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    Wireless Home Plug

    This is a discussion on Wireless Home Plug within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi Everyone Does anyone know of any good wireless home plugs? I am looking to extend my wireless as its ...

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      Wireless Home Plug

      Hi Everyone


      Does anyone know of any good wireless home plugs? I am looking to extend my wireless as its rubbish upstairs. I want a homeplug kit with one normal homeplug to my router and a wireless one in the bedroom so I can connect the 4 wireless devices I have in there now.
      It seems there is not much choice on Ebay and my local computer store like eclipse computers who are cheap as chips for everything pc do not sell homeplugs wireless.

      Does anyone have experience with them, are they worth buying or is it worth buying normal homeplugs and then setting up another router attached to them to supply wireless upstairs.

      Thanks in advance


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      Re: Wireless Home Plug

      Here is a large selection of Homeplugs, none of which are very cheap.
      HomePlug Wireless Access Point | Broadbandbuyer.co.uk

      I would be inclined to go with your last suggestion and buy ordinary Homeplugs and attach a wireless N router to them. This would also give you ethernet ports should you want to use them.

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      Re: Wireless Home Plug

      Thanks Isitme.
      Interesting link. If I was to attach a router to the standard home plugs what sort of router would it be, a wireless extender? I know my way around Adsl routers but using home plugs the internet connection would come just from an ethernet socket. I presume that would be okay?

      I am still tempted with a wireless homeplug as it will be a bit less messy, however like you say extra ethernet ports and wireless N kind of makes it a bit more future proof.

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      Re: Wireless Home Plug

      You could just get a router for cable connections (non-ADSL) - that would do the job as the cable from homeplug to router would go to the WAN port leaving the LAN ports free for use if required
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      Re: Wireless Home Plug

      I presume then I could just use a wireless extender like this 150Mbps Wireless Range Extender
      attach that to the homeplug.

      Also do homeplugs have mac addresses? I presume not as its just pushing the connection. A wireless one would for sure but normal ones?
      I am i trying to work out in my head the best way to set up. My wireless is all secure with all macs and ips saved on the router in the access list. So will have to configure all new ip's and macs on any new tackle.

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      Re: Wireless Home Plug

      That would do but you would be better going for a full 300mbps one
      TP-Link TL-WR841N 300Mbs Wireless N Cable Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

      Ordinary Homeplugs do not use MAC/IP addresses. If you use another router your wireless setup would change. With an N router you could probably switch off the wireless in your Sky router.

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      Re: Wireless Home Plug

      I've used this company many times 85mbps Homeplugs for powerline networking They offer a wide choice of HomePlugs and some solutions to the WiFi question such as Solwise PL-200AV-PEW Homeplug in stock.

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      Re: Wireless Home Plug

      Thanks for your help guys. I will look at all the options and work out the best and most affordable route. Its a shame the Sky Sagam fast 2504 is pretty pants for my needs.

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      Re: Wireless Home Plug

      Quote Originally Posted by dms05 View Post
      I've used this company many times 85mbps Homeplugs for powerline networking They offer a wide choice of HomePlugs and some solutions to the WiFi question such as Solwise PL-200AV-PEW Homeplug in stock.
      It is now worth mentioning the fact that many people have found that the 85Mb/s HomePlugs struggle on FTTC connections working at up to 40Mb/s. Should anyone be likely to consider moving across at a later date, it would be a better investment to consider 200Mb/s as the minimum connection speed.

      As for extending the WiFi, a WiFi Extender might be a better choice IMHO. Whilst the cable router is nice, according to your profile you have the Sagem 2504. This is a WiFi g router. The 150Mb/s extender that you mentioned will do a better job. A 300Mb/s WiFi extender may be a nice alternative.

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      I wouldn't recommend connecting them over WiFi with the Sky router that you have as your connection speed would suffer. Using the HomePlugs would be a lot better IMHO. At a later date, should you change your Sky router for another, the Extender would still work too.

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      Re: Wireless Home Plug

      Scubbie, I knew you would not be far way. The fountain of all knowledge on all things Sky.

      With all these options I am a little lost. My original idea was just to get two homeplugs one normal one wireless. Thus giving me a wireless connection to the bedroom for anytime + laptop and a few other devices to connect to. My signal is very weak there so must have some sort of black spot.
      After some suggestions in this thread I figured getting 2 200mpbs standard homeplugs to extend the network to the bedroom, then attach a TP link N 300mpbs wireless router to the homeplug giving me a wireless signal to the room. Then connect all devices to the TP link router wirelessley . Problem solved & with a wireless N router futureproofing my network for a few years.
      Now you show me these wireless extender on your links. I have never seen these before and struggle to figure out how they work when they state no ethernet cable needed?

      Thing is I don't want home plugs for everything as not all devices are static.
      What in your opinion given the options laid out here would be the best way to go?

      SKy router does an okay job downstairs but I feel even if I piggyback a 300mbps N router to it I could still face low signal in my black spots upstairs. I know N routers are better but are they really that much better in casting a signal stronger and further.

      Oh dear I am now tying my self up in knots. :-)

     

     
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