Amazon don't sell the Google Home Mini. Argos have the same bundle for £39.
Amazon an Argos have them for £34.99
Amazon don't sell the Google Home Mini. Argos have the same bundle for £39.
Amazon an Argos have them for £34.99
How do these compare to Yeelights?
We see twin sets on almost everything smart home (plugs n bulbs that is). Nice indoor camera too,all manages by the same Kasa App. Quite nice deals
Not hard to click the link really is it?
Or get a 4-pack of smart plugs from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07HJ1X35B/ref=sspa_dk_hqp_detail_aax_0?psc=1 for the same price. What makes these so special ? A plug is a plug right, all these are 2.4ghz, turn on and off and work with Alexa...
Excellent! 2x HS110 for £34.99! https://www.box.co.uk/TP-Link-HS110-Wi-Fi-Smart-Plug-with-Ener_2423762.html
I use one to turn my aircon unit on and off and work out exactly how much electricity it's using.
I'm using 3 of these at home while I'm away. They turn on fake TV's in the upstairs rooms and lights to give the house a 'someone is at home' feel. No need for a hub but they work flawlessly with their own app or with Alexa.
A very good price on the energy monitoring ones. I've had these for years, just using the 'Away' mode works a treat. The other one controls a heater in the garage at scheduled times to keep the moisture out! Well worth it.
As far as I’ve read there is no mention of these being used with Apple Home Kit. I did read something about they will work with it in the future. Does anyone know if they can be used with Apple Home Kit now?
no hub required. Just use the kaza app or hook them up to home assistant on a raspberry pi.
£300 will get you a lot of CAT6 cable.... but heat for the deal..... oh, same price on Amazon
I've had a few TP Link modem routers and they're ok but limited options and usually fail around the third year! (3 year warranty is included). I'd not pay £300 for a TP Link modem router.....
Wifi 6, othwise known as 802.11ax. Most of us are using 802.11ac. Update your router when the devices you use are using are WiFi 6 (ax) compatible. Waste of money otherwise.
My ISP gets me good speed, so thats cool with me. I'm just keen on the other options which I feel are hard to find elsewhere on a product offering like this one, viz: Parental Control, Quality over service, Alexa and Google integration, but above all protection, with anti virus. I dont have to worry about my gamer friends coming in as all devices will get quarantined first.
This is a layer 2 device so it has no awareness of IP addresses. It would be equivalent to plugging two devices into the four switched ports at the back of your router.
How does 2 ports work if plugged to 2 devices, would they get same IP?
Looking for a passthrough powerline, is this really good? Any known issues?
This is the first time I have bought for my home networking. So far it's working like a charm. No need to ping, one touch setup.
Are these better than older models where you would have to periodically turn them off and on? Or have to consantly ping gateway address to keep them alive.
That have a lifetime warranty?
Haha never heard that one before! TP-Link are actually very good and reliable but they are not really business orientated products! Any network pro will tell you they have a good reputation especially wireless routers and wifi long range stuff! I doubt however you would be fitting a non managed 8 porter switch into the core network though dude! Cisco ain't as good as they used to be! Mind you with the quality of some of the IT support companies that I have worked for on contract out there I have my doubts. (shock)
genuine 8-port Netgear (V2) is £15.99 as well https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/netgear-gs308-v2-8-port-unmanaged-switch-metal-casing-1599-at-amazon-3244343
I have the managed version of this switch running some basic vlans over all 8 ports and it's been turned on since february without a single reboot needed.
Thanks. Was hoping for just one switch. Got two esx hosts and a windows box acting as iscsi shared storage. Got 3 netgear switches at the moment but was hoping to reduce the clutter with a bigger managed switch. What does "smart" mean in smart managed?
Well worth it... Works really well
Hot got 2pac
I don't think the round ones show power usage in the app, and extra power capability as mentioned above.
Curious - I have 6 of the round ones. What are the extra features you mention on the square ones?
Ah, good to know, the square ones are definitely 16A, max load 2.8kw, I've got the box here. I'll steer clear of the round ones then
Thanks for confirming. I'm using Homeplugs and a cheap Wifi extender to get internet throughout the house, but: 1.) for Wifi it's a pain having to choose between networks depending on where I'm roaming in the house. 2.) even with my PC connected via Gigabit ethernet to the Homeplug I'm only getting 80mb max from my Virgin Media 200mb service. I'm looking for a not too pricey solution to get the full 200mb on my PC and other devices, which I can get if plugged straight into the router.
Checked this morning and that whole shelf is bare. Snooze you lose! XD
So, I could leave my Plusnet router connected to the master socket to manage the cabled items (desktop PC and TV equipment) and just use the new kit for the wireless stuff? Do I daisy chain my desktop switch into the ac1200? It has 8 ports and I need them! Thanks again.
Custom firmware doesn’t seem to be compatible with the v4 version from what I can find, if you can find v3 version then you can get compatible firmware but it’s a fiddle to install it, believe you have to ‘short’ a circuit to get it to load it. Don’t quote me on the specifics but that was the basis Of my research but I could be mistaken. I’ve just got one upstairs and one downstairs and set up 2 different WiFi networks on different signals and just connect to the stronger Signal depending on where the WiFi device is. Although the one downstairs gives me a excellent signal upstairs so I could do away with the router upstairs but at £8 I decided to set one up anyway to make use of the hardwired Ethernet as I’ve ran a cable down to my netgear switch downstairs...
You could just use these tp link routers as wireless access points, run a Ethernet cable to one of these and set it to access point mode, then connect your wireless devices to it and see how you go? As mentioned above, these are not gigabit Ethernet, but in the real world this won’t make any difference to your average home user.
Christmas lights and outside lights from garage yes my wifi reaches the garage.
No it's very stable have 2
I've been meaning to get a smart plug for the espresso machine so that I can tell it to start warming up when I wake up, and also so that I can turn it off from my phone in case I go out and forget to turn it off. And with this deal I can also get a cheap Google Mini to add to the one I had before.
Mine doesn't. If Google Home Minis were dropping Internet connections I'm sure the Internet would be full of complaints. Is it a WiFi problem? Weak signal? Is you Mini some distance from your router? Does your home have thick walls? Have you tried switching to a different WiFi channel in your router's settings?
Yeah I'll give it a try. I can go into the router settings and change the channel I've done it previously.
@Noddydog has Chromecast. If you have Chromecast, you can link your Netflix account and ask Google to cast shows to your Chromecast (which is connected to your TV).
I'm a bit thick (annoyed) , I've got Google Home and mini, Netflix and Kasa switches and bulbs. How do I use these via voice commands, I mean what do you actually do to make this work?
Got a bunch of these plugs and a few none TP-link light bulbs that work with Google home (which you can dim/change colour through voice commands). Use the TP-link plugs for lights (of the chorded variety), electric blankets and oil filled radiators (some on timers through TP-link app). Use a Chrome (video) device to switch on TV and send Netflix videos to it via voice commands. Use a Chrome audio to send Spotify/radio to decent separate speaker. I’m now the laziest person on our street;-)
Same deal @ Argos https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/purchase-a-google-home-mini-and-tp-link-smart-plug-together-for-39-3242487?pprmrkntfctnsrd=231087785&UATypeId=7 No collection avalibile at Currys!
It depends on which depot supplies the store - not all distribution centres carried the item. I was lucky where I live as I am between two towns and the stores there are supplied by different depots - one did and the other didn't. If you ring ahead with the product code (338539) they will be able to tell you whether they stock it.
Thanks, I'll expire it.
They all require a power supply. The main unit is plugged in to your current modem/router by ethernet and the other 2 connect wirelessly to it. The 2 satellite units also have 2 ethernet ports.
Do these need power to run? Also do they have to wired into some sort of ethernet port all the time or just to set up? Thanks in advance
The lack of children moaning about the "rubbish Wifi" after installing this bad boy is worth every penny. Has worked flawlessly since I installed it a few weeks ago.Fast WiFi everywhere with the option to "port in" at every hub but they don't need to use it.One of my better purchases : Great price, I paid £159 for the same @ Amazon
This needs to be expired?!
If you want decent wifi you are better off going with Wifi Access points like the Ubiquiti Unifi AP series. 1 AP (or 2) is enough to do most average sized homes. I have an AP-Pro and it delivers high 5G everywhere in my house no problems and the 2G stretches far beyond. that cost me 80 quid on ebay (the AP-Lites can be had for cheaper)
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/lifehacker.com/what-is-mesh-networking-and-will-it-solve-my-wi-fi-prob-1789814700/amp?espv=1 Interesting article.
Yes, no idea if it's better, I think the idea of a mesh system Is easy set up.
Can you make mesh system with 3 of these and is this better on it's own compare to vm s hub 3?
I was referring to people selling routers for the same price as dedicated bridges. I’ve just bought a AC1200 dual band repeater for a relative’s house, press WPS and log in. £10.50 I think my Belkin bridge was half that. It doesn’t seem worth the hassle of reading a manual just to reconfigure a router as a bridge. Sure five years ago maybe it was worth fiddling with OpenWRT, wall warts and trailing cables, but now?
Yeah seen post this morning about Tesco and T P Link offer. Went down to local Penicuik shop, an last one on the shelf for a mere £3.00. Hadn't said nowt to the boss, cos I coaxed in to buy in the TO Link WR841n that she still winged on cos I never got that one going (poo) (poo) (poo) told her Ginny no say that eh just Ginny no 👎👎👎 as del boy day's he who dares wins. Dave teehee.
Exactly, I did buy one of the extender while back but it was useless. This router and my current modem router both same brand so should go well when I get time to set it up.
Thanks for the heads-up (y) I think from memory I’ve forced the BT kit down to 2.4Ghz to try and alleviate range issues (my house isn’t big, just old) and some kind of compatibility issue (maybe my TV, can’t remember) I like a challenge, but you’re right - I will probably keep the BT kit in place (but maybe replacing the Plusnet HubOne that’s acting as a modem) until I can get these to work effectively in a test environment.
Just be aware your throughput on 5GHz will probably be lower than the whole home wifi. The 5Ghz radio on the HH5A with OpenWRT is limited to about 150-200Mbps IIRC. And, if you're using them without LAN backhaul, then your 5Ghz bandwidth is effectively halved due to retransmitting data - so more like 75-100Mbps throughput (the whole home wifi also only has a single 5Ghz radio, but it's 1733Mbps 4x4 MU-MIMO so offers higher throughput). Also, setting up fast roaming is a pain on OpenWRT (but definitely do-able with a bit of time).
2x 8ports isn't the same as 1x 16port, because your interconnect then becomes the bottleneck. Yes, everything will work, but traffic between devices on the two separate segments become congested. That's why pro grade switches provide proprietary or SFP high bandwidth connectors for expansion.
But do they compare on price to. Pair of these?? I know that's only be 14 not 16 but?_-
I bought this when I moved in 5yrs ago and now wish I got the 16 port as theres not enough cables going through to other rooms. Can't upgrade as laminate floors fitted and pain to take off. So maybe in another 10 years when theres a huge difference in networking I will upgrade (y) But yeah definitely 16 ports minimum for a 4 bed house
Will hold out for a 16 port one
Not an argument, was just saying they already rip us off so would be nice if they threw in these extras or made their products just that little bit better seen as they’re all billionaires but they are shrewd business people and everyone wants to make money! Only my opinion, no debate or argument.
Thanks OP. ORDERED!
I can only speak from my experiences, not what I have read but what I have actually found in the real world, these TP Link seem to be a good product and my experience has been a positive one, wished i could say the same about the 30 quid I wasted on the crap no brand Chinese ones I gave away prior to buying these.
I think you are right, but not a good idea to use Panasonic as an example. Their TVs are made by Vestel, a Turkish company. I had a JVC and 2 Toshiba TV, both made by Vestel. Shocking quality, very flimsy and identical. I thought when serious companies outsource their brand, the products are at least of satisfactory quality. In 4 months I've managed the performance to return the JVC as it broke, get it replaced with a Toshiba that broke within the first week, get it replaced with another Toshiba and eventually got my money back and got a Samsung. Big names are not what they used to be, look how little Philips, Akai, JVC cost now. Good quality, but 20 years ago. Sadly, other reputable companies are following up. Saying this, I paid £5 for Sonoff smart plugs, got 4 of them, six months down the line and no issues so far.
You’re right. I use these around the house and office and I’m satisfied that by paying for TP-Link I’m getting something tested and well-made vs some no-name product, especially where mains power and high currents are involved.
Hero! Thank you
2 days for free at 1080 qualify
Good find. Thanks
Is anything stored on the cloud and is it free?
Love the Kasa plugs anbd if I wasn't loaded with YiCams I'd seiously consider these. Doesn't seem to have sd card recording though :(
Are these much better thank the Blink XT cameras? I purchased the set of 5 the other day for £320 and are arriving today, I've read mixed reviews about them but want to test them myself.
Yes, I got it delivered yesterday. Paired it using WPS and I have a strong connection to the router. TP link software is telling me to move it even further away but wi fi extender is in optimal place imo. Now I have the same speeds downstairs/upstairs near the router. When I launched their tether app, any new device connected to the wi fi showed up on the app. Hmmmm steamlink connected to 2.4 ghz was listed but when I connected it through 5 ghz it was not showing in the app, does it mean it connects to the router not repaeater? Dont get it as Sony TV is connected to 5 ghz and is listed in tether app. Overall I am happy, I think. 170 mb/s downstairs and even strong singal.in the garden.
Probably, but not all have such a high budget to improve their Wi-Fi, or need such high-end specs/performance. The pair of Tenda MW3s I bought that did me fine (for my present needs) cost me only £40-45.
The Netgear Orb far better and only £70 Tri band also
Wow. For this price this must be the scorching hot ! I will help you get there, voted hot and ordered as I need one. The only better extender is nighthawk but it costs £ 150. It is a no brainer for me. Having read reviews of both devices this TP link for 69.99 is a steal? Am I stealing by buying it so cheap. Just wow !
I have these and i dont like them very much. They do work but they love to lose connection. My other unti from otyher brands never fail to reconnect. I even have cheap inline Sonoff units that have never failed. Also my TECKIN branded ones are much better and have never failed. Been using them over a year now. It is only a niggle but does annoy me. :D
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It'll work fine, although it's about current draw not so much heat. A lot of rice cookers won't use that much power. If it can plug in a standard socket this will work.
Must be a strange socket if these dont fit
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