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powerline adapter - wireless or not

I am in the process of installing a Billion 7800 N Wireless Router/Modem and am looking to buy a pair of Powerline Adapters.

I cannot fathom whether the Wired or Wireless adapter is likely to secure a better connection.

Any help appreciated.

thanks 

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Re: powerline adapter - wireless or not

a better connection to what?

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Re: powerline adapter - wireless or not

good point!  Trying to stream HD from internet into Sony TV.  Stuff like Love Film online.  Then other content which is not so HD - You tube, Catch up TV etc.

 

The computer and internet connection are in the office upstairs and the TV is in the lounge.  Not thick walls, but a couple to get through for wireless from the office. 

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Re: powerline adapter - wireless or not

You'll have a much more reliable connection using wired.

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Re: powerline adapter - wireless or not

thanks any preference or are they all a muchness?

Have been looking at Netgear, Belkin, Billion.  The Belkin boasts of 1gb speeds. Not sure this is ever realised, or likely to be? 

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jcshutts:

thanks any preference or are they all a muchness?

Have been looking at Netgear, Belkin, Billion.  The Belkin boasts of 1gb speeds. Not sure this is ever realised, or likely to be? 



It's unlikely any of your playback equipment can manage gigabit but it's always useful to have, most NAS's can do it and you can get cheap gigabit cards for a PC if it doesn't already have it. Whether you actually get 1Gb/s isn't the point, it should be much quicker than 100Mb/s.

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Re: powerline adapter - wireless or not

ok, that just got technical!

How do I check my PC?  Also which NAS?  I have looked on line and everything seems to stop at 200 Mbps? 

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You'd have to look at the properties for the network card for the PC, start at the control panel work through the network connection properties.

I'd be surprised to see a NAS say it has a 200Mbps connection, standard chipsets are usually 100Mbs or 1Gbps.

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Re: powerline adapter - wireless or not

looking now. I have the properties open on the Realtek PCIe GBe Family Controller and trying to find the speed.  I have also found the NAS thank you

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Re: powerline adapter - wireless or not
jcshutts:looking now. I have the properties open on the Realtek PCIe GBe



Bingo...

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jcshutts:looking now. I have the properties open on the Realtek PCIe GBe

Bingo...

and so the light came on for me.....

 

just working on the NAS adapters next.  

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