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Zyxel 1800Mbps Pass-Thru Powerline Adapter 2-port Gigabit Ethernet 2-Pack - £64.99 @ Amazon (sold by Box Limited / Fulfilled by Amazon)
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I saw this deal : TP-Link 2000 Mbps 2-Port Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit (TL-PA9020KIT) £55.46 @ Amazon that had expired, so I found two for a similar spec for a similar price wit… Read more
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Brought these from Box website last week at £56.99. Still available at £59.99 on their website.
Just bought Av2000 tplink from Maplin and got £10 voucher. Already had one pair before so bought again for compatibility. Voted hot.
ZyXEL Dimension ES-1552 Switch 48x RJ45 - 2x Gigabit & 2x SFP Uplinks -£29.99 FreeDel - Tesco sold by Box
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ZyXEL ES-1552 Rackmount 48x Port RJ45 Layer 2 Smart 10/100 Ethernet Switch W/ 2x Gigabit & 2x SFP Uplinks 91-010-156003B Available from box +delivery and on tesco and ebay alth… Read more
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I have a couple of these - great switches.

Yes they are only 10/100 but they have gigabit uplinks so you can link them plus have a spare gigabit port to add to other gigabit switches.

I got mine so I can segment my network with Vlan tagging - my stepson is on his own segment and has no access to the main network, my CCTV cameras are isolated to another vlan and the house links to the workshop between the two switches.

All the fast gigabit devices are on separate switches.

These are a nice cheap way to get into managed switches and play with vlans.
The SFP uplinks had me interested, but 100Mbps kills it for me.
Could be a good fit if you have lots of sensors or IoT devices perhaps?

At home I have two Zyxel GS1900-24E fanless Gbit switches, bought for £68 last year. They have LACP [spec here] They run a little warm, but no problems at all.
My core servers are linked with Mellanox 10Gb point to point as 10Gb switches are still too expensive.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 19th May 2017
ICTHUS

A good price for a basic 10/100 switchMy advice would be to pay extra and … A good price for a basic 10/100 switchMy advice would be to pay extra and get a GB switch.10/100 is really not worth installing these day.




Second that ... i have a good many to give away, if anyone is interested in paying postage.
Nice.
A good price for a basic 10/100 switch
My advice would be to pay extra and get a GB switch.
10/100 is really not worth installing these day.
Zyxel ES-105A V3 5-Port Desktop 10/100 £5.99 (Prime) / £9.98 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Zyxel ES-105A V3 5-Port Desktop Fast Ethernet Switch Optimal bandwidth for media traffics through High Priority ports 10/100mb Desktop network switch quite nice insilver if sitti… Read more
Sure it's cheap, but have to ask yourself if it isn't worth spending £10 on gigabit vs £6 for 100mbit.
Broadband connection of over 100MB makes a 10/100 switch redundant. You can get gig switches for about £12.
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ZyXEL PLA5405 1200 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter Twin Pack PLA5405-GB0201F £34.94 delivered @  BOX
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HomePlug AV2 standard Line-Natural/Line-Ground MIMO** technology Perfect for connecting smart TVs and playing online games QoS enhances media streaming quality Single push-and-secu… Read more
Avoid Zyxel... have had three out of four Zyxel adapters fail on me just out of warranty and didn't replace. Tech support told me to use surge protectors, even though instructions clearly state you shouldn't to get proper performance. Since moved over to Tp-link and never looked back.
Agree the ZyXels support is good they replaced one of mine that failed without any problems. That said found the 500mbps range ones to be poor. Slow sync speeds even when plugged into the same double socket and even worse across the house. Was expecting much better considering the house/wiring is brand new
From what I've heard of ZyXel their connection tends to be more stable than tp link. Will have to do more research.
Heat added. Waiting for dual ethernet ports and pass through to drop a bit more personally but might be waiting a while
Coalface

So, which is the most reliable make of powerline adapters?TP Link seems … So, which is the most reliable make of powerline adapters?TP Link seems to get slated on all deals for dropouts, never used Devolo or Netgear.



I use some older TP-Link ones myself between 200 & 500mpbs and they work great - had them a few years now. Only once in a blue moon do I need to unplug them for a few seconds due to an issue.
Zyxel GS1910 24 Port Gigabit Managed Switch - £49.99 @ Box
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BRAND NEW ZYXEL 1910 24 Port Gigabit Switch Supports Link Aggregation LACP Supports VLANS 18W Power requirement BARGAIN UNDER £50 Smart Managed Switch Embracing Greater Bandwidth… Read more
When I bought mine a couple of weeks ago, they only had about 15 of them. I imagine this post may have cleared the rest out quickly. £49.99 certainly seemed like a clearance price.
Dammit, excellent price for the spec.
Nice price...if only it was available!

Best bit is people continue to vote hot even though it's not available to buy. This was at 94 degrees when I initially posted!.
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Saw this a couple of weeks ago after someone mentioned it. Not a bad little switch that will take a fibre module as well.
I've the GS1900, also a GS1920 model out there.
Zyxel PLA5206-GB0201F 1000Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Kit - £14.76 @ BT
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The ZyXEL PLA5206 1000 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Kit is based on the latest HomePlug AV2 standard with data transfer rates up to 1000 Mbps*.You can plug into existing… Read more
"Discontinued product. Sorry but we are unable to obtain stock of this item. Please cancel and choose an alternative."

Probably time to cancel?!
samseng

still cheaper than anywhere else if and when delivered, so still a good … still cheaper than anywhere else if and when delivered, so still a good deal



​agree
gav2pac

delivery 3.49 too


still cheaper than anywhere else if and when delivered, so still a good deal
delivery 3.49 too
JimBobJr

yeah its theoretically good but you'll never get them



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ZYXEL  PLA5206-GB0201F  1000Mb/s Gigabit Powerline Adaptor Kit - £23.94 @ CPC
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Instantly expand your network simply using your homes power sockets Provides a high-performance network ideal for Full-HD streaming and online gaming. Based on the new HomePlug A… Read more
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Expired. No more stock.

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Flea
3guesses

Can't say those reviews look particularly helpful. I'm using a pair of … Can't say those reviews look particularly helpful. I'm using a pair of BT AV200 powerline adapters and they are perfectly adequate for my needs and would no doubt be for at least 90% of the country.

Totally agree, I have no problems with the Netgear 200mbps adapters or Trendnet 500 Mbps adapters I have.
For somebody looking for high throughput on their Lan, 200mbps may not be enough, but is more than adequate for my needs.
Also pass through is just a gimmick as far as I'm concerned and an unnecessary extra expense. Non pass through are much smaller and double plug adapters are cheap.
I have also never had an issue with trailing sockets either.
EQL

One … One review:http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/powerline-adapters/d-link-av2-1000-hd-powerline-adapters-review-3623398/"Both sets of D-Link Powerlines are basic. There’s no wireless function to add a new Wi-Fi hotspot in the second room (as some Powerlines boast) and there’s no pass-through power socket on the adapters either, so they will use up your wall sockets – don’t plug them into a power extender as this will slow them down.If you don’t have a ton of power sockets then you should consider Powerline adapters with these integrated pass-through sockets. D-Link is planning pass-through versions of both products."(How much are your power sockets worth? It looks like pass-through versions are around £50).This 2016 Wirecutter review says:"The...[list of adapters], D-Link Powerline AV2 1000 Gigabit Starter Kit (DHP-601AV) were fine but unexceptional last year; now they’re too slow."The 2000 Mbps items that they are slower than look to cost nearly £100:https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=powerline+2000&rh=n%3A340831031%2Ck%3Apowerline+2000For me, these are the previous generation's products, selling at a 50% discount. Probably still good enough though.



Can't say those reviews look particularly helpful. I'm using a pair of BT AV200 powerline adapters and they are perfectly adequate for my needs and would no doubt be for at least 90% of the country.
3guesses

Good spot. And the D-Link DHP-509AV/B AV 500 HD PowerLine Starter Kit … Good spot. And the D-Link DHP-509AV/B AV 500 HD PowerLine Starter Kit is just £14.48 new from Amazon (~£1 cheaper for Used - Very Good from the warehouse).


One review:
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"Both sets of D-Link Powerlines are basic. There’s no wireless function to add a new Wi-Fi hotspot in the second room (as some Powerlines boast) and there’s no pass-through power socket on the adapters either, so they will use up your wall sockets – don’t plug them into a power extender as this will slow them down.

If you don’t have a ton of power sockets then you should consider Powerline adapters with these integrated pass-through sockets. D-Link is planning pass-through versions of both products."
(How much are your power sockets worth? It looks like pass-through versions are around £50).

This 2016 Wirecutter review says:
"The...[list of adapters], D-Link Powerline AV2 1000 Gigabit Starter Kit (DHP-601AV) were fine but unexceptional last year; now they’re too slow."
The 2000 Mbps items that they are slower than look to cost nearly £100:
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For me, these are the previous generation's products, selling at a 50% discount. Probably still good enough though.
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EQL

D-Link DHP-601AV/B PowerLine AV2 1000 HD Gigabit Starter Kit is £21.95 … D-Link DHP-601AV/B PowerLine AV2 1000 HD Gigabit Starter Kit is £21.95 from MyMemory on Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00PS1BQT0



Good spot. And the D-Link DHP-509AV/B AV 500 HD PowerLine Starter Kit is just £14.48 new from Amazon (~£1 cheaper for Used - Very Good from the warehouse).
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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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 http://cpc.farnell.com/zyxel/pla5256-gb0201f/p… Read more
thanks I got a set from eBay, tp link 1200 with pass through for 46 quid delivered.
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GrassSnakeUK

thanks for the reply. will keep an eye open for any new deals.


Back in stock @ £40.50 delivered, not as good a deal but still cheapest around.
thanks for the reply. will keep an eye open for any new deals.
Mine worked fine for about an hour - then lights went off completely on one unit! Dead - so returned for a refund! They wanted me to pay again for a replacement. Then wait till they received the faulty one for a refund - not like Amazon.
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GrassSnakeUK

could anyone suggest alternatives to this excellent deal please, looking … could anyone suggest alternatives to this excellent deal please, looking at it for too long and ended up missing out!


These were 44.99 as an Amazon lightning deal earlier today but it's expired now. It may come back around again
Zyxel Powerline Homeplug Adapter 1Gbps Twin Pack £16.79 @ 7DayShop
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seems very good price for what you get. compatibe with homeplug av2 and backwards compatible with homeplug av1. mix and match most brands and other powerline adapters together.
Sold out and price increased. :-(
These arrived this morning. Using extension sockets at both ends (although no surge protection) and very happy with the results! I had an old 2.4 Ghz wifi dongle on my desktop which maxed out at about 40mb/s (normally around 25-30). Tried two new 5ghz dongles with both being slower in 5ghz mode and in 2.4ghz were still slower than my old dongle. In the tests I've done this morning, getting a pretty solid 70mb/s download.
Out of stock now sadly. Heat added though, great deal!
it will have problems if the extension cable has surge protection built in.
Great, thank you !
Zyxel PLA5206-GB0201F 1000Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Kit - £15.43 (Half Price) (£18.41 inc. P&P) - BT Shop
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Unfortunately looks to be out of stock now This Zyxel 1000Mbps Powerline kit appears to be half the price of other retailers at the BT Shop (currently £38.57 from Ebuyer, £29.95 … Read more
Same. Email from customer service saying they don't have it in stock. Angry email being typed as we speak.
they cancelled mine !!
anyone got theirs?
Don't cancel it - my account showed that for a while but has been despatched today! If you cancel you will definitely lose out on the deal, if you stick with it you have a chance of it working out.
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wdh

Seems like the deal has expired, so I'll mark it as such.



I have now expired the deal as it seems BT have run out of stock.
Zyxel PLA5405-GB0201F 1200Mbps, Gigabit Ethernet Powerline KIT- £28.17 @ BT Shop
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Now cheaper at BT... 1200 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapters Expand and Enhance Your Home Network with Gigabit Powerline The ZyXEL PLA5405 1200 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethe… Read more
tleecher06

​i was always wondering how you could get 1200Mbit on 1000Mbit Ethernet ; … ​i was always wondering how you could get 1200Mbit on 1000Mbit Ethernet ?!


Plug to plug not plug to device.
link price shows £97.18
Anyone had a despatch email yet?
Gone now anyway.
​Funny, it's like to work out your wages as what you earn + what you spend !
ZyXEL PLA5206 1000MBPS - GIGABIT ADAPTOR TWIN PACK £17.87 delivered @ buyur
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looks like a great deal if you don't have need of power pass through and only need single Ethernet ports.. never bought from buyur but their site supports amazon & PayPal chec… Read more
Sanzai

Anyone had theirs despatched yet?



Was going to ask the same thing myself. Ordered on the 4th, heard nothing yet.
Anyone had theirs despatched yet?
Expired, £25 now.
good price . Though new models seem to support higher bandwidths now - claiming up to 1800 Mbps now?

ZyXEL PLA5206 1000 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter - Twin Pack currenlty £29.95 on amazon.
ZyXEL PLA5256 1000 Mbps Powerline is the "with AC Pass Through Adapter (Pack of 2)" £48.95 on amazon

some historical 'best' prices:
2 x 5205 £58.98 on amazon Jan '14
2 x 5205 £30.00 ebuyer Jun '14
2 x 5205 £25.00 ebuyer Apr'16

Not sure of precise differences but benchmarks on 5206 suggest significant improvements: uk.hardware.info/rev…nce
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ZyXEL 1200 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter Twin Pack - £29.99 @ Box.co.uk
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HomePlug AV2 standard Line-Natural/Line-Ground MIMO** technology Perfect for connecting smart TVs and playing online games QoS enhances media streaming quality Sing… Read more
Why is this expired they are still available and in stock?
enzero

Im getting a guarenteed 250mps fibre line put in soon. Would these give … Im getting a guarenteed 250mps fibre line put in soon. Would these give me full capacity ?



If your house wiring is good and the distance between points isn't too high in theory yes
Im getting a guarenteed 250mps fibre line put in soon. Would these give me full capacity ?
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sej7278

anyone got any real speed tests with these, i've had various powerline … anyone got any real speed tests with these, i've had various powerline kit from 100/200/500/1000mbps and never got more than 85mbps real world in a new build



​I have ordered these, so I will do a test and post the results
anyone got any real speed tests with these, i've had various powerline kit from 100/200/500/1000mbps and never got more than 85mbps real world in a new build
ZyXEL 1000Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adaptor Twin Pack £29.99 delivered @ Ebuyer
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Nice price point, very good reviews - 41 reviews average 9/10 Upto 1000 Mbps data transfer rates - location depending. No extra wires or configuration required Single push-and-se… Read more
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tubbyhubby

I may not have explained it correctly but getting 1.0GBPS



All i know is 1.0 GBPS is not the same as 1000Mbps
voodoo85

You are deffo not getting 1000MB as that is 8,000Mb and these are only … You are deffo not getting 1000MB as that is 8,000Mb and these are only rated at 1000Mb



I may not have explained it correctly but getting 1.0GBPS
X10

Does anyone know if the ports on the top or bottom?



They are at the bottom
Does anyone know if the ports on the top or bottom?
dang. Ordered....
ZyXel 48 port "layer 2" switch £29.99 @ box.co.uk
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Posted same router from different seller at similar price-point around a year ago - many places selling at around the £200 mark which is bonkers. Camelcamelcamel showing this sell… Read more
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Not perfect for a small home environment (still great and will handle any fileserver/streaming fine) as a smaller gbit switch will do. But for a small office, or if you dont need more than 100mbit, this is a fantastic price for a very soild peice of kit
the__cat

If you're going to buy a Cisco switch from Ebay and cost is a factor, I'd … If you're going to buy a Cisco switch from Ebay and cost is a factor, I'd look at the 3750G rather than the 2960S. It's arguably a far superior switch and it'll cost you less.I wouldn't recommend learning on a live switch though if it's got cameras attached to it, unless they're not actually recording any important images



That's considerably cheaper thank you. Had vandalism to my car so probably good to have for evidence should the opportunity arrive.
Makkand

Thanks for the info and taking the time out to reply Stim! Appreciated!



If you're going to buy a Cisco switch from Ebay and cost is a factor, I'd look at the 3750G rather than the 2960S. It's arguably a far superior switch and it'll cost you less.

I wouldn't recommend learning on a live switch though if it's got cameras attached to it, unless they're not actually recording any important images
Stim

Yeah unfortunately the gig + PoE combo tends to boost the price a … Yeah unfortunately the gig + PoE combo tends to boost the price a little.Yes absolutely - plenty of labs out there - VIRL, GNS3 to name a couple of the more legit ones. There are others and it doesn't take too much trawling of the Internet to find them



Thanks for the info and taking the time out to reply Stim! Appreciated!
Makkand

Oooph, bit more pricey than I thought. I know I'm going to contradict my … Oooph, bit more pricey than I thought. I know I'm going to contradict my requirement here but is it true that you can learn from virtual switches?



Yeah unfortunately the gig + PoE combo tends to boost the price a little.

Yes absolutely - plenty of labs out there - VIRL, GNS3 to name a couple of the more legit ones. There are others and it doesn't take too much trawling of the Internet to find them
ZyXEL P-335U 4-port Wireless Cable Router £7.45 (£3.50 + £3.95 P+P) CCL Online
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Dual Band Wireless Router with Bandwidth Management - 802.11a/g dual band wireless connectivity - MBM v2 for games, P2P (BT/eMule) download and high-quality video streaming - Firew… Read more
Nice old school router that supports dynamic DNS for custom providers - useful for home servers etc
phunny12000

by dual band dosent it mean it supports the origanal wifi bands off years … by dual band dosent it mean it supports the origanal wifi bands off years ago,original xbox 360 wifi speeds ?

dual band means 2.4ghz and 5ghz. Yes a,b and g. No n or ac support.
by dual band dosent it mean it supports the origanal wifi bands off years ago,original xbox 360 wifi speeds ?
Does anyone know if DD-WRT F/W can be installed on this router?
Would make a cheap Wireless Bridge
Zyxel GS108B 8-Port Desktop Gigabit Ethernet Switch, Free delivery
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After some dissapointment with netgear switches, I have been told to go with Zyxel, cheapest around that I could find, seems like a great price for this. Overview Optimized for Sm… Read more
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emptypocketz

thanks for getting back !So you created a static ip address for your pcs, … thanks for getting back !So you created a static ip address for your pcs, and the issues seem to be resolved?Good to hear that if its resolved at least, may have to try something similar on my end.



​yes, its just the wired PCs that had issues, so yes give them static IP addresses, obviously outside a range that's going to keep clashing with other devices, I set them above 40, you don't really realise how many devices are connecting to net, There must be about 20 in my house multiple phones, computer media tablets etc.
jjav

Received the Zyxel switch, but it did not resolve issue. I ended … Received the Zyxel switch, but it did not resolve issue. I ended assigning fixed IP addresses to the desktops that seem to have the problem. So the only thing I can think of that could be causing the problem is either windows 7 or the Realtek onboard NIC, all other devices are happy to connect without configuration to zyxel. cctv recorder, xbox, blueray. great speed, transfer 5gb in under a minute.



thanks for getting back !

So you created a static ip address for your pcs, and the issues seem to be resolved?

Good to hear that if its resolved at least, may have to try something similar on my end.
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emptypocketz

I have a d-link gigabit switch and found it too has strange issues, … I have a d-link gigabit switch and found it too has strange issues, disconnections and just issues almost sending data back and forth, quick reboot and its fine but this happens after few days. Connected via virgin hub also !The thing is once the virgin hub is set to modem only mode and used directly it works fine, maybe the odd reboot every 1-3 weeks, but with my d-link link switch it last 2-4 days before a reboots required, almost like it can't sense the signal or negotiate the link.I was considering going netgear since they have always been reliable but then I just read your post!The switch you linked looks good but I read a users review posted here:http://www.amazon.co.uk/ZyXEL-GS108B-Gigabit-Desktop-Switch/dp/B0091QN5FQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450392828&sr=8-1&keywords=Zyxel+GS108BOne guy says : Needs rebooting every few monthsSo not sure if it fixes the issues which you are getting really, but guess every few months is not bad id rather try something better and more reliable but who knows really, may also try and buy some high quality cat5-6 cables instead maybe the ones I got are cheap n nasty!Let us know how you get on if you do for this one that loop detection which prevents crashing sounds good, thx


Received the Zyxel switch, but it did not resolve issue. I ended assigning fixed IP addresses to the desktops that seem to have the problem. So the only thing I can think of that could be causing the problem is either windows 7 or the Realtek onboard NIC, all other devices are happy to connect without configuration to zyxel. cctv recorder, xbox, blueray. great speed, transfer 5gb in under a minute.
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mikeycompton

​Sounds like your cables couldn't support gigabit connection. Upgrade the … ​Sounds like your cables couldn't support gigabit connection. Upgrade the cables, or possibly check your haven't got too much straight cable going in to your boots/sockets



quality ​cat5e cables from a 100m roll, none of my previous switches or router have had issues, its not a speed problem, if it were, switches should still operate at lower speeds , also auto MDI/mdix should be sorting cables out
jjav

​had a zonet 10/100 worked flawlessly for years still does but after g … ​had a zonet 10/100 worked flawlessly for years still does but after getting new gigabit PC, Xbox etc needed a gigabit switch. netgear GS 308, connected when they felt like it, random disconnections, connecting to virgin super hub, had a mixture of straight & crossover wired through house, never a problem with zonet. went around testing changing all cables , crimping new connector one way or the other , but still same problem hit and miss connections, the netgear is suppose to be auto sensing, after a full day of messing about stuck my zonet back on and everything working despite changing most connector to straight. 2 of the same netgear switches , both can't be faulty. so they going back. Anyone else had similar problems?



​Sounds like your cables couldn't support gigabit connection. Upgrade the cables, or possibly check your haven't got too much straight cable going in to your boots/sockets
ZYXEL 2 Bay powerplus NAS Delivered for £65.96 @ Dabs
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2 Bay NAS with 1.6GHZ processor, recommended at this price. No disks included.
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I finally got the thing up and running and sadly I'm going to have to claim under the warranty already as it's making this constant whirring sound, it must be the fan because it happens without the hard drive in it, although is louder with a hard drive in it.

It's incredibly irritating. I can't put it into words. The noise goes straight through you. I've had it on for about an hour and it's driving me mad.
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conscience

Depends what you intend to do with it, and I have other uses in mind for … Depends what you intend to do with it, and I have other uses in mind for my NAS that justify the extra cost. I agree this deal is better value just for some extra storage for your PC. It's much better deal than you usually see with these multi-drive bay enclosures.



Extra storage for PC? Nope! For that can use an external harddrive... this is a low-cost, standalone, streaming-media-server... can share all files with all your devices on your home network and even outside of home network... is what an end user like me will want... no hassle file sharing and streaming when needed
Squelch123

How can you tell? I bought one from dabs the last time they were on sale … How can you tell? I bought one from dabs the last time they were on sale and it has serial pins. Is there a model number or similar to check?These things are great, with WD green disks mine seem very quiet :-)



I only have the NSA-310 single bay, I have both the v1 version (without the silver strip over the LEDs) and the newer NSA310v2 (with the silver strip over the LEDs).

The older version has the pins the newer one's have been removed, the board is also completely different.

And from what's been said online (check nas-central forums) the NSA325's are the same. Zyxel have caught on and removed them.
definition

But that lack of bandwidth is a major issue with a nas if you want to … But that lack of bandwidth is a major issue with a nas if you want to stream anything larger than an mp3 over the network. The situation is even worse with a zero as it doesn't even have an Ethernet port at all. You should know tbis means it will be complete and utter ****.The work around for the other models is quite ugly and cumbersome, difficult for most people to get their head around and adds extra cost and complexity to the device. Unfortunately you can't get away from these issues, it's better to go for something like an odroid instead bit then the cost starts to add up as it does with the Pi anyway. I'd much rather buy a device that's designed to work as a nas than buy one that's basically crippled from the outset.



I'd say it depended how many users were intending to use it, I find my Pi is surprisingly capable of delivering for low use scenarios e.g. just a couple of users watching the odd movie or listening to some music but unlikely to always be demanding large files at the same time. For more users, where time is an factor and/or more bandwidth intensive tasks then obviously you'd want more something with more bandwidth than the Pi has to offer, but each has their place. I don't think it's too difficult a task to set up either, depends on your level of expertise and experience but there's plenty of tutorials and 'how to' set up guides for anyone capable of following instructions. Point taken though, and I agree that an off the shelf product can be often easier to use for a novice - but there are always exceptions.

I did consider devices like the odroid etc. but as you say it then pushes the cost up to the point where I thought that if I was going that route then I might as well spend a little bit more and basically get a new, low powered cheap PC to do the job, something like a cheap AMD APU, a motherboard with decent audio and plenty of SATA3 ports etc. which would kick butt compared to some of the very overpriced off the shelf NAS devices I've seen, which I think are generally quite bad value for money.

This deal is good though.
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But that lack of bandwidth is a major issue with a nas if you want to … But that lack of bandwidth is a major issue with a nas if you want to stream anything larger than an mp3 over the network. The situation is even worse with a zero as it doesn't even have an Ethernet port at all. You should know tbis means it will be complete and utter ****.The work around for the other models is quite ugly and cumbersome, difficult for most people to get their head around and adds extra cost and complexity to the device. Unfortunately you can't get away from these issues, it's better to go for something like an odroid instead bit then the cost starts to add up as it does with the Pi anyway. I'd much rather buy a device that's designed to work as a nas than buy one that's basically crippled from the outset.



I'd say it depended how many users were intending to use it, I find my Pi is surprisingly capable of delivering for low use scenarios e.g. just a couple of users watching the odd movie or listening to some music but unlikely to always be demanding large files at the same time. For more users, where time is an factor and/or more bandwidth intensive tasks then obviously you'd want more something with more bandwidth than the Pi has to offer, but each has their place. I don't think it's too difficult a task to set up either, depends on your level of expertise and experience but there's plenty of tutorials and 'how to' set up guides for anyone capable of following instructions. Point taken though, and I agree that an off the shelf product can be often easier to use for a novice - but there are always exceptions.

I did consider devices like the odroid etc. but as you say it then pushes the cost up to the point where I thought that if I was going that route then I might as well spend a little bit more and basically get a new, low powered cheap PC to do the job, something like a cheap AMD APU, a motherboard with decent audio and plenty of SATA3 ports etc. which would kick ass compared to some of the very overpriced off the shelf NAS devices I've seen, which I think are generally quite bad value for money.

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ZyXEL NSA325 v2 2 £64.98 @ Amazon UK
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Cheapest price to date... I have one and would recommend... ZyXEL NSA325 v2 2 Bay Desktop Network Storage Power Plus NAS Enclosure,1.6GHz CPU
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cant fault it for the price
I have v1 of the product, and whilst the browser based UI may not be the slickest, it has a lot of functionality, and under the hood it's a linux box.
For the price, it's an amazing and very flexible piece of hardware, with a good user community:

forum.zyxel.com/vie…=35
forum.nas-central.org/vie…249

My main criticism of the first version was the noisy fan, which I believe has been corrected in this version.
Edited by: "RufusA" 19th Nov 2015
I'm selling my nsa310 if anyone interested? Works good as a network drive. Just not so good as a plex server.
Software is clunky , dont waste your cash.
Zyxel NAS540 4-Bay Power Plus NAS (Diskless)  £99.99 @ Dabs
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Great price for a 4 bay NAS chassis. I've used Zyxel equipment for some time and found them excellent, but not tried their storage solutions.
Forgive me but the link takes you to a discontinued page where you can't buy it?
I've read that the fan on this NAS never spins down, even when it's in sleep mode. Good price, but I'm going to give this a miss.
Any examples of write speeds?
Definitely a +1 for Zyxel. I used to manage about fifty remote, unattended, ADSL routers in the early days of ADSL. We never had a problem with any of them. Since then I have used loads of Zyxel gear, Routers, Switches, Powerline and NAS. I don't have a complaint about any of them. This looks like a very nice NAS for the price, so HOT for the NAS, but I would order from Amazon and wait for the stock. I have used Dabs occasionally for many years without problems, and was puzzled by complaints about them here on HUKD. However, having had my fingers severely burnt by a couple of recent purchases from Dabs, it should be COLD for the retailer. (Not voting)
Same at price on Amazon too, I posted the other week hotukdeals.com/dea…748

I bought one just need to sort some HDs for it now, may wait until Black Friday though!
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