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    Homeplugs or wireless

    This is a discussion on Homeplugs or wireless within the Sky Anytime + forums, part of the Sky On Demand category; i have ordered sky fire unlimited so my internet speed will go from 0.8mb to 40 mb so i will ...

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      Homeplugs or wireless

      i have ordered sky fire unlimited so my internet speed will go from 0.8mb to 40 mb so i will now connect sky anytime+

      which is the best way to go. I am worried that one of the cheap Type G wireless bridges wont be able to keep up so was looking at the netgear Wireless N bridge. will this slow down with other wireless souces eg pc, phone, xbox connected

      Or am i better getting a pair of 200mb home plugs that will avoid any interference


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      Re: Homeplugs or wireless

      Personally I would suggest that you should go for the HomePlugs. Provided that you electrical wiring is fine, there should be no problem.

      If you have an Xbox, TV and the Sky+ HD STB all needing a connection, then either get on which has multiple LAN ports of get a Network Switch as well. They would all be able to happily share the same connection to your router.

      The Netgear WNCE2001 would provide a WiFi connection on the Sagem 2504N at up to 144mbps. From reading various comments on the forum though, Xboxs and PS3s often don't perform too well on WiFi. This device can work at up to 300mbps.

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      I can't praise HomePlugs highly enough. Their a fantastic product and a great solution to networking in the home. I've been using them for a few years now and if you want the best connection, they really do the job.
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      Re: Homeplugs or wireless

      thanks for your help

      sounds like the netgear would stream enough but with 2 x laptops / 2 x phones / Xbox and possibly a ipad on the wireless network it may suffer so i think i will go with the homeplugs, both sockets are on the downstairs ring main in a 10 yr old house so dont expect any problems

      Now that i am going from 0.8mb to 40mb i want to make sure i use the best / fastest connection.

      might save the wireless for sky go on a ipad , connected to the upstairs TV so i casn watch the footy / F1 when my son is watching \spongebob.

     

     

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