TP Link TL-WPA4226KIT wifi range extender, powerline adapter and through power socket. £35.99 @ amazon uk
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TP Link TL-WPA4226KIT wifi range extender, powerline adapter and through power socket. £35.99 @ amazon uk

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Found 3rd Jan 2015
wifi range extender and powerline adapter in one with through power for a socket and 2 powerline outputs for smart tv/games console.
spec wise it seems very capable and for the price looks like a steal.
camelcamelcamel shows this to be the cheapest price ever.

Perfect for the fire stick if you're struggling to stream HD

Product blurb as follows

When your wireless is struggling - reach for powerline. More versatile than Ethernet cables, easy to instal and simple to use, powerline is the secure, fast way to extend your home network. Using your home’s existing electrical circuit, powerline adapters connect your devices directly to your router via electrical sockets.

Faster and More Stable Wi-Fi Connections
With HomePlug AV technology, TL-WPA4226KIT provide you with stable, high-speed data transfer rates of up to 500 Mbps on a line length up to 300 meters. It’s the right choice for a total home solution to connect all network compatible devices - from computers, games consoles and set-top boxes to Smart TVs, printers and NAS hard drives.

Seamless Wireless Coverage
The Wi-Fi Clone Button enables seamlessly streaming. TL-WPA4226KIT automatically copies your router’s wireless network name (SSID) and password at the push of a button.

After pressing the Wi-Fi Clone Button, you can place the powerline adapter anywhere to extend your network within the existing electrical circuit and broadcast a wireless signal to previously hard-to-reach areas in your home.

Dual Ethernet Ports and Extra Power Socket for Maximum Connectivity
With two Ethernet ports, you can connect two wired only devices to a secure wired network simultaneously.

The integrated power socket allows an additional device or power bar to be connected to the adapter as though it were a normal wall socket
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it has been £40 in tesco recently
this is a wifi access point rather an wds extender ..
taras

this is a wifi access point rather an wds extender ..



what does that mean? Will it extend my wireless through the power lines without adding anything else?
yes its an access point
so what that means is rather than listening for a wifi signal and sending the same signal back out again with amplification, this device uses the ethernet connection and creates its own wifi access point using the same SSID and passphrase as your regular network.

this limits some administrative functions like port forwarding, editing of wifi settings and potentially firewall issues.
if you dont have anything to do with those things, it wont affect you and it will do exactly what it says it does
for 90% of people this will do fine.
Edited by: "downwardspiral159" 3rd Jan 2015
99rb

it has been £40 in tesco recently


And it is 36 quid now?!
i'm sure Sainsbury had these on offer for £33 instore?

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As stated in store only


Edited by: "bomberman" 3rd Jan 2015
Note: it won't work if you have got more than 1 electrical circuits in your house.
downwardspiral159

this limits some administrative functions like port forwarding, editing … this limits some administrative functions like port forwarding, editing of wifi settings and potentially firewall issues.if you dont have anything to do with those things, it wont affect you and it will do exactly what it says it doesfor 90% of people this will do fine.



it shouldn't affect anything of those ..
comicmankev

what does that mean? Will it extend my wireless through the power lines … what does that mean? Will it extend my wireless through the power lines without adding anything else?


plug the pass thru unit near your router, plug an ethernet cable into your existing router, and the other end into the homeplug. then place the wifi homeplug where you need the wifi signal. (if you put it near your existing wifi signal just press the clone button and then move it to the desired location!
downwardspiral159

yes its an access pointso what that means is rather than listening for a … yes its an access pointso what that means is rather than listening for a wifi signal and sending the same signal back out again with amplification, this device uses the ethernet connection and creates its own wifi access point using the same SSID and passphrase as your regular network.this limits some administrative functions like port forwarding, editing of wifi settings and potentially firewall issues.if you dont have anything to do with those things, it wont affect you and it will do exactly what it says it doesfor 90% of people this will do fine.


Will the internet speed decrease by 50% similar to what wifi extenders will do?
Rathore

Note: it won't work if you have got more than 1 electrical circuits in … Note: it won't work if you have got more than 1 electrical circuits in your house.


Surely not? I would guess 99.9% of all the houses in UK have more than one circuit...
Is this a good price? I'm guessing it is (_;)

I'm not after this for myself so the cheaper the better. I won't tell them yet...

Heat OP!
Slash

Will the internet speed decrease by 50% similar to what wifi extenders … Will the internet speed decrease by 50% similar to what wifi extenders will do?



no, since its not a typical extender. its not a repeater like a traditional wifi extender is, it generates a new wifi network to the same name and password as your current network but it uses the wired connection to the router and your own powerlines as a source.
very high speed broadband such as virgins new 200mb connection may outpace it, but then the same can be said for older laptops or the like
Found it here at PC world for the same price (with 10% off code) NETWORKING10
May pop in tomorrow and pick one up to try.
Edited by: "Johnatcastle" 3rd Jan 2015
I know because i had spent nearly 2 hrs trying to connect it. also mentioned in tp-link FAQs
Been on the lookout for these!
WiFi repeater AND passthrough! This one is perfect, shame it's not ideal for me right now or I'd buy X)

Heat added
Ordered. Tried my luck with a belkin wireless extender last week at £13 but it's absolute ****.
Does this run at 5Ghz even if my existing router in the house doesn't support 5Ghz. Struggling with streaming HD on my Amazon stick (kodi) with 16mb download.
joetootell

Does this run at 5Ghz even if my existing router in the house doesn't … Does this run at 5Ghz even if my existing router in the house doesn't support 5Ghz. Struggling with streaming HD on my Amazon stick (kodi) with 16mb download.



The Firestick doesn't like the 5ghz band anyway. Mine is 10ft away from my router in the same room, and has 5ghz issues. I've seen it listed as an issue with many users.
DaveMac

The Firestick doesn't like the 5ghz band anyway. Mine is 10ft away from … The Firestick doesn't like the 5ghz band anyway. Mine is 10ft away from my router in the same room, and has 5ghz issues. I've seen it listed as an issue with many users.


I have come across that and I have also seen many fixes so I'm going to take a risk.
Bought these at the weekend from PCWorld with the 10% off code above and I have to say they are great...better than the poor WiFi signal for the kids ps3...and I can finally watch catch up on out second sky box too.

Picked mine up today at PC world. No problem with the 10% off.
Took about 10 minutes to set up. Works fine on the firestick and has good signal upstairs now for phone and kids tablets.

Rathore

I know because i had spent nearly 2 hrs trying to connect it. also … I know because i had spent nearly 2 hrs trying to connect it. also mentioned in tp-link FAQs


Hi mate, my office (where router is located and adapter is plugged in) is on a completely different ring main circuit than the upstairs ring circuit and it works fine. Am in no way calling you a liar, it may just be that yours was a faulty one. Maybe try another set as it definitely works well. Even the instruction booklet says they should be on 'same circuit'!
I haven't 'cloned' my wireless it just sets up another separate wireless signal "T-P link 34**whatever"" and I have connected to that (password on actual plugs)
Can't comment on longevity or cut outs as it's only been in 20 minutes but so far so good.........
I bought one of these yesterday via Currys click n collect (collected PC world), they had it for £39.99 with 10% off till yesterday, and I got Quidco (all being well) at 8% for Currys too.
Seems to work very well, and my sky fibre wifi works fine with it (it even seems to work with my 4 gang extension leads).

I couldn't get it to auto mirror the Sky router's SSID and password with the WPS button method though, so had to manually do that by logging in to the wifi part and changing it - that was a nightmare in itself. But worth doing just to change the default username and password to something more secure (its admin/admin as default).

What I can't do is get my Chromecast to work with it, and i've read things about its DCHP or IP or something not working with Chromecast? I'm not too up on this so might have to do further googling. vexperienced.co.uk/201…20/
Was a great deal while it lasted. Luckily managed to bag one myself and it's been dispatched but I notice the deal has expired now.
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