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Standard User connormill
(regular) Fri 04-Oct-13 14:44:02
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4 Port powerline adpters, will this work?


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Will this work:

plug my router into a standard, single port powerline AV200 adapter (TP_link I think)

behind the TV fit a 4 sport Netgear AV200 powerline, like the one in this picture http://www.gadgetreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/... and connect it to the TV, Amp and Blu ray.

Or, do I need a 4 porter at both ends? and thus take up all 4 ports on my Router?

Switched to Be* since BT decided I am not getting FTTC!

Might go for 2 bonded lines, speed aint bad at the moment

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2417616320.png
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Fri 04-Oct-13 14:56:34
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Effectively the powerline is the same it just happens to have a 4 port switch in - so mixing 1 and 4 port powerlines is fine. You may need to confirm though that the 2 manufacturer's work together - as long as they are using the same standards then it should be ok.
Standard User billford
(elder) Fri 04-Oct-13 15:01:33
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Re: 4 Port powerline adpters, will this work?


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If you can hide a small bit of extra clutter, it would be a lot cheaper to use single port powerline adaptor and a 4-port switch, eg this one.

Bill
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Edited by billford (Fri 04-Oct-13 15:03:20)


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 04-Oct-13 15:03:30
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Re: 4 Port powerline adpters, will this work?


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The four ports location on the XE104 may make use of a double plug socket difficult. But one lead into the source powerline unit is enough.

Price wise in the UK, they do not look cheap at £50 each.

A pair of TP Link 200 units can be had for £20 and you just need to add a Ethernet switch e.g. TPLink 5 Port

Usually suggest the Devolo HomePlugs simply because have tried the various standards and not had any issues

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Edited by MrSaffron (Fri 04-Oct-13 15:09:40)

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Fri 04-Oct-13 15:06:00
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I assumed the OP already had the powerlines so was looking to use them without extra cost - could be a wrong assumption though.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 04-Oct-13 15:10:09
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Added ten words that got lost when the roadworks outside made connection drop.

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Fri 04-Oct-13 15:24:52
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A man of your influence I would have thought you could stop them doing the roadworks wink
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 04-Oct-13 15:27:52
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I'd rather have the rather large pot holes filled in

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Standard User billford
(elder) Fri 04-Oct-13 15:28:53
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
The four ports location on the XE104 may make use of a double plug socket difficult.
I find that the single-port adaptors are a bit wide for use in the "power-strip" type of extension lead, so I lift them up a bit with cheap 2-way mains adaptors from Tesco's smile

(Yes, I know it's not recommended to use powerline adaptors on extension leads, but it works fine for me. They are the old Devolo 85Mbps units though.)

Nice to see we both suggested the same switch- I've got three of them, and the only attention they ever get is to occasionally flick the dust off them smile

Bill
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Edited by billford (Fri 04-Oct-13 15:38:24)

Standard User connormill
(regular) Fri 04-Oct-13 15:38:08
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Thanks for all your help guys.

My original thought was that the 4 porter would work like a switch, but wasn't too sure.

For the record, I do already have the 4 port unit, just need a single to plug into the router.

If I didnt already have the 4-Port Netgear unit I would just get a standard set of adapters and a el-cheapo switch. but I thought seeing as I already have it, might as well use it!

Switched to Be* since BT decided I am not getting FTTC!

Might go for 2 bonded lines, speed aint bad at the moment

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2417616320.png

Edited by connormill (Fri 04-Oct-13 15:39:39)

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