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Does this work? I'm getting 50 kb/s when I should be getting 30 m/bs. Do I just plug one of these into the wall and connect it to my router. Then have one going into my computer?
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If you router supports powerline then yes its that easy.

Post you're router and powerline plug please.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/3/11 at 2:16pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;15164854 
If you router supports powerline then yes its that easy.

I have a Bt home hub 2. (Ugh.) Would these be any better than a range extender? Which would offer better latency?


[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B004INVKP4/ref=aw_cr_item_title?qid=1317676602&sr=8-1"]TP-Link TL-PA211KIT 200Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter - Twin Pack:Amazon:Computers & Accessories[/ame]
They're pretty cheap...



Edit: Does the wiring in my house matter much? And are they reliable?
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The homeplug doesnt support powerline IIRC, therefor you will have to plug a powerline in to it via ethernet to get the network extended to the powerline that you are useing on your computer.
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Ethernet-via-powerline is highly, highly dependent on the quality and age of the wiring in your house.

Also, if you have different rooms on different ringmains (plugs across different circuits) you're lucky if it works at all.

I used it for a while when the idea was still new and only a couple of companies sold them at "reasonable" prices. I quickly became disillusioned with the whole thing and ended up running 20m of Cat5e wherever I needed it - tucked behind cupboards and under the edge of carpet it's practically impossible to spot.
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Ethernet-via-powerline is highly, highly dependent on the quality and age of the wiring in your house.

Also, if you have different rooms on different ringmains (plugs across different circuits) you're lucky if it works at all.

I used it for a while when the idea was still new and only a couple of companies sold them at "reasonable" prices. I quickly became disillusioned with the whole thing and ended up running 20m of Cat5e wherever I needed it - tucked behind cupboards and under the edge of carpet it's practically impossible to spot.
Yeh if you can do the cableing its good, spent a couple of days an etherneted my whole house, im not a fan of having it under the carpets I ran it through the cavities in the wall.

But. OP.. did you use both of the powerlines or did you just plug the one in and epect it to work.
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Yeh if you can do the cableing its good, spent a couple of days an etherneted my whole house, im not a fan of having it under the carpets I ran it through the cavities in the wall.
I didn't have that choice. Walls are solid.
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Our house is 30 years old. Not really sure if that affects the cabling. Are there any other solutions? I've been downloading BF3 for the past 18 hours... frown.gif
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How hot are the adaptors getting? The greatest issue I had with the early ones was that as they got used, they got hot... and the hotter they got, the slower they got. Unplugging them for 30 minutes to let them cool then plugging them in again worked for a while, but obviously wasn't a perfect solution and ended up being the final nail in the coffin for powerline networking for me. While I hope they've improved, I also sort of doubt it.
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