TP-LINK 200Mbps Powerline Adapter TL-PA211UK  £16.99 for single, £31.98 for 2 @ 7DAYSHOP
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TP-LINK 200Mbps Powerline Adapter TL-PA211UK £16.99 for single, £31.98 for 2 @ 7DAYSHOP

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Found 12th Oct 2011
Good price for a double kit, and great if you want to add 3 or more - 1 Day Only promotion - Don't forget your WHOPPING 1% cashback from the cashback site of your choice...blurb:

TP-LINK's Powerline adapter TL-PA211 takes advantage of your homes existing electric wires to transfer data while transferring traditional power. That means, with no additional wiring required, users can simply plug the TL-PA211 into existing power sockets and establish networking infrastructure in a flash. With high-speed data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps, you can enjoy HD video streaming, online gaming, VoIP or any other high bandwidth intensive tasks all at the same time now.

Super Small Design
With the new ultra-compact housing design, TP-LINK TL-PA211 is much smaller than most other 200Mbps Powerline Products. At just 30mm thick and with its high quality, elegant white shell, it almost blends in completely in front of any power outlet and additionally can be placed anywhere in the room.

Up to 200Mbps, 300 Meters
With advanced HomePlug AV technology, TL-PA211 provides you stable, high-speed data transfer rate up to 200Mbps on a line length up to 300 meters. Together with the built-in Qos and powerful AES encryption, TL-PA211 is such a good choice for a whole home solution to connect all network compatible devices--from computers and game consoles to set-top boxes for IPTV to printers and NAS hard drives--and supplies them with broadband Internet.
The PLC connection is transmitting the data through the electric wire between two outlets, so it at least requires two PLC adapters plugged into the outlet to transform the data streaming. With twin pack design, the starter kit ensures to establish a Powerline network for the first time.

Power Saving Up to 65%
The TL-PA211, a new-generation Powerline Adapter, with its logical practical product designs and sophisticated Power-Saving Mode, it now consumes less power when compared with existing Powerline Adapters. When there is no data transmission or reception occurs over a certain period of time, it will automatically switch from its regular Working Mode to Power-Saving Mode that will reduce the energy consumption by up to 65%*.
*Actual data will vary because of the network conditions and environment factors.

148 Comments

SuperEd

Thanks for your post - I have updated your op and link should be working now

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Direct Link http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_7&products_id=110981&r=20111012_target

Amazon have price matched the single adapter - £16.99
Direct Link: amazon.co.uk/TP-…1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1318425987&sr=8-2

Edit: Amazon now sold out
Edited by: "martyj999" 12th Oct 2011

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goonertillidie

Thanks for your post - I have updated your op and link should be working … Thanks for your post - I have updated your op and link should be working now


The deal made itself from a link on the 7Dayshop webpage, wouldn't let me edit the direct link

Anyone know if i could mix this with a different branded 85mps plug?

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jools2001

Anyone know if i could mix this with a different branded 85mps plug?


I asked that question before and was told no, not backwards compatable with different transfer rates, could be wrong though

Great deal
I wonder if someone could answer a couple of queries I have on this subject?

1. I currently have a pair of Extra Value 200Mbps adaptors, has anyone actually got experience of running mixed brands of these. I have heard people say it should be possible but no conformations.

2. I have 4 components (TV, wii, media player & Blu ray) around the TV that I would like to link up to my router in another room (powerline adaptor already connected) . I would only utilise 1 connection at a time. Would the best approach be to get a single powerline adaptor and attach that to a separate 4/5 way router or is there an alternative.
Edited by: "MrWani" 12th Oct 2011

Hi, I've read the description and I'm still not sure. Seen them come up before but don't want to waste money on something that won't really benefit me. Can I just plug one of these in to get a more even broadband speed for playing online games?

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mightykaboosh

Hi, I've read the description and I'm still not sure. Seen them come up … Hi, I've read the description and I'm still not sure. Seen them come up before but don't want to waste money on something that won't really benefit me. Can I just plug one of these in to get a more even broadband speed for playing online games?



I have noticed the gaming on my asus 200mbps adapters to be more consistant but not vastly improved - with the wireless connection I WILL have more stutters than with the adapters but the overall performance for the most part stays the same - the main benefit is a guaranteed connection at all times and a better performance at a greater distance from the router.

MrWani

Great deal I wonder if someone could answer a couple of queries I have on … Great deal I wonder if someone could answer a couple of queries I have on this subject?1. I currently have a pair of Extra Value 200Mbps adaptors, has anyone actually got experience of running mixed brands of these. I have heard people say it should be possible but no conformations.2. I have 4 components (TV, wii, media player & Blu ray) around the TV that I would like to link up to my router in another room (powerline adaptor already connected) . I would only utilise 1 connection at a time. Would the best approach be to get a single powerline adaptor and attach that to a separate 4/5 way router or is there an alternative.



From what I have read most of the 200mbps adapters should be compatable but the BT/Comtrend adapters are not

mightykaboosh

Hi, I've read the description and I'm still not sure. Seen them come up … Hi, I've read the description and I'm still not sure. Seen them come up before but don't want to waste money on something that won't really benefit me. Can I just plug one of these in to get a more even broadband speed for playing online games?



These do not impact your broadband speed, but allow you to make a wired connection from your router to your console (or other equiptment) by utilising your in house eletrical wiring rather than running a network cable. You have an adaptor at each end and a network cable from the adaptor to your equiptment. A wired connection will usually be faster and more stable than wireless so yes would improve gameplay but not beyond the your original broadband capabilities

Have some heat, these have good reviews on Amazon.

bought 4 - thanks

martyj999

I asked that question before and was told no, not backwards compatable … I asked that question before and was told no, not backwards compatable with different transfer rates, could be wrong though



I have 2 of these connected to a devolo homeplug which goes to my router (all 200mbps mind) and they all work fine, no problems at all. Maybe certain other brands dont work together

MrWani

Great deal I wonder if someone could answer a couple of queries I have on … Great deal I wonder if someone could answer a couple of queries I have on this subject?1. I currently have a pair of Extra Value 200Mbps adaptors, has anyone actually got experience of running mixed brands of these. I have heard people say it should be possible but no conformations.2. I have 4 components (TV, wii, media player & Blu ray) around the TV that I would like to link up to my router in another room (powerline adaptor already connected) . I would only utilise 1 connection at a time. Would the best approach be to get a single powerline adaptor and attach that to a separate 4/5 way router or is there an alternative.



What you need is a switch. Plenty of cheap ones on eBay or tech websites like ebuyer, scan, etc

I don't know a lot of about mixing homeplugs but I do know that all aren't comaptible with each other as different manufacturers use different specifications. There's currently no industry standard like there is for wifi devices.

im a bit confused ! Is this item a plug and play which gives you internet access of a speed of 200Mbps ??

oldmanhouse

What you need is a switch. Plenty of cheap ones on eBay or tech websites … What you need is a switch. Plenty of cheap ones on eBay or tech websites like ebuyer, scan, etcI don't know a lot of about mixing homeplugs but I do know that all aren't comaptible with each other as different manufacturers use different specifications. There's currently no industry standard like there is for wifi devices.



Thanks for the advice. Do you mean a switch like this? 7dayshop.com/cat…438

May be a silly one but have to ask - will it work with lets say 6-way 3m long extension cable or does it have to be connected straight to the wall socket? And if it worked as one of many devices on that cable - will the speed be affected?

STi_prodrive

im a bit confused ! Is this item a plug and play which gives you internet … im a bit confused ! Is this item a plug and play which gives you internet access of a speed of 200Mbps ??



It gives you connection speeds up to 200mpbs on your home network. Your access to the outside world will be constrained by the speed of your actual connection to the outside world. You plug one adaptor into your router using ethernet cable and then into a wall socket. Then other adaptor(s) on the same electrical circuit can be plugged in and connected via ethernet cables to other devices e.g. television, printer, xbox, etc.

Cracking price on these. Ordered 3.

Thanks op!

jools2001

Anyone know if i could mix this with a different branded 85mps plug?



no - 85's and 200's cannot interact on the same network

BUT- you can set up any number of 85's (2+) and any number of 200's (2+) on the same mains ring - creating 2 separate networks where the 85's "see" the 85" and the 200's "see" the other 200's - but different speed plugs wont "see" each other on the same mains ring (or network)

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Paq

May be a silly one but have to ask - will it work with lets say 6-way 3m … May be a silly one but have to ask - will it work with lets say 6-way 3m long extension cable or does it have to be connected straight to the wall socket? And if it worked as one of many devices on that cable - will the speed be affected?


From my own experience you should be plugging these directly into the wall socket for best results, they just wont work with an extension lead with any form of surge protection.

Paq

May be a silly one but have to ask - will it work with lets say 6-way 3m … May be a silly one but have to ask - will it work with lets say 6-way 3m long extension cable or does it have to be connected straight to the wall socket? And if it worked as one of many devices on that cable - will the speed be affected?




I have mine plugged into a 5-way socket and works fine, but I have heard comments that say they don't.

I originally wanted one of these but after reading some reviews, I've decided to stick with the good ol' ethernet cable. Consistent and very reliable.:)

Posted this myself before seeing you'd beat me to it
Great price - cheapest they've been for a while if you're buying 2 or more.
I have a couple at home and they have been great, so getting a couple more.
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SkullKing1300

I originally wanted one of these but after reading some reviews, I've … I originally wanted one of these but after reading some reviews, I've decided to stick with the good ol' ethernet cable. Consistent and very reliable.:)


It's not always convenient to run ethernet cable the length of the house.

Amazon have price matched.

Merson316

Amazon have price matched.


Still at least £2 cheaper from 7dayshop if you buy more than one.
Edited by: "Spies" 12th Oct 2011

Great deal but just found twin pack on ebay much cheaper so took a punt!

Item 180737088066 - Price: £18.60 delivered!

N.B. Can only buy one

Just paid £37 for another couple of these on Play, only need the one aswell.

I'm using 3 now to connect my router to 2 PS3's and a PC and get 180+ mbps.

martinconroy

Great deal but just found twin pack on ebay much cheaper so took a … Great deal but just found twin pack on ebay much cheaper so took a punt!Item 180737088066 - Price: £18.60 delivered!N.B. Can only buy one


From a zero rated seller? Good luck on getting them.

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Spies

From a zero rated seller? Good luck on getting them.


Registered yesterday

Paid with Paypal, so will risk it

martinconroy

Paid with Paypal, so will risk it


I am thinking the same - PayPal so no risk. Will give it a go...

In most cases wireless 802.11n is much faster (I have read up to 7 times faster in some cases) than using powerline adapters especially when they are connected on different wiring circuits (most houses have atleast 2 circuits usually upstaires and downstairs circuits) so if you were planning on connecting between a router downstairs and a device upstaires I would consider wireless rather than powerline adapters.

Edited by: "Sirez" 12th Oct 2011

Is there any technical difference between buying the twin pack, and buying two singles ? Or do you need to start with the twin pack, then you can add singles on top ?

Spies

It's not always convenient to run ethernet cable the length of the house.



I know, but I guess that'll have to do....can't stand playing laggy online games on the x-box.

Bumpy69

Is there any technical difference between buying the twin pack, and … Is there any technical difference between buying the twin pack, and buying two singles ? Or do you need to start with the twin pack, then you can add singles on top ?


Twin packs will probably already be paired up to each other so they're truly plug and play.

Singles will need pairing.

Bumpy69

Is there any technical difference between buying the twin pack, and … Is there any technical difference between buying the twin pack, and buying two singles ? Or do you need to start with the twin pack, then you can add singles on top ?



Twin pack = 2 singles

ferrers

I have mine plugged into a 5-way socket and works fine, but I have heard … I have mine plugged into a 5-way socket and works fine, but I have heard comments that say they don't.



I also have mine in 4 way gang sockets at both ends one on an upstairs circuit one on the downstairs. Have streamed DVD quality films (4GB files) from my PC to a DLNA compatible TV with no problems. Also plays YouTube videos no problem. I have no idea if the speed is reduced by the use of adaptors and dont care as long as it works. Note neither gang socket is surge protected as I'd heard that may be an issue for the signal.

I'm currently using the Extra Value adaptors but note they are big units and take up 2 sockets. Hopefully these are slimmer, for a bit more you can also purchase pass through sockets so you don't lose one.

Sirez

In most cases wireless 802.11n is much faster (I have read up to 7 times … In most cases wireless 802.11n is much faster (I have read up to 7 times faster in some cases) than using powerline adapters especially when they are connected on different wiring circuits (most houses have atleast 2 circuits usually upstaires and downstairs circuits) so if you were planning on connecting between a router downstairs and a device upstaires I would consider wireless rather than powerline adapters.

Wireless in my house used to be fine, but as of late it's gone really really terrible, it seems like when I'm using my xbox and turtle beach headphones it kills my wireless bridge (which is already weak signal). I've tried all different channels and I get the same problem.

So in an attempt to resolve this I'm going to connect my two routers together and have 2 separate access points at each end of the house.

Edited by: "Spies" 12th Oct 2011

Spies

Twin packs will probably already be paired up to each other so they're … Twin packs will probably already be paired up to each other so they're truly plug and play.Singles will need pairing.



How would you pair them, they have no buttons? Would you need to discover them with your PC or something? I was thinking about adding a 3rd to my original pair.
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