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    HELP!! CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT A HOMEPLUG IS????

    SEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE MENTION THIS AS A SUB FOR WIRELESS ADAPTERS PLEASE HELP!

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    I can't believe people haven't heard of Google....

    google.co.uk/sea…lug

    also should be in misc!

    they use the power cables around your home to send a signal from 1 socket acting like a long patch cable without the mess

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    leemole101;4342674

    they use the power cables around your home to send a signal from 1 socket … they use the power cables around your home to send a signal from 1 socket acting like a long patch cable without the mess



    thanks mate put it in wrong category not a big crime!!:x

    Actually it's a crime punishable by death now I'm afraid, should be more careful when posting...

    As mentioned above homeplugs allow you to run your network over your power cables, the home plug itself has a standard three pin section for plugging into the wall and an RJ45 socket. For example, you could put one homeplug beside your broadband router downstairs with a network cable connecting them and then put another homeplug upstairs with an Xbox 360 cabled into it - the 360 would now function on the network as if it was cabled directly into the router.

    The prices have come down a bit recently which has meant there's been more deals posted, they're obviously pretty handy as they will work with devices which lack wireless adapters plus the connection can be more stable than wireless. There are a few factors to take into consideration for their performance though.

    John

    changed mine from wireless to homeplugs speed difference is amazing downloaded 2 x 4gb files overnight an thats on bt not cable

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    Johnmcl7;4345467

    Actually it's a crime punishable by death now I'm afraid, should be more … Actually it's a crime punishable by death now I'm afraid, should be more careful when posting...As mentioned above homeplugs allow you to run your network over your power cables, the home plug itself has a standard three pin section for plugging into the wall and an RJ45 socket. For example, you could put one homeplug beside your broadband router downstairs with a network cable connecting them and then put another homeplug upstairs with an Xbox 360 cabled into it - the 360 would now function on the network as if it was cabled directly into the router.The prices have come down a bit recently which has meant there's been more deals posted, they're obviously pretty handy as they will work with devices which lack wireless adapters plus the connection can be more stable than wireless. There are a few factors to take into consideration for their performance though.



    I thought they had to be on the same mains ring? (ie upstairs would likely be different to downstairs!) Or is the example above just referring to acting as a bridge?

    Desp;4345504

    changed mine from wireless to homeplugs speed difference is amazing … changed mine from wireless to homeplugs speed difference is amazing downloaded 2 x 4gb files overnight an thats on bt not cable



    Shouldn't make any difference whatsoever what the network connection is? Even oldschool 802.11b wireless is 11Mb/sec which is lots faster than the vast majority of broadband connections. Most people these days use a 55Mb/sec or faster wireless network...

    8GB of data (would equate to roughly 80Gb of network traffic) would take a little over 2 hours on a 11Mbps connection, or 4 hours considering a 5Mbps throughput, but certainly shouldn't be the bottleneck...

    guv;4345620

    I thought they had to be on the same mains ring? (ie upstairs would … I thought they had to be on the same mains ring? (ie upstairs would likely be different to downstairs!) Or is the example above just referring to acting as a bridge?



    Mains rings are still directly connected, albeit through fuses which might add noise and degradate the signal a bit...
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