Zyxel PLA5256 2 Port Gigabit Powerline Kit with Pass Through, 1000Mb/s HomePlug AV2 (Pack of 2) £32.34 delivered @ CPC Farnell
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Zyxel PLA5256 2 Port Gigabit Powerline Kit with Pass Through, 1000Mb/s HomePlug AV2 (Pack of 2) £32.34 delivered @ CPC Farnell

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Found 11th Jan
Includes 2 x Powerline Adapter and 2 x Ethernet cable

This is in the item description

Can't edit the get deal link, it should be

cpc.farnell.com/zyx…669

I found this on their offers email, which also states its a twin pack

planet.farnell.com/ema…ere

Delivers a high-performance powerline network, ideal for smooth HD video streaming and online gaming. Features dual Ethernet ports for connecting multiple devices such as Smart TVs and consoles.

Easily expand your network throughout the house simply using existing power sockets

Built on the latest HomePlug AV2 standard with Powerline speeds up to 1000Mb/s

Advanced QoS automatically allocates bandwidth

Pass-through design retains mains socket access

Built-in electrical filter eliminates interference

128-bit AES encryption for network protection

Simple push-button encryption operation

3-colour LED displays powerline network quality

300m Maximum range over power lines

Operating system independent

Hi all,

This has now sold out, please could we expire this.
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This is a bargain price for 2 port, gigabit, pass throughs.
Heat from me.
Hope some of those always wishing for 2 port see this.

Edited by: "Publix" 12th Jan

Just ordered these great find.been looking for something like this.didnt really know the ins and outs of how they work.but there's a video on the website explains everything.great find great price heat added

Publix

This is a bargain price for 2 port, gigabyte, pass throughs.Heat from me. … This is a bargain price for 2 port, gigabyte, pass throughs.Heat from me. Hope some of those always wishing for 2 port see this.:)


Thats what I thought just checked amazon and eBay and similar selling for 60pounds

Just ordered, I hope it is a pack of two as the website doesn't specify (as far as I could tell). Great price if so.

niamh49

Just ordered, I hope it is a pack of two as the website doesn't specify … Just ordered, I hope it is a pack of two as the website doesn't specify (as far as I could tell). Great price if so.


Me2

niamh49

Just ordered, I hope it is a pack of two as the website doesn't specify … Just ordered, I hope it is a pack of two as the website doesn't specify (as far as I could tell). Great price if so.


http://i.imgur.com/IQ14rVl.png

Looks like 2 to me.

Price is for one I think, though you could argue that it is listed as a kit. It does say..

"Image is for illustrative purposes only. Please refer to product description.

List Price Ex. VAT (Inc. VAT)

Price for:1 Each..."

Wish you luck, if a kit is very good price.

They should be sold as a kit as they are useless individually unless you already has the kit and you want to add more units


Contents

2x Powerline Adaptor, 2x Ethernet cable and user guide

Should come as a pair from the description

mrty

Price is for one I think, though you could argue that it is listed as a … Price is for one I think, though you could argue that it is listed as a kit. It does say.."Image is for illustrative purposes only. Please refer to product description.List Price Ex. VAT (Inc. VAT)Price for:1 Each..."Wish you luck, if a kit is very good price.


Contents clearly shows '2x Powerline Adaptor, 2x Ethernet cable and user guide ' and the EAN number on the page is on other websites showing a twin pack, so I think this is for 2 units.
Nice fine OP, heat added
Edited by: "thespiderpig" 12th Jan

Would these be compatible with existsing tp-link adapters?

Also if my tp-link are 200mb/s will these still operate at 1000mb/s?
Edited by: "dawsonz" 12th Jan

Banned

Can you use this with an existing power line adapter you've already got? Thinking with the BT one...

Good choice, these use the Broadcom's BCM60333 chipset.

Unlike most other Powerline products on sale that use Qualcomm chips. The Qualcomm have a nasty habit of dropping connection occasionally for no reason in some settings. If you experience broadband dropouts, these Broadcom equipped ones will a very nice replacement.

dawsonz

Would these be compatible with existsing tp-link adapters?Also if my … Would these be compatible with existsing tp-link adapters?Also if my tp-link are 200mb/s will these still operate at 1000mb/s?


if you set these to the same network as your existing tplink they will operate at 200mbs, you can run two networks 1x200 plus 1x1000 and they are supposed to work but i didn't have much success with a 200 and a 500 dual setup but it was my mates and his wiring was dodgy

Touch zyxel with a bargepole.

I had two of these and the one connected to my PC Keir causing power surges that affected my graphics card and blanked my display.

dawsonz

Would these be compatible with existsing tp-link adapters?Also if my … Would these be compatible with existsing tp-link adapters?Also if my tp-link are 200mb/s will these still operate at 1000mb/s?



​I've heard of users having compatibility issues with the Zyxel and other brands, but they didnt confirm the model so I wouldn't be able to say for sure either way.
if you're existing adapters are running at 200mbs then IF the Zyxels are compatible, they'll only be able communicate with your current ones at 200mbs, providing they are atleast powerline AV, which at that speed they should be.
If it were me, i wouldnt risk it if you need to continue using the other adapters, but if you're considering replacing the setup with these faster ones, then i'd go for it.
Also worth baring in mind that theres now AV2 Mimo adapters, that use the ground wire to increase stability, but i'm using 1gb tplink av2 adapters with no isssue.

Great find op, hot!

Publix

This is a bargain price for 2 port, gigabyte, pass throughs.Heat from me. … This is a bargain price for 2 port, gigabyte, pass throughs.Heat from me. Hope some of those always wishing for 2 port see this.:)



Gigabit

would these work together if i bought 6 for around the house I can then connect all the kids up as well and save my wifi from sudden death

numpty question:
I have incoming wired speeds of around 150mb/s. if I connected one of these to my router and then connected my sons xbox to the other in his upstairs bedroom, what sort of speed would I get at his xbox? He is currently getting around 12mb/s via wi fi.
Thanks.

8.8% Quidco at a company called Farnell Element14.
Is that the same company??

jm1082

8.8% Quidco at a company called Farnell Element14.Is that the same … 8.8% Quidco at a company called Farnell Element14.Is that the same company??



I don't think so. I tried to find this item from using the farnell link in quidco but seems to be a different site, maybe a subsidiary? couldn't find zyxel, homeplugs etc from searching

do these have a wifi extender option too like the TP link ones?

GrassSnakeUK

numpty question:I have incoming wired speeds of around 150mb/s. if I … numpty question:I have incoming wired speeds of around 150mb/s. if I connected one of these to my router and then connected my sons xbox to the other in his upstairs bedroom, what sort of speed would I get at his xbox? He is currently getting around 12mb/s via wi fi.Thanks.



​Providing your wiring is good you could receive anywhere up to the full amount. Again providing it's good you should also get better and more stable ping than via WiFi, so any online gaming would work better.

Thanks for posting. I have just ordered 2 packs to add to the 2 i already run in the house. they have worked perfectly for about 6 months now so want to add more and these are better as they have pass through and a lot cheaper.

heat added

Heat, ordered two pairs. Worth being aware, however, that these can be a tight fit when used on plug sockets down near the skirting board - the body of the addapter protrudes downwards from the 3-pin plug and the ethernet ports are on the bottom. You'll tend to need a minimum of 5-6 inches of clearance below the wall socket for these to sit comfortably. There are other models where the 3-pin is at the bottom of the unit and the ethernet ports on top if that's a concern, like these:

amazon.co.uk/TL-…bit

Good find, had to buy

Just what I needed, thanks op!

I really don't need these but ordered as too good a deal to pass up on ! Thanks OP

So the question here is, shall I buy these to replace my current 200mb/s setup?

dawsonz

So the question here is, shall I buy these to replace my current 200mb/s … So the question here is, shall I buy these to replace my current 200mb/s setup?



yes I've just done exactly the same! :-)

gazza76

yes I've just done exactly the same! :-)



Hmm, may have to bite the bullet! Thanks HUKD.

Downside is that ideally i'd like three, one into the router, one in living room and one in study. Mean's i'll have a spare if I order two.
Edited by: "dawsonz" 12th Jan

anybody having an issue with the free delivery. keep getting the following error.
Please accept that the delivery service selected is not guaranteed for the selected post code.
never had a problem with my post code before.

Any further info regarding speeds and ease of use? Many thanks!!

Just ordered, thanks OP!
Couple of questions though, why would you need a double ethernet port at the router? Can both of these be used as remotes if I get another single to connect to the router?

Warble

Just ordered, thanks OP!Couple of questions though, why would you need a … Just ordered, thanks OP!Couple of questions though, why would you need a double ethernet port at the router? Can both of these be used as remotes if I get another single to connect to the router?


An ethernet cable needs to connect one of the 2 units to the router. That way the broadband signal is delivered to the Zyxel unit.
Edited by: "Helpful" 12th Jan

Question: if I want a wireless output where the 2nd Zyxel unit placed, and one that outputs 1,000mbps wirelessly, what is the best way of doing that. I do have a spare 1,400 mbps Asus wireless router that I could use for that purpose. Thank you.

Just ordered, thanks OP!
Couple of questions though, why would you need a double ethernet port at the router? Can both of these be used as remotes if I get another single to connect to the router?

Helpful

An ethernet cable needs to connect one of the 2 units to the router. … An ethernet cable needs to connect one of the 2 units to the router. That way the broadband signal is delivered to the Zyxel unit.



Thanks for the reply Helpful. I realise I connect an ethernet cable from the router but then what is the other port for? If I want to use both ports at the remote location do I have to plug two cables into the router? Just not sure if these are working as a 'splitter' cable or a mini hub.

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