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    Are Sky scoring an own goal?

    This is a discussion on Are Sky scoring an own goal? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; homeplug adapters are generally slower than wireless, just more reliable. 54mbit is by far enough speed to stream hd, but ...

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      Re: Are Sky scoring an own goal?

      homeplug adapters are generally slower than wireless, just more reliable.

      54mbit is by far enough speed to stream hd, but im sure you arent interference free, and thats the problem.


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      Re: Are Sky scoring an own goal?

      Thing is how many wireless cards are in computers that can support this?

      All my networking stuff at here is all still g (with the exectption of the Xbox that can do a) and so why supply the newest routers when most people need b and g.
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      Re: Are Sky scoring an own goal?

      Surely if you want wireless N networking, you could just buy a wireless N access point, disable the wireless networking on the router and just plug the AP into the Sky router.

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      Re: Are Sky scoring an own goal?

      homeplug adapters are generally slower than wireless, just more reliable
      I don't think so! 54mbps is a theoretical maximum, you will be lucky to get half that speed. Ethernet on the other hand, which homplug is, works very close to it's maximum speed. Most available, work at 85 mbps and you will get a high proportion of that. Even Draft N, at 248mbps cannot compete for speed. There is a useful chart showing though put/maximum speeds in This Wiki

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      Re: Are Sky scoring an own goal?

      Quote Originally Posted by James67 View Post
      Surely if you want wireless N networking, you could just buy a wireless N access point, disable the wireless networking on the router and just plug the AP into the Sky router.
      Thats pretty much what I've done with all my kit here - it was previously on Virgin Media cable via an Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) which is now quite happily plugged into a LAN port on the Sky Netgear delivering unsullied 802.11n to those devices that need it.

      For anything going out to the Internet the 802.11g is quite capable enough.

      Wireless is a convenience but also a compromise. I would always advocate dropping in a cable if it is at all possible - always a good idea when putting down new carpeting, use the opportunity to run a few cables under the floor.
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      Re: Are Sky scoring an own goal?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I don't think so! 54mbps is a theoretical maximum, you will be lucky to get half that speed. Ethernet on the other hand, which homplug is, works very close to it's maximum speed. Most available, work at 85 mbps and you will get a high proportion of that. Even Draft N, at 248mbps cannot compete for speed. There is a useful chart showing though put/maximum speeds in This Wiki
      Agreed! I was just about to say much the same thing.

      I'm using Devolo AV kit which can go up to 200mbps (I suppose you would need a Gigabit Ethernet LAN to see that top speed though). It's certainly hugely faster than wireless when I rip a show from my TiVo to my MacBook or transfer files over the network between computers.

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      Re: Are Sky scoring an own goal?

      I would agree with most of what has been said about HomePlug - I think it has huge potential for the future - the only downside I see for it is portability e.g. I often sit with my Notebook on my lap (had my kids so not bothered what gets fried ) Having an Ethernet cable strung across the floor isn't a good solution whereas wireless is - apart from that then can't see any drawbacks.

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      Re: Are Sky scoring an own goal?

      ^^^^^^^
      Although a bit more expensive, it is possible to get Homeplug with wireless. You can see a selection of these HERE They are especially useful in large old houses with thick walls where you want to use a wifi laptop but the signal from the router is lost.

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