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Old October 5, 2009, 07:24 PM
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I have thought about powerline on several occasions, and have considered recommending it at work. I have a couple of questions for folks who have used it or know much about it;

1. Is there a specification I should look for when trying to determine if it will bridge circuits? Is there a trick to bridging a circuit?

2. Does the load on the line affect performance or cause data drops? ie. would a circuit running a lot of appliances affect performance greatly/noticably and reliability?
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Old October 5, 2009, 07:27 PM
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I'm probably not going to be much help but I think electrical noise is going to affect things. Anything with motors is probably going to hurt.
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Old October 5, 2009, 07:41 PM
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Great review! ... I started doing research on powerline ethernet a couple weeks ago, and this review would have helped a bunch! It was for a HTPC, but luckily my wireless N setup is able to handle HD streaming.
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Old October 7, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Does anyone know if this works in an apartment or condo? Or would you be accidently getting your neighbours' pr0n?
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Old October 7, 2009, 09:01 PM
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It'll work in apartments or condos where you pay for your own electricity.....

IE: no circuts should be going into your neighbours apartment and have you paying for his electricity.

Just so you know, they have 56bit encryption or something like that too, if you want.
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Old October 8, 2009, 07:53 AM
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It'll work in apartments or condos where you pay for your own electricity.....

IE: no circuts should be going into your neighbours apartment and have you paying for his electricity.

Just so you know, they have 56bit encryption or something like that too, if you want.
Oh right. That makes a lot of sense (can you believe I'm in architecture?). I think I'll be picking this up then: it seems like a viable solution to networking. Thanks!
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so would the trendnets be the kit of choice
will use for ps3 probably and the computer thats on the otherside of the house with the network cable broken and wireless dropping all the time
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I've been considering getting powerline for awhile to connect my desktop to the router in my parent's computer upstairs. If I were to do this it would have to bridge 3 floors (desktop in basement > main floor > Computer on top floor). Would it still work?
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No reason why it shouldn't that I know of. All wiring in the house should all go back to the one breaker box, no? I'm asking, not telling... heheh
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Old October 13, 2009, 08:21 PM
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Yeah, it's all on one breaker. I thought about that point too but I still have doubts. Will it be able to like..."bridge" the breaker and get to the right plug? I'm guessing what it does is just send signals throughout ALL the wiring in the house, but I mean from floor-to-floor. O.o

I just dont wanna have to pay 15% "restocking" fee if I have to return it for some greasy guy to tape the box up and put it back on the shelf >=(
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