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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; Which brand of homeplugs give you best value and how good are they??...

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      Which brand of homeplugs give you best value and how good are they??


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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      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.
      The signals are usually stopped by the electricity meter, but a lot will depend on the type of meter you have.

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      Hi I am completely rubbish at this sort of thing but am trying to use Sky Anytime plus. I have 2 comtrends from when I had BT vision. I have plugged one into the electric socket and connected it to my sky + box with an ethernet cable but can't get it to work. I have sky broadband wireless router. HELP!!!

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      What is your box model? There are several which have not been fully enabled yet. Do you have the Network tab showing on your EPG?

      Check if the Homeplugs are working by connecting one to the router and the other one to your PC/Laptop.

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      Do the plugs have to go directly into the main switch on the wall or can they be used on multiple block adapters, distinct lack of mains wall plugs in our house

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      Quote Originally Posted by tobykim View Post
      Do the plugs have to go directly into the main switch on the wall or can they be used on multiple block adapters, distinct lack of mains wall plugs in our house
      Ideally you should plug these directly into the wall. The signal will be slightly better there.

      Don't think of them as taking a wall socket as they come with a through-socket (i.e. you can plug an item into them that requires mains electric). You will also need to leave the socket switched on, otherwise it doesn't work With this in mind, I would suggest that plugging the extension through the adapter would be better. This is just my personal choice.

      As I see it, the main concerns would be...

      a. not to overload the socket/adapter, which is a general thing that you should be looking at anyway

      b. that another item can plug beside the adapter if it is bulky as these are slightly wider than a standard 13amp plug, where the socket is a double socket

      c. the network cable can reach the item you want to network, you can always purchase a longer cable from a shop

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      As long as you don't use them on a surge protected gang you should be ok.

      I use mine on a regular gang of 4/8 and I have found no problems with them.

      I even tried mine once on a surge protected plug and it still worked although I would not reommend it.
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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      I have these - they are great.. but quick question.

      Could I buy a wireless access point and plug it into one of them?

      The reason I bought them is that my 'office' (2nd bedroom) is far away from the router, so wireless is not good. Bought these to rectify that (plugged into PC) and it works a treat!

      However, I want good wireless now in there - can I buy a wireless access point and just plug it in? Would that work?

      thanks!

      Nick

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      can I buy a wireless access point and just plug it in? Would that work?
      Basically yes, you will have to do a bit of configuring of the routers, but it will work. At its price this is about the best buy available at the moment - NEW! Tenda W311R Wireless N Cable DSL Broadband Router: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

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      Re: Cheap home plug kit 34.98inc. vat

      These dont come with the cables do they.
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