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Windows 7: Belkin reveals world's first Gigabit Powerline adapter

23 Jun 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Belkin reveals world's first Gigabit Powerline adapter

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The technology that allows you to stream data through your house's existing electrical circuits is interesting. Not only is it interesting, but it's mighty secure and extra stable, and companies know this... and they sure want consumers to know it too. Belkin have a range of what they call "Powerline" adapters, products which plug directly into your electrical socket and can communicate to other adapters throughout the house. Just today, however, they have release a new product in this line, collectively called the "Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit adapters", and as you can imagine, they can transfer some pretty slick speeds.
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23 Jun 2009   #2
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the info Aaron.
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24 Jun 2009   #3
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

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Not only is it interesting, but it's mighty secure ..
Until someone hacks the electric company and/or power grid.
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24 Jun 2009   #4
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Wait can these devices only be used to transfer between computers in a local area network, or can it be used with an outside connection as well?
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24 Jun 2009   #5
JerzeyLegend

Windows 7 Build 7277
 
 

Thanks.

I'm gonna save up for this, as this is currently the problem in my house. I was thinking of running conduit.
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24 Jun 2009   #6
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Wait can these devices only be used to transfer between computers in a local area network, or can it be used with an outside connection as well?
These only work on the home "ring main" (home power supply) so it is a secure network. Nothing can hack into it.
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25 Jun 2009   #7
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Question is does it work well?
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25 Jun 2009   #8
rrgjl

Windows 7 Build 7100 x64
 
 

Well i suppose you could connect one side to your modem or router and the other to your computer, right? so you would still be connected to the internet.
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25 Jun 2009   #9
segobi

PTS-Dos
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
Question is does it work well?
well i have the 200mbit adapters and get about 30mbit...from one room to another and they are still next to each other.
and sometimes i get stuttering when playing videos... so speeds seem to drop sometimes.

I guess with the gigabit adapters you can get about 100-200mbit if they work as promised... using real ethernet cables is always recommended over this technology - but its sometimes a good alternative to wlan.
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06 Feb 2011   #10
PlcDude

Window 7, 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
Question is does it work well?
Hi Adamd,

Yes & No answers:

Yes if you are doing non bandwidth intensive activity like surfing e-mail and chating (messaging) on the internet.

No, If you wanted do use it of streaming HD videos and playing online games (within the LAN) then you may find it problematic as this activities would required more bandwidth (about 25Mbps or more) if you do multiple streaming on HD video then surely it would not be sufficient and the videos may lag or shutter, be it the 200Mbps, 500Mpbs or the 1000Mbps (Gigabit) Powerline (PLC) adapters. So it would very wise to surf the web forums and blog to see the truth of this
plc adapters real performance (not in the lab test environment). Hope this helps!

Cheers!
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