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    Any Good??

    Are these any good?? I need quick network in the front room for PS3, has anybody tried ethernet over power? or should I just run a cable?

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    Running a cable would probably be better, from what I have heard from friends these never live up to expectations! Also, your electric cabling must be fairly new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by button_ripple View Post
    Running a cable would probably be better, from what I have heard from friends these never live up to expectations! Also, your electric cabling must be fairly new.
    I thought that might be the case with the cabling, I don't think mine is that new

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    I use it at home with no problems.

    The main thing that I found was that Netplugs set to 85MPs only ran at 40ish on my cabling(20 years Old.)

    I now use mine to send the Virgin media ethernet from the modem (at the front of the house) to my router (in the centre of the house.)

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    I've not used the ones you linked, but i've used these - Extra Value 85Mbps Powerline Homeplug Adapter - Twin Pack - Ebuyer - They are fantastic. You really wouldn't know the difference between CAt5/6 or these. I can sit anywhere in my house that has one of these and get 6 or 7meg comfortably (I only ever get up to 7meg in to my house!)

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    are you using PS3 inside the house Ie 2 PS3's or do you want to use them to allow the PS3 access to the internet for online gaming??

    If the second then what is the speed of your internet connection if less than 40Mg then the netplugs will be fine!!

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    I can recommend it as an option.

    At home I use the DLINK PowerLine Adapter Kit DHP-303 - rated very highly by Computer Shopper magazine - as I couldn't be bothered to run cat5e through a load of walls and ceilings.

    My Xbox 360 is connected to my Sky BB this way.

    I have also used it as a solution elsewhere.

    Work a treat and no problems at all - house wiring dates from 1977.


    Notes:

    • Uses your home's existing electrical wiring* (1)
    • Stream HD media content across your network
    • Up to 200Mbps (2) throughput
    • Connect computers, game consoles, and multimedia devices to the Internet
    • Plugs into existing power outlets*
    • QoS support helps prioritize Internet traffic
    • Extend your wireless LAN by connecting an access point to achieve stronger wireless signals in remote areas
    • Supports enhanced network security
    • Simple Plug-and-Play installation
    • Power saving mode
    • Simple push-button security


    (1) Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system. Certain electrical conditions in your home, such as wiring condition and configuration, may affect the performance of this product. Additional D-Link PowerLine HD adapters required to add new devices to the network. A minimum of two D-Link Powerline HD Ethernet Adapters are required to create a network. Connecting this product to a power strip with a surge protector may adversely affect the performance of this product. For best results, plug adapter directly into a wall outlet.


    (2) Maximum throughput based on theoretical transmission PHY rate. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of traffic and network overhead, may lower actual data throughput rate. Interference from devices that emit electrical noise, such as vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, may adversely affect the performance of this product. This product may interfere with devices such as lighting systems that have a dimmer switch or a touch-sensitive on/off feature, short wave radios, or other powerline devices that do not follow the Universal Powerline Association (UPA) standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcshammer_dj View Post
    are you using PS3 inside the house Ie 2 PS3's or do you want to use them to allow the PS3 access to the internet for online gaming??

    If the second then what is the speed of your internet connection if less than 40Mg then the netplugs will be fine!!
    I'm will be streaming media from my NAS box so it will be connected to my router.....40MG connections I could only dream! no i've got a 10mg virginmedia connection which dare I say it has been quite reliable of late
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