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    Are wall pugs a god send?

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      Are wall pugs a god send?

      Hey

      My router must be getting some interferance from somewere and it keeps dropping out about 5 times a day my speed is ok when running.

      Should I spend the money and forget the router?

      My router is quite far from PC. (on other side of house upstairs)

      Thanks

      Sorry meant to say wall plugs, Dont worry I am not going to stick a PUG in a wall.


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      Re: Are wall pugs a god send?

      Yup as explained before the 2.4 GHz band is horribly congested, not only does it have Wi-Fi on it but Bluetooth, video senders, door bells, my central heating has a wireless thermostat, wireless speakers etc.

      Even my fairly new microwave oven gives out a ton of interferrence which upsets the video sender.

      A set of powerline homeplugs is your best bet you can get a full set for under 40 at Amazon and have ethernet anywhere you want it.

      Max Value 85 Mbps Home Plug Double Unit Pack: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
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      Re: Are wall pugs a god send?

      So how does it send?

      As it must be a wirless signal still as there are no wires from plug to plug?

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      Re: Are wall pugs a god send?

      It works by making the existing electrical wiring into ethernet cables.

      So no wireless just using the existing wires that run about the house, so it means you get ethernet speeds without laying a ton of cables.

      So one plug goes near the router and the other one can be put anywhere in the house and you get good speeds.

      On my 85 meg/sec plugs I get 78-80 meg/sec which is fantastic and certainly good enough for full speed internet for all devices and I can stream video off the PC to the Xbox with no lag, stutter or pauses.
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      Re: Are wall pugs a god send?

      I have a PS3 and would love to stream media, but g router will not cut it.

      Stutters all the time

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      Re: Are wall pugs a god send?

      Just bought this on lunch.

      Its a bit more, but always can return if I still have the problem with no hassle.

      http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/0622440/Trail/searchtext>BELKIN+POWERLINE.htm

      Fingers crossed

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      Re: Are wall pugs a god send?

      You should be ok as long as you don't try and use them on a surge protector (although they worked when I tested them out on it), and although they say not to use them on extentions, I do and they work fine.
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      Re: Are wall pugs a god send?

      Hey

      Thanks for that.

      Got them hooked up, can you explain which wire go to were?

      Its running and seems ok, but not sure if the ethernet should go into the yellow on the back of the wireless router or the black or what?

      The colour of the supllied cables are grey, so would that go into the black one?

      I also found a spare socket so they are hooked by direct.

      Fingers crossed no more drop offs.

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      Re: Are wall pugs a god send?

      They can go into any of the four ports on the router, they all do the same thing.

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      Re: Are wall pugs a god send?

      Oh ok thanks.

      I am getting a solid 100mbps.

      God know why people dont buy one of these things?

      I only knew about them becuase of you guys.

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