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Old 28.02.2016, 11:19
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Re: Powerline networking adapters... give me the skinny, how are they really?

I have 250 mbit cablecom coming in. I connect a Devolo 500 mbit directly to the router and then have 2 Devolo wireless 500 Mbit adopters in our 140 m2 apartment. The walls are so thick that the Horizon HD box couldn't act as the access point. I use it only for a 5GHz connection. I think I have 2 different circuits (2 meters downstairs). It works just fine. Plenty of room for HD streaming for Appletv, Netflix, Sonos, Spotify premium, zattoo HD and everything else I've thrown at it. Major software update downloads are speedy wherever I am around the apartment. Great for downloads and no complaints from guests. I also have a netgear 500 mbit adapter plugged in for a direct connection. They all work happily together. I really like the Devolo stuff but netgear is cheaper. I'd choose Devolo over Netgear, however. Try to avoid 4-way extension sockets and the like, but it's not the end of the world.
I'm a big fan of powerline adopters and used them in our 4 bedroom detached house back in Blighty, for the last decade or so. The wireless versions are a godsend.

Ps. Get 120 - 170 Mbit from the wireless adapters to the one plugged into the Horizon box. I use the same SSID for my 2.4GHz network throughout so that the devices use the best available. I can get that when I'm outside the apartment out front or out the back in the communal garden. The shorter range 5Ghz I use for the iMac (270 Mbit wireless connection) and my own devices ;o)

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Old 28.02.2016, 11:36
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Re: Powerline networking adapters... give me the skinny, how are they really?

1) What brand and model do you have? devolo dLan AV 200
2) How old is your house? BJ 2007
4) What average speeds do you get? Between 80 .. 140 Mb
5) Is it enough to reliably stream HD media? Yes
6) 3) Are you happy with them? Yes Any issues? Sometimes need a reset

I've got a wi-fi router / hub / internet downstairs, and have had problems always when trying to get a connection upstairs or in far corners of the house. Tried a wireless repeater, which sort of worked, but kids and phones were not always happy ( or connected )

Got a pair of devolo and another router to act as a bridge from ricardo, router 20 chf, devolo 3 chf !!! + post, so total ( 20 + 9 + 3 + 7 = 39 )

For this cost, i would realy recommend anyone who is having wireless net connection problems just to try it .

Good luck connecting !!!
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