Powerline and similar network adapters

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Mentalguy2k8, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Mentalguy2k8

    Mentalguy2k8 Guest

    Hi,

    Anyone use these adapters that use the mains wiring to transmit network
    data?

    I'm upgrading from 50mbps to 100mbps broadband and wondered if I'd get
    anywhere near this through a set of these (rated 200mbps) adapters? I'm
    aware that they never reach the manufacturer's claimed speeds, but what can
    I realistically expect?

    Unfortunately I live in a house that's all concrete, so I can't "hide" an
    ethernet cable without a lot of work, otherwise I'd run one from the
    existing router to another router.
     
    Mentalguy2k8, Feb 28, 2012
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  2. Mentalguy2k8

    News Guest

    Yes, I use Solwise ones, with great success. Our house is granite, with
    walls two feet thick, and conventional wireless just does not work
    through the walls. Connection to the outside world is via a
    conventional wired Speedtouch router, which feeds a wireless D-link box,
    which covers a couple of rooms. Elsewhere in the house, there are
    various Solwise units, both wired and wireless. I have never tried to
    measure speed, because it does not really worry me. However, wife and
    son are both avid gamers, using PC and Xbox, and neither think there is
    any difference whether directly wired to the Speedtouch router or the
    Solwise wireless box.

    Just a thought. To work, the Solwise units must be plugged into the
    same electricity supply. I say this because our house includes a small
    shop with independent electricity supply, and the Solwise units will not
    work from one to the other.
     
    News, Feb 29, 2012
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  3. Mentalguy2k8

    Mentalguy2k8 Guest

    Thanks very much, I really wanted to run an ethernet cable between the two
    but concrete walls rule that out because there's no way of hiding the cable,
    and I personally don't like seeing cables running down walls, even
    underneath trunking.
     
    Mentalguy2k8, Feb 29, 2012
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  4. Mentalguy2k8

    Bob H Guest


    I have just got 3 of theses, and have no problems streaming video from
    my home server upstairs to the tv downstairs:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-...VKP4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330626757&sr=8-1
     
    Bob H, Mar 1, 2012
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