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Just bought some powerline network adaptors from Netgear. I'm probably late to the party, I'm sure many of you consider this gear to be old hat...but I'm frankly stunned at how stupid easy these were to set up. "Plug and play networking" is not something I ever would have thought possible until I tried this baby. But wow...plug one into an outlet in my office and connect it to my router, plug the other one into my game room and connect it to my X360...and voila, my X360 is downloading system updates without me doing anything else.

Before anyone asks, I didn't buy the Xbox wireless adaptor because the wireless-N adaptor is $99 and these were only $69. Why spend more money on something that can (I assume) only be used with an Xbox? When the next Xbox comes out, it will have wireless built in and I can repurpose these powerline adaptors for something else...network printing, maybe. (Although printers are including WiFi a lot these days too...)
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Mad Catz Wireless N Gaming Network Adapter for $64:
http://www.circuitcity.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5559448&SRCCODE=CCDJFISH&cm_mmc_o=2mHCjC3wkkYubltCjCVqHCjCdwwp

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What's the throughput on your Powerline units?
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo;11843087 
What's the throughput on your Powerline units?

Listed at 85 Mbps, although I'm sure it's not actually going up that high any more than WiFi actually achieves its max rated throughput.
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