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Thoughts on powerline adapters?

#1KeeperofthedarkPosted 8/17/2013 10:14:26 PM
I want to get my computer to run off a wired connection instead of a wireless connection, but, due to house layout, wiring an ethernet cable from the modem to my computer is not possible. I had thought myself out of luck when I saw this particular kind of part. How well do they generally work?
#2SlaynPosted 8/17/2013 10:25:48 PM
Pretty well. Go for it. Return it if it doesn't work.
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#3fataliPosted 8/17/2013 10:36:51 PM
There's a few details like both adapter have to be in the same circuit, but they work fine, is faster than wireless, but slower than LAN.
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#4WyzeGyePosted 8/17/2013 10:38:44 PM
I used Powerline for the better part of last year. It worked great for me, it's literally plug and play.

If it's not going to work for your purposes, you will know within 5 minutes of hooking it up. If it doesnt work, return it.
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#5josh_bazzellPosted 8/17/2013 11:10:23 PM
Works well for what it does. Really well actually. You wont regret it
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#6josh_bazzellPosted 8/17/2013 11:10:49 PM
It is plug n play too, just plug them in and go.
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#7Keeperofthedark(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 11:19:15 PM
Speaking of which, does anyone have any recommendations on what model and/or brand is best? Or what characteristics one should look for?
#8DragnfyrPosted 8/17/2013 11:21:54 PM
There's nothing wrong with wireless these days.
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#9Keeperofthedark(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 11:23:46 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
There's nothing wrong with wireless these days.


There is when it has to go through a few walls and up a floor. Or perhaps I don't have a good enough wireless adapter. Either way, I would prefer the speed and reliability of a wired connection, whatever medium it may be through.
#10WyzeGyePosted 8/17/2013 11:27:46 PM
Mine was Linksys branded.... that's all I remember.
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