TP-LINK 500Mbps Powerline with 2x Ethernet Ports. £19.99 Argos
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TP-LINK 500Mbps Powerline with 2x Ethernet Ports. £19.99 Argos

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Found 23rd Jul 2016
Here they are again but this is the cheapest I have seen the 2x Ethernet port models for so far.

Good product and works well makes for a brilliant internet solution in your home.

Not sure why but when I click the link it does not seem to work from hukd but just pop on the site and search tp link and you will find them there.
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This is a great piece of kit. Saved my hair by enabling my son to play on his xbox in his room which was a WiFi blacks pot.
just ordered, many thanks.:)
Got a pair of these to replace a failing Netgear plug around 6 weeks ago. They seem to work far more reliably than the two they replaced, better speeds (virtually double link speeds) and they pair up fine with my remaining Netgear plugs.
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these are excellent, heat.
Bought it for £29 last year from Amazon ☹️
I bought the through type last week for £35 but if you don't need the sockets these are great
Does this come with Ethernet cables?
Was looking at these recently on Amazon and one of the reviewers pointed out a glaring and disingenuous problem with these :

They're fitted with 10/100mbps Ethernet ports.

uk.tp-link.com/pro…tml

That means the 'up to 500mbps' is little short of an outright fabrication. They probably get away with it because the chip on the board has a theoretical max of 500mbps and you may be more likely to hit the 100 mbps mark with it being further away from the limit with overheads than the av200s but it's not entirely honest.

Still a great price for these and a damn sight better than WiFi but be aware if you're lucky enough to have virgin/bt fibre you're not going to get your full internet speed through these.
Ryz0r

Was looking at these recently on Amazon and one of the reviewers pointed … Was looking at these recently on Amazon and one of the reviewers pointed out a glaring and disingenuous problem with these :They're fitted with 10/100mbps Ethernet ports.http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/TL-PA4020-KIT.htmlThat means the 'up to 500mbps' is little short of an outright fabrication. They probably get away with it because the chip on the board has a theoretical max of 500mbps and you may be more likely to hit the 100 mbps mark with it being further away from the limit with overheads than the av200s but it's not entirely honest.Still a great price for these and a damn sight better than WiFi but be aware if you're lucky enough to have virgin/bt fibre you're not going to get your full internet speed through these.


BT fibre is 76MB max so the 100MB won't be a bottleneck, unless I'm missing something? (Which I very well may be!)
The ping and download speed should be better than Wi-Fi all day, but obviously not as good as wired. May even be better through this on a 150MB Virgin connection than Wi-Fi would. (Depending on variables I.e. Distance to router, walls, thickness of walls, quality of Wi-Fi receiver etc)
jcs1988

Does this come with Ethernet cables?



Yes x 2
Bought some last time, tempted to get another pair
escortboy

BT fibre is 76MB max so the 100MB won't be a bottleneck, unless I'm … BT fibre is 76MB max so the 100MB won't be a bottleneck, unless I'm missing something? (Which I very well may be!)The ping and download speed should be better than Wi-Fi all day, but obviously not as good as wired. May even be better through this on a 150MB Virgin connection than Wi-Fi would. (Depending on variables I.e. Distance to router, walls, thickness of walls, quality of Wi-Fi receiver etc)



Local file transfer within the network

Virgin fibre = 200mbps
Bought these from Argos last week for our bedroom - the sky box up there isn't wireless and our smart tv's Wi-Fi is woeful. Had them both connected to these in seconds, and now both the Smart TV and Sky can stream/download perfectly. Great product - well worth £20.
xeroc

Local file transfer within the networkVirgin fibre = 200mbps


I doubt that many people need to shift files at 500MB on demand that use these though, mostly for sharing internet of which most is less than 100MB maximum.
If you're one of the 100MB customers (Virgin cable) then looking at something which is a true 500MB Powerline would be worthwhile.
If you're backing up a 5tb hard drive everyday then i can see the need for higher speeds.
Ryz0r

Was looking at these recently on Amazon and one of the reviewers pointed … Was looking at these recently on Amazon and one of the reviewers pointed out a glaring and disingenuous problem with these :They're fitted with 10/100mbps Ethernet ports.http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/TL-PA4020-KIT.htmlThat means the 'up to 500mbps' is little short of an outright fabrication. They probably get away with it because the chip on the board has a theoretical max of 500mbps and you may be more likely to hit the 100 mbps mark with it being further away from the limit with overheads than the av200s but it's not entirely honest.Still a great price for these and a damn sight better than WiFi but be aware if you're lucky enough to have virgin/bt fibre you're not going to get your full internet speed through these.



​So if I am looking to replace a set of 200mbps plugs which work great, these will actually be slower??
can these be used on the same network as 200mb ones? ask I have the 200mb at the router and then these around the house for instance?
Gollywood

​So if I am looking to replace a set of 200mbps plugs which work great, t … ​So if I am looking to replace a set of 200mbps plugs which work great, these will actually be slower??



They won't be slower no, but probably not much difference, get ones with a gigabit port like the Av600
The limiting factor of the 10/100 port limits a 500mbps to 100mpbs - you won't probably get 100mpbs anyway bit like false advertising with these homeplugs.
The Av600 series is still available in places - I have these they have a gigabit port and exceed 100mbps because of this. They don't disconnect and are brilliant. If you need more ports buy a gigabit switch and connect to the homeplug cheaper than multi port homeplugs
The new ones I believe Av1200 have a few problems
They'll never give you more than 150mbps
wedgec

can these be used on the same network as 200mb ones? ask I have the 200mb … can these be used on the same network as 200mb ones? ask I have the 200mb at the router and then these around the house for instance?



Yes but will work at the slowest speed homeplug on the line I believe, therefore if you have av 200 won't get more than 200 speeds, from the router, I would put the 500 on the router and the other 500 on the main kit and the 200 on other less needy kit - personally for a few quid more I would get the 600 or above with gigabit. if you're connecting kit only has 10/100 ports no need for gigabit though. All this is dependant on your internet connection speed because if you're on a slow speed then you don't need expensive homeplugs to achieve maximum connection at each point. Internal file transfers benefit though - exactly why you should go gigabit if streaming movies etc
Mandroid578

They'll never give you more than 150mbps



They never get the quoted figures ever even the 1200mbps that's true hence the comment false advertising

read this review if not sure - Small Net builder
Edited by: "Yiddo4life" 23rd Jul 2016
The link speeds I've been seeing using these is around 470Mbps (both Tx&Rx) I have Virgin Broadband (Cable) at 70Mb and I get every bit of that through these.
Powerline adapters need to be viewed as a solution to poor wi-fi coverage as opposed to a direct replacement for CAT5e cable. When viewed with that in mind, they're a great product.

Ultimately their performance is dependent on factors you don't have much control over; the electrical wiring in your house and how much interference is introduced to the system by everything that's plugged into it. Getting the fastest adapters you can afford is a good way to maximise the potential performance you'll get but as said by others, you'll never get the actual speeds shown on the box. There is a bit of experimentation you can try, such as different sockets etc but ultimately the only way to know how they'll perform is to try them.
escortboy

I doubt that many people need to shift files at 500MB on demand that use … I doubt that many people need to shift files at 500MB on demand that use these though, mostly for sharing internet of which most is less than 100MB maximum.If you're one of the 100MB customers (Virgin cable) then looking at something which is a true 500MB Powerline would be worthwhile.If you're backing up a 5tb hard drive everyday then i can see the need for higher speeds.




You asked for use cases of higher speed plugs: I gave you two. I can do no more
These are great. I have older tp 200Mb with wifi which cost me £30+. At this price a bargain
what the difference between these and the other ones from currys other than the dual ethernet socket
Had these for a couple of years and def recommend, easy to setup and a decent solution to Xbox live upstairs.
Are these compatible with existing Netgear Powerlines? I'm looking to add more in the house.
I just bought this, then I saw this though argos.co.uk/sta…htm
i already have a pair of SINGLE ethernet port netgear adapters
-1 plugged in router
-other plugged in my pc upstairs

they work great. I GET FULL 50MBPS SPEEDS ON MY PC however..i also need another for my tv cable box

1) Should these work?
2) i believe i just simply need 1 more plug to go into my cable box...ie i dont need 2 for my router now should i?

the ones i already have are

uk.tp-link.com/pro…tml
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