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Upgrade from Wireless N to Powerline ?

post #1 of 13
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Hi,

I'm currently using a D-Link DWA-552 wireless adapter with a DIR-655 Router and I have tons of problems with my wireless. Random disconnects etc ...

I would like to upgrade my Wireless adapter to a starter powerline kit from antiontec (http://www.actiontec.com/products/product.php?pid=203) but i dont know this brand too well ... I just wanna buy it because i can get that kit for 50$ and the others would be 80$+

so what do you guys think about that kit and is it gonna be okay for gaming ? Probly better than what i have now :/
post #2 of 13
Netgear has some really good power line stuff on th market. I would look at them first.
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post #3 of 13
I tried a netgear version awhile back, and unless you have brand new outlets/wiring, it will be slower than wifi. Only advantage for me was no loss of reception. Needless to say, I took it back and got a better router.
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how is it slower than a wireless connection ? I thought it was supposed to be faster
post #5 of 13
alwaysAMD, so which router did you get and to the rest of you, what's the best wireless-n router to get at the moment?
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Jomboh View Post
how is it slower than a wireless connection ? I thought it was supposed to be faster
Supposed to be, yes, but it's speed depends highly on the wiring in your house. Bad wiring, slow speed.

And I bought a Linksys E2000.
post #7 of 13
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bleh I have no idea how's the wiring in my house ... :/
post #8 of 13
Buy it, and try it out. If it doesnt do well, take it back.
post #9 of 13
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buying it from someone ... It's brand new never used but its not from a store
post #10 of 13
How old is the house? How old are the dates in the circuit breaker? How many appliances can you put on a single circuit before it trips the switch?
The lines at this house(it's very very old) can handle ~1800 watt's in the front of the house, and ~2800 in the back of the house. Back of the house is 30 years old.
Back of the house was good enough to use powerline networking(~6Mbs on the lan at best), but it was slower than the wifi excluding the signal drop when any interference popped up...
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