'Homeplugs' and mains-circuit networks
I'm finding the wireless network in my area increasingly cluttered which is affecting the performance of the two computers in the house which use it, irrespective of what channel I use.
I'm thinking of going down the route of netwoking via the mains circuit, but I don't fully understand what how it works or what I need.
Up here in my little studio I have a Netgear router, to which my iMac is connected by a standard ethernet cable.
Downstairs, two computers currenty access the router over the WiFi: the Mac Mini in the lounge, which is connected to my HiFi and is used as a media centre, and the main household PC in the dining room, used by my wife and children. It's these two computers that I would want to connect via a mains-circuit network.
But, I'm ignorant as to what I would need. Would I just need one Homeplug up here with the router, and two downstairs (one for each computer), or would I need two up here connected to different sockets on the router, and two downstairs?
Sorry for the dumb questions. I'm incredibly new to this kind of home networking. 'New' as in I only learned there was such a thing as mains-circuit networks a few weeks ago.
Thanks for your patience guys.