Powerline vs wi-fi adaptors

Mr Fourex

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What say ye...?

My USB wifi adaptor is continually giving me the shits.....thinking about trying a powerline adaptor

 

Nashy

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They're not too bad if you have good wire. I'd personally go a wifi extender.

If you have foxtel, you may already have a pair of power line adapters that you could try.
 

Mr Fourex

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They're not too bad if you have good wire. I'd personally go a wifi extender.

If you have foxtel, you may already have a pair of power line adapters that you could try.
Yes......I do. Unfortunately both are in use though.

If I by another (different brand) and plug in to another wall socket, will it connect with the foxtel ones or will it need it's own partner to be cabled into the router?

I'm short on power points too. Can I plug a powerline adaptor into a powerboard.....?
 

Nashy

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I'm not sure how they will interact with eachother. Are they in use with Foxtel? If so, do you actually order movies on Foxtel?

I have used them here, this house is 18 months old, and I didn't get full ethernet speeds. I get better speed via WiFi AC.
 

Mr Fourex

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I'm not sure how they will interact with eachother. Are they in use with Foxtel? If so, do you actually order movies on Foxtel?
Hmmm....I used to, but then we just upgraded to the movie channel. That being the case.......if I'm not ordering movies anymore, the powerline adaptor that's plugged into the foxtel unit, isn't actually doing anything....yeah?

Its only use is for downloading movies, if I'm understanding it right?

I could use it to plug into my desktop (runs off to find torch......)

I get better speed via WiFi AC.
WiFi AC?
- "In essence, 802.11ac is a supercharged version of 802.11"

What is this witchcraft and how does one gain access to its power?
 

Mr Fourex

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Hmmm....I used to, but then we just upgraded to the movie channel. That being the case.......if I'm not ordering movies anymore, the powerline adaptor that's plugged into the foxtel unit, isn't actually doing anything....yeah?

Its only use is for downloading movies, if I'm understanding it right?

I could use it to plug into my desktop (runs off to find torch......)
Hazarr !!! It works.

Thanks Nashy.
 

Nashy

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Hmmm....I used to, but then we just upgraded to the movie channel. That being the case.......if I'm not ordering movies anymore, the powerline adaptor that's plugged into the foxtel unit, isn't actually doing anything....yeah?

Its only use is for downloading movies, if I'm understanding it right?

I could use it to plug into my desktop (runs off to find torch......)



WiFi AC?
- "In essence, 802.11ac is a supercharged version of 802.11"

What is this witchcraft and how does one gain access to its power?
Nerdy nerd types who are far smarter than us just make magic happen!


Hazarr !!! It works.

Thanks Nashy.
Woohoo. Are you getting decent speeds? I'm not sure about cross brand, but I used to have 4 of the Foxtel ones setup around one of my houses and they all worked good.
 

Mr Fourex

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Are you getting decent speeds?
Speed has dropped actually, from 47 (wi-fi) to 11mbps (powerline)

Powerline LED is an annoying RED

"move the powerline device to a closer location"

I need a bigger ethernet cord.

That said....speed is solid and reliable. No drop outs. No troubleshooting connection.
 

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