TP-Link 200Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter - Twin Pack £35.99 @ Amazon
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TP-Link 200Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter - Twin Pack £35.99 @ Amazon

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Found 5th Nov 2011
Great price for these. They are useful if you struggle with poor wireless signals at home. Very easy to set up too.
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Absolutely superb!
Can get plenty of 5e ethernet cable for that price and still have change for a pint or two
Thanks OP.
Allways wanted a set of these , there ordered now as that seems a good price . cheers
Can you have 85mb and 200mb ones working together?
nice price
mtothaj

Can get plenty of 5e ethernet cable for that price and still have change … Can get plenty of 5e ethernet cable for that price and still have change for a pint or two



What a pointless comment - are you a troll?
mtothaj

Can get plenty of 5e ethernet cable for that price and still have change … Can get plenty of 5e ethernet cable for that price and still have change for a pint or two



And then spend all weekend drilling holes and hiding the stupid things.

Or you could just use electrical wiring that most homes already have.
what are these used for? (i'm a techy numpty)

Do they replace the wireless modem thingy?
Got these to replace BT 200 mpbs ones that strugggled with 720p..... now got 1080p hd movies streaming from my NAS in the loft bedroom to my TV in the living room... brilliant..
mtothaj

Can get plenty of 5e ethernet cable for that price and still have change … Can get plenty of 5e ethernet cable for that price and still have change for a pint or two



mtothaj

Can get plenty of 5e ethernet cable for that price and still have change … Can get plenty of 5e ethernet cable for that price and still have change for a pint or two



I guess you place no value on your time
wish these were pass through, really need to order one set
Can somebody tell me how it work thanks .
its for connecting devices such as your router to your computer... instead of using wireless (which drops out sometimes, so is no used for streaming hd video for example) you could use a long lan cable wire but that would not be pretty unless you run it under floor boards etc. What these do is use your house wiring to do same job...
Like student said. But they don't always work that well. Depends a lot on your house wiring, they don't work that well for me.

Avforums has a massive thread full of disappointed people. But if it works in your house then they're great
I got these to replace my Comtrend ones in a deal last month for £31.98 from hotukdeals.com/dea…015, they are much better.

It's actually cheaper from 7dayshop to buy 2x singles (same as a twin pack) as they are back in stock and £17.99 (£17.68 for 2+) so not voting hot on this...

2x 7dayshop.com/cat…981 = £35.38 + 2% Quidco!
Edited by: "onion86" 7th Nov 2011
Do you need a spare Ethernet port on your router as I don't have any?
Cheaper again if you buy twin pack from 7dayshop

Cheaper Here @ £34.99 Although, not in stock at the min, but I'm sure it won't take long for it to be delivered.
Edited by: "hotdealsuk" 7th Nov 2011
reehalk

Can you have 85mb and 200mb ones working together?



Afraid not, different brands work together but not different speeds.
These are brilliant though. To those not sure on how they work, they turn your electrical wires into cables, you plug on into your router and one anywhere else in your home, then wire that into your PC, laptop, TV etc. and you have an internet connection.

I have these are I play online games and stream 1080p video and they work flawlessly.
Its also a cheaper solution for "upgrading" your bluray player to connect to the internet if it doesnt have inbuilt wireless. The wirless dongles are usually £70+
Cold. No heat for reposting old deals
itsjonboyok

Do you need a spare Ethernet port on your router as I don't have any?



Yes - one plug connects to the router.

Note that they need to be in a wall socket - you can't plug them into an extension cable.
No doubt a stupid question....do these extend the wireless network, or do you need to plug your devices into them?
sach1636

wish these were pass through, really need to order one set



Whats 'Pass Through'?
These are fantastic I have a set and are brilliant. Tempted to buy another set, but really need one more
I got these recently from 7dayshop.com to connect my downstairs Sony Bravia to my upstairs router and it works flawlessly. Setup times were about 2 minutes, most of which was opening the box and walking upstairs. Brilliant piece of kit.
sach1636

wish these were pass through, really need to order one set

pandpand

...you can't plug them into an extension cable.


They have a three pin plug on the actual homeplug itself, so you don't lose the use of the socket and can still plug appliances in.

http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/w0179960_newpage.jpg


Yes you can use these in a powerstrip, as I have done for the past several months. As long as the powerstrip doesn't have a surge protector you're good to go.

I currently have mine plugged into a plug extender, which I picked up in ASDA for ~£4.99, better than a passthrough plug IMO and cheaper.

http://i.imgur.com/K1HBS.jpg

and a powerstrip without a surge protector (~£2.99)

http://i.imgur.com/1T0bv.jpg
Edited by: "ClubLife" 7th Nov 2011
So what's the advantage when the router is only receiving up to 40mb?

nicmax

No doubt a stupid question....do these extend the wireless network, or do … No doubt a stupid question....do these extend the wireless network, or do you need to plug your devices into them?



These don't they have to be connected. You can however get wireless ones as well but think they are a bit more expensive. One end does have to be plugged in and connected to your router. The other end plugs in to a socket in say a bedroom and is then wireless to your laptop.
Amazon do both kinds.
Is there any way of splitting the signal from 1 of these as I need 1 for my Bravia and 1 for my Technomate?
agnostic

Is there any way of splitting the signal from 1 of these as I need 1 for … Is there any way of splitting the signal from 1 of these as I need 1 for my Bravia and 1 for my Technomate?



plug it into a router and then a wire from the router to the 2 items you want to use the connection
Bigfootpete

So what's the advantage when the router is only receiving up to 40mb?


This is for your internal network, it has no effect on your internet connection from your ISP. Depending on how many users you have on your network, your setup e.g. media server, media players etc, and the type of data you send across it, then this would benefit you.

agnostic

Is there any way of splitting the signal from 1 of these as I need 1 for … Is there any way of splitting the signal from 1 of these as I need 1 for my Bravia and 1 for my Technomate?


I'm guessing the appliances are right next to eachother? If your router isn't near the TV, then plug one of these powerline plugs in by your router, and another behind your TV. Then run an ethernet cable from the powerline plug to an unmanaged switch like this one [TP-Link 5-Port Gigabit unmanaged switch - £13.89] (There's a plethora of choice, but I use this one so was easiet to link to). Then an ethernet cable from one port on the switch to your TV, and another from another port on the switch to your Technomate. You'll be left with two spare ports on your switch for future use.

If your router is next to the TV, then as bassman_uk suggested, but bare in mind your router needs atleast 2 ethernet ports on it though.

Job done
Edited by: "ClubLife" 7th Nov 2011
I have a 3 of these at home and I'm very, very happy with the performance.
ClubLife

Yes you can use these in a powerstrip, as I have done for the past … Yes you can use these in a powerstrip, as I have done for the past several months. As long as the powerstrip doesn't have a surge protector you're good to go.



I found when using the 85mbit ones that in practice the longer the extension cable, the more the speed drops off - so you're best having the adapter as close to the socket as possible rather than putting it at the end of a long extension cable.
Spod

I found when using the 85mbit ones that in practice the longer the … I found when using the 85mbit ones that in practice the longer the extension cable, the more the speed drops off - so you're best having the adapter as close to the socket as possible rather than putting it at the end of a long extension cable.


That would make sense as the longer the wire the more interference will be introduced. The same as the further you live from the telephone exchange, the lower your maximum achievable internet speed will be.

I'm curious as to how long an extension cable you were using? oO I'm using powerstrips with a 1 metre cord and the powerline adapter is at the very end of said powerstrip, and I see little to no degradation. I'm receiving an average throughput on these plugs of ~190Mpbs, all but one are connected to a powerstrip or plug extender.

For people purchasing these, and for reference, I've posted a few tips and pieces of infomation in various threads on here which I feel you may find helpful and/or interesting regarding these powerline adaptors.

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Edited by: "ClubLife" 7th Nov 2011
Works fine on surge protector extention leads. Thats what I run my Onlive box with
I got these but didn't find them easy to install. Things weren't too clear in the User Guide but ClubLife saved my bacon. Look near the end of this thread.for great info about setting up passwords etc.

Ahhhh! Bacon!
Would this work with a telephone?
joecooper

Would this work with a telephone?


What the hell kind of question is that?
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