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Standard User digitaldanuk
(newbie) Fri 25-Oct-13 15:31:54
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Powerlines Homeplug adaptors


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Hi guys,

I'm looking at getting homeplug adaptors, and ideally, at the receiving plug, it has two ethernet ports so I can plug in two ethernet devices at the other end of the power line.

I've looked at these two from Argos:

D-Link Powerline AV500 2 Port Nano Kit
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/128...

TP Link 500MBPS Twin WiFi Extender Powerline
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/116...

Both have two ethernet ports at the other end but the TP Link also has a wifi extender (bonus) and they are both 500mbps

They are both the same price @ 59.99 each.

My question is, given they are the same price, is it a no-brainer to go for the TP link as it has the bonus wifi exender on it or is there potentially a better reason to go for the D-Link power line option?

Cheers!

Dan
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 25-Oct-13 17:19:47
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Re: Powerlines Homeplug adaptors


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For powerline kit normally recommend the Devolo kits
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00C5IA4XI/ref=as...

Mainly because have used it for some years with no problems.

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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 25-Oct-13 17:32:41
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Re: Powerlines Homeplug adaptors


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
For powerline kit normally recommend the Devolo kits
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00C5IA4XI/ref=as...

Mainly because have used it for some years with no problems.

I second that recommendation!

Regards,
John


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Standard User digitaldanuk
(newbie) Fri 25-Oct-13 18:23:54
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Re: Powerlines Homeplug adaptors


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thanks guys for the recommendation.

The difference between the devolo ones and the ones I posted seems to be that there are two ethernet ports on each plug whereas the others had one port on the plug that connects to the router and two on the other that goes to devices.... how comes these have two? why would that be?

thanks again!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 25-Oct-13 19:00:47
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Re: Powerlines Homeplug adaptors


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Nothing odd but means whereas if you plug a powerline into a router you lose a port in the room itself with the two port you don't as can plug a local device in as well

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Moderator Sadoldman
(moderator) Fri 25-Oct-13 19:55:30
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Re: Powerlines Homeplug adaptors


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As a cheaper option you might want to consider THIS in conjuction with THESE. Works for me but does need a power supply for the desktop switch but loads of spare ports if ever needed.

Sadoldman

Just a tad sad..a wee bit old...wink

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Standard User Speedchaser
(regular) Fri 25-Oct-13 23:47:25
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Re: Powerlines Homeplug adaptors


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I've used TP Link Homeplugs (not the ones your considering) for a year and they have been very good. The ones I use are only 200mps rated. Could anyone comment if there is any real world benifit of 500mps over 200mps on slower broadband eg 10-20mps with max 3 computers using at one time? What if online TV was thrown into the mix?
Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 26-Oct-13 16:37:39
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AV200 worked up to about 23M for me. I needed the AV500 to get the FTTC 40M service I have. Not sure if the AV500's run 80M as I do not subscribe to that FTTC service speed.

IanD
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