can anyone tell me if the network connection to the HomePlug has to come directly from the modem (modem - HomePlug) or can you use a connection from a router (modem - router - HomePlug???) Thanks in advance for any help on this.



? Most routers incorporate a modem, but if yours are separate (?), them it must be Modem > Router > ethernet cable> Homeplug1 ....... house ring main ........ Homeplug2 > ethernet cable > PC/Printer/whatever.

donttouchthehair

If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my … If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my connection?


Anyone else on the same ring main (in the flat but not the next door flat) will gain access but only if they have a Homeplug AND match it to yours by setting them as a pair. If you keep the main one (called an AP) locked in your room, no one else should be able to access your router just by plugging in another homeplug in their room unless it's been paired.

Still can't work out how to edit a post!
It would be easier to hack into a nearby wifi connection

Cheers for the info. Will leave rep when I work out how... X)

donttouchthehair

If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my … If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my connection?



Everyone on the same electricity meter as you (even if on a different ring) with a Homeplug of the same speed will have access to your network if you leave the Homeplugs unsecured and the others aren't using a surge-suppressing extension lead.

As other flats in the building are presumably on their own meters then your network traffic over the mains stops at your electricity meter so they wouldn't have access. If you're worried that others in the same building on the same phase might somehow gain access then simply use the security set-up (though that may well be via a Windows-only program so set up using a Windows machine and then use with any OS).

paddy.stone

Depends on what you would use them for, for instance I wouldn't even … Depends on what you would use them for, for instance I wouldn't even bother trying to stream HD video over these or transfer files over the network.... but if you would only use the homeplugs for getting internet to a device that hasn't got wireless tech, then these would do fine.


85 Mbps is perfectly fine for streaming HD video. Blu-ray format for example is 36Mbps. My 85Mbps homeplug works beautifully with HD content on iPlayer. this is a great price, no doubt, usually expect to pay £40

Would these be any good for using with the xbox?

pipsqueak

Would these be any good for using with the xbox?



Yes they would work fine, i thought about them myself for ages, but ended up going with the 360 adapter ages ago.
The new 360 has built in wi-fi now, and the adpter can be picked up for £20 pre-owned i think.
Having said that, some people swear by home plugs for a better connection!

Good price for homeplugs anyone know if i want to use the internet in the back room can i use this to connect some sort of wireless extender cos the signal of the main router wont reach the back room

always wanted some of these to try , not bad for £24 . Ordered , cheers

dr.met.ty

85 Mbps is perfectly fine for streaming HD video. Blu-ray format for … 85 Mbps is perfectly fine for streaming HD video. Blu-ray format for example is 36Mbps. My 85Mbps homeplug works beautifully with HD content on iPlayer. this is a great price, no doubt, usually expect to pay £40



Again, depends on your setup... I said " I wouldn't bother streaming HD video" with emphasis on the "I"
For instance if your modem/router is upstairs as it's near the phone line, but most of your AV equipment is in the lounge you're most likely to have the homeplugs set to transmit the most data through the homeplug. Whereas if your setup will alow it then you'd be better off having the homeplug just transmitting/receiving to a single/two devices such as HTPC/PS3 at most.
I'm not knocking this product, just saying that for the data rate of this you have to have a convenient setup... and in my case I am better off with a 300mbps wireless connection.

will i be able to use this and have wireless operating at the same time?

also i want to use it in the office at the bottom of the garden which has a power feed from house - I take it apart from a possible dip in performance due to distance it'll still work okay?

these are DeVolvo homeplugs in disguise !
Get latest firmware and password setting software for windows / mac / linux
devolo.co.uk/con…=en
I believe a random password is set to pair them at factory, so you'd only need to change it if you wanted to add more plugs

ellives

will i be able to use this and have wireless operating at the same … will i be able to use this and have wireless operating at the same time?also i want to use it in the office at the bottom of the garden which has a power feed from house - I take it apart from a possible dip in performance due to distance it'll still work okay?



Correctamunodo

simate

Correctamunodo



For both questions - if so - excellent and thanks for responding

ellives

For both questions - if so - excellent and thanks for responding



Yes for both.

Borat

Good price for homeplugs anyone know if i want to use the internet in the … Good price for homeplugs anyone know if i want to use the internet in the back room can i use this to connect some sort of wireless extender cos the signal of the main router wont reach the back room



Why not try something like this solwise.co.uk/net…htm

donttouchthehair

If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my … If I use this in a flat will everyone else be able to get a hold of my connection?



These are rebranded Devolo homeplugs. I have 3 sets of these and have flashed them all to the latest Devolo firmware. You can add encryption with a password using a setup utility running on your computer.

I've already got some belkin 85Mbps homeplugs, will these be compatible with those, and anyone know what delivery times are like?

thanks

Did anyone have any problems with ordering page? I keep on getting incorrect address when trying to verify with Visa. I suspect that it has something to do with being in a apartment as opposed to a house.

got the same problem with my visa card...And wasted a call to my bank who assured me there is no prob with my account

paddy.stone

Again, depends on your setup... I said " I wouldn't bother streaming HD … Again, depends on your setup... I said " I wouldn't bother streaming HD video" with emphasis on the "I"For instance if your modem/router is upstairs as it's near the phone line, but most of your AV equipment is in the lounge you're most likely to have the homeplugs set to transmit the most data through the homeplug. Whereas if your setup will alow it then you'd be better off having the homeplug just transmitting/receiving to a single/two devices such as HTPC/PS3 at most.I'm not knocking this product, just saying that for the data rate of this you have to have a convenient setup... and in my case I am better off with a 300mbps wireless connection.



Theres so much wrong with this description I dont even know where to begin.

Oh I know - goodput on a homeplug (i.e. the percentage of the data transmitted that is actually data as opposed to overhead) is at about 90% compared to the circa 50% on a wireless network.

Add to that that the wireless network is a shared medium (i.e. a single collision domain) as opposed to the homeplug which is also a shared medium but ONLY between the two endpoints as opposed to every other client machine in the network. Also, add that the homeplug uses the far more efficient CSMA/CD (collision detection) as opposed to CSMA/CA (collision avoidance) that wireless networks use.

Thanks to OP.

I didn't know about the voucher code and the HomePlug is a steal at this price. I can now move my kids XBOX from the living room to the bedroom.

Cheers,
Tony

hotz

got the same problem with my visa card...And wasted a call to my bank who … got the same problem with my visa card...And wasted a call to my bank who assured me there is no prob with my account


Yes - got exactly the same situation. Bank called me in a panic after all my 'suspicious fraudulent activity'. Will call orange tomorrow to see if i can order over the phone (or at least try to understand how to fill in the page correctly!).

I seem to keep getting my card declined now I live in a flat. Seen suggested in another forum to leave out the flat number, I guess you could do it as flat fifteen instead of 15. I think the idea is to check the address the numbers are extracted and compared with the bank. So for example Flat 6, 38 Anystreet, Any Town, SP78 9LO would be transformed to 638789 to check. I don't know as I am struggling with it myself and seriously peeved when my card is declined by one or two places when everywhere else it goes no issue.

for the money, i thought 'what the hell' and ordered some anyway! heat added
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