Don’t have a wired network?


If you don’t have a wired Local Area Network (LAN) then here are some easy ways to create one:

Powerline Adaptors to extend/create a wired network

These are an inexpensive and simple way to create or extend a wired network from your router.

Pros:

  • The Easiest way to create a wired network.
  • Plug and Play – just plug them in and that’s it. No settings to mess up!
  • Gives a good strong, stable connection
  • Some have a “pass through” facility allowing you to plug in other mains appliances etc.
  • No disruption to décor and no need for experts in wiring and circuitry

Cons:

  • The devices need to be on the same circuit (mains ring)
  • They need to be plugged directly into the socket (not extensions) so you may need one with a ‘Pass Through’.

Examples:

TP-LINK TL-PA4010 Powerline Adapter Kit  under £30 (shop around)

BT Broadband Extender 600 Powerline Adapter Kit – Twin Pack under £25

TP-LINK TL-PA9020P Powerline Adapter Kit – Twin Pack   around £75 – you can plug in other appliances to these “Pass Through” adaptors

The above links all point to PC World for information only. The devices can be bought elsewhere.  PC World will price match them if you show proof of a better price elsewhere.

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