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Powerline Adapters - how safe are they?

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These Powerline adaptors which allow for LAN connection through a houses powerline - how safe are they? I'm REALLY not too keen on using them in case of power surges and the such, so do they come with built-in surge protection, or would I be able to connect a surge protector between it and the socket to give myself a bit of peace of mind? Also, how would they affect any other items connected to the socket in any heavy-use situation?
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Have you checked reviews? Here is one.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/devolo-dlan-200-aveasy-powerline-adapter-review/
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I have never used them, but I have been told some of them get very hot.
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I use one of these adapters everyday at my job. It surprised me at first how well it worked. It does get warm, but not hot. The speed isn't bad either. We have road runner business class broadband and the adapter is leftover from when we had clearwire. Reception is good seeing as I'm set up clear across the building. I can't speak for other adapters though.
    
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They are problematic with some manufactures. I've seen Powerline adapters prevent TCP window sliding, making connection speeds default to the TCP standard 64K a second without any reason at all. Just make sure your adapter and drivers are listed as supported..
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