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Hey guys, i've been curious about this for a little while but finally contemplating actually trying this (homeplug) out, as my wireless is infuriating as hell (constantly disconnects, goes too low, which is annoying in gaming) and my mother damaged her ligament in her leg and has to effectively live, sleep etc downstairs in the living room, where wireless signal CERTAINLY can't be extended to and it'd benefit her (and me also, as she keeps coming into my room - which is downstairs - to use MY computer, which I hate).

Anyway, some quick questions guys, if you wouldn't mind. If we had three adapters, could it work like this:
Homeplug One attached to router via Ethernet upstairs.
Homeplug Two attached to my computer via Ethernet in my room.
Homeplug Three attached to her computer via Ethernet in the living room.
Would that work? How does it know which signals are to be broadcasted to which device? Sorry i'm a noob with homeplugs.

Thanks alot guys, i'll make sure to acknowledge any helpfulness.

Torched-Geek

Edit: One extra question: If I get a Dynamode 85mbps Homeplug Twin pack can I use a different brand of homeplug for the third one?
Edited by Torched-Geek - 7/5/08 at 5:11am
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not sure about mixing brands, but home plugs/powerline ethernet adapters work great, using 2 right now.
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not sure about mixing brands, but home plugs/powerline ethernet adapters work great, using 2 right now.
Thanks alot.
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Thanks alot.
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I've been using homeplug for my xbox for about a week now, got them connected through ethernet port 1 in my router. They work great, had no connections drops, and been streaming media from a wireless pc to the xbox with me problem whatsoever, actually works better than when i have it connected directly to my pc.
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A neighbor of mine had them and his house was older but he had issues with his network dropping when he started up a power tool or the fridge turned on.

With ethernet so cheap, I would just get a few 100ft patch cables and a network switch and run them above a drop ceiling if you can. Thats how I wired my house, except that I bought it in a spool of 1000ft and did all the RJ-45 plugs myself.
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i do not use homeplugs yet.... though ive done alot of research into them as im starting to get really fed up of wireless.

from what iv read, speeds are somewhat alot lower than the advertised speeds, ie they advertise 200mbps but people have only actually been getting around 80-90mbps (and from what iv read your house wiring doesnt affect the speeds, old or new) which is still alot more than wireless lol. and theres no ISP in the uk providing those kind of speeds.

with regards to whats broadcast, it will just be your internet connection, as its only attached to your router. you can set a home network up on them though and network printers etc.

hope this has helped a little im hoping to purchase a couple of netgear ones in the near future.
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A neighbor of mine had them and his house was older but he had issues with his network dropping when he started up a power tool or the fridge turned on.

With ethernet so cheap, I would just get a few 100ft patch cables and a network switch and run them above a drop ceiling if you can. Thats how I wired my house, except that I bought it in a spool of 1000ft and did all the RJ-45 plugs myself.
Wiring is set up differently in the US, which the homeplug systems apparently don't like, because they cause interference.
There's NO way i'm running ethernet cable through my house.
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Anyway, some quick questions guys, if you wouldn't mind. If we had three adapters, could it work like this:
Homeplug One attached to router via Ethernet upstairs.
Homeplug Two attached to my computer via Ethernet in my room.
Homeplug Three attached to her computer via Ethernet in the living room.
Would that work? How does it know which signals are to be broadcasted to which device? Sorry i'm a noob with homeplugs.
I'm not 100%, so you'll want to do your own research, but i don't believe this will work exactly as you want it to. I've heard of a lot of people having problems trying to use a setup such as this before. It's my understanding (and it may be wrong) that the homeplugs work best in pairs, and not sharing a single access point. In your setup you have 2-1 and 3-1. I believe this may not work, or would not work as well as having 2 matched sets of homeplug (ie 1-2 and 3-4, 1&4 being attached to the router).
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Wiring is set up differently in the US, which the homeplug systems apparently don't like, because they cause interference.
There's NO way i'm running ethernet cable through my house.
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Yep it will be fine, good old british wiring.
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