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    Best Deal for Powerline Adaptors with Ethernet & Wifi?

    To cover TWO rooms

    For streaming 1080P movies and Ipad use via Wifi

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    how do you use the adaptors with wifi? I thought they could only be connected via ethernet?

    EN1GMA

    how do you use the adaptors with wifi? I thought they could only be … how do you use the adaptors with wifi? I thought they could only be connected via ethernet?



    I have Devolo ones that are wireless. You are just extending your wifi through the house. You can of course just get fixed wire ones also

    Edit: I should point out that a kit is required when doing this, one fixed adapter plugged direct into your router via ethernet and into a power socket, then the wireless homeplug plugged in up stairs for talk sake
    Edited by: "sparkyIreland" 21st Mar 2012

    Devolo are a good job, although probably some of the more expensive

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    sparkyIreland

    I have Devolo ones that are wireless. You are just extending your wifi … I have Devolo ones that are wireless. You are just extending your wifi through the house. You can of course just get fixed wire ones alsoEdit: I should point out that a kit is required when doing this, one fixed adapter plugged direct into your router via ethernet and into a power socket, then the wireless homeplug plugged in up stairs for talk sake



    This model?

    devolo.co.uk/con…=en

    sparkyIreland

    I have Devolo ones that are wireless. You are just extending your wifi … I have Devolo ones that are wireless. You are just extending your wifi through the house. You can of course just get fixed wire ones alsoEdit: I should point out that a kit is required when doing this, one fixed adapter plugged direct into your router via ethernet and into a power socket, then the wireless homeplug plugged in up stairs for talk sake



    so one is wired to your router and the other can go say upstairs and you can connect to it unwired?

    if thats the case then I will definately have to look into it.

    thanks sparky, your advice is appreciated.

    strocky

    This … This model?http://www.devolo.co.uk/consumer/77_dlan-200-av-wireless-n_starter-kit_product-presentation_1.html?l=en



    Yes that is them, the wirless N starter kit, the adapter on the left plugs into your router and then into the wall, then the wireless adapter on the right can go in any socket in your home. The wireless adapter can also be used as wired if needed, it has some sockets on the bottom. You can then add single wired adapters after that, or more wireless.

    I think they were like £100 at Curry's r&c. There may be cheaper options out there, I have only ever used Devolo though, they seem to get a good name.

    EN1GMA

    so one is wired to your router and the other can go say upstairs and you … so one is wired to your router and the other can go say upstairs and you can connect to it unwired?if thats the case then I will definately have to look into it.thanks sparky, your advice is appreciated.



    No probs mate, yes that is it exactly. With my setup I have the wired homeplug plugged into the wall beside the router and then connected via ethernet cable to the router. Then upstairs the wireless adapter plugged into the wall with no wires at all, so you can use the PS3 or Laptop/ Tablets or whatever wire free. It is just basically extending your wifi through the homes power grid.

    The good thing is at any time you can then start adding single adapters to your setup, maybe if you would like a single wired adapter for your PS3 for talks sake then you stick one behind the TV and run a cable to the PS3. Or another wireless for better coverage. You have to run the Devolo setup each time. The first time I set them up I thought I could just plug them in and away you go, didn't even read the instructions, ended up phoning their tech line (And I am meant to be good with computers) and the German dude on the other line said "Did you run the setup prog"? mmmmm, no "Then that is why it is not working".



    Edited by: "sparkyIreland" 21st Mar 2012

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    Cheers, I assume you can use both WIRED & WIFI at the same time on different pieces of kit?

    strocky

    Cheers, I assume you can use both WIRED & WIFI at the same time on … Cheers, I assume you can use both WIRED & WIFI at the same time on different pieces of kit?



    I think yes as the pic showed in the devlo link provided above somewhere. So the same plug can be used to both connect wirelessly and also be wired and used at the same time.

    will definately look out for these as they seem what I want.

    thanks OP for the thread...X)

    anyone know any good ones apart from the devolo ones? £100 is abit steep for my budget at the moment. Might get some wired ones and re-jig the kids room.

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    EN1GMA

    anyone know any good ones apart from the devolo ones? £100 is abit steep … anyone know any good ones apart from the devolo ones? £100 is abit steep for my budget at the moment. Might get some wired ones and re-jig the kids room.



    +1

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    Anyone?

    I think the devolo ones are the best ones so far but they are about £100. Theres been a deal posted on some wired ones for about £35 this morning.

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    EN1GMA

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tp-link-200mps-homeplug-adapters-33-99-amazon-1174727#post14049699



    Thanks for the link, unfortunately I need the wireless so that I can use my Ipad
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