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Well then the birds would poop on it...seeing as there is poop all over the side of my house!
Well, sheesh! Get a grey wire then!

Have you looked at the Netgear Powerline stuff? I've never tried it but it looks to be pretty cool. Basically it's a wired network that runs through the electrical wiring of your house. It's kind of expensive, though. One of these days, I'm gonna give it a shot...

http://www.netgear.com/Products/Powe...g.aspx?for=All

Cnet articles about it:
http://www.cnet.com/4520-7390_1-6274537-1.html
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3243_7-5021351-1.html
http://www.cnet.com/How_to_set_up_a_...1-6271233.html (video)

Super fast powerline networking is coming:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...er-second.html

And cause I'm a geek like that, here's the "How Stuff Works" article about it:
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/power-network.htm
     
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Route it through the walls/ceilings/floors.
    
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Well, sheesh! Get a grey wire then!

Have you looked at the Netgear Powerline stuff? I've never tried it but it looks to be pretty cool. Basically it's a wired network that runs through the electrical wiring of your house. It's kind of expensive, though. One of these days, I'm gonna give it a shot...

http://www.netgear.com/Products/Powe...g.aspx?for=All

Cnet articles about it:
http://www.cnet.com/4520-7390_1-6274537-1.html
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3243_7-5021351-1.html
http://www.cnet.com/How_to_set_up_a_...1-6271233.html (video)

Super fast powerline networking is coming:
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...er-second.html

And cause I'm a geek like that, here's the "How Stuff Works" article about it:
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/power-network.htm
Dude this stuff is EPIC

Whats the downside though? All the articles Im reading that i googled are from 2006...

+rep for showing me this!
    
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I just bought my MacBook and I am using the Wireless N for my Wireless and it runs just as fast as my PC which is hooked up through an ethernet cable. =)
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Yeah, it's pretty cool stuff...at least in concept. Like I said, I haven't ever tried it since it's pretty spendy. It's about $100 for each plug so to get from one room to another, you're looking at $200.

Although, I did just come across this place which has a Wireless G range extender Powerline plug in. It seems like basically a WAP which connects to your router via another Powerline adaptor.

http://www.justdeals.com/Items/wgx10...nge%20Extender

I think some of the downsides are that if you have any sort of electrical interference (hair dryer, paper shredder, etc) it affects the connection. I've also heard that if your house isn't wired right and has multiple wiring areas (sort of like, but not necessarily circuits - I think they're called phases), you might not be able to get a connection between rooms.

There are some wikipedia articles about this stuff too. It's a pretty big emerging technology.

If this is the route you want to go, you'd probably be better off going to a brick and mortar store with a good return policy like Fry's or Best Buy to pick up a set of adaptors and give it a try. If it doesn't work for whatever reason, just return it within their return policy period and you're not out any money.
     
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Yeah, it's pretty cool stuff...at least in concept. Like I said, I haven't ever tried it since it's pretty spendy. It's about $100 for each plug so to get from one room to another, you're looking at $200.

Although, I did just come across this place which has a Wireless G range extender Powerline plug in. It seems like basically a WAP which connects to your router via another Powerline adaptor.

http://www.justdeals.com/Items/wgx10...nge%20Extender

I think some of the downsides are that if you have any sort of electrical interference (hair dryer, paper shredder, etc) it affects the connection. I've also heard that if your house isn't wired right and has multiple wiring areas (sort of like, but not necessarily circuits - I think they're called phases), you might not be able to get a connection between rooms.

There are some wikipedia articles about this stuff too. It's a pretty big emerging technology.

If this is the route you want to go, you'd probably be better off going to a brick and mortar store with a good return policy like Fry's or Best Buy to pick up a set of adaptors and give it a try. If it doesn't work for whatever reason, just return it within their return policy period and you're not out any money.
Well Newegg has decently branded powerline adapters for under 60bucks so Im lookin at $130 as a permanent solution.... however thats still pricey to wire up ONE computer!

I will do as you suggested later this year with going to Frys/stores and testing these items (Im concerned for this summer as thats when I move back into my parents house)
    
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If you get the plug-in wireless extender thingy I linked to from Justdeals.com it effectively gives you a wireless access point. Plus you can hook the powerline adaptor into a hub/switch (they even sell models with built in hubs).

But, yeah it's a little pricey. If you do give it a shot, post back and let us all know what you think. I'd love to hear about it!
     
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I can vouch for that one. Mine's been running strong since last June when it first came out ... Lots of features and excellent coverage for both wireless G and N



You get what you pay for.
    
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I can vouch for that one. Mine's been running strong since last June when it first came out ... Lots of features and excellent coverage for both wireless G and N



You get what you pay for.
Thanks for your input - its valueable!


And considdering the costs with powerline adapters, Im not so sure its worth trying... on top of the risk that it may very well not work because my house has been well....modded by its previous owner... Behind my room theres an extension built on so I dont know if my powerlines are 'compatible' with this setup !

Ill prob just get that router you guys posted - two having said good results is plenty for me to accept it as a good product... Ill pick it up once I move back in with the 'rents
    
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That is the router that I am about to buy, as well as a PCIe x1 D-Link card for the computer.
Here is the card Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127218
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