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Ethernet over power - what's the best?

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Ok... I'm pretty much clueless with anything networking. Basically, I'm moving into an out-house thingo in a few weeks and long story short, wireless is out of the question between the main house and there. Therefore, I've started looking at alternatives and this thing called EoP(ethernet over power) popped up. I've done the research I can(there isn't much info around tbh) and I know that I'm well within specs for using it(50m of power cable max, all pretty much new) but I can't actually find a proper comparison between the different ones available.

My only real requirements is that I can plug one end into the router into the house, and the other into my computer(or router, but this should make no difference to it should it?) while still getting good speeds and pings so a point(or push) in the right direction would be greatly appreciated
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Are you asking for an adapter brand recommendation? There's no comparisons because they're pretty much the same (the exception being dlink's crappy quality). The adapter from tp-link works well.
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How much of a distance are we talking here? They work a pretty considerable distance.
I think it should work. Pretty neat device.
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Are you asking for an adapter brand recommendation? There's no comparisons because they're pretty much the same (the exception being dlink's crappy quality). The adapter from tp-link works well.
Pretty much. If they are all pretty much identical should I just go for the cheapest?
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How much of a distance are we talking here? They work a pretty considerable distance.
I think it should work. Pretty neat device.
I think I said in the OP that it'll be 50m tops... in the specs for most of them it gives 300m, I'm just curious as to how my speeds and pings will be affected at those distances.
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and long story short, wireless is out of the question between the main house and here
could you expand that long story?
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Pretty much. If they are all pretty much identical should I just go for the cheapest?
The well known brands are pretty much the same but there's no telling what's in the cheapest powerline adapters. While things aren't as inconsistent as wireless there's plenty of room for aweful implementations that ruin the latency and transfer speeds.
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could you expand that long story?
The main house is like a faraday cage(I can't get any phone signals at all inside, no wifi signals outside). I'd basically have to wire an antenna to the outside of the house for wifi to be viable(and there is no way I'm doing that). Since I can't dig trenches or go drilling through walls the only way I could see getting internet out there is using existing infrastructure, and literally the only thing available to me is the power(no phoneline out there or anything else).
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The well known brands are pretty much the same but there's no telling what's in the cheapest powerline adapters. While things aren't as inconsistent as wireless there's plenty of room for aweful implementations that ruin the latency and transfer speeds.
This sums up the range available to me(I think). Anything I should steer well away from? I'm completely clueless with this sort of stuff
Edited by jackeyjoe - 10/29/11 at 9:59am
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Do they both feed from the same breaker? If not, pretty sure there's no chance of it working.

You could always run a really long ethernet cable inside some buried PVC pipe
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This sums up the range available to me(I think). Anything I should steer well away from? I'm completely clueless with this sort of stuff
If the netgear kit is within your budget, go for it.
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how old is the house you are working in?

i tried all sorts of home networking options before i discovered something great.
the builder of my house used cat5e for all of the phone lines.

who uses a home phone these days?

wired up the house using the "phone lines"....
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