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ZyXEL PLA-401 Twin Pack PowerLine HomePlug AV 200Mbps Ethernet Adapters £48.92 @ Amazon
ZyXEL PLA-401 Twin Pack PowerLine HomePlug AV 200Mbps Ethernet Adapters £48.92 @ Amazon

ZyXEL PLA-401 Twin Pack PowerLine HomePlug AV 200Mbps Ethernet Adapters £48.92 @ Amazon

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This is the best price I could find for these including delivery, they are slightly cheaper at Scan (£48.75) but they charge £6.99 delivery taking the total to £56.79.

Manufacturer's Description:

The ZyXEL PLA401 PowerLine HomePlug AV 200Mbps creates a simple high performance home network ideal for streaming high definition video content, audio streaming, gaming and Internet connectivity. It allows your home to be completely networked using your existing plug sockets with setup consisting of 2 easy steps:

1) Connect your PLA400 to any existing plug socket and router
2) Connect another PLA400 to any networked device and then plug in

Additional ZyXEL PLA401 PowerLine HomePlug AV 200Mbps units can be added where required to extend the coverage of your home network.

The PLA401 is the right product for you if:
* You need to connect an Ethernet device requiring a high bandwidth connection such as a HDTV media adapter, games console or more, to your home network
* No power leads - integrated plug enables you to connect straight into your plug socket
* You want to reach locations that your wireless does not cover or where wireless does
not give the required performance
* You want to relocate your PC somewhere else in your home

Easy to Install
* Simple to install with integrated plug design, simple to use, up and running in less than a minute!
* Extend your Internet access to any location around your home by simple connection to a plug socket
* The PLA401 runs on your home electrical mains circuit, it therefore does not suffer the similar interference, dead spots, or performance issues associated with wireless
* 3x the distance of standard Ethernet - up to 300 metres coverage between PLA401's

Security
* Automatically create a secure network
* The network only extends as far as your electricity meter and uses 128-bit AES encryption for peace of mind
* Your network is contained within your mains circuit and is not visible to your neighbours!

Speed
* Up to 200Mbps performance - perfect for streaming high definition video, music, email, web browsing and making broadband telephone calls at the same time!
* Media Traffic Control to ensure time sensitive applications like voice and video are given priority over standard email and Internet traffic

Advanced Features
* Advanced software is available on the CD. This is not essential to get your PLA401 network up and running

55 Comments

Seems decent... Been using ZyXel router for a couple of years and probably the best router I've come into contact with so if this measures up then should be well worth the pennies!

Just received mine today ordered Saturday. Voted hot.

Does anybody know if these are compatible with Devolo and Solwise 200mb adapters? These are the ones I am currently using.

Original Poster

scope;3844020

Does anybody know if these are compatible with Devolo and Solwise 200mb … Does anybody know if these are compatible with Devolo and Solwise 200mb adapters? These are the ones I am currently using.



Should be as long as your current ones are HomePlug certified: homeplug.org/ksh…iew :thumbsup:

"This is the best price I could find for these including delivery, they are slightly cheaper at Scan (£48.75) but they charge £6.99 delivery taking the total to £56.79." I reckon this line is why this isn't scorching - lots of people on here qualify for one or other free delivery at scan offers. That said, with nectar points at amazon (24p worth or 48p if double points still on), this is the best deal regardless.

They've been this price at Amazon for some time....hotukdeals.com/ite…973

I bought a pair a few months ago and can fully recommend them :thumbsup:

Don't know about compatibility with other brands though.

Original Poster

jnm21;3844121

"This is the best price I could find for these including delivery, they … "This is the best price I could find for these including delivery, they are slightly cheaper at Scan (£48.75) but they charge £6.99 delivery taking the total to £56.79." I reckon this line is why this isn't scorching - lots of people on here qualify for one or other free delivery at scan offers. That said, with nectar points at amazon (24p worth or 48p if double points still on), this is the best deal regardless.



Ta :thumbsup:

It's also worth remembering these are nearly £80 at eBuyer and over £70 pretty much everywhere.

megalomaniac;3844167

Ta :thumbsup:It's also worth remembering these are nearly £80 at eBuyer … Ta :thumbsup:It's also worth remembering these are nearly £80 at eBuyer and over £70 pretty much everywhere.




Not if you buy 2 x singles.;-) They come to just under £55.

Original Poster

Inactive;3844736

Not if you buy 2 x singles.;-) They come to just under £55.



Hadn't spotted that

Still not

Faythur;3844149

They've been this price at Amazon for some … They've been this price at Amazon for some time....http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/271973/zyxel-pla-401-twin-pack-powerline-h/showthread.php?t=271973I bought a pair a few months ago and can fully recommend them :thumbsup:Don't know about compatibility with other brands though.



Yep they were this price then went back up to around £96. They've just come down recently again and, like gverschoor, I've just got mine today that I ordered on Saturday

Looks like these require a wall socket fairtly high off the floor.

Can some confirm the practicalities of using thees (do the RJ45 insert at the bottom).

Banned

jazid;3846234

Looks like these require a wall socket fairtly high off the floor.Can … Looks like these require a wall socket fairtly high off the floor.Can some confirm the practicalities of using thees (do the RJ45 insert at the bottom).





RJ45 out of the bottom, ok on a double plate to fit another plug into that plate. You will need about 8-9cm from bottom of standard face plate to the ground.

So unless you plug socket is mounted on or extremely close to your skirting board, and you skirting board is anything other than extremely slim, all should be okay. I would have thought all new builds will be okay, and older property will have skirting boards higher that 9cm

jazid;3846234

Looks like these require a wall socket fairtly high off the floor.Can … Looks like these require a wall socket fairtly high off the floor.Can some confirm the practicalities of using thees (do the RJ45 insert at the bottom).



I've got a pair. Yes the socket is at the bottom but it doesn't mean the socket has to be high off the floor? Ours are the usual height, 6-8" I guess and its perfectly fine.

I bought these last week, the best purchase i`ve made in a while. Got mine in an extension lead and i`ve experienced no loss in speed.

Great price & product, go buy fully idiot proof.

good deal paid nearly 90 quid for devolo ones as i had an emergency with my wireless internet

For anyone in doubt as to using homeplug i can highly recommend it im running it off an 8 plug extension and still getting about 160mb/sec

Sorry Complete Noob Here.

I have a wireless router already, but Find that the coverage around my house isn't as good.

Can I buy these and plug one into the router?? and the other downstairs where it is worse and use it for the Xbox 360?

Thanks and Merry Christmas

Computertec;3846521

Sorry Complete Noob Here.I have a wireless router already, but Find that … Sorry Complete Noob Here.I have a wireless router already, but Find that the coverage around my house isn't as good.Can I buy these and plug one into the router?? and the other downstairs where it is worse and use it for the Xbox 360?Thanks and Merry Christmas



Basically you take an Ethernet lead from your Router and plug it into one of the "plugs". You plug it into the nearest electricity socket and put the other plug anywhere in your house (where there is a power supply) and connect your PC/Laptop to it via an Ethernet lead.

If these have the latest homeplug compliant firmware they should work with Solwise 200mbps plugs etc (as long as your solwise plugs are on the latest firmware, if not very easily updated.). I have ordered a couple of pairs to try out.

This is an EXCELLENT price, 200mbps plugs normally retail at twice this price.

Liverpool_Bear;3846585

Basically you take an Ethernet lead from your Router and plug it into one … Basically you take an Ethernet lead from your Router and plug it into one of the "plugs". You plug it into the nearest electricity socket and put the other plug anywhere in your house (where there is a power supply) and connect your PC/Laptop to it via an Ethernet lead.



Rep Added :w00t:

Thanks :santa:

Computertec;3846642

Rep Added :w00t:Thanks :santa:



I've got a pair (ooer) and they work great, or rather they did until my PC went pop the other week.

Heat added. This should solve a problem in my house. The place was built in 1896 and drilling through those walls is not really an option - so this is the ideal solution! :thumbsup:

Can anyone tell me if these would work via a euro adapter. I'm thinking of taking them to a house in France but want to make sure they would work. I guess the only reason they wouldn't is the voltage difference? Thanks!

Mentioned last week about this (hotukdeals.com/ite…162), but it wasn't all that great a deal then apparently :whistling::oops:

Have some heat from me anyway, these devices are the dogs whatsits compared to wireless

Computertec;3846642

Rep Added :w00t:Thanks :santa:



I've got a pair (ooer) and they work great, or rather they did until my PC went pop the other week.

Bought some a few days ago. Just waiting now. Great price :thumbsup:

Heat added, thanks a million, I've been after a couple of these at a sane price.

Hot! Just ordered them as I'm getting kicked out of my 'sanctuary' AKA computer room by my girlfriend to make way for our baby daughter and I don't want wires all over the house or the hassle of wireless for the main computer. :thumbsup:

unclesomebody;3846804

Can anyone tell me if these would work via a euro adapter. I'm thinking … Can anyone tell me if these would work via a euro adapter. I'm thinking of taking them to a house in France but want to make sure they would work. I guess the only reason they wouldn't is the voltage difference? Thanks!



Try having a read of the standards page homeplug.org/home and probably more importantly the spec: homeplug.org/pro…pdf

If you have plenty of time on your hands :whistling: it might make it clearer

Liverpool_Bear;3846585

Basically you take an Ethernet lead from your Router and plug it into one … Basically you take an Ethernet lead from your Router and plug it into one of the "plugs". You plug it into the nearest electricity socket and put the other plug anywhere in your house (where there is a power supply) and connect your PC/Laptop to it via an Ethernet lead.



Sounds good - is it also possible to connect two routers together over these plugs?

i need 1 by the router

then i need 3 more . 1 downstairs for xb360 and 1 for pc in kids bedroom

will i have to buy 2 of these?

Anyone know if these will work will an existing pair of 200mps bad boys from a different make? (devolo) Know you can't mix the speeds but not sure if you can mix the brands..

unclesomebody:Can anyone tell me if these would work via a euro adapter. … unclesomebody:Can anyone tell me if these would work via a euro adapter. I'm thinking of taking them to a house in France but want to make sure they would work. I guess the only reason they wouldn't is the voltage difference? Thanks!Try having a read of the standards page http://www.homeplug.org/home and probably more importantly the spec: http://www.homeplug.org/products/whi...aper_FINAL.pdfIf you have plenty of time on your hands it might make it clearer



Phew! Well Having read that paper (!!) I think the answer must be yes, they'll work in France. Home voltage/frequency is essentially the same in the UK and France and both countries have supply in 50-60 Hz band which seems to be key to Homeplug compliance. I'd say buy...

Hot btw!

Do people even read previous posts. Both above questions have already been answered....

excellent deal for 200mbps adapters - i paid more than this for 80mbps ones

I have the Zyxel P-660HWP Router that has homeplug built in and a pair of Zyxel PLA-400 connectplayentertain.co.uk/pro…=12 The router is the best router I have owned and the homeplugs work like a charm. Don't install the program off the cd though they have a better version for download that includes some new features not on the cd version. Also get the latest firmware. The program and firmware updates are not needed for these to work but will improve them.

The firmware is on the business site. Look for you product in the drop down list on the right. zyxel.co.uk/web…737 The PLA-401 is near the bottom.

If you do update the firmware don't forget they will not be able to see each other untill the are both on the same version so you'll need to connect each one directly to your pc to do the update.

Does it make a difference what type of broadband your on with these Im on Virgin I know cable needs different wireless routers to broadband down a BT line, is it the same case with these home plug devices or will the same device be compatnle with both Cable and BT broadband?

mwa;3850374

Does it make a difference what type of broadband your on with these Im on … Does it make a difference what type of broadband your on with these Im on Virgin I know cable needs different wireless routers to broadband down a BT line, is it the same case with these home plug devices or will the same device be compatnle with both Cable and BT broadband?



Your broadband provider is irrelevant as far as I know. By using these adaptors you are theoretically extending the network so it doesnt mater who provides your broadband, these adaptors wont interefere with that.

Im on Virgin and use these on my network no problem. Great for streaming HD content from mt computer upstairs to my XBOX and onto the TV downstairs. Tried this over a wireless adaptor before and it was pants, but these handle it no problem. Go buy em.

mwa;3850374

Does it make a difference what type of broadband your on with these Im on … Does it make a difference what type of broadband your on with these Im on Virgin I know cable needs different wireless routers to broadband down a BT line, is it the same case with these home plug devices or will the same device be compatnle with both Cable and BT broadband?



The type of broadband doesn't make any difference to these babies. Your broadband connection (cable/telephone (rj11)) is totally separate from the ethernet (rj45) connection to your home network.

Even the speed of your network connection won't worry these devices for a while yet.

Buy them and revel in your fast network :thumbsup:

will this work wih virgin fibre optic broadband?
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