WiFi Connekt Single-Band N300 13A 2-Gang Switched Socket with Ethernet + 2.0A USB Starter Kit (1571T)

Features powerline technology and USB charging. Extends wired or wireless networks over the existing electrical wiring. Provides a full strength, uninterrupted Wi-Fi network throughout the home or office. Ethernet ports can connect any device that requires a cable connection such as desktop computer, games consoles and satellite boxes.

  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 500Mbps
  • Wired & Wireless Connection
  • Pass-Through
  • Frequency Band: 2.4GHz
  • 2 x Ethernet Ports & 1 x USB Port
  • 1 Year Guarantee
  • 15m Wireless Range

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£129.99INC VAT

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WiFi Connekt Single-Band N300 13A 2-Gang Switched Socket with Ethernet + 2.0A USB Starter Kit is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad piece of kit Visually the plug sits 3cm from the wall so somewhat protrudes, which is't practical or visually pleasing. The plastic is cheap and flimsy so be careful not to screw it in to tightly or the buttons will get stuck. The only way to reset the unit was by turning the mains off as the reset buttons did not work. You configure the devices by a admin portal. This doesn't render or refresh properly. Even the logo hasn't been blended into the portal, so looks basic and has limited functionality. Very temperamental units would sometimes work and then just stop. I had the TV plugged into one unit and the TV would restart. The install instructions are useless. Basically run an IPConfig and see what subnet mask you're on, then config the device manually as the automatic setup does not work. There is no support for this device over the weekend so you'll have to call in the week. This may not be convenient for people who work! In theory this is a good idea. However, the product needs to be fully tested before going out to market. Don't waste you're money and more importantly you're time.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good piece of kit Although a little pricey, I purchased this kit to install in my own home as a test for potential use in my HMO properties where wifi coverage maybe an issue. Due to only having 25mm boxes fitted I had to use the extenders which does make the sockets protrude further than I would like. For new installations I will ensure deeper boxes are fitted. The starter kit was easy to fit and relatively easy to set up in SSID mode. I now have maximum wifi signal everywhere in the house and cannot fault its performance. Had a slight problem reprogramming when I changed my router but the service provided by the Groupgear technical department was exceptional. I was considering hardwiring an ethernet circuit in my 3 floor 7 bed HMO currently being refurbed, but will instead use this product where a starter kit plus one extra addon to allow a unit on each floor should give good wifi coverage. Very impressed with the product
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Product I purchased the WiFi Connekt Starter kit to address a particular networking issue. I am glad I bought the starter kit as it is not made clear anywhere I could see that there is a master slave relationship between the sockets so if I had just bought a single socket to address my problem I would have been stuck. Physically the sockets are slightly thicker than a standard socket therefore I did not use the enclosed spacer as it would have protruded too far. I feel that the screws for securing the power cables are very flimsy in that I was not confident that I could screw them in really tightly, it did not help that some mickey mouse spark had left the cables really short in one of the dry liner boxes so it was difficult to get decent length of cable and purchase on the screw. I also found that once I had mounted the slave unit that the reset buttons did not work. This was later found to be because the little plastic tabs on the cable ingress /egress holes were fouling the rear of the socket which caused the malfunction. I cut the diagonal supports/tabs off the dry liner and that solved the problem. You really need to know a bit about IT to install this system, eg no mention is made in the instructions of ensuring that your pc is on the same network as the wall socket master, eg if the ip address of the socket is 192.168.1.10 then your pc has to be set up with its ethernet address in the same network eg 192.168.1.6 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Obviously you have to know if anything else in your network has a an IP address of 192.168.1.10 as you could get a conflict. The wall socket does not support DHCP so you have to physically allocate an ip address to your interface. Once I got over the reset button malfunction issue the Power line extender interface worked a treat and interconnects with the other powerline units I have in the house. I tried setting up the WiFi using all the options but finally settled on just using it as a WiFi extender rather than a Wireless Access Point as that seemed the easiest way to configure. So to wind up, this is basically a good unit notwithstanding the niggles I have mentioned and is a lot neater that using plug in power line adapters. I have also contacted the supplier directly and have received great support.
Date published: 2017-11-13
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Can you please give me a link to the manufacturers web site so I can download detailed information?

Asked by: CWHKKE
Hi, it is http://www.groupgear.co.uk/category_list.asp?ID=57&mcatID=784&catID=28 thank you.
Answered by: WIFI CONNEkT
Date published: 2017-12-01

How difficult are these to fit?

Do you just change this as you would with a conventional wall socket? Do you have to alter your existing wifi network set up in any way?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes these are easy to change as you would with a conventional socket. Just make sure that you check if you require the spacer before wiring the socket in. And should really be done by a qualified electrician. No you do not need to alter your existing Wi-Fi Network just follow the useful instructions provided to see how easy it is.
Answered by: Youngy857
Date published: 2018-01-14
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Specification
Brand WiFi Connekt
Manufacturer Guarantee 1 Year Guarantee
Model No 27-3020/WIFI
Pack Size 1
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Product Depth 38 mm
Product Height 87 mm
Product Length 147 mm
Product Type 13A 2-Gang Switched Socket with Ethernet + 2.0A USB Starter Kit
Total Product Weight 0.65 kg

Product contents

2 x sockets, 2 x spacers, 8 x screws and 2m network cable.