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'Homeplugs' and mains-circuit networks

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Hello Cabman my understanding is you will only notice an improvement if the wireless connection from your device to your router is the weak link. Is it posible for you to connect it up via cable, then see what the transfer rates are?  If you don't notice an improvement wired directly to your router, then no kind of home wired LAN will improve it I'm afraid.

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I use develo home plugs and have had no issues with them at all. In fact my sitting room which has blu ray, apple tv, Xbox 360, and hc amp all connected via Ethernet into apple time capsule is not even through the same consumer unit.  We knocked 2 houses into 1 and in effect pay 2 electricity bills...  Not sure how it works but it does......

 

A brilliant product and means multi room audio via apple tv is achievable anywhere there is an apple tv....

 

Gets round the thick walls issue too (the original reason for buying)

 

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RE: 'Homeplugs' and mains-circuit networks

I can recommend using homeplugs. I've used 7day shop units which cost me just over £55 for three, they work well with my Naim Uniti, Netgear Readynas and PS3. You will need one for the router and one for each product you wish to connect to your network.

They won't work with Mains filters however, but they are o.k. with surge protectors.

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Just browsing around at what's available.  I'm surprised that the huge majority don't have 'pass through' mains-sockets built into their tops.  I'll have to do a bit of jiggery-pockery with two-way sockets to make room, both downstairs and up here in the 'studio', because as far as mains-sockets go, there's no room at the inn at the moment.

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I went for a starter pack of 2 plus one extra; all power pass through models (Solwise) and 500 rather than 200s.  Came in at under £100 until I added the 5-port hub and some cables.

I'm looking forward to giving it a try.

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RE: 'Homeplugs' and mains-circuit networks

I think that reply was meant for someone else major f?

 

I will be getting super fast broadband at the end of June, can't wait!

 

Anyway,

 

Check out the solwise and Devolo websites, plenty of devices with pass through there.

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cabman wrote:

I think that reply was meant for someone else major f?

You're absolutely right embarassed that's what comes of sneakily typing on WHF forums when your boss isn't looking!  Hopefully kbarnak will realise the advice was for him Smile

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On Wednesday my starter pack arrived: 3 Home Plugs.  Waiting for the 'school bell' was difficult.  Luckily, the OH was off out as I arrived home, so I was free to play undisturbed.

Being a man (or so Iam occasionally informed) I began tinkering with barely a glance at the instructions - in went Plug A close to the ADSL modem and Linksys wi-fi router.  In went Plug B in the living room within easy reach of the laptop.  Luckily, from a previous existence, I have several cat5 patch cables and quickly had everything hooked up.

Nothing happened (apart from pretty flashing lights).

Hmmm, better take a look at the blurb then.  Ah, must remember to do that next time.  After much pressing of little buttons for 10 seconds and also for 2 seconds on plugs A and B there was suddenly life.  I also installed the DVD content on my laptop for good measure.  Yes, there it was; my infant hard-wired home network was stirring.  It took me probably about 90 mins to fumble my way through everything, but at the end of it I had dual ethernet and wifi access to the internet.  I disabled the wi-fi option and tried a few pages on the web: much faster.  Pushed for time, as I was due out 20 mins ago, I left it at that, rather pleased with myself.

At breakfast next morning all was fine - nice and quick access to WHF to see what the forum was chatting about, and a quick look at my favourite photography-related website.  Smashing.

The problem came when I decided to access the wi-fi at work: it took me ages to figure out how to re-establish wi-fi after disabling it the previous evening!

Not only that, but for some reason the access address to my Linksys router has changed and the logon no longer works, so I cannot get into the config menus at the moment!  But at least everything else seems to work...I think.

Today the Synology NAS and 4Tb of HDD arrived, together with a hub for more convenient sharing of the Home Plug benefits.

The Revolution Has Begun!

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RE: 'Homeplugs' and mains-circuit networks

You don't do it in half meaures do you

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MajorFubar wrote:

You don't do it in half meaures do you

"Carpe diem"?  Smile (Which is probably a fish flavoured chocolate bar).

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excellent!

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