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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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.
But avoid Belkin.|
Always avoid Belkin.
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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
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.
|devolo. get the wifi ones if you can stretch to it.|
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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.|
|You guys don't have cat5 running through your skirting?!?!?!|
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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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
sport wrote:Not cat5 I don't, has to be cat6 or cat5e at the very least
oldgregg wrote: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.
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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|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.|
@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 ...
|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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|Are there any problems with running them via extension leads etc ?|
|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.|
|Mine are plugged into extension leads with no problems.|
PSN - phoenix1flames
|Just thinking about WTF to do about networking now I'm moving out of a shoebox, this sounds good. Fucking wires.|
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.|
(It took me an hour to pair them because I was doing it wrong)
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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...
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