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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
These adapters represent good value for money, are simple to set up and they work.

The come well packaged: lots of clear plastic film to remove (essential - it covers the ventilation slots). The units are the size of an old-fashioned power supply. The Ethernet cables are generously long.

I was able to set these adapters to work very easily: plug in the downstairs unit, plug in the upstairs (connected to my router), press the button on the upstairs unit, press the button on the downstairs unit (within two minutes) and they saw each other straight away. I then plugged in the Ethernet cables and the set up was complete. The network came to life immediately.

I am using these adapters to connect my Sky+ box downstairs to my router upstairs. Downloading programmes is fast: the requested content is available a minute or so after initiating the download and it streams in faster than it plays back. In effect, a programme can be almost instantly downloaded.

The value-for-money measurement will be complete when I see how long the units last. Assuming they are 'plug and forget' and last a significant length of time (a previous manufacturer's model didn't), these adapters represent a low-cost, high-value solution to networking in the home, and the setting-to-work could not be more simple. Five stars.

March 2014 update: less than six months in, one of these units appears to have stopped working and I have bought some TP Link replacements. Perhaps I was unlucky ... or perhaps, for the price, that's to be expected. I'm not marking them down in case my experience is atypical.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
These adaptors are easy to install and set up. If, for any reason it goes wrong, it's easy to go back to the start and try again (I didn't have to). And, this week, I bought another two to link in to the network. Very straightforward. They have solved the problem of poor signal quality in remoter areas of the house, and at a competitive price.
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on 25 August 2013
The setup of this is a bit fiddly to begin with (you have to plug in both of them then press a button on both of them within 2mins of each other to 'sync' them). But once it is set up it works completely fine, The good thing about is that it wont 'lose' synchronization if you unplug one or both of them within the same household, so that is well done. There are two ethernet cables provided in the box so that is handy although they maybe too short for some ( they are about 2m or 1.5m i think.)

And for those of you wondering, YES it does work when you use a power extension block. However you will face a SIGNIFICANT drop in your resultant internet speed. My line speed is rated at 22Mbps and I was getting about 17.6Mbps when using them both on wall sockets, but with just one of them on a power extension it dropped to 4.8Mbps. So my advice is to always use the wall sockets for best performance. Overall, it does what it says on the tin.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 30 November 2012
Just spent the morning testing a pair of these.

I am using them to bridge between the dining room - where the the Netgear router & modem is, and my study (a wireless blackspot) to connect up my laptop, desktop, and a smart TV via a cheap TP-SF1005D switch TP-Link 5-Port 10/100 Unmanaged Mini Desktop Switch (TL-SF1005D) Plastic Case

When I plugged both adapters straight in to the wall sockets I achieved 13Mb downloads on a "20Mb" Virgin line - I did not test a direct connect as that is a pretty good speed for my line. The speed dropped to 8Mb when one or other end was placed on an extension block that contained surge suppressors and to 4/5Mb when both adapters were on extensions. Using non-suppressed extensions had a smaller effect than the surge types - roughly half.

So I am quite happy with the results as the TV is happily playing BBC iPlayer without any buffering hiccups and I can use the laptop at the same time.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 6 May 2013
These refused to join existing powerline network (TP-link) despite my being patient and trying about 10 times. I eventually tried switching the connection process around (i.e making all my existing devices try to connect to this) which worked.

Lights on the front of the unit often show that the connection is down, when in reality it is fully working.

In summary: it works, but not as reliably or painlessly as the TP-link adapters which you can normally find for a similar price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2014
Excellent product, paired into my existing system within seconds. Would recommend this product to anyone needing internet in various rooms around the house without messy cables or expense.
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on 24 June 2013
Bought these to extend the range of the rubbish router virgin gave us. I plugged one into the virgin router at one end of the house and the other into our old (good) router at the other end of the house and now I have brilliant WiFi all over the house !

Just plugged both in and started working straight away , no setup required and it outputs the full 20Mbps that we pay for .

Very happy with these ! My home network no longer sucks !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 August 2013
Really good price for a reliable piece of kit. I would buy again if need be. Been working non stop since purchase. No issues
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2014
Not a lot to say really, THey work fine, No ugly cables running around the house, and speed seems O.K for me
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on 1 December 2013
It is good when you first put them on, especially if (like me) the wireless doesn't work on a computer, however, after about 2-3 hours of it being on, it heats up quite a lot and this damages the speeds at which it can work. Instead of a 3mb normal download rate, it drops to about 200-300kb download rate after 2-3 hours. Overall, not too bad a product but not great for long uses.
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