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Billion P106 HomePlug AV 200 Ethernet Adapter Starter Kit (Includes 2 x BiPAC 2073 R2)

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  • Provides high-speed data transfer of up to 200Mbps via electrical wiring
  • Enable data transmission through existing home power grid
  • Smart power saving technology for improved power efficiency
  • Utilizes Quality of Service control
  • Supports Triple Play applications such as IPTV, VoIP and high-speed Internet access

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Technical Details
BrandBillion
Item Weight458 g
Product Dimensions7.7 x 11.3 x 5.3 cm
Item model numberBiPAC P106
  
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ASINB00400OL60
Best Sellers Rank 95,523 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight458 g
Date First Available24 Aug. 2010
  
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Due to climate change, Green IT is becoming a big issue in current times. With the Smart Power Saving technology, the BiPAC 2073 R2 can automatically detect its Ethernet connection. When a Ethernet-based device is powered down or disconnected, the BiPAC 2073 R2 adapter will automatically fall into sleep mode, which reduces power consumption significantly. Furthermore, when the current usage is in full operation, the adapter can reduce its power consumption which in turn saves money on your electricity bill.



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By L. W. Newton TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Sept. 2010
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I've been using several plug-in Ethernet home adaptors for a couple of years now and have only the 85mbps type devices and they have been bullet proof.

Just a word of warning about homeplug devices, these devices MUST be plugged directly into a mains socket or extension lead that DOES NOT have any kind of anti-surge of anti-spike device fitted, they will NOT work if plugged into this kind of device.

These Billion homeplugs have speeds of up-to 200mbps and are suitable for PC's, internet TV and plain old networking one PC to another. The big advantage with these devices is that they work through your home's electrical wiring circuit, so you can have internet or network access in any room around the house, even in the garage or in our case shed/workshop. Unlike wireless connections the speed of these devices are not effected buy interference or distance, as long as they are plugged into a socket on your houses wiring then a connection is possible. I use homeplugs for a print server, network hdd, 2 PC's and a Humax Freesat box, laptops are connected wirelessly to my router.

Billion claim these devices are energy saving, seeing as they will be plugged in 24/7 then this is very welcome, they reduce their power consumption by 50% during standby and even during use they use 20% less power than other homeplugs.

The setting up of these devices could not be easier, simply plug and play. The LED's on these devices indicate, power, powerline connection and Ethernet connection, the powerline and Ethernet LED's blink when data is being transferred. There are two buttons on the device, one is a reset to default button(hold for 3 seconds) the other a sync button, this is used for syncing homeplug adaptors together and is a security feature on the device.
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I am no stranger to the magical world of Powerline Networking. I discovered the brilliance of these sort of devices several years ago when I was throwing good money after bad trying to make a wireless connection more reliable and functional and failing miserably. I think some houses just have bad areas for coverage and that's just how it is.

Powerline networking gets round this by turning your house/property's electrical ring-main into a network cable so that your devices can hook up without the worry of wires. It solved my problem at the time (which involved a Playstation 3 which as anyone who has one will tell you, are best connected by wire instead of wireless to get optimum networking performance) and ever since I have been a virtuous follower and promoter of the standard.

Anyone buying into Powerline Networking needs to be wary of a few things:

A) Some houses have dreadful electrical wiring which can cause problems or prevent the devices from functioning. I've experienced this first-hand and there is little that can be done about it.
B) They need an un-filtered socket to be plugged into, so don't go plugging them into a surge-protected socket as the surge-protection will stop it from working.
C) If you have lots of things you want to plug in, bear in mind that the router-end of the device is only able to utilise 1 socket from your router, so all devices you are plugging in round the house will be sharing that 1 socket's bandwidth.
D) There is a standard, called "Homeplug". It's worth doing some research to make sure you get the varient of this standard that meets your needs. Homeplug 1.0 was the original standard and offered speeds of 85Mbps (45 up / 45 down).
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Having been frustrated by intermittent wifi drop-outs and having become fed-up with ethernet cables being run from room to room, I decided it would be worth a shot to give this solution a go. I am so glad that I did as I can now surf the net reliably anywhere in the house.
This starter kit comes with everything you need to make a mini wired network - 2 Homeplug adapters and ethernet cables (albeit short ethernet cables!) One adapter gets plugged into the wall and an ethernet socket on your router. The other adapter gets plugged into a wall socket in whatever room you wish to use it in and the ethernet socket on whatever device you wish to link it to. Simple as that!
What I love most about this system is that it is fantastically flexible. I can move my portable adapter with me anywhere in the house and be instantly online and I can also use the same adapter with multiple devices (e.g. laptop, PS3). I'm seriously considering purchasing one of the Billion Wireless Adapters to add to this brilliant little system.
I can really recommend for reliable, flexible and versatile connection anytime, anywhere in the home!
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By TheShopaholic TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Nov. 2011
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I needed to relocate my desktop upstairs and initially thought of getting a wireless client for it as I had never thought of powerline networking. I had recently invested in the Billion wireless router and have been very pleased with it. Both the network and the wireless has been much better since installing it. So I decided upon these ethernet adapters.

I think someone mentioned they don't work on Windows 7 64bit - yes they do! I did not have to install any software, the hardware was recognised and catered for. It was simply a case of plugging in the ethernet adapter and waiting for an IP address to be assigned. Secondly I think someone else mentioned that these tend to drop signal if plugged into an extension socket - not so! I have mine plugged into an 8 socket Belkin extension with surge protector and have had absolutely no problems whatsoever. The signal has never dropped once.

The hardest thing installing these was figuring out how to put the pin adapter into the main box (it comes with 2 and 3 pin adpaters to use with the box itself which you just slot in). So all in all, it took about 10 mins to install (including the time to unpack it) and it worked out of the box - literally.

I have now had it installed for almost 3 months and I would not know that I was not using a proper Ethernet connection. It is brilliant!
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