Orange HomePlug 85Mbps Starter Kit (2 adaptors) - £30 Delivered @ Orange
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Orange HomePlug 85Mbps Starter Kit (2 adaptors) - £30 Delivered @ Orange

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Found 14th Jun 2010Made hot 15th Jun 2010
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

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Good piece of kit at a good price, I'd go for the 200Mb ones if you can afford them though
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I currently have the Netgear Wireless XE102 Adapter (full spec here netgear.co.uk/wal…php). Would it be worth me "upgrading" to this product, or are they both essentially the same? Can anyone advise please? Thanks

AgentSingh;8834986

I currently have the Netgear Wireless XE102 Adapter (full spec here … I currently have the Netgear Wireless XE102 Adapter (full spec here http://www.netgear.co.uk/wallplugged_ethernet_bridge_xe102.php). Would it be worth me "upgrading" to this product, or are they both essentially the same? Can anyone advise please? Thanks



The XE102 also boasts Ethernet-like data rates of up to 14 Mbps

the Orange ones are 85Mb but in reality run at about 30Mb on my network ... upgrade may be worth while..

I use Devolo informer on my pc to monitor these plugs on the network

mikbak;8835077

The XE102 also boasts Ethernet-like data rates of up to 14 Mbpsthe Orange … The XE102 also boasts Ethernet-like data rates of up to 14 Mbpsthe Orange ones are 85Mb but in reality run at about 30Mb on my network ... upgrade may be worth while..



Many thanks for the advice

Hmm I really need something like this but with 2 or more ports on one end... can anyone recommend any for a good price?

marka87uk;8840163

Hmm I really need something like this but with 2 or more ports on one … Hmm I really need something like this but with 2 or more ports on one end... can anyone recommend any for a good price?



why not just buy a cheapo switch/hub to attach to the end you need more connections?

Sorry to go off tangent here and please delete if I shouldnt do this but I will be advertising some belkin av 200mbps ones shortly (starter pack so 2 in box) - 55 quid
posted if anyone interested. Cost me 80 from PC world in March.

As I say, sorry if I shouldn't put this in here.

orangeaccessories.co.uk lost all my custom after their "8 for £8" deal (sic).
Boo to them and their poor stock system and customer service.

For all of these devices to work at their full potential, they do need to be fitted to a single power socket and not fitted to a power extension lead. This makes it very difficult considering older houses that tend to have less available power sockets especially when you consider the amount of powers sockets that a standard PC based system complete with a base unit, monitor, printer, speakers etc. that all need power sources.
Look at the Solwise 'Piggy' equivalents, they have a power socket built into the unit so that you don't lose use of the socket.
Good price for these units though, heat given.

piglet1962;8840420

For all of these devices to work at their full potential, they do need to … For all of these devices to work at their full potential, they do need to be fitted to a single power socket and not fitted to a power extension lead. This makes it very difficult considering older houses that tend to have less available power sockets especially when you consider the amount of powers sockets that a standard PC based system complete with a base unit, monitor, printer, speakers etc. that all need power sources.Look at the Solwise 'Piggy' equivalents, they have a power socket built into the unit so that you don't lose use of the socket.Good price for these units though, heat given.



Not entirely true. I have a couple of Homeplugs and they work just fine with extension leads and have not noticed any speed reduction. Surge protected extension leads may block the signal but the bog standard cheap extension leads that I use work a treat.

Will these be ok connecting this to the ps3 for online gaming and am I right thinking these can be used to connect my ps3 that is upstairs and the router is downstairs?

tony888;8840696

Will these be ok connecting this to the ps3 for online gaming and am I … Will these be ok connecting this to the ps3 for online gaming and am I right thinking these can be used to connect my ps3 that is upstairs and the router is downstairs?



yes should be fine

Although it's a good deal I wouldnt waste my money on the 85mbp's versions. Get the 200's and all will be well in the world.

Unless absolute perfect conditions the 85's wont stream HD content fast enough.

Dont worry about the extension situation, it doesnt make much difference to through put.

Slim

This is a good price for the 85Mbs one.

I'd most likely be using it for streaming so probably need the 200Mbs though. Shame none of them this cheap

thanks for the replies.
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daft question, these are not tied to an Orange connection are they?

i'm moving soon and my new room will be far from the hub/router and a long cable isnt preferable so this would be ideal if it is just the hardware

I have bought two sets and they were delivered very fast (next day), I only have slow broadband (1.5Mbs), but they work brilliantly for streaming Iplayer on my new Sony TV.

One thing though - all thats in the box is the plugs and the ethernet cables - no instructions. My second pair would not initally work with the first pair, Orange support was less than helpful - "are they contract or pay as you go", but I did find a link to Devolo - who make them

devolo.co.uk/con…=en

This software enabled me to set the password on all the units to one value and now they all work.

£60 for four plugs is fantastic for what I want to do, but I am not trying to stream HD content.

Cheers.

marka87uk;8840163

Hmm I really need something like this but with 2 or more ports on one … Hmm I really need something like this but with 2 or more ports on one end... can anyone recommend any for a good price?



How about ]These Clicky but only 85mB

Heat added.

Got myself 2 sets..My Netgear ones have just died out on me.

Can't get em any cheaper atm.

Is there any point having one of these if all I use is my laptop and ps3 on the net?

( my wireless router is not in the same room ).

therossitron;8843853

Is there any point having one of these if all I use is my laptop and ps3 … Is there any point having one of these if all I use is my laptop and ps3 on the net?( my wireless router is not in the same room ).



Imo, no as you can connect using wireless with both PS3, and laptop.

Do these have to be plugged directly into a wall socket?

Yes they do need to be plugged into a wall socket as it transmits the data by your internal wiring.

Example below

Router >> Ethernet Cable To Homeplug which goes into wall socket

Homeplug (in another room) >> Ethernet cable from it to LAN in comp.

IMO I find it better for gaming than my wireless, But thats probably down to channel congestion of wireless in my area.

For £30 you can't really go wrong really.

SpencerUk;8845100

Yes they do need to be plugged into a wall socket as it transmits the … Yes they do need to be plugged into a wall socket as it transmits the data by your internal wiring.Example belowRouter >> Ethernet Cable To Homeplug which goes into wall socketHomeplug (in another room) >> Ethernet cable from it to LAN in comp.IMO I find it better for gaming than my wireless, But thats probably down to channel congestion of wireless in my area.For £30 you can't really go wrong really.




Thanks :thumbsup:

jon71;8841841

I have bought two sets and they were delivered very fast (next day), I … I have bought two sets and they were delivered very fast (next day), I only have slow broadband (1.5Mbs), but they work brilliantly for streaming Iplayer on my new Sony TV.One thing though - all thats in the box is the plugs and the ethernet cables - no instructions. My second pair would not initally work with the first pair, Orange support was less than helpful - "are they contract or pay as you go", but I did find a link to Devolo - who make themhttp://www.devolo.co.uk/consumer/downloads-17-dlan-highspeed-ethernet-2.html?l=enThis software enabled me to set the password on all the units to one value and now they all work.£60 for four plugs is fantastic for what I want to do, but I am not trying to stream HD content.Cheers.



Hi,
Do you know whether these will work on a Sony KDL32EX403 ?
Thank you

hunsbury0;8845841

Hi,Do you know whether these will work on a Sony KDL32EX403 ?Thank you



If it has a LAN/Ethernet port then it will..But if i'm looking at these specs right, Why do you need one..Its got wireless built in?

sony.co.uk/pro…403

I have the Sony EX4 32 - this comes with an ethernet port and "wireless ready" but it will only work with the Sony wireless dongle (£70), so I bought these as an alternative. We have thick walls so the wired solution is not only cheaper, but more reliable than the wireless option.

I can answer that, as I have the same issue. The EX403 has wireless but needs a Sony dongle to use it, which costs 70 quid. I think lots of people who just got that tv on promotion are looking for a way around it.

jon71;8846548

I have the Sony EX4 32 - this comes with an ethernet port and "wireless … I have the Sony EX4 32 - this comes with an ethernet port and "wireless ready" but it will only work with the Sony wireless dongle (£70), so I bought these as an alternative. We have thick walls so the wired solution is not only cheaper, but more reliable than the wireless option.



Do they work ok? Does HD content stream ok?

I have not streamed HD as our broadband is not fast enough - works well with regular though.

Robston;8840487

Not entirely true. I have a couple of Homeplugs and they work just fine … Not entirely true. I have a couple of Homeplugs and they work just fine with extension leads and have not noticed any speed reduction. Surge protected extension leads may block the signal but the bog standard cheap extension leads that I use work a treat.



There may be some degradation in signal speed from an extension lead (surge protected, mains filtered or not). Additionally, If there was not a problem all the suppliers would not bother to put it in their literature.

Hiya , just a quick question . If I bought 2 sets of these would it mean that I could use 3 additional devices on my network ? Just that I've got a laptop , xbox and ps3 that I'd like the option of using with my home comp which is a wired connection ? I'm not up on all the wireless v wired stuff but I'd rather avoid the additional £5 a month for the wireless connection if poss . Also I assume if I was using one of these I wouldn't need an N router for the xbox ? Any help will be much appreciated and rep added to poster !

freckles101;8848198

Hiya , just a quick question . If I bought 2 sets of these would it mean … Hiya , just a quick question . If I bought 2 sets of these would it mean that I could use 3 additional devices on my network ? Just that I've got a laptop , xbox and ps3 that I'd like the option of using with my home comp which is a wired connection ? I'm not up on all the wireless v wired stuff but I'd rather avoid the additional £5 a month for the wireless connection if poss . Also I assume if I was using one of these I wouldn't need an N router for the xbox ? Any help will be much appreciated and rep added to poster !



Yes, these units will work fine with the XBox, PS3 and laptop! You may need to buy some decent length RJ45 ethernet leads (try Maplin for leads) to connect to the HomePlugs. Leads available in 1m, 3m, 5m and 10m lengths. of course, you could find the leads online cheaper than Maplin (Amazon, EBuyer etc.)

Cheers piglet , rep added . Was just concerned that it was a 1 way thing ie , would only get 2 connections out of 2 sets !

These units are not good for streaming HD and in some cases you might not be able to stream SD. I am in a relatively new house and the total run of power line is around 30m and I can't stream SD video with everything else powered off.

I'm having to go for the 200mbps units - I've seen ebuyer have these for £40.
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or you can find belkin ones on ebay for around that.

However in some cases you might be fine streaming HD video using these homeplugs, it really depends on
1) The length of the wiring run over the powerlines
2) The quality of your cabling
3) Other things on you power line, i.e. Fridge and things with motors typically make a noise on the power line.

Hi,

I've just opened up my set of the Orange Homeplug but no instructions? I'm assuming they are already paired but how do I pair additional plugs or more importantly prevent neighbours from accessing the devices.

There doesn't seem to be a way to connect to the devices or change any settings?

No instructions is rather poor :-(

Cheers...
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