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Networks Home plugs ? SOLVED

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by adam_bagpuss, 27 Jan 2012.

  1. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    hey all,

    Im in need of some homeplugs. Can anyone recommend some decent ones at a good price ?

    budget is really sub £60 i would think but im open.

    100mbps + is needed (mainly 2-4GB file transfers)

    2x LAN ports would be desirable but not needed as i could use a switch or keep the PS3 wireless.

    Anyone have any suggestions? as a starting point ive seen these on scan

    Newlink NL-HP200DL 200mbps - £45

    or

    200Mbit Twin Pack Homeplugs from Dlink DHP-307AV/B Powerline - £53

    thanks in advance

    SOLVED

    found some on solwise

    NET-PL-200-AV-TWIN - £38 + £5 for del.

    Should be a decent set using the atheros chipset and its 200mpbs + it has QoS
     
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  2. MSHunter

    MSHunter Minimodder

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    I use the 500MB one and thez are great. Runing 3 into one to my router
     
  3. Cleggmeister

    Cleggmeister Of reasonable knowledge...

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    I used generic 85mbps units for media streaming in a new build house. Fine for 16 bit music, wouldn't play 24 bit. No video streaming at all

    Moved to branded 200mbps units, everything's groovy.
     
  4. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    cool good to know

    feel a bit gutted though found some gigabit ones for an extra £15 !!!!
     
  5. MSHunter

    MSHunter Minimodder

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    Don't be from what I have ready they tend to be a lot more sensitive and there isn't a standard yet from what I read.
     
  6. Cutter

    Cutter What's a Dremel?

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    Always bought mine from http://www.homeplugs.co.uk/acatalog/Solwise_HomePlugs.html

    Good, fast and they post to you by special delivery in the UK.

    I used to use Devolo powerline adapters but the wiring in my house is a bit odd and I've found from experience that the Solwise adapters seem able to work better / are less finnicky with odd wiring layouts.
     
  7. F1ash

    F1ash What's a Dremel?

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    I have the Newlink 200mb ones and they work perfectly. Got a good deal on them from the online BT Shop.
     
  8. Abbo

    Abbo ATi or Nvidia?

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    My whole house is set up with various Netgear, all 200mps, and they can more than capably stream HD. Gotone four port downstairs for the Sky+ and PS3, one four port upstairs in the office for my PC, Xbox and work stuff, one in our bedroom for Sky+ and WD live TV streamer and one each in the kids rooms, and have no issue with performance over them.

    Think they may be a little bit more than the £60, but I would recommend them.
     
  9. izools

    izools What's a Dremel?

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    Best ones on the market are the Zyxel 500Mbit adaptors. ~£60 for a pair but can realistically deliver 150Mbit throughput.

    Most 85mbit adaptors struggle to see 8mbit real world throughput and most 200mbit adaptors struggle to see more than about 40-50 mbit real world throughput, if that.
     

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