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    Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

    This is a discussion on Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; Originally Posted by paddymcn Extra Value 200Mbps Powerline Adapter Twin Pack | Ebuyer.com Extra Value 200Mbps Powerline Adapter Twin Pack ...

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      Quote Originally Posted by paddymcn View Post
      Extra Value 200Mbps Powerline Adapter Twin Pack | Ebuyer.com

      Extra Value 200Mbps Powerline Adapter Twin Pack 39.99
      As sky speed only 20Mbps max what the point of getting 200Mbps units.May as well get the 85Mbps work just as good and cheaper.


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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      They are useful if you are moving files around within your home network. As you say there is no advantage for the internet.

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      I've managed to get hold of some Comtrend Powerline adapters as well. They work very well and are easy to setup.

      One friend has a couple in her home, allowing a 2nd router to be setup to act as a WiFi Switch and increasing her WiFi coverage through stone walls. This is not something the Sky router is very good at.

      The Sky router has a 100Mb wired network & up to 56Mb WiFi network. The Comtrend product therefore extends your wired network at the same speed to other parts of your home.

      True the internet connection that Sky provides currently only goes up to 20Mbps (when you live next door to the telephone exchange). Some members will have 1Gb home networks and they appreciate the better speeds for their needs.

      At the moment it is normally when you start copying files between computers that you will really appreciate your home network's speed, although some gamers do appreciate the faster speeds too.

      BT are currently rolling out fibre optics for broadband (BT Infinite). As this arrives, connection speeds could easily reach 100Mb (currently 40Gb) for internet connections. I would expect Sky to be watching this activity and working to some how tap into this new network. You'll be able to download a full movie within a few minutes should you have this where you live. I would therefore recommend that members start thinking now about their home network so that they can move smoothly onto the new connection once it arrives where they live.

      In the mean time, have fun watching your television and remember that it wasn't all that long ago that we only had a handful of fuzzy channels sent via UHF aerial. Now we have TV programs available via DVB, Satellite and Broadband, how much can one person watch in a day?

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I've managed to get hold of some Comtrend Powerline adapters as well. They work very well and are easy to setup.
      Let's hope they're not the DH10P model - there's a product recall on them due to safety issues (risk of electric shock). I note that Netgear are also doing recalls on some of their powerline products too.

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      netgear again?

      The xe103 were recalled years ago due to a safety concerns and they have done it again?
      I'm a PC, and Windows 7 Backup saved my sanity when BitDefender imploded !!!

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      Quote Originally Posted by Old_nick View Post
      Let's hope they're not the DH10P model - there's a product recall on them due to safety issues (risk of electric shock). I note that Netgear are also doing recalls on some of their powerline products too.
      These were/are widely available on eBay, where people supplied with them free with BT Vision, have sold them on. They are also believed to cause RF interference, which may or may not be caused by the same fault.
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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      Quote Originally Posted by Old_nick View Post
      Let's hope they're not the DH10P model - there's a product recall on them due to safety issues (risk of electric shock). I note that Netgear are also doing recalls on some of their powerline products too.
      A good point and I had spotted the recall notice in the searches. I checked against the ones my friend & I have, they are all Ok.

      Yes they were from BT. Another friend didn't want them in my case, and my friend's mother in the other case. They were the only good thing about BT Vision.

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      Newbie question I'm afraid. Do these Home Plugs need to be on the same wiring circuit as each other? In my main fuse box I have seperate isolation trip switches/fuses for the mains upstairs and downstairs. I presume this means they are seperate circuits? My Sky Router is upstairs and my Sky+ Box is downstairs. Could I use these thingies? Thanks for any help. John

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      They should work OK. The demarcation point is the meter, so unless you have 2 meters there should not be a problem.

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      I had heard from someone else that the signal only gets lost when at the transformer, so in theory you could share a connection with a neighbour.

      Before anyone gets worried though, each pair is synchronised with each other and won't talk with another unit unless it is paired first. This process requires a hands-on approach.

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