Any homeplug users here?

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  • Widge Moderator 11 Jun 2012 09:54:17 13,247 posts
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    Can anyone recommend them? Can you just buy 4 or so and be all good to go?

    Was thinking that homeplugs would be better for streaming stuff from PC to other parts of the house than using wifi.

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  • TheSaint 11 Jun 2012 09:55:52 14,199 posts
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    Yeah they are far better than wifi. Just browse Amazon or Ebuyer for some with good reviews and away you go.

    I think we have another thread on homeplugs that will have more info.
  • Dirtbox 11 Jun 2012 09:56:24 77,461 posts
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    But avoid Belkin.

    Always avoid Belkin.

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  • PhoenixFlames 11 Jun 2012 09:56:51 8,899 posts
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    I use them for PS3 and they work perfectly. A great way to get Internet round your house without visible wires.

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • mikew1985 11 Jun 2012 10:03:08 12,585 posts
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    Yep they're great, Only problem i have is that my current ones are actually slower than my net connection will allow, topping out at around 6MB a second.

    If you have cable broadband try and go for the newer 500mbs rated ones, but yea, they're brilliant.
  • nickthegun 11 Jun 2012 10:09:32 58,782 posts
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    devolo. get the wifi ones if you can stretch to it.

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  • mikew1985 11 Jun 2012 10:11:37 12,585 posts
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    Devolo are probably rated highest, I have a pair of TP-Link ones, they were nice and affordable and I've no complaints.
  • Widge Moderator 11 Jun 2012 10:13:03 13,247 posts
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    Marvellous, all taken on board, thanks!

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  • mrpon 11 Jun 2012 10:16:08 28,416 posts
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    Buy them off ebay, always some chump selling them cheap because they don't work for them.

    Them.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • TheSaint 11 Jun 2012 10:17:43 14,199 posts
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    Here is the other thread:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/200189
  • sport 11 Jun 2012 10:18:32 12,522 posts
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    You guys don't have cat5 running through your skirting?!?!?!
  • Mr_Sleep 11 Jun 2012 10:31:48 16,838 posts
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    I have a couple of the 200 MBps ones running with the wifi on the other end and they work well. I do have problems with the xbox going through them, it might just be a case of putting the xbox on the DMZ but my PS3 has no problem using the wired or wireless.

    My steam download over the wifi is at 1.5 MBps, which is much better than before. So yeah, I thoroughly recommend them, after spending hours trying to get wireless repeating to work this solved all my problems.

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  • Deleted user 11 June 2012 10:39:03
    Another thumbs up for TP Link. The 2 pack kit TP-PA211 are good value on Amazon and I recently bought the PA281 kit which has one normal homeplug and the other is a PA281 which is like a normal homeplug where you can plug in the ethernet cable but it also boosts the wifi from your main modem.

    Oh, and I wouldn't bother buying something like this from eBay to save a couple of quid for the simple reason that I just sent a 2 pack back to Amazon which I'd bought 6 months earlier - they changed them straight away with no questions asked and paid postage for returning the original ones. It wasn't a problem with TP Link brand - it was because I'd left them plugged in during a huge lightning storm and I lost one of the homeplugs and a cheap modem. I doubt you'd get the same ervice from the average eBay seller.

    Edited by oldgregg at 10:41:36 11-06-2012
  • mrpon 11 Jun 2012 10:49:19 28,416 posts
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    Fair shout gregg, you're obviously not a chancer. Got mine 50 cheaper on ebay, had no problems.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • MMMarmite 11 Jun 2012 12:45:04 992 posts
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    sport wrote:
    You guys don't have cat5 running through your skirting?!?!?!
    Not cat5 I don't, has to be cat6 or cat5e at the very least ;)
  • KayJay 11 Jun 2012 13:01:39 5,287 posts
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    oldgregg wrote:
    Another thumbs up for TP Link. The 2 pack kit TP-PA211 are good value on Amazon and I recently bought the PA281 kit which has one normal homeplug and the other is a PA281 which is like a normal homeplug where you can plug in the ethernet cable but it also boosts the wifi from your main modem.
    Excellent. I have the 2 pack kit also, and was looking for something like this to boost the Wireless signal upstairs.
    I'll have one of them. :)
  • beastmaster 11 Jun 2012 13:40:44 11,149 posts
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    Just a quick note. I've got one running into a multi downstairs and out of a single socket upstairs.

    I tried plugging another plug into the multi downstairs and out of a single upstairs again and my everything went a bit Pete Tong. With one through a multi downstairs was fine. The second one actually managed to somehow bugger up the entire wi-fi.

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  • Zomoniac 11 Jun 2012 14:20:36 7,788 posts
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    My house is full of the cheap Max Value 85MBps ones on Amazon. Still get 25MB internet anywhere in the house with them. I swear by them.
  • Deleted user 11 June 2012 15:19:54
    @mrpon Eh ?? :) Did they give you some cash as well to take them off their hands ??

    I only paid 28 for 2 x PA211's and 41 for a pack of 1 x 211 and 1 x the wireless 281. As long as you aren't an idiot like me and go out for the night expecting your wife to unplug them during a lightning storm, you won't have any problems. On the other hand, if you need to return them after 6 months ...
  • mrpon 11 Jun 2012 15:49:26 28,416 posts
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    :) it was those AV500 jobbies, 120 brand new.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • mal 11 Jun 2012 16:03:02 22,332 posts
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    I'd go for the TP link ones, but I'm mostly happy with wifi. I use TP link for my router and for an wifi access point and those are both excellent.

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  • AceGrace 11 Jun 2012 16:07:12 1,021 posts
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    Can you have multiple plugs in different rooms all feeding from one either port on the router/modem?
  • TheSaint 11 Jun 2012 16:16:50 14,199 posts
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    Yep.
  • X201 11 Jun 2012 16:20:22 15,124 posts
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    Are there any problems with running them via extension leads etc ?
  • TheSaint 11 Jun 2012 16:25:52 14,199 posts
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    Ideally you always want the homeplug itself to be plugged into a wall socket. You can get some pass through ones that can then have an extension lead plugged into them.
  • PhoenixFlames 11 Jun 2012 16:46:56 8,899 posts
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    Mine are plugged into extension leads with no problems.

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • monkehhh 11 Jun 2012 19:09:12 3,267 posts
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    Just thinking about WTF to do about networking now I'm moving out of a shoebox, this sounds good. Fucking wires.
  • AceGrace 12 Jun 2012 15:45:05 1,021 posts
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    I went out and bought a pair at lunchtime. Took me a good hour to get them working but I am now getting 33mb on a 30mb connection.

    Hurrah!!!

    (It took me an hour to pair them because I was doing it wrong)
  • KayJay 30 Jun 2012 13:39:03 5,287 posts
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    Not sure if anyone has recently purchased one of these two kits...
    TL-WPA281KIT or TL-PA251KIT

    But if you have you can submit a claim for a FREE TL-PA211.
    Here is the link...

    http://uk.tp-link.com/common/Promo/Uk/20120618/index.html

    Just complete the claim form and you are away.
    Unless you purchased from ASDA, Argos, Comet & Maplin.

    Edited by KayJay at 13:39:27 30-06-2012
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