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Windows 7: Internet over Powerlines

23 Mar 2011   #1
neb

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Internet over Powerlines

Has anyone experience with an Internet connection over an electrical Powerline instead of a wireless connection?
is it easy to setup, reliable, fast,..?
Are the any problems I should now before I buy and install?

More in particular a D-Link device:
DHP-307AV PowerLine Homeplug AV Kit


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23 Mar 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They used to be horribly slow and unreliable, to the point I had assumed the products were all discontinued since wireless became so prevalent.
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23 Mar 2011   #3
rvbfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
They used to be horribly slow and unreliable, to the point I had assumed the products were all discontinued since wireless became so prevalent.
They have improved immensely. Just remember not to plug them into
powerbars, battery backups or line conditioners.
Gigabit powerline adapters are now coming out.
Belkin for one http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPa...duct_Id=495008
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23 Mar 2011   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I gave up on WiFi for the wifes laptop and went with Netgear powerline units. Just pluged them in and they work great. Some have encryption also but are very easy to setup. Lots of new ones coming out so check around.

Jim
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24 Mar 2011   #5
neb

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Thank you all for your replies.
I think i'll browse the market for some and then go for a purchase.
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24 Mar 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are you having a problem with wireless that makes it not an option?
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24 Mar 2011   #7
neb

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Actually, it is not I who has the problem but a friend of mine.
She has a wireless printer that is having problems. When it is connected via a network cable with the router the problems are gone. but the printer normally resides in a sort of basement where there is no internet outlet.
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