TP-Link TL-PA101 Starter Kit 85Mbps Powerline Ethernet AdapterTwin Pack £29.99 @ Amazon
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TP-Link TL-PA101 Starter Kit 85Mbps Powerline Ethernet AdapterTwin Pack £29.99 @ Amazon

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Found 22nd Jun 2011
Ok not the 200mbps versions that have been posted over the last few weeks but good for general day to day stuff where your wireless wont reach and still faster than G wireless.

The TP-LINK Powerline Ethernet Adapter takes advantage of your home´s existing electrical wiring to create or extend a network. It allows users to turn any electrical outlet into a home network connection and share a broadband Internet connection, files and printers with PCs in different rooms at up to 85Mbps. Enjoy video, gaming, and Internet connection wherever you want it.



Compact, Stylish, Clutter-free

Compared with TP-LINK´s previous 85Mbps powerline adapter, the new TL-PA101 adopts a much more compact and stylish exterior to blend with its surroundings. Using existing electrical wires the adapter does away with the hassle of hiding messy Ethernet cables underneath rugs and tape.



NO New Wires

TP-LINK´s Powerline Ethernet Adapters can create or extend a network by using existing electrical wires throughout the building, easily extend your Internet access to any location around your home via a simple connection to a power outlet, with no need to drill through the walls and climb through the attic or cellar to install network cables.



No Configuration Required—Just Plug And Play

No configuration required, just connect your PC to a powerline adapter and plug it into a power outlet and instantly transform your household power grid into a fully functional network.



Advanced Multimedia Streaming

TP-LINK´s Powerline Adapter is an ideal solution for connecting computers, game consoles, network attached storage and any Ethernet-enabled devices to your home network or the Internet. Up to 85Mbps high-speed transfer rates as well as advanced QoS technology make it possible to transmit video in DVD quality. No more long waits while sending big files or while carrying out heavy-weight data backups.

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Sorry, but cold from me due to the 85Mbps

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GNKelly07

Sorry, but cold from me due to the 85Mbps



Sorry? Its faster than G wireless. Show me where you can get this or any other cheaper?

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I got the 1Gbps by Belkin

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horacevankhute

I got the 1Gbps by Belkin



What these?:
amazon.co.uk/pro…s=1

....which are twice the price and have bad reviews?

Genuinely interested as i want to improve my connection to PC's upstairs which currently connect at around 24mpbs on a mediorce wireless connection. 85mpbs is still over 3 times faster and for internet i only have a 5MB connection anyway.

this was £25 on ebuyer a few days ago (not including postage costs), can't find it now though, bought a pair myself and they do the job quite well (i.e replacing my BE router as its extremely unreliable).

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cliffsun91

this was £25 on ebuyer a few days ago (not including postage costs), … this was £25 on ebuyer a few days ago (not including postage costs), can't find it now though, bought a pair myself and they do the job quite well (i.e replacing my BE router as its extremely unreliable).



I have a BE router (not the best) and would like to replace but i am holding out for when BT 'Infinity' goes wholesale as i will not be throttled!

Can I use these to connect my Sony TV wirelessly to my PC ?

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Monkeybumcheeks

Can I use these to connect my Sony TV wirelessly to my PC ?



Yes except it isn't wireless.....and it would be to your router.
Edited by: "jrw" 22nd Jun 2011

jrw

That is what i am planning on doing - basically bridge your wireless to … That is what i am planning on doing - basically bridge your wireless to this and then it is just an ethernet connection to your TV.It will work as i am doing the same in a slightly more complicated way - Wireless card in media centre PC and then internet connection sharing to the NIC and ethernet to the TV.



Mate, I'm a total technophobe, what you have just said is like asking me to launch the space shuttle out of my back garden...... I just want to be able to watch the BBC iplayer through my telly, how hard is it to do with these ?

Apologies for being a numpty !!

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Monkeybumcheeks

Mate, I'm a total technophobe, what you have just said is like asking me … Mate, I'm a total technophobe, what you have just said is like asking me to launch the space shuttle out of my back garden...... I just want to be able to watch the BBC iplayer through my telly, how hard is it to do with these ?Apologies for being a numpty !!



Yeah sorry ignore that comment, i was thinking it was for another thread i was just looking at!
Basically plug one in by your router and plug into your router. Plug the other in by your TV and then a cable from that to your TV. Wireless in effect as you have no trailing wires....

Edited by: "jrw" 22nd Jun 2011

That sounds like what I'm after!!

Cheers pal

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Monkeybumcheeks

That sounds like what I'm after!!Cheers pal



Yeah i think i may get these or the wireless extender which i blinded you with an explanation for!! Been a long day....time for bed!

jrw

What … What these?:[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2Fproduct-reviews%2FB00267Q3SI%2Fref%3Ddp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt%3Fie%3DUTF8%26showViewpoints%3D1]http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00267Q3SI/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1[/url]....which are twice the price and have bad reviews?Genuinely interested as i want to improve my connection to PC's upstairs which currently connect at around 24mpbs on a mediorce wireless connection. 85mpbs is still over 3 times faster and for internet i only have a 5MB connection anyway.





Problem is you won't get anything like 85mpbs due to higher protocol overheads, house wiring etc.

The 85 plugs are roughly equivalent to Wireless G (It does vary though so might get a bit more) in speed although the connection is a lot more stable

If you want a faster connection would go for the 200mbps versions which are are only slightly dearer

steve28

Problem is you won't get anything like 85mpbs due to higher protocol … Problem is you won't get anything like 85mpbs due to higher protocol overheads, house wiring etc.The 85 plugs are roughly equivalent to Wireless G (It does vary though so might get a bit more) in speed although the connection is a lot more stableIf you want a faster connection would go for the 200mbps versions which are are only slightly dearer



I have 100mbps version and can get the advertised 100mbps so with the 85mbps you should be able to get 85mbps

AJS

I have 100mbps version and can get the advertised 100mbps so with the … I have 100mbps version and can get the advertised 100mbps so with the 85mbps you should be able to get 85mbps



85mbps is the theoretical maximum with no protocol overheads, perfect wiring etc.. you will never get this. more like half or less.

As to your 100mbps version not aware of such a HomePlug speed standard. What model/manufacturer are you using ? The only reliable way of doing a proper test is to carry out a file transfer across the your network and check speeds using a bandwidth tool.

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