Which companies for ‘Powerline Adapters’ do you suggest?

Drsunil V April 9, 2014
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Which companies for ‘Powerline Adapters’ do you suggest?

Please note that the question is for company names and/or brands, but not models of Power Line adapters. An example would be TP-LINK but I’m asking for multiple company names which you know of.

  1. Oron J
    April 10, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    D-Link, Netgear, Devolo, Solwise, Comfast, Linksys, TP-Link, Zyxel, BT (in the UK). I've also read good things about Billion but never tried them myself.

  2. Jan F
    April 9, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Most of the reviews I have seen over the years suggest that devolo are a safe choice.
    http://www.devolo.com/

    • Drsunil V
      April 10, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks. Please tell additional companies. and also please tell why companies selling powerline adapters in one country do not sell the adapters in another country? When I asked Dlink India , it was informed that Powerline adapters are not manufactured , though many models of Dlink Powerline adapters are viewed online

    • Jan F
      April 10, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Oron has already listed a lot of additional companies.

      As for why companies are not selling in certain countries, there are various reasons:
      - the market is saturated by other manufacturers
      - laws and regulations that prevent it or make it hard, or the lack of such
      - the market itself is not profitable or beneficial

      At the end of the day no one will ever tell you the true reason.

  3. Hovsep A
    April 9, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    best will be the same company of your router for compatibility issues but Belkin should work Okay, depends of you like streaming over 720p then go over 200 Mbps because i think 200 Mbps will be just good for 720p movies
    Best power-line adapters
    http://www.cnet.com/topics/networking/best-networking-devices/power-line-adapters/

    • Drsunil V
      April 10, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks. I have noted the link. 1) Are most powerline adapters above 200 mbps and above? 2) Why 500 mbps is required? if 200 mbps is greater than sufficient? and network speed do not exceed such speeds? 3) Are adapters models mentioning 'universal' would not show incompatibility with country specific voltage levels? and , 4) Vice versa any country ( voltage ) specific powerline adapter can run in a country for which it has not been made ( voltage ) inspite of the voltage differences or the adapter not being 'universal model'? 5) How to know whether adapter is 'universal'? say in it's listing in online mall

    • Hovsep A
      April 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      1) Some are 200mbps and others more
      http://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/powerline/
      NETGEAR offers a wide selection of Powerline extenders and adapters delivering speeds up to 500 Mbps.
      2) 500Mbps Powerline was an average twice as fast as 200Mbps Powerline kits.
      http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/network-wifi/3491484/what-is-powerline/
      3,4) Normally well known company should not cause problems or they will mention for compatibility problems. It is better not to play with the voltage, powerline may not like it.
      http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/20233/~/product-faq%3A-powerline-adapters
      In North America, NETGEAR Powerline products work with 110 volt 2-prong or 3-prong electrical outlets. Outside of North America, there are country specific plugs for the Powerline products sold in those regions.
      5) Well if they say it is universal then it should be, sometime the word universal do not cover everything but part of things and this is why they call it universal, if doubts you have to speak with the support team for more info.

    • Drsunil V
      April 12, 2014 at 5:25 am

      Please tell the differences of Powerline adapters custom for different countries. Is it also the pin size which may not fit in socket of another country?

    • Hovsep A
      April 12, 2014 at 7:22 am

      well if you buy a powerline that is made in a country and they claim universal they should include whatever needed (three-pin wall power socket...)to make it work elsewhere. Now dont go to any troubles your town market should have the right powerline for you to use.

    • Drsunil V
      April 12, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Thanks. I understood. Please tell that 1) voltage problem is also included to suit in 'universal' models? I tried DLink and Tp-Link , both of which have no Powerline Adapters for India currently. 2) Can you suggest a purchase link for powerline adapter for basic use on any Indian eShop ( amazon.in , junglee.com , ebay.in... ) which can fit into Indian socket and also would not require step down converter ( would work directly )? 3) Do EU , US , AU models of Powerline adapters suit voltage and plug sockets in India? Please note many models show pin which do not look like common devices' pins which fit in Indian Plug sockets. The online models show pins which are rectangular in shape ( TP-Link and DLink models on Amazon.in , ebay.in ) rather than rounded ( as in TP-Link.in ) which displays the models but are out of stock. Example of rectangle pin model is at http://www.amazon.in/TP-LINK-TL-PA2010KIT-Powerline-Adapter-Starter/dp/B00AWRUIY4/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1397289041&sr=1-1&keywords=powerline+adapter and of rounded pin is at http://www.tp-link.in/products/?categoryid=206

    • Drsunil V
      April 12, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you very much! Your endeavor to reply is appreciated! I have viewed almost every link in your reply and marked your answer 'best'. It has been noticed that except for one all models have rectangular and not rounded pins. Does this mean they won't fit into Indian sockets? Do all models work for voltage in India? Are they 'universal'?

    • Hovsep A
      April 12, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      they should work out of the box and they should provide some plug type if necessary. Before purchase just be sure you read the article;India Electricity – Electrical Plugs, Converters, Electric Sockets, Electric Adapters
      Best for you to get the rounded pin one i think the belkin ONE. also if you buy from ebay i think you can contact the ebayer for more info.

      you can also look for AV500 Gigabit Powerline Adapter (TL-PA511KIT) is available for Rs.4,711.52 ($89.99) by the end of May 2012.
      http://www.eetindia.co.in/ART_8800667486_1800006_NP_3acfcd89.HTM
      it means it should work perhaps with the right plug

    • Drsunil V
      April 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks. I have viewed the link about India voltage with care. Please tell , why you say 'out of the box'? I mean are they compatible with voltage ( as in India voltage link )? or bec they are 'universal' models? or both? Does 'universal' model of Powerline adapter imply universal voltage , pin size ......? Which country or continent specific Powerline adapters are cross compatible with India voltage?

    • Hovsep A
      April 13, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      OUT of BOX I mean that they should not cause problems like lengthy installation process, i am not the manufacturer, now if they sell their powerline adapter worldwide they yes it should be compatible and they should make a kit with the right pin size adapters. They should mention •Compatible with both 120 volt and 240 volt electrical. systems ? Integrated 100V-230V Switching Supply

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