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Help Me Choose? Homeplugs or Wireless MS Adaptor

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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
what are the Pros & Cons for each please....

Need to pick up either day, so looking for the best. Suggestions please.
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7y, 1m agoPosted 7 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Homeplugs all the way, faster more reliable, and have the option of adding a switch to connect more things, I have one downstairs then one in my bedroom which I then have 8 things connected too and runs like a dream, and the good thing is that it is more future proof
#2
I've just migrated from the wireless adapter to some 200mbit homeplugs (or powerline adaptors if you like) and both seem to work just fine.

I made the move because I have a new media center PC under my telly which needed an internet connection so put a 4 port homeplug under the telly (for the xbox & HTPC) and sold the wireless adapter then a pair of homeplugs elsewhere - one on the router and one on the PC in the office\guest room.

all is working very well - I guess if your only using it for web browsing and xbox live the 85mbit ones will be fine but I'd go for the 200's anyway as if you start off with 85's you can't then later add 200's to it you's have to start again.

I'm using these bu they were only £55 quid a few weeks ago
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-F5D4072uk-Poweline-Adaptor-Twin-Pack/dp/B00193T0HQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1261126519&sr=8-1
#3
Anyone got a link to how to set up and use home plugs?
#4
you just plug them in - one next to the router then a network cable goes from the homeplug to the router.

The other one you plug in where you want to and put the cable from that homeplug to the device you want on the network.

You can then add others (there is a limit but it's high) around your house as you like as long as the speeds match - I'd stick to the same manufacturer too if you can - you don't have to keep to the same manufacturer but keep an eye out for the two diferent chip sets in use for example the belkin ones use the Intellon chipset so if your mixing manufacturers keep to the same chipset.
#5
dcx_badass
Homeplugs, wireless sucks.


i thought homeplugs were wireless:?
#6
I just sold some on here, loved them but didn't have the need for them anymore. Mind saying some amateur radio enthusiast may disagree as it causes them problems, some people want them banned
#7
+1 Homeplugs
#8
Is there any offers on these going around at the moment?
I have my router plugged into my bedroom phone socket but thats playing up now so need to move it to the master socket downstairs so was thinking of getting these homeplugs
#9
dcx_badass
No, what would be the point in them then, you'd just use a normal wireless adaptor.


same reason why you would need homeplugs in the first place.......poor signal from your router in rooms at the other side/upstairs of the house
#10
coddfather
Homeplugs all the way, faster more reliable, and have the option of adding a switch to connect more things, I have one downstairs then one in my bedroom which I then have 8 things connected too and runs like a dream, and the good thing is that it is more future proof


What switch do you use?

Homeplugs all the way op
#11
krazykel
Is there any offers on these going around at the moment?
I have my router plugged into my bedroom phone socket but thats playing up now so need to move it to the master socket downstairs so was thinking of getting these homeplugs


the MS Adapator is £45-50 quid, play had a twin pack of 85MBPS iirc for £40.00 so also looking for offers which may sway me toward them
#12
makes no difference they are both half duplex

I use wireless it works great if you know how to set-up properly and I'm streaming HD video across from my server.
#13
chelskii
Xbox 360 Wireless adapter is now a twin ariel Wireless "N" and is the same price as the old model and it's much much better .(Will still work in standard mode even without wireless N router )

http://www.msxbox-world.com/xbox360/features/article/405/Xbox-360-Wireless-Adaptor-N-Hands-On.html

£52.99 at shopto
http://www.shopto.net/XBOX%20360/ACCESSORIES/XB2WI12-XBOX%20360%20Wireless%20Adaptor%20New.html
Their buff on it -
"The difference? The new dongle is compatible with the 802.11n wi-fi standard that is able to receive data at an eye-watering 300Mbps. This compares to the theoretical 54Mpbs upper-limit of the 802.11g compatible adapter currently available".
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Homeplugs, I really don't think are worth the bother, you have to have each one close to what you are using and cable them anyway, would be better off with a SUPERFLAT cat 6 cable(1.4mm thick) it's cheap and you can hide it almost anywhere.


When using 802.11n ALL OTHER devices on the same SSID wifi network HAVE to be 802.11n too or it will drop to 802.11g automatically for all client devices
#14
chelskii
Yes that's why I put -

"(Will still work in standard mode even without wireless N router )"


the 2 statements are hardly comparable tbh
#15
I'd go with homeplugs, if you set up any other LAN capable devices near the 360 then they can also use the connection. I changed to homeplugs from a wireless setup as the latter was particularly unpredictable with latency due to the variance in amount of devices connected, given it's cheaper than the 360 network adapter it's worth it.

John
#16
id say homeplugs, much better then wireless imo.
I hate connecting wireless for anything that requires speed.
So its ok for the laptops/netbooks, but not my main PC downloading, gaming etc.

At least if you get rid of the 360, it breaks, or you wish to increase your devices homeplugs you just buy another.

Personally if at all possible id go with good ol' CAT5e as that imo is the best.
#17
The usual advantages of wifi is that it's cheap and mobile, but if it's for an xbox then neither of them apply.
#18
chelskii
Sorry do you want me to get out a manual and type it word perfect , I am sure that it will give the OP the general idea and he can look up any additional info himself.

Anyway read the review I put in the post (it's only 1 page) and it says they were not on the wireless N mode but it still comes out better

EG
"Using the new adapter we found that playing Tekken 6 with a 5/5 connection was perfect, with no lag whatsoever. However, to our surprise we entered a few games with only a 2/5 connection rating and found that the lag was also either less noticeable or non existent. Now again, there are many variables which can affect latency on Xbox Live, but our results showed an improvement all the same. We can imagine that this improvement is even greater using the new adapter with the 802.11n network types."


lol, that is review is rubbish, testing xboxlive just because you're using wireless means nothing it should be a review of the connectivity from the client to AP, not the client to WAN connection :whistling:

any environment in which wireless is used can effect the overall success of its service, environments can be surveyed to test for high multi path distortion, signal loss and signal noise

but hey what do i know
#19
chelskii
What you know is how to make a big deal over nothing as I said "The OP can do some looking up for himself it's just a pointer"

And I don't really care but Your original post wasn't much help anyway, so maybe you should expand on your comment or something.....


lolzer

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