Published on 27th December 2008 by
Originally Posted by GliderDoes this also extend your network to the outside world over the power cables?
Originally Posted by GliderThe maximum range could be closer then you imagine, think about apartments... I don't like the feeling of giving physical access to my network to my neighbours...
Originally Posted by WikipediaHowever, some manufacturers only supply the password-setup software in a Microsoft Windows version; in other words, enabling encryption requires a computer running Windows
There’s also the fact that every machine connected to the network via the power lines will be sharing the same bandwidth, which if you’ve got multiple machines connected could soon cause a problem.
testing real world right/copy/read
Originally Posted by andyp06I've been running 3x200Mbps Netgear Powerline plugs as part of my network for about a year, as my WiFi was drowned out by the 12 or so other users in the neighbourhood. I love the Netgears as they give a consistent 85Mbps+ & the data dropouts I had with WiFi are no more. They work with dimmers but do need to be plugged into the wall socket, not an extension. The only thing that stops them is the electric meter, so the neighbours can't snoop, which is another bonus. Setting up secure encrypted WiFi was a royal pain which I don't need to do with the Powerline's, they are quite literally 'plug & go'.
Originally Posted by SolidusAre these a good option for gaming then? I have my xbox 360 connected via wireless adapter and drilling a hole or two for a Cat5 cable is really not something I want to do. If this is sufficient - I may consider it - Could you guys perhaps run a test of some sort to see how it runs? if it works well?
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