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    Which are better:

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      Which are better:

      D-Link DHP-301 Powerline 200M HD Ethernet Adapter Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

      They look quite good, 200mbps for a good price...

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      Devolo dLAN duo Starter Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

      Anyone able to recommend a pack of two for a MAXIMUM of 65

      Thanks...


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      Re: Which are better:

      dabs.com - Dabs Value Powerline Homeplug Network Kit 85Mbps (Twin Pack) (159814)

      for less than 45 for the pair.

      Dabs has an awful lot of choice but these rate well and they have some now as they have a lot of lines with due soon on them, they also have some Belkin ones that are a different shape so you don't block up you power port with the huge plug.

      dabs.com - Belkin Powerline Turbo Networking Adapter 85 Mbps - 2-Pack (F5D4071UK)

      even though they all say don't run off extentions etc, I am using cheap 3 gang of 4 power leads and they are working fine, I don't know if putting them on a surge protector would work but on a regular gang of 4 their ok.
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      Re: Which are better:

      Any of those mentioned except the Devolos, which are only rated at 14mbps. The Dlinks are very good but unless you have a gigabit router, the 200mbps is wasted. I like the Belkins as they only take up one power point. Some others cover the adjacent points and make the use of another plug immpossible, especially the type with a built in PSU.

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      Re: Which are better:

      I have the Netgear V2 Router so am assuming it's not a gigabit router.

      However, if I go for the 200Mbps ones, the D-Links, they will perform practically as well as wired direct from router? E.g. download speeds and internet performance for PS3 (As this would be their many purpose).

      However, surely then the D-Links would be future proofed?

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      Re: Which are better:

      as there is a cap of 16 meg/sec on sky max having a faster internal network will make no difference on how the internet performs as the incoming connection is capped.

      I can't see gigabit networks becoming useful at home unless you move some really big files and often.
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      Re: Which are better:

      They would be future proof in that if you upgraded to a gigabit (1000mbps)router you would see an advantage in transferring files over your local network. However they would be no advantage for internet downloads, as you will be restricted to the speed of your connection. It is up to you really, if you want to pay the extra cost.

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      Re: Which are better:

      Think I'm going to go for the D-Link ones, can share files a bit quicker then over my Home Network, but appreciate the fact that your speed (download wise) is based on your connection.

      So will the D-Link homeplugs be able to download at 1800kbps like I can do if plugged directly into the router.

      E.g. Downloading content at 1800kbps from Playstation Network.

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      Re: Which are better:

      all that the plugs do is provide an ethernet connection to your mains electricity supply, so it's like turning your house wiring into a ethernet cable.

      What can affect the speed is if you have rubbish electrical wiring, but as my house is 50 years old and the wiring in the house gives me 75-77 meg sec on 85 meg plugs, to notice this while on the internet you would really have to have poor wiring anyways.
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      Re: Which are better:

      So will the D-Link homeplugs be able to download at 1800kbps like I can do if plugged directly into the router.

      E.g. Downloading content at 1800kbps from Playstation Network.
      You would be able to download at +18000kbps, if you connection supported it.

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