Ryan tried out Powerline Networking quite a while ago and found that while it worked, there were certain scenarios where it was not quite as good as advertised, though the idea of transmitting network signals without needing additional wiring and terminations was certainly welcome. The Tech Report have just concluded a test of the TP-LINK TL-PA8010P adapters a newer product for transmitting ethernet over your dwellings powerlines and even added in WiFi to boot. When a laptop was wired in, without any setup apart from installing the adapters they saw speeds of 120Mbps, however the WiFi router was not quite as amiable to this configuration. Once the router had been beaten into submission, it was stuck on WDS mode as it had previously been used as an AP, speeds of 75-80 Mbps were available throughout the house. Seems much easier that setting up wireless APs as well as a nice maturation of powerline ethernet technology.
"I decided to try a new spin on a disappointing older technology, home power-line networking, as a means of improving coverage in my home Wi-Fi network. Kinda worked out. Here's what happened:"
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I tried out a TP-Link 500 mbs
I tried out a TP-Link 500 mbs Powerline adapter recently. While it worked fine for internet browsing and such it choked while trying to stream bluray ISOs from my home server. I ended up returning it and running ethernet cable to the living room. I do think the concept of running data packets over the electrical wiring is pretty cool though. If they can match gigabit network speeds at a reasonable price it would be more compelling.
How is a normal wifi router
How is a normal wifi router difficult? This just makes it susceltible to more interference.
The technology has certainly
The technology has certainly come a long way and is fairly mature. It is not yet at or surpassing running physical Ethernet cable, but it's a close second in my opinion. Very easy to set up (even if the configuration program to set custom security keys is a bit clunky) and much more stable than wireless, especially in my case where I'm surrounded by 15 APs!
I run these throughout my
I run these throughout my house as they are super-easy to setup and are fast enough to stream movies to my living room.
Planning to hook up one of those Steam streaming boxes if the reviews are good.
I purchased a set of these
I purchased a set of these last night. They will arrive Wednesday. I’m hoping that these will prevent me from having to hard wire my home office. I have wireless in there now but I hate gaming on wireless connections. I may end up buying more if these pan out.
Is this like a Tesla magic
Is this like a Tesla magic thing…I don’t know! LOL