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TRENDnet TPL-4052E 500 Mbps Powerline Adapter with 4 x 10/100 Switch
Style Name: 500 Mbps with 4 Port SwitchChange
Price:£19.16+Free shipping
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 29 January 2013
it was simple to set up and works well, no problems at all, good buy and I would buy again this make of powerline
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2013
I purchased this double pack of Powerline to extend the features of my Virgin TiVo. Every easy to set up. Just plug into a mains socket next to the Broadband Router, attach the Ethernet cable from the router to the Trendnet Powerline adapter, switch on. Connect the other Trendnet Powerline adapter next to a vacant wall socket (not an extension socket) attach the Ethernet cable to the TiVo box and the Trendnet Powerline, switch on. The both Trendnet Powerline will connect to each other through the Router and electric supply. That's all that is required. Really easy. Great value for money. Now I have my TiVo connected to my ipad. It's great!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2013
Worked straight out of the box. No problems at all. Small size is ideal for multi 13amp sockets, it doesn't cover the adjacent switch.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 3 December 2014
I Bought these to get a more stable connection between the PC upstairs and the router downstairs. When connected on both ends to main plug sockets in the house ring main, I got 71Mb/s internet speed and transferring files internally I got 11MB/s which I think is the limit of my router. Compare this to a wireless setup: internet speed 28Mb/s, internal transfer speed 1.4MB/s.

When I connected one of them to a socket in an extension lead, the internal transfer speed dropped to 7MB/s but it was still a more stable transfer rate than doing it wirelessly. Connecting to extension leads both ends dropped the transfer speed further so if you get these, try lots of combinations until you find the optimum. I also purchased a 5M Ethernet lead to connect the upstairs PC to a plug socket in the ring main which has enabled me to reach the limit of the router.

You can also add a third one if you have additional devices around the house. note that each time you plug in one of these it will take while to settle and the speed will increase a little during the first few minutes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2013
Beautiful product. I connected my photocopier to it and it worked a treat straight away. No need to condigure anything, it simply connects, assigns an IP address to the device, install the printer and off it goes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 12 January 2015
Moved house and so lost my nice wired LAN network. Bought two sets of these for whole house coverage not expecting too much. So I have one sending the signal and LAN connection in three different rooms.

They work flawlessly and fast (far faster than wi-fi), and importantly for my confidence to leave them on, run just warm to the touch. I gather from reviews of some others that this is not always the case (TP-Link for example, which allegedly runs quite hot).

Use one unit at TV connected to a Netgear LAN switch to provide four connections to TV, Media box, Freeview box etc. All works fine without any hitches.

Far exceeded my expectations. Read instruction book about enabling encryption if you want to minimise risk of a neighbour logging on to your network!

Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2013
Bought these for use with my PS4. My internet speed is shockingly poor (1.5Mbps) and combining this with the poor performance from my WIFI meant that playing online with the PS4 was a terrible experience, lots of lag making the thing generally unplayable. Tried using a wired connection and this eliminated the problem of poor performance but meant wires criss-crossing the floor. Thought id give these a try. Bloody brilliant!!! Simple to use, plug in one into the router, and the other into the playsation. Boom! Perfect connection. No lag (im still crap at the games though - guess these arent magic after all). No tricky set up, literally 30 seconds and all working well. I installed the software to take control of the network rather than relying on the auto-sync option to protect the network. Again, piece of cake. I think ill be buying some more of these to extend the network (got two PS3's that could do with the TRENDnet treatment too). I cant recommend these highly enough.

The one downside is that there is no through-put for a mains plug which some more costly models have, so you need to have a spare power outlet near the router and another near the device being connected.

The instructions say not to use on extension cables and power-gangs. Works fine on mine though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2014
The powerline adaptors arrived earlier than expected - thanks Amazon, and I plugged one straight into the cable modem/router upstairs and one downstairs in the living room into the wife's laptop. The status LED's on the adaptors all light up to show good connection and I logged straight onto the internet with no messing about. Speed test for my 60mb connection was a very healthy 52mb down and 3.1mb up - and very low ping as well.
I tried my bluray player on the end of a 4 gang surge protected plug which worked fine and it's built in YouTube app worked with out a hitch. The adapters are surprisingly small and very unobtrusive. Unfortunately the supplied LAN cables are bright yellow which could put some people off, but they are 1.5m long. The CD that comes with the units has a utility software on to monitor and change network keys but this is not required for most people and doesn't need to be installed.
Last but not least, the 22 pounds I paid is a bargain, so affordable, you could have these all over the house. I recommend them.

EDIT: Upon constant use, the TRENDnet powerline utility software (supplied) shows a connection speed of 441Mbps. No noticeable lag when gaming over the connection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 September 2013
Having never used an Ethernet via power adapter I was always slightly sceptical, but at £20 I couldn't really quibble, and decided to take a chance.
I'm very glad I did, they work seamlessly, from the moment I plugged them both in, they paired up and I can work in my office as if nothing had changed, but without the half mile of Ethernet cable running through the middle of the house and hanging down the stairs.
No difference to performance, can transfer files around my home NAS and the Internet much as before, very happy!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 7 November 2012
Bought four of these and worked first time - use it to stream music and video to different rooms in the house (old house with thick walls that played havoc with the wireless connection). The small design was important as a couple of them are on display. No complaints so far and seems fast enough.
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