Newlink 200Mbps Powerline Homeplugs

  LinH 13:26 20 Feb 11

Had a couple of these for several years now without any problems, until recently, when one seems to have died.

The PL-ACT led on the unit flashes rapidly and when I plug the ethernet cable in to the PC, the internet becomes inaccessible, both wired and wireless. Take out the ethernet cable and the wireless network aspect resumes o.k.

My question is, can a homeplug be repaired or is it time for new ones? Looked on the net but didn't see much, if any, info regarding repairs. The general net consensus seems to be that about 3 years is the lifespan of homeplugs, mainly because they tend to be left on permanently.

Would appreciate any observation before I bother trawling round potential repairers.



  octal 13:59 20 Feb 11

It would probably cost more to repair it than to buy new units, the average hourly rate is £60 + for repairs if you can find anyone.

After several years you've had your moneys worth out of them.

  LinH 15:44 20 Feb 11

Thanks octal, it's more or less what I was thinking anyway.


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