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how do you tell which are compatible?

need some more, been offered some....Comtrend like mine but they are different models to my one



will they work and if so how?

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you would imagine that comtrend would work with comtrend even if slightly diff model but i am by no means certain

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fragaliciousbob;5357164

you would imagine that comtrend would work with comtrend even if slightly … you would imagine that comtrend would work with comtrend even if slightly diff model but i am by no means certain



yeah you would, but some stuff by some companies doesnt so thought I'd check


these are the ones I have -

http://www.dbzoo.com/wiki/_media/dh10p-front.jpg

but been offered these -
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for a good price....but need to know if they will work[/CENTER]

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can you try them b4 you buy ?

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fragaliciousbob;5357182

can you try them b4 you buy ?



nah....cost a fortune to post there & back if wrong. Mate lives miles away

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ODB_69;5357189

nah....cost a fortune to post there & back if wrong. Mate lives miles away



well i hope someone can help you otherwise take a punt and if they dont work then flog em on

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Which two are they? PowerGrid902 and?

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fragaliciousbob;5357223

well i hope someone can help you otherwise take a punt and if they dont … well i hope someone can help you otherwise take a punt and if they dont work then flog em on



aye could do I spose but I'm absolutely desperate for them at the mo. Was thinking the other ones may be newer...therefor get them and would be better...but still I need extra

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ODB_69;5357234

aye could do I spose but I'm absolutely desperate for them at the mo. Was … aye could do I spose but I'm absolutely desperate for them at the mo. Was thinking the other ones may be newer...therefor get them and would be better...but still I need extra



its a shame as i sold 2 of these to raptercigs a week ago of the same ones that you have

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PhearFactor;5357225

http://www.comtrend.com/links/i$residential-powerline-ethernet-adapter$product.htmWhich two are they? PowerGrid902 and?



the ones i got currently are DH-10PF I think...these -

http://www.dbzoo.com/wiki/_media/dh10p-front.jpg

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fragaliciousbob;5357249

its a shame as i sold 2 of these to raptercigs a week ago of the same … its a shame as i sold 2 of these to raptercigs a week ago of the same ones that you have





DOH

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if they are both DS2 powerline adapters then they should work thats all i can find out

The spec sheets look identical, the speed, the security and the modulation. I would be shocked if they didn't work together to be honest.

One just appears to be smaller than the other, possibly cheaper to produce but basically the same hardware/firmware just small and maybe using less power?

They are more likely to work than buying from a different brand, that is for sure, so they are definitely worth a punt.

If you want to be 100% sure, its best to contact Comtrend ]http//ww…htm

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PhearFactor;5357280

The spec sheets look identical, the speed, the security and the … The spec sheets look identical, the speed, the security and the modulation. I would be shocked if they didn't work together to be honest.One just appears to be smaller than the other, possibly cheaper to produce but basically the same hardware/firmware just small and maybe using less power? They are more likely to work than buying from a different brand, that is for sure, so they are definitely worth a punt.




cheers mate...do you think you just set them to the others the same? I assume I'll be abl to have 3 homeplugs going through the main connected one?


any guides about? looking now but zip :?

As far as I am aware they are all the same, so you could choose which ones work wherever. You could use the newer ones doing the main connection from the router I guess and then the older ones picking up the signal in the other rooms.

So yeah 1 sending, 3 receiving. Not sure if 2/2 would work. You could even I believe have 1/1 1/2 1/3 1/4 etc, and then from each of the terminals receiving, connect a hub/switch for connecting multiple machines up to. I haven't much experience with them though to be honest - I could be completely wrong lol

As far as I am aware they act as wires and nothing else. They do not replace the DHCP server etc, that is all still done on the Router, so in theory if this is true, you should be able to use as many as you wanted as long as the signal is strong enough.

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We can see why BT uses these adapters as they are, indeed, remarkably easy to install and use. One of the units is designated as an Access Point (AP) and this effectively acts as a bridge between other PowerGrid adapters and your main network and Internet connection. You simply plug the first one in and connect it directly to your Internet router or modem where it defaults to accepting an IP address from a DHCP server.


The first unit needs to be configured as an AP and to do this you press the reset button until the AP/Standby LED flashes. Thirty seconds later and we had our first adapter ready to go. Only one AP is allowed to exist on the Powerline network and all other adapters are configured as EPs (End Points). The next adapter is then plugged in next to your PC or other network device. Timing is everything now as on the AP you reset the configuration again and whilst its AP light is flashing you reset the second adapter.







This process only took a few minutes and with both adapters now talking to each other our test PC received an IP address plus Internet access from our router where the AP adapter was connected. Three status LEDs are provided showing whether the adapter is an AP, the status and activity for the Ethernet connection and the speed of the connection. To save power you can press the standby button and the unit will switch itself off.


Communications between adapters are secure as all traffic is encrypted using 3DES or the stronger 128-bit or 256-bit military grade AES standards. As with initial installation, there's nothing you need do here as all key generation and exchanges are handled automatically during the setup phase. If you do add further adapters, you go through the same process of resetting the AP and following with this procedure on each new unit.

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Ok guys cheers...decided to visit, havent seen him for a while anyway.....gonna pick em up. back later and will let you know

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all sorted guys, works fine....took me a while though had to use the pdf download to check what to do....thught it was 5 seconds but its 10 damnit!

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ODB_69;5361187

all sorted guys, works fine....took me a while though had to use the pdf … all sorted guys, works fine....took me a while though had to use the pdf download to check what to do....thught it was 5 seconds but its 10 damnit!



good news mate :thumbsup:
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