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Twin Pack 85Mbps Homeplug Ethernet Adapters

by Solwise

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  • Package includes QuickStart Guide, Utility CD & 2 x 1.8m Ethernet Patch Cables
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BrandSolwise
Manufacturer referenceNET-PL-85PE-TWIN_MK2
  
Additional Information
ASINB000SO94FA
Best Sellers Rank 48,879 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight494 g
Date First Available27 Jun. 2007
  
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90 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Nay on 11 Sept. 2007
I was looking at buying a wireless router for my laptop but was a little apprehensive about the security and reliability issues with WiFi. I spotted the Homeplugs but couldn't get my head around how they worked so went to the Solwise website for more info. The forum is very helpful and the website informative both of which convinced me to give them a go.

I am 100% satisfied with the results. You simply connect one plug to your modem and the other to your laptop/games console and hey presto you are connected to the internet! You need two Homeplugs initially but nothing extra is required as you get the ethernet connection cables in the pack.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Michael Bourla on 2 Sept. 2007
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These adapters do exactly what they promise, simply and easily.

I received my twin pack of 85MB Homeplug Ethernet adapters within a couple of days of ordering. Just plugged them in to the mains, connected them up to my router and a laptop using the included Enternet cables, and it all worked! There's absolutely nothing else to do (unless you want to configure additional security using the supplied software), and you'll have it all up and running within a couple of minutes.

And I found Solwise very helpful with pre-sales technical queries, so have no worries about technical support should it be needed.

So overall, highly recommended!
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By TonyDataMan on 25 Nov. 2010
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We installed a Humax Freesat HD box which connects to the broadband router to provide BBC iPlayer
I am a network systems engineer but I didn't fancy running CAT5 cable all round the house so, for not much more than the cost of a 20 meter cable, I bought this pair of plugs.
I plugged one in beside the router and connected the supplied CAT5 patch lead. I plugged the other one into the wall beside the Humax and connected it's patch lead. 10 seconds of flashing green lights and the Humax found iPlayer. Brilliant. I wish I'd used this for our CCTV - I just never thought of it at the time!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Severs VINE VOICE on 12 April 2010
Incredibly easy to use!

These "homeplugs" have one achilles heel: they cannot be reconfigured using a Mac running Mac OS.

But am I dismayed? No. I unwrapped them, plugged them into the mains, plugged in the provided CAT5 cables, and they started up instantly and seamlessly. Straight out of the box.
In other words, they are just as easy to use as an imaginary hyper-long length of CAT5 extension cable would be, reaching from near one mains socket to near the other (if there was such a thing).

The only possible reason why the buyer would want to reconfigure the plugs is to secure their connection from would-be hackers. Someone who could plug their own homeplug into the same mains circuit and "snoop" your data.
Up to 24 of these things can be plugged in around the house (office? school?), creating a sort of huge virtual ethernet hub, and what if one of those plugs was unauthorised?
The answer is to change the default network name to a private one instead of the default, which all plugs come from the factory with. To do this you must use the supplied software, which is Windows-only. If you worry about such things, take your plugs to a friend's PC (with Windows) or boot your Mac with Windows using Boot Camp. It's easy to do if you really want to. Those without a security issue need not do anything at all.

Or as a simple check when you first plug the first plug into the mains, before you connect your computer/ADSL modem/etc, the plugs have green LEDs on the back to show their status. One of these status LEDs indicates whether a plug has "found" another plug on the mains somewhere. So you can instantly tell if the mains circuit you are using already has homeplugs in situ. Someone else's homeplugs.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Lee Goddard on 12 Sept. 2007
Having just moved house, what I didnt want was metres of ugly coax cable to try and hide away, as my PC is the other end of the house to the cable entry point. Having read some reviews this seemed worth a shot. It really does work, and is very, very easy to set up. I was up and running in 5 minutes, with no configuration needed at all. I have a 4Mb internet connection, and have not noticed any fall off in performance using the HomePlug. A brilliant idea, which just works.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Keeton on 29 Jan. 2008
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For those of you who have an office or out house that needs a LAN connection, you cant go wrong with this unit, I have an office at bottom of garden approx 30 metres from house, connected to my router in bedroom on one ring main to modern fuse box with built in RCD protection on all ring mains and down reinforced mains cable to office, works no problem. note: I did rewire all my house so have good cables and connections through out, all the way to the office, this may or not make a difference.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gill on 3 Aug. 2010
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I bought the homeplug adapters so that I could get iplayer via my a freesat box on my TV. I've not used them before so can't compare with other makes but these plugs were extremely simple to use and I have had no problems with them. They are plugged into an extension lead and an adapter rather than directly into a wall socket which doesn't seem to have caused any problem.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Simon Holloway on 15 Dec. 2007
I've been struggling with my Wi-Fi network for ages - sometimes it would be fine, other times it would drop out for no reason - frustration all round (and ear ache from Wife who is always just about to bid on Ebay when the network goes down!). I tried a Netgear Rangemax N - what a waste of money - a bit more range - but so unstable. As a last resort, I thought I'd try these plug-in adapters. What a revelation! Absolutely brilliant - worked straight out of the box (all I had to do was disable my wireless adapters)- I now have a fast, reliable Internet connection and Network. My Vista Media centre didn't miss a beat - just picked up the connection and carried on faster than ever. These are the business! If you only do one thing to improve your network - then this is it. Only wish I'd known about them before I bought that RangeMax! NB When calculating how many adapters you need - don't forget about the one you need to have connected to your router! Also I am running four of these in different rooms/Wiring circuits - and one is on an extension cable - all work fine (Our house has a modern circuit-breaker type fuseboard)...Oh and another thing - Ordered Thursday night (late) - arrived first thing Saturday...Great service!
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