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Gregole January 27, 2012 12:53 PM

About Powerline
 
I'm thinking of switching to powerline in the near future to get rid most of the Ethernet lines crawling in my walls. As I like to stream HD movies through the network, I would need a gbit. Problem is that I use 3-4 plugs on my router so I don't know how to proceed.

Modem+Router(wireless)-----My Computer (My Room)
|
|--Set Top Box (Living Room 1)
|--HTPC-1 (Living Room 1)
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|--HTPC-2 (Living Room 2)
|--PS3 (Living Room 2)
|--WII (Living Room 2)

With this setup I have wires going to 2 other area of the house. I was thinking, is the Powerline able to be installed in multiple room or just 2 rooms as there is only 2 adapter?

SugarJ January 27, 2012 03:36 PM

You'll need a single adapter plugged into your router, an adapter with 2 outlets for Living Room 1, and a 4-port adapter for living room 2.

sakage.shinga January 27, 2012 04:21 PM

I have a question, too. Is it OK to have just ONE powerline adapter plugged into the modem? Or do I need one adapter connected to the modem for EVERY adapter I plan on connecting to devices?

Lastly, will having more adapters slow degrade the signal? I realize that with more devices using the internet obviously my speed with suffer.

stoanee January 27, 2012 06:05 PM

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Up to 200 Mbps.

Gregole January 27, 2012 11:18 PM

So you're saying you can have extra receiver adapters from the one adapter connected to the router. If that's the case, is 200Mbps fast enough to play 1080p videos through the powerline network?

The Quicken January 28, 2012 10:49 AM

200 mbs works fine, I used the Netgear 200mbs, I returned them and got the Trendnet 500mbs because NCIX had a sale for $10 cheaper than the Netgears. I have 5 Trendnet POE 500mbs now.

Gregole January 28, 2012 05:45 PM

Do you have any recommendation on which ones to buy to compliment my setup?

The Quicken January 29, 2012 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gregole (Post 595831)
Do you have any recommendation on which ones to buy to compliment my setup?

Your in luck, these are on sale right now-

Trendnet TPL-401E2K 500MBS Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit - TRENDnet - TPL-401E2K

Gregole January 29, 2012 03:03 PM

Lol, I was just looking at these recently. Should I get 1 kit or 2 kit of these?

The Quicken January 29, 2012 09:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gregole (Post 596059)
Lol, I was just looking at these recently. Should I get 1 kit or 2 kit of these?

I only bought 1 kit the first time I saw them on sale....and then I was kicking myself for not getting more, had to wait for another sale lol.

I would get atleast 2 kits, this will give you 3 adapters (4th connected to router).:punk:


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