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    Homeplug questions

    This is a discussion on Homeplug questions within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Currently using a pair of Netgear @ 85mbits! Previously used Dynamode Homeplugs @35mbits but they both went belly-up! Incidently, they ...

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      Re: Homeplug questions

      Currently using a pair of Netgear @ 85mbits! Previously used Dynamode Homeplugs @35mbits but they both went belly-up!
      Incidently, they will also act as 'switches'. I once had one attached to the router and two attached to devices. No problems at all!
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      Re: Homeplug questions

      Quote Originally Posted by Ned Ludd View Post
      Currently using a pair of Netgear @ 85mbits! Previously used Dynamode Homeplugs @35mbits but they both went belly-up!
      Incidently, they will also act as 'switches'. I once had one attached to the router and two attached to devices. No problems at all!
      ooh ok geoff.... where did you buy them mate?

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      Re: Homeplug questions

      Dabs have a good deal for Dlink adapters The same ones are over 100 in Broadbandbuyer. They get good reviews.

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      Re: Homeplug questions

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      ooh ok geoff.... where did you buy them mate?
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      Re: Homeplug questions

      PC-World Sam!
      Arrgh don't tell Dohldi

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      Re: Homeplug questions

      dabs and amazon are good places to get them, I'd advise to stay away from the Netgear ones due to apalling technical support.

      Those d-link ones look nice, I tried getting them beofre xmas and they were out of stock.
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      Re: Homeplug questions

      Hi gill07

      I just bought those tonight. I should get them on Tuesday or Wednesday. I went for those purely on the price so hopefully they will be okay.

      Essentially they are just a big AC filter to keep the mains voltage away from your delicate pc equipment and your, even more, delicate human body which most definetly does not like mains voltage being applied to it from the connectors of an unplugged ethernet cable or any other way for the matter. Something to which I can testify to from personal experience (not ethernet cables in my case it was a telly I was fixing. Same end result though.)

      They do have some networking circuitry to give the various speeds etc. But as to how well those particular units work I do not know yet. I will post on that subject though as soon as I get em.

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      Re: Homeplug questions

      Which ones sorry Pete?

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      Re: Homeplug questions

      The cheapo Max Value ones from Amazon. I went purely on the price. Amazon say they have dispatched them today (Monday) so I should have them Tuesday. I'll let you know how they perform.

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      Re: Homeplug questions

      Hi again
      I got the Homeplug pair this morning, Max Value 85Mbps Homeplugs 44:89 all in. Delivered By Royal Mail. I ordered them from Amazon on Sunday evening. Very impressed with that.

      Plugged em in to a couple of mains extension sockets and they worked straight away, no setting up required. I have an adsl speed of just around 2Mbps. (Yeah slow I know but I am rural and it suits me) anyway I used the free avg file to test the download speed, file size 51Mb.

      Speed of download via Homeplugs 200Kbps and a download time of 4 minutes.
      Speed of download via 108 Mbps?? wireless connection 90 Kbps (and dropping) and a download time of 14 minutes.

      When I connected the Homeplugs my laptop said that the local area connection was connecting at 100Mbps even though the plugs are rated at 85Mbps. Anyway thats how I got on with them. I have to say I'm well pleased with the way everything has gone. The price is good, the delivery was good and they work well compared to my wireless connection. Downside I suppose laptop wise is that I have a wire tied to a mains plug on my wall and attached to my laptop, not good imo for a lappy but then I didn't buy them for my laptop.

      I hope that little lot is of some use to somebody and I hope you can understand the figures ( I know what I meant LOL) Any questions please feel free to ask.

      Happy Boozin!

     

     
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