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    Destroying 'dongles'!

    This is a discussion on Destroying 'dongles'! within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; from Greyrider Why not buy one from Argos and try it? If it works, great, if not, drag it back ...

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      Re: Destroying 'dongles'!

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      Why not buy one from Argos and try it? If it works, great, if not, drag it back under the no quibble money back thingie
      mmmm good idea

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      There are quite a few on the forum using Homeplug adapters, mostly successfully, but a few report problems. It much depends on your home wiring.

      I have three and they are superb, one on main PC, one on X-Box and one at the router.

      I only need it for internet access so got the 85Mbps ones, aout 60 for all three I think. You can even get ones that have an aerial on to extend you wireless range as well, great if you want to use a lapton in the garden, just plug it in in the back room and presto, a wireless link at the back of the house

      Never gave them a thought! but now you've mentioned it you say they're good then eh? Ive just looked them up online and there's a Devolo that does 85mps? that sounds fast? can you get faster? I think I'm so used to hitting a hot key and wham its there lol

      You plug them into your mains roughly where your pc is? looks that way cos they got ethernet cable plugged into them, then into your pc?


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      Re: Destroying 'dongles'!

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      You plug them into your mains roughly where your pc is? looks that way cos they got ethernet cable plugged into them, then into your pc?
      Yes, just plug one from the router to the mains and then one anywhere else you need access.

      You can get faster, upto 200mbps that people use for video streaming in HD. But bear in ming that even if you connect at the full 16mbps to Sky even the 85mbps ones are more than adequate.

      The only problems I have heard of are when people have either very large houses/offices and may have two incoming electricity supplies. It is always better to plug them in driectly to a mains socket and not via an extension although that said, one of mine shares a mains block with the PC/Printer/Speakers and works fine.

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      Re: Destroying 'dongles'!

      think if I got one it'll be sharing too Smithy99
      sorry if I've hijacked the thread...ooopss... but thanks for the help and info

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      Re: Destroying 'dongles'!

      very large houses/offices and may have two incoming electricity supplies

      As you say, but the difficulty also arises when a house or office has a three phase supply, they have difficulty with these. This does not apply to too many houses fortunately.

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      Re: Destroying 'dongles'!

      Our's is a fairly small house over 60 years old I believe, with an ordindary 'loop' curcuit- if that's the right term- so the Homeplug should be ok?
      This is something I can vaguely remember hearing about a while back, but wasn't sure exactly what it was and now seems the best way forward, price allowing that is

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      Re: Destroying 'dongles'!

      Quote Originally Posted by puretoon View Post
      Our's is a fairly small house over 60 years old I believe, with an ordindary 'loop' curcuit- if that's the right term- so the Homeplug should be ok?
      This is something I can vaguely remember hearing about a while back, but wasn't sure exactly what it was and now seems the best way forward, price allowing that is
      I must say they have been superb for me, wife was fed up tripping over the cable. I got mine from e-bay (solwise 85mbps), think I paid around 70 for three of them.

      Improved the x-box as well, no more random dropouts, still cannot hit anyone in Halo3

      Here's a twin pack on ebay:-

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-Pair-Of-85...6.c0.m14.l1318

      Only 34

      Here's one with an aerial to extend your wireless range too, great for laptop usere who want to sit in the garden.

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/85-Mbps-Networ...6.c0.m14.l1318
      Last edited by Smithy99; 14-08-08 at 08:53 PM.

     

     
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