TP-LINK 500Mbps Powerline with 2x Ethernet Ports £22.99 at Argos
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TP-LINK 500Mbps Powerline with 2x Ethernet Ports £22.99 at Argos

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Found 20th May 2016
Connect 2 devices simultaneously to a high speed network via the electrical circuit. Ideal for connecting smart TV's, games consoles and computers. Perfect for smooth HD streaming and online chat, plus responsive game play. Works with all Internet Service Providers and routers.
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Only 10/100 but twin ports. Not bad for the money, hot!
These are the ones with the ports at the top, too.
Very useful if you have low plug sockets, like I do.
10/100 should be fast enough for these powerlines - good buy thanks for the post
Got the single port ones and they're solid, there's a low whine coming out of them but only if you're really close to them other than that no issues, tempted to get the dual port ones now.
How secure are these in a flat?

How secure are these in a flat?



You can setup an encryption password on them using the TPLink utility software.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 20th May 2016
it's not a bad deal, arguably just a gimmick selling point with the dual ethernets (even though I would have use for them) but without gigabit the 500mbps is pointless
Bought some last week. Mainly to replace a faulty one.. Plugged straight in working in seconds.. I had been looking on ebay for a single unit but people are paying as much when you can have these as a pair plus a guarantee.. 3 years !.
do I need anything else to go with these? ive got devolo one where one unit connects to the super hub and the other which can be placed anywhere giving the signal. so ive got virgin superhub 2 for sownstairs and the devolo connection for upstairs.

moving to a bigger house soon so want to go to a product where it will be cheaper to get more. the devolo ones are expensive.
col996s

How secure are these in a flat?



​ as long as you lock your front door you should be fine

it's not a bad deal, arguably just a gimmick selling point with the dual … it's not a bad deal, arguably just a gimmick selling point with the dual ethernets (even though I would have use for them) but without gigabit the 500Mbps is pointless



This ^^ Can anyone explain? Aren't they limited to 100Mbps?
Yes they're limited to 100mbps.
Voted negative. Waiting for av1200 with gigabit lan at this price. Bought these 2 yrs ago at same price from currys. Time the newer ones were cheaper. Were hot 2 yrs ago.

Voted negative. Waiting for av1200 with gigabit lan at this price. … Voted negative. Waiting for av1200 with gigabit lan at this price. Bought these 2 yrs ago at same price from currys. Time the newer ones were cheaper. Were hot 2 yrs ago.


Good Luck!!

Voted negative. Waiting for av1200 with gigabit lan at this price. … Voted negative. Waiting for av1200 with gigabit lan at this price. Bought these 2 yrs ago at same price from currys. Time the newer ones were cheaper. Were hot 2 yrs ago.



Why vote cold just because you (maybe) got a good deal two years ago?

This is below the price this spec of device sells for today. That's a deal. If anything you should be singing their praises for doing such a sterling job for two years. Certainly seems they're good for you if you are prepared to wait on a new spec at this price.
Been at this price for some time now. Brought mine early April
paradigm

Why vote cold just because you (maybe) got a good deal two years ago?This … Why vote cold just because you (maybe) got a good deal two years ago?This is below the price this spec of device sells for today. That's a deal. If anything you should be singing their praises for doing such a sterling job for two years. Certainly seems they're good for you if you are prepared to wait on a new spec at this price.



​I hope to buy the new ones soon. I do not like antique or vintage electronics. These must have been made 2 yrs ago. In electronics that is a very long time.

​I hope to buy the new ones soon. I do not like antique or vintage e … ​I hope to buy the new ones soon. I do not like antique or vintage electronics. These must have been made 2 yrs ago. In electronics that is a very long time.


Great - people like you ensure that the rest of us, who understand more about things than how long they've been out for, get the bargains.
I dare say the reality is that 500Mbps powerline adaptors will give a connection more likely be around 100 - 150Mbps in many households so the 10/100 ports are unlikely to be a massive restriction. Fine for connecting up a Sky HD box, TV PC, smart TV etc.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 20th May 2016
This might be a silly question but here goes as I'm thinking of buying one of these.

Basically, I already have a Belkin wifi extender which doesn't quite give me the right speed in a particular area of the house. I get 40mb wired, and 20-30mb wireless, but in the blackspot I get 2mb or so.

Given the wifi extender doesn't do anything, why would this be any better? I get that this would be a wired connection, but the two plugs still need to transmit to each other, surely? So if the router can't transmit very well to the wifi extender and to my blackspot, why would this plug fare any differently if I were to place the other end in my blackspot?
Stendhal

This might be a silly question but here goes as I'm thinking of buying … This might be a silly question but here goes as I'm thinking of buying one of these.Basically, I already have a Belkin wifi extender which doesn't quite give me the right speed in a particular area of the house. I get 40mb wired, and 20-30mb wireless, but in the blackspot I get 2mb or so. Given the wifi extender doesn't do anything, why would this be any better? I get that this would be a wired connection, but the two plugs still need to transmit to each other, surely? So if the router can't transmit very well to the wifi extender and to my blackspot, why would this plug fare any differently if I were to place the other end in my blackspot?



This purely with wire connection nothing to do with wifi connection
This for TV Xbox etc
I have one of these and they are great for smart tv and Xbox in one place.
You put one with router and plug the cable with router and the 2nd where you want to connect it.
Hot for me OP

This might be a silly question but here goes as I'm thinking of buying … This might be a silly question but here goes as I'm thinking of buying one of these.Basically, I already have a Belkin wifi extender which doesn't quite give me the right speed in a particular area of the house. I get 40mb wired, and 20-30mb wireless, but in the blackspot I get 2mb or so. Given the wifi extender doesn't do anything, why would this be any better? I get that this would be a wired connection, but the two plugs still need to transmit to each other, surely? So if the router can't transmit very well to the wifi extender and to my blackspot, why would this plug fare any differently if I were to place the other end in my blackspot?


I think you have hit the nail on the head there. If your wi-fi extender is connected to your router via a homeplug like these then something is up with it. My guess is that it plugs into your wall but picks up your wi-fi signal and tries to repeat it. The signal to it in the first place may be rubbish and so it is just relaying a rubbish signal. With these if you are hard wiring to the plug in the black-out spot you will get get good speeds. Slight caveat being the distance from your router and the quality of the wiring in your house - but in relaity you will be getting near your max download on your current router download speeds.

I think you have hit the nail on the head there. If your wi-fi extender … I think you have hit the nail on the head there. If your wi-fi extender is connected to your router via a homeplug like these then something is up with it. My guess is that it plugs into your wall but picks up your wi-fi signal and tries to repeat it. The signal to it in the first place may be rubbish and so it is just relaying a rubbish signal. With these if you are hard wiring to the plug in the black-out spot you will get get good speeds. Slight caveat being the distance from your router and the quality of the wiring in your house - but in relaity you will be getting near your max download on your current router download speeds.


And if you want to be clever look for a wireless router that has AP mode (this means the wireless router acts as just a wi-fi access point) - I am using a Nighthawk R7000 at the moment to do this but you should be able to find cheaper. I plug the R7000 into a homeplug in a wi-fi black spot in AP mode. I now have two wi-fi networks in my house with different names. Eg living room and kitchen. The R7000 connects wired to the homeplug which connects to the main router through the house electric wiring via another homeplug connected to it. It means I get good wi-fi all round the house. You can get apps to seek out the strongest wi-fi and switch accordingly dependant which router is giving the best signal etc.
If you get the version of these with Wifi (about a tenner more), you can match it to your wifi name automatically so you only have one wifi network throughout your house. They work well and I'd recommend them. This eliminates the need for a separate AP and works in seconds, with almost no setup, assuming you have WPS on your router.

I think you have hit the nail on the head there. If your wi-fi extender … I think you have hit the nail on the head there. If your wi-fi extender is connected to your router via a homeplug like these then something is up with it. My guess is that it plugs into your wall but picks up your wi-fi signal and tries to repeat it. The signal to it in the first place may be rubbish and so it is just relaying a rubbish signal. With these if you are hard wiring to the plug in the black-out spot you will get get good speeds. Slight caveat being the distance from your router and the quality of the wiring in your house - but in relaity you will be getting near your max download on your current router download speeds.



Thanks for the reply.

I just had a lightbulb moment and realised that the two plugs don't connect to each other wirelessly, they connect to each other through electrical wiring. That makes a lot more sense. I might give one of these a whirl, the only problem being having to then use my laptop with a wired connect in the blackspot.

Is there anyway to get something like this, but have the blackspot plug become a wifi hotspot?

EDIT: that's what you mean about the wireless AP isn't it? So if I bought a router capable of being an access point, connected that to the plug in my blackspot, then I could have a new wifi hotspot. Interesting!

Second edit: That's exactly what I need I think rob! Can you post a link?

Edited by: "Stendhal" 20th May 2016
excellent find. thanks for sharing. heat from me
can i use these to extend the range of a vm superhub as oppose to having a separate wife network?

And if you want to be clever look for a wireless router that has AP mode … And if you want to be clever look for a wireless router that has AP mode (this means the wireless router acts as just a wi-fi access point) - I am using a Nighthawk R7000 at the moment to do this but you should be able to find cheaper. I plug the R7000 into a homeplug in a wi-fi black spot in AP mode. I now have two wi-fi networks in my house with different names. Eg living room and kitchen. The R7000 connects wired to the homeplug which connects to the main router through the house electric wiring via another homeplug connected to it. It means I get good wi-fi all round the house. You can get apps to seek out the strongest wi-fi and switch accordingly dependant which router is giving the best signal etc.



I so wish i could understand what you meant X)

can i use these to extend the range of a vm superhub as oppose to having … can i use these to extend the range of a vm superhub as oppose to having a separate wife network?



This will extend your superhub as far as your domestic wiring reaches. Like having a long ethernet cable, only without the ethernet cable. Is that what you mean? Sorry if I'm missing your point and I'm trying to teach granny to suck eggs X)

This will extend your superhub as far as your domestic wiring reaches. … This will extend your superhub as far as your domestic wiring reaches. Like having a long ethernet cable, only without the ethernet cable. Is that what you mean? Sorry if I'm missing your point and I'm trying to teach granny to suck eggs X)



Hey deeks. I've got a devolo powerline adapter but I use them as a separate WiFi. So I plug the devolo router in the socket connecting it to the super hub, then take the unit with the WiFi and ethernet ports and plug it upstairs. So I get two separate WiFi connections. How would this product extend my super hub connection as opposed to what I've got and create 2 separate WiFi connections?

Have I just confused you? X)
Already got a BT pair. Can these be added around house or does one of these need to be direct Ethernet to my hub like the existing BT one I have?
Do you not have a separate unit which connects to the main router and then these connect to that?

If not, how do these connect to give Internet access?

Hey deeks. I've got a devolo powerline adapter but I use them as a … Hey deeks. I've got a devolo powerline adapter but I use them as a separate WiFi. So I plug the devolo router in the socket connecting it to the super hub, then take the unit with the WiFi and ethernet ports and plug it upstairs. So I get two separate WiFi connections. How would this product extend my super hub connection as opposed to what I've got and create 2 separate WiFi connections? Have I just confused you? X)



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I'm ok till people bring wifi into the powerline equation I just see these powerlines as ways of extending your ethernet without ethernet cables.

Do you not have a separate unit which connects to the main router and … Do you not have a separate unit which connects to the main router and then these connect to that? If not, how do these connect to give Internet access?


They come as a pair. One end connects to a router or switch and the other end connects to your devices or another router or switch.
I have these and can only get them to work with one cable plugged in. Maybe I got a defective set, but a cheap ethernet switch works great for more ports if anyone has the same issue.

​ as long as you lock your front door you should be fine


but what about the back door and the windows?

SOMEONE's oO after a free pair of TP-LINK 500Mbps Powerlines
is this worth it for someone with Virgin 200mbps? Our hub3.0 (modem mode) is connected to an Asus rt n66u router in the cellar but I use the laptop on my desk in the converted loft don't know if this is worth
Just what I need, thanks OP
I don't understand what people mean by 10/100? If they are 500mbps literally about 5% of uk has over 500mbps speeds
dragonline77

is this worth it for someone with Virgin 200mbps? Our hub3.0 (modem mode) … is this worth it for someone with Virgin 200mbps? Our hub3.0 (modem mode) is connected to an Asus rt n66u router in the cellar but I use the laptop on my desk in the converted loft don't know if this is worth



​Sorry but your question makes no sense. I am assuming you mean you are using your laptop in the loft over WiFi? In which case you could put one of these in your cellar and connect an ethernet cable from the Asus router to it, then plug the other one in the loft and connect ethernet cable to laptop. Bingo you have a wired connection and a spare port for something else in the loft.
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