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

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Found 11th May 2010Made hot 11th May 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.

N.B Orange Home Plug pack contains 2 adapters

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Can someone enlighten me how this works? I have an Orange LiveBox Wireless hub, but the wireless signal struggles to reach some corners of the house. So if I plug one of these into the LiveBox (using an Ethernet cable, I think) will it then turn each power socket into an Access Point - or does the PC requiring an Internet connection have to be plugged into the power socket?

Any help would be appreciated!

with these you plug a cable from your live box to the plug socket then with the other plug you plug it into a socket in the room your in and then pkug a network cable from the plug to your pc or laptop

Be careful ordering from this company..
In the £8 item deal a lot of people had problems with payment and orders were cancelled without any notice.

Their customer service is awful and if for any reason you need to speak with a manager they don't have any.

In the same lines as Ryanair..
You may get a cheaper product but the service is 2nd to all.

madinternetuser;8579142

with these you plug a cable from your live box to the plug socket then … with these you plug a cable from your live box to the plug socket then with the other plug you plug it into a socket in the room your in and then pkug a network cable from the plug to your pc or laptop



Right - thanks! So the PC you're using has to be physically connected to the plug socket... which is shame. If it extended the wireless range of the router it would be a marvellous! Anyway, thanks again - have some rep.

thrustmaster;8579146

Be careful ordering from this company..



Do you mean Orange? I've only ever had the best possible level of customer service from them - seems odd if that doesn't extend to online purchases...

Got mine off eBay 2 pairs, work well and have subsequently upgraded to 200Mb ones which perform faster and were on here recently..
hotukdeals.com/ite…pac

it this would work outside the UK? With plug adapter for example ( Europe)

..... still seems like a good deal.

PS... You should be aware that 85 Mbps = mega bits NOT Mega Bytes

So 85Mbps will give you a maximum of 8.5MBps.

Hope this helps...

Cheers !!

H+R added

Narkodrom;8579419

it this would work outside the UK? With plug adapter for example ( Europe)



can't see why not...

Sorry for the stupid question.
Will these work with any ISP

phillred;8579532

Sorry for the stupid question. Will these work with any ISP



You plug one into the router as the transmitter and one(or more) into another socket as a receiver.

I have one as Xmitter, one on my PVR NAS box,one on my Humax and one on my laptop...

madinternetuser;8579142

with these you plug a cable from your live box to the plug socket then … with these you plug a cable from your live box to the plug socket then with the other plug you plug it into a socket in the room your in and then pkug a network cable from the plug to your pc or laptop



Thats cleared that up, then!:thinking:

mikbak;8579556

You plug one into the router as the transmitter and one(or more) into … You plug one into the router as the transmitter and one(or more) into another socket as a receiver.I have one as Xmitter, one on my PVR NAS box,one on my Humax and one on my laptop...



Thanxs rep added

phillred;8579532

Sorry for the stupid question. Will these work with any ISP



Yes. You don't even need an ISP. Or an internet connection.

You might just have 2 computers that you wish to share data between.

mikbak;8579556

You plug one into the router as the transmitter and one(or more) into … You plug one into the router as the transmitter and one(or more) into another socket as a receiver.I have one as Xmitter, one on my PVR NAS box,one on my Humax and one on my laptop...



So am I correct in thinking you can have multiple receiver plugs talking to one transmitter which is connected to your router? I have router in the hall (only phone socket), a PC upstairs and an Xbox in the lounge, based on the above I can create a LAN over my mains grid.

Please can someone clarify as I am this close to buying....

dubculture;8579696

So am I correct in thinking you can have multiple receiver plugs talking … So am I correct in thinking you can have multiple receiver plugs talking to one transmitter which is connected to your router? I have router in the hall (only phone socket), a PC upstairs and an Xbox in the lounge, based on the above I can create a LAN over my mains grid.Please can someone clarify as I am this close to buying....



yes that is correct

'transmitter' and 'receiver' isn't really the best analogy since the network data travels in both directions. But yes, you can have multiple units, in the way that you described (each serving one or more Ethernet enabled devices, the latter by use of an Ethernet switch box if you have multiple devices near to each other). I have four powerline adapters and that each are able to 'talk' to each other to provide both file/printer sharing as well as sharing an Internet connection.

Robert

dubculture;8579696

So am I correct in thinking you can have multiple receiver plugs talking … So am I correct in thinking you can have multiple receiver plugs talking to one transmitter which is connected to your router?



Looks like you can - have a look at the thread for the previous offer mikbak mentioned:

hotukdeals.com/ite…pac

That was for the 200Mb version, but one of the comments says:

I bought this exact same pair a couple of weeks ago and they work very nicely to me.

I have my laptop in my room and the PS3 connected to the TV in the living room, streaming a 1080p video from the laptop to the PS3 wasn't working as the router is the living room with the PS3 (the PS3 is connected by cable) and the laptop was connecting to them using wireless

The wireless was not quick enough as I needed around 80mbps real speed. I was about to buy an N wireless router but this is cheaper and quicker.

Now the two rooms connect at 170mbps, as my router is 100mbps I have a real speed of ~100mbps, it is like having a network cable from my room to the living room. I can stream anything perfectly now

Recommended.

Yeah I think we need to lose the transmitter/receiver terminology, this is incorrect. Simply all you are doing is making a ethernet connection between devices using your house mains cabling. You can connect more than two homeplug devices. One connects to the your standard router, and the others connect to various electrical sockets in your house providing an ethernet connection over your mains cabling. You can also buy cheap adsl routers with a homeplug built in (saving you one homeplug) although these are 85Mb. There are 200Mb homeplug routers but obviously they cost more. Anyway homeplugs are so simple to use my Dad even managed to connect his new Foxsat receiver to the Internet using homeplugs, and has BBC iplayer working.

can someone confirm that with this pack i will only be able to connect one item to the network?

ie One reciever for the router and one reciever for my laptop?

geordie_b;8580324

can someone confirm that with this pack i will only be able to connect … can someone confirm that with this pack i will only be able to connect one item to the network? ie One reciever for the router and one reciever for my laptop?



YES

thanks

Do these piggy-back your device's mains plug or do you need two mains sockets available?

Cpjw you need a spare socket for each plug


i got a pair of dynamode ones running right now and just to clarify all you doing is having a connection to your router/modem using your house wiring so an alternative to having cat cables around the house but to be certain of stutter free streaming of video especially HD probably best to get 200mpbs ones.

From what i can recall, in general you can mix and match homeplugs so long as they are of the same speed, but i have read you got to take into consideration av complaince , i am even considering getting these myself to extend my network.

fishmaster;8580076

...Anyway homeplugs are so simple to use my Dad even managed to connect … ...Anyway homeplugs are so simple to use my Dad even managed to connect his new Foxsat receiver to the Internet using homeplugs, and has BBC iplayer working.



Blimey, cool Dad!

cpjw;8580567

Do these piggy-back your device's mains plug or do you need two mains … Do these piggy-back your device's mains plug or do you need two mains sockets available?



The clues in the name. "Plug" means you need sockets.

Will this work over different separate circuits, ie. upstairs circuit/downstairs circuit ?

Cheers

1-One homeplug is placed into the wall socket nearest the router
2-An ethernet cable is connect to one of the ethernet ports at the back of the router
3-The other end is attached to the Ethernet socket on the plug which is in the wall socket
4-The spare homeplug also needs an Ethernet cable attached to it and can be placed into ANY wall socket in the house the spare end of the Ethernet cable is then attached to ANY device that has an Ethernet port (Laptop/TV etc).
5-You have extended your network and will hopefully be able to access your pc via your router.
Additional plugs can be added to this network (Max of 8 usually) by following step 4 again

I have done loads of these and have found them to be very easy to set up as long as you read the instructions.
They all work on a single ring main
A double ring main needs to have both ring mains attached for it to work

buggu;8580696

Cpjw you need a spare socket for each plug


Thanks. Would have been neat if they incorporated a socket on the back but I guess it's not possible in the way they're utilising the pins.
Musicrab;8580716

The clues in the name. "Plug" means you need sockets.


:roll:

Nice find

aren't the powerline HD (200Mbps) ones better at £40 delivered?

cpjw;8581371

Thanks. Would have been neat if they incorporated a socket on the back … Thanks. Would have been neat if they incorporated a socket on the back but I guess it's not possible in the way they're utilising the pins.:roll:



You mean like] these?

where are the 200mbps ones for £40 delivered?

mikbak;8579556

You plug one into the router as the transmitter and one(or more) into … You plug one into the router as the transmitter and one(or more) into another socket as a receiver.I have one as Xmitter, one on my PVR NAS box,one on my Humax and one on my laptop...



I'm thinking, get one of these to service my desktop PC but would the kids still be able to use the wireless router for their laptops of would usng one of these disable the wifi element of the router?
Thanks

alecb;8585309

I'm thinking, get one of these to service my desktop PC but would the … I'm thinking, get one of these to service my desktop PC but would the kids still be able to use the wireless router for their laptops of would usng one of these disable the wifi element of the router?Thanks



No, it's very simple all it is doing is allowing one of the ethernet ports on your router connect to other ethernet devices in your house, basically using the mains cabling to extend the ethernet connection around your house. It has nothing to do with wireless and co-exists with it. As I mentioned earlier the transmitter/receiver terminology mikbak used is incorrect.

craigstephens;8582667

You mean like] these?


Exactly like those :). Thanks.

dubculture;8579696

So am I correct in thinking you can have multiple receiver plugs talking … So am I correct in thinking you can have multiple receiver plugs talking to one transmitter which is connected to your router? I have router in the hall (only phone socket), a PC upstairs and an Xbox in the lounge, based on the above I can create a LAN over my mains grid.Please can someone clarify as I am this close to buying....



yep, buy two pairs .. then use 1 as xmitter and 3 as receivers ... plug and play ...bear in mind that performance on these are not brilliant, if you are streaming movies go for a 200Mb version ..

I've always wondered how safe these are... have avoided so far.
Does anyone know what happens if there is an electrical fault or the earthing gets a charge sent down it?
Would these damage the PC?

mikbak;8586509

yep, buy two pairs .. then use 1 as xmitter and 3 as receivers ... plug … yep, buy two pairs .. then use 1 as xmitter and 3 as receivers ... plug and play ...bear in mind that performance on these are not brilliant, if you are streaming movies go for a 200Mb version ..



nice avatar

fishmaster;8585353

No, it's very simple all it is doing is allowing one of the ethernet … No, it's very simple all it is doing is allowing one of the ethernet ports on your router connect to other ethernet devices in your house, basically using the mains cabling to extend the ethernet connection around your house. It has nothing to do with wireless and co-exists with it. As I mentioned earlier the transmitter/receiver terminology mikbak used is incorrect.



Thanks for the clarification.:thumbsup:

I have these

Netgear XEB1004 85mbps twin pack

Which were on here at the end of last year, they work really well and suit my needs, can I purchase these and use them with my existing netgear set, as the netgear set is £69 or so now on amazon.co.uk, and dont want to pay all that again.
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