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    Wireless or Homeplugs?

    This is a discussion on Wireless or Homeplugs? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I've gto a pc with a usb wireless G adapter upstairs in my house and the router is downstairs. The ...

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      Wireless or Homeplugs?

      I've gto a pc with a usb wireless G adapter upstairs in my house and the router is downstairs. The signal strength/speed is fairly poor (emails take about 10mins to check!) and I was wondering what the best option would be? Either a new wireless G adapter with a range booster capability or a pair of homeplugs?

      I would just get the homeplugs but they're a bit expensive and I want to be sure they work. Is there a way I can test they'll work before I get them?

      Cheers for the help!


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      Re: Wireless or Homeplugs?

      Homeplugs will work on most power circuits. If you are worried get them from Argos, I think they do a 30 day money back deal. As long as you are careful with the packing you should not have a problem. To be honest though, as long as you have an ordinary domestic circuit and not a 3 phase one, they will work OK.

      They are far better than wireless.

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      Re: Wireless or Homeplugs?

      Providing the supply comes from the same meter they will work fine!
      Watch out for their speed though. There are still slow (<35Mbps) out there going cheap.
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      Re: Wireless or Homeplugs?

      HomePlug everytime. Much more reliable and better security. If you just want to access the Internet then any of the slight slower HomePlugs will be OK, and save you quite a lot of cash. I've bought pairs of HomePlugs off eBay for under 50.

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      Re: Wireless or Homeplugs?

      Homeplugs, I have mucked about with range extenders etc and the homeplugs are a lot easier to use.

      The range extenders are good on paper bug an absolute nightmare getting set up.
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      Re: Wireless or Homeplugs?

      Cheers guys! Think i'll take a look at a pair of homeplugs!

     

     

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