Ethernet homeplugs are they any good?

#1
I have recently had cable internet put into the house which is fine but my pc is upstairs away from my wireless router which has to be near the telly. So instead of bringing my desktop downstairs which makes it a bit hard to have a quick hand shandy when the missus is watching corrie next to me what i need to know is do these gizmo's perform as advertised?
 
#2
How big is your house? Or are you in prison with 2ft thick walls?

You should have no problems with wireless.

msr
 
#4
I have wireless at home. For everything else, I have a mobile internet dongle from my mobile telephone provider. Stick it in, log on and surf away:)
 
#5
If wireless is a problem then the homeplug stuff is pretty good.

I use both, the device I use the homeplug for cannot use wireless. Definately the easier option, literally, just plug in and away you go.
 
#7
I live in a split level flat - rooms on 4 floors of an old victorian house. Have my modem downstairs in the study, but my family PC on the top floor. Wireless was cr*p, even though the physical separation was only 10 metres or so. I was using a bloody long Cat5 cable running up the stairs, until I tried the electricity homeplug system. It works superbly - plug the things in and off you go. No loss of bandwidth or quality, even though the wiring in my house is ancient round-pin stuff. I started using Belkin plugs, but first one and then another developed a fault. Now using Advent plugs from PC World - these seem very good.
 
#8
I have quite a few homeplugs in my house and they work as expected really. I think I there are about 5 devices connected up, two storey house, they work fine for me - but it depends how good your connection is i guess.
 
#9
Next best thing to a wired cat5 network (get at least 85mps system)
Internet, gaming, ps3, radios all work fine- no set up, no fuss.
 
#11
4(T) said:
even though the wiring in my house is ancient round-pin stuff.
Is that safe?? I had the old Bakelite plugs in a two bedroom house I had 20 years ago. Built before the war. Had to have it re-wired just to be safe.
 
#12
Has anyone tried these in a house in Germany? Not sure if their home wiring is different there and whether it would be compatible. Also, will they work connected to a 4 way power strip? I've only got one power socket in some rooms and i'd hate to prevent the missus hoovering because i'm using the power socket to surf asian midgets.
 

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#15
I use wireless but had to put the modem upstairs as one room wouldnt register!
 
#16
Sparky2339 said:
4(T) said:
even though the wiring in my house is ancient round-pin stuff.
Is that safe?? I had the old Bakelite plugs in a two bedroom house I had 20 years ago. Built before the war. Had to have it re-wired just to be safe.
Well, it was safe-ish - at least until the mice ate off all of the old rubber insulation you get on those wires....


boney_m said:
Has anyone tried these in a house in Germany? Not sure if their home wiring is different there and whether it would be compatible. Also, will they work connected to a 4 way power strip? I've only got one power socket in some rooms and i'd hate to prevent the missus hoovering because i'm using the power socket to surf asian midgets.

The various manufacturers all say "do not use in a power extension" to cover their arrses, but in fact mine work perfectly well - i even had one plugged into a daisy chain of about four 15m extension leads (using laptop in the garage) and it still boomed through.

Advent do 85 mbps and 200 mbps versions.
 

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