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Old October 28, 2013, 08:02 AM
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I have a friend of mine that owns her own home but she rents her basement out to friends anbd uses there internet for her laptop. now she is using the wifi she was telling me that she has problems watching strewams shows like off of youtube a places like that I told here that wifi isn't good for that kind of connection but I am wondfering how much better would using the powerline adapter ( I thinkj it is an adapter) instead of wifi.
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Old October 28, 2013, 08:27 PM
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So the wifi router is in the basement? Does the router have external antenna? My Asus RT-N12 is in the basement and my devices 1 floor up works perfectly fine. Granted, I was running 3rd party firmware and it got 3 external antennas. I also had powerline adapters but it didn't work well in my house but for some reason they work fine at someone's apartment unit. From what I read and experience, powerline adapters can be hit or miss depending on the wiring and even the circuit breaker type. I guess you can buy a set from places with no re-stocking fee and return it if you don't like it.
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Old October 28, 2013, 10:13 PM
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hmm ok well I guess since her home is older she should just stay the wifi way
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Old October 30, 2013, 08:02 AM
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It does depend on the wiring of the house , if its older it may very well be okay on one primary circuit through the entire house.

I had a myriad of issues with the computer room at my house (over 40 years old at least) getting Wi-Fi. Using a combination of Range extenders to the best Router money could buy at the time....It really was Powerline that saved me.
It works much better than my wireless ever did.
I think its worth a shot to be honest.

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Old October 30, 2013, 01:19 PM
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Like the others have said, it depends on the house. If they work in your house then they work great! I have a set and I love them, make sure you get the ones with the socket built into the adapter so you can plug your PC into that socket, it helps with grounding and makes big difference.
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I have used a Belkin 200mbps kit around the house for about 1.5 year now. I get about 3-4 MBps from them. In the same room 6-8 MBps. They get hot so don't cover them up.
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