TRENDnet 500 Mbps HomePlug AV2 Powerline Adapters

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announces the availability of two new HomePlug AV2 Powerline solutions -- the Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter Kit (model TPL-408...

    TRENDnet 500 Mbps HomePlug AV2 Powerline Adapters
     
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    amallica New Member

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    What are these? And what are they for?

    The article doesn't say what they do.

    If I had to guess, I'd say they are Power-over-Ethernet adapters?
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    its for a network through the electricity cables in the wall
     
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    Powerline adapters are cool but they are defiantly hit or miss. I have used probably a hundred or so sets of various brands and speeds etc and for the most part it can be a a solid alternative to wireless however one big draw back is the overall circuit of the house or office they are installed in...I have found about 30-40% of the time you can achieve better speeds with PCIe wireless adapter 2-3 antenna vs a powerline adapter.

    I have found it now cheaper to use PCIe wireless or even a strong USB adapter over a powerline adapter unless the distance is to great.
     

  5. To anyone considering Powerline Adapters as an alternative to Ethernet cabling, you need to know that the speed you get through it is subject to the power cabling in your house and wire distance between the plugs. More often than not users get nowhere near the speed advertised.

    If your house has ancient or bad power cabling, or if you experience frequent power disruptions (thunder storms, power outages and whatnot) and/or if you need to span long distances, then Powerline Adapters are probably not for you.

    Also, surge protectors will kill off data in the power that is sent through it.
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    im been conisediring this for devices i cant get get wireless for, but i not sure the wiring in the house is over 20+ years old but then again it just needs to be on par with the 25mbit ish i get on wifi.
     
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    hallryu Don Altobello

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    It won't be that fast, they never are. Plus you can have problems with intermittent drop outs.

    I tried them for a while. Now I'm planning running the cabling!
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    well that is bad then, no point in trying be cheaper runing the cable and lest headache then
     
  9. rflair

    rflair Don Coleus Staff Member

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    Run five of these at home, the D-Link variety, they actually work very good.

    There are some draw backs, when they are all in use they will knock down to below 50Mbps.

    One of them is actually a wireless N extender.
     

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