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Anyone have any experience with powerline network adapters?

#1Ashiva8910Posted 6/20/2012 10:12:26 AM
My wireless router is located in my bedroom and my desktop is downstairs in my office connected with wifi. Lately, it would drop connections or get a weak signal every so often. I've read reviews for various products and all seem to be 50/50.
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#2DV8ingSourcesPosted 6/20/2012 10:16:02 AM
Bump for self interest.
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#3GoIrish80Posted 6/20/2012 10:40:21 AM
My experience with them was good, and that was years ago. I imagine they're a lot better now.
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#4Digital StormPosted 6/20/2012 10:46:54 AM
It works, it definitely works as advertised, but not always as great as you'd hope or expect it to. Mind you, for the sum of cash required to get the necessary products I'd just be drilling holes and throwing in a couple of boxes and going the wired route. But hey... that's me. The advantage of "powerline" networking is the fact that every room in house has (or rather should have) an electrical outlet already.
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#5n00b14Posted 6/20/2012 10:49:36 AM
Are your powerlines copper? If so it should work fine.
#6BalancelessPosted 6/20/2012 11:22:28 AM
Digital Storm posted...
It works, it definitely works as advertised, but not always as great as you'd hope or expect it to. Mind you, for the sum of cash required to get the necessary products I'd just be drilling holes and throwing in a couple of boxes and going the wired route. But hey... that's me. The advantage of "powerline" networking is the fact that every room in house has (or rather should have) an electrical outlet already.


But a major disadvantage is that not all of those outlets are on the same circuit. It's my understanding that all the circuits in a home have to connect to each other at some point on the line, but I've seen tests and reviews indicating that if the two boxes aren't on the same circuit, you can cut the performance of them in half or worse.

I'd just buy the stuff from a retailer with a relatively easygoing returns policy (Best Buy or Wal-Mart might be super useful here). GIve them a shot, and then just take 'em back if they don't do the trick
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#7phoenix009Posted 6/20/2012 11:25:37 AM
Mine work great. d-link. Probably depends on your house.
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#8Ashiva8910(Topic Creator)Posted 6/20/2012 12:03:40 PM
Alright, thanks guys.
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