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Belkin Powerline 1Gbps/1000Mbps Adapters for Hi-speed Gaming on PS3/X-Box 360 & HD Movie Streaming (F5D4076uk)

by Belkin
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Item Weight939 g
Product Dimensions25.8 x 20.8 x 11 cm
Item model numberF5D4076uk
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Best Sellers Rank 49,593 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 Kg
Date First Available1 Oct 2007
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Create a multi-user HD home entertainment network through your electrical wiring. Imagine streaming flicker free HD movies, lag free gaming and more all at the same time. No need for special wiring, with Belkin's Gigabit Powerline HD networking adapters, it is that simple.Powered by Gigle Semiconductor's mediaxtream chip, Belkin's Gigabit Powerline provides a secure, stable networking signal anywhere in the home - even for areas that are hard to reach by wireless connections.Because of its high Gigabit speeds and consistent connection, Gigabit Powerline reduces online gaming latency and provides large bandwidth, making it ideal for online PC gaming and ultrafast high-quality transmission of multiple video streams delivering content at 1000Mbps of speed.Create an even stronger network by adding a third or more Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD adapters to your set up. This enables the Xtendnet feature that provides more stability and better performance, essentially making the network "self-healing". The more adapters in your network, the more reliable the connection will get.Setup of a powerline network is simple with its plug-and-play connectivity: plug one end of the adapter into an available wall socket. Connect the other end to any device with an available Ethernet port (RJ45), such as a gaming console, set-top box, or computer. Ideal for ultra-fast, high-quality transmission of multiple video streams, reducing online gaming latency and transferring of large data files. Plug-and-play with push button security. Transfers data at speeds of up to 1000Mbps. Includes one single-port Adapter for a gaming console, HDTV, or a computer and another single-port Adapter. to plug into a router. Improves Internet connectivity in remote rooms or places hard to reach with wireless connections. Provides a secure, stable networking signal. Compatible with HomePlug® AV products. Mesh network: Adding a third (or more) Belkin Powerline Adapter enables Gigle’s xtendnet™ feature that provides increasing networking stability and performance by creating a transparent mesh network.

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Create an even stronger network by adding a third or more Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD adapters to your set up. This enables the Xtendnet feature that provides more stability and better performance, essentially making the network "self-healing." The more adapters in your network, the more reliable the connection will get. Setup of a powerline network is simple with its plug-and-play connectivity: Plug one end of the Adapter into an available wall socket. Connect the other end to any device with an available ...

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Issues at first, but overall really good. 26 Sep 2010
I bought these a few weeks ago now and for the first 2 weeks I was having to restart both devices every day due to the powerline connectivity dropping.

I started reading around to see if anyone else was experiencing the same issues and found the large number of 1/5 ratings on Amazon - which obviously got me a little worried. Now up until then I hadn't really tried to resolve the issues as I was spending a lot of time away from home (with work), but having read the reviews I decided to have a proper go at fixing the connectivity issue before returning these for a refund.

A quick visit to Belkin's website later and I had the firmware update software on my laptop. Then 10 mins later I'd got it installed on both devices. That was 7 days ago now and I haven't had a single issue since.

Bandwidth is as expected (given my router is the basic one from Sky) and connectivity is very stable. Hopefully people who have had issues will find this useful!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly awful - steer clear 10 Jan 2010
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If you want a stable home network - just don't bother with these.

My house is pretty new (<10 years) with good quality wiring. I bought two pairs of these adaptors to attempt to create a faster, more stable replacement for a wireless-based home network, connecting 4 different groups of computers / network devices. After a couple of weeks trying to get these to work properly, I've given up and reverted to wireless.

Speed was pretty good - most of the time, I got the indication that the link was > 200Mbps, which is great. What was unacceptable was the frequent connection drops. I run a monitor from one machine in the house that checks once per minute whether it can reach a given web page. Over the space of the last week, I've received approximately 20 alerts per day indicating that the network is not working (the web site, and my ADSL, have been up just fine for all of that time). Frequently (several times per day) I find that one node in the network is completely unable to talk to the rest of the nodes. The only fix seems to be to turn the Belkin adaptors off and on again. I've even considered putting them all on a timer, rebooting them a few times each day, it got that bad.

I'm an experienced software and telecomms engineer with a deep understanding of networking protocols and hardware, but I despair of ever getting these to work reliably. There are no available tools to troubleshoot what's going on, and the indicators on the boxes themselves suggest that there are no problems at all times, even when the adaptor is not working at all. The available firmware update seems to make the adaptors even less reliable.

Belkin claim that adding more adaptors past the first pair will make the whole network faster and more stable.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Expensive damp-string. Terribly unreliable. 7 Mar 2010
I bought a pair of this 2 days ago, plugged them in, and the first experience was very good:
They instantly linked up with the blue light indicating a good connection between the two units, and I started attempting to stream some HD content across my home network and was pleased that the 720p stuff that wouldn't quite work before with my old 85Mbps rated Homeplugs, did now work.

However, from there, it was all very downhill.

The next day, the connection between the two rooms appeared to drop completely, which upon initial diagnosis appeared to be because the DHCP server (built-in to dsl router) in one room wasn't giving IP addresses to the computers in the other room. After initially suspecting the router's DHCP server was dodgy, and giving out static IPs, I was still having no end of problems are eventually traced the problem to the Powerline line adapters (why I didn't think it was this sooner I don't know - perhaps because I had so much Hope invested in these units and I really Wanted them to work - I really did).

They just randomly don't route packets between the two ends. They worked for a bit, and a bit faster than the rest of the products on the market but this gain in speed comes with a terrible sacrifice of reliability.

They might work well in some homes. For me, they are not fit for purpose. I'm sending mine back.

Some might say my expectations were too high, but my expectations are this;

If the wirings's good, it should run at High speeds
If the units can't maintain a high speed connection reliably, the speed should be reduced until reliability is achieved.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much hype, not enough improvement 12 Feb 2010
I bought these to replace the 85Mbps Devolo ones I had been using for a while. I have been using the Devolo ones for a couple of years with no problems.

I decided to swap them out for these new Belkin ones as an upgrade.

My Devolo ones have a theoretical maximum throughput of 85Mbps and I reliably got 22Mbps.

These new Belkin HD ones have a theoretical maximum of 1Gbps - i.e 1,000Mbps.

I achieved 30Mbps, now this is obviously 36% improvement. But no way near what I was expecting. I can't help wondering if the 200Mbps Devolos with the mains pass through would have been a better buy (I have to run one end via a power strip which apparently reduces performance - this would be avoided with a passthrough powerline plug).

The Devolos come with a software app, which gives you a little more flexibility too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good purchase
Bought these for a fast mains network and have had nothing but trouble using them.
They lock up all the time and need restarting. Read more
Published 1 month ago by William R Eliot
5.0 out of 5 stars Dont give up!
I have 4 of these units throughout the house.

I live in a bungalow so the wireing is a bit - different. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Janus Johansen
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible do not buy!!!
They randomly drop connection between the router and pc. There is no issue with the internet as the wireless connection still kicks in, don't waste your money on these gonna try... Read more
Published on 18 April 2012 by Lewis Birch
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid
The adapters are high maintainence and unreliable. Replacing broken ones - an all too frequent occuence - is time consuming as the new ones do not seem to work easily with... Read more
Published on 8 July 2011 by P. Doherty
5.0 out of 5 stars Belkin powerline
the Belkin powerline arrived quickly and in great condition-they are is good value when I did a price check-and has solved my problem boosting the power for my wireless connection
Published on 30 Jan 2011 by Terry
3.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable
I have the following setup;
- powerline units both plugged directly into the wall, no extensions
- gigabit switch to operate the network
- Cat 6 cabling from... Read more
Published on 14 Jan 2011 by Ibizarre
1.0 out of 5 stars Connections dropping
Like several of the previous reviewers here, my initial impression of these adapters was pretty good. Decent speeds and a reliable connection. Read more
Published on 1 Jan 2011 by Dean
1.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't use Belkin again
If you can get better than 50Mbps you're doing well with these. I've used powerline devices for years, and these are the worst i've ever seen. Read more
Published on 25 Nov 2010 by Alex Comerford
5.0 out of 5 stars Worked a treat
I have been using this product since August. Bought these because my wireless network (Belkin wireless USB and BT Voyager Router) simply couldn't cut the mustard. Read more
Published on 14 Nov 2010 by Mr. Paul Haley
1.0 out of 5 stars belkin gigglejunk
These things cause total devastation to radio, from anywhere between 3 and 300 Megs, and anything up to half a mile from the source. Read more
Published on 9 Oct 2010 by Mr. E. Bray
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