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Networks Powerline to WiFi devices

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by goldstar0011, 2 Sep 2016.

  1. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    My boss lives in the middle of nowhere in a big house made of very good bricks, therefore wifi sucks (serves him right)

    He's been quoted £1200 to have 4g and wifi fitted around then house!

    Am looking at powerline to wifi devices for him, wondering if anyone has first person suggestions.

    So far I'm considering suggesting these

    BT
    Netgear

    Thanks
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    solwise is a good place for this kind of kit -

    Personally i wouldn't go anywhere near the BT ones. Have you seen reviews on the Netgear ones ?

    how much bandwidth do you need ? is it just internet access ? will you be stremaing movies, music ?
     
  3. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like it's for all the above and he's thinking about Sky Q with multiple boxes so I imagine a decent speed is needed
     
  4. teacherboy

    teacherboy Part Carbon/Nylon/Bovine

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    Stating the blooming obvious but .... is his connection up to speed enough that bandwidth is even a consideration.

    I have the netgear 1200 plugs with passthrough power and they are stable and plug and play no matter how many you have (so ethernet switches wouldn't be an issue) although my internet speed in the new house isn't going to trouble the theoretical limits of them :wallbash:
     
  5. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    a good point whats his broadband speed ?

    the main thing with home plugs is they have performance dependent on the wiring in the house + like wireless they SHARE bandwidth.

    multiple home plugs in use at the same time will effect it.

    the simplest solution may be a simple 1-1 home plug with a good wireless access point allowing better coverage around the house.

    not sure what 4G has to do with anything in this scenario ? and £1200 seems very excessive.

    A good AP would set you back around £100 or less plus maybe 40-60 for home plugs.
     
  6. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I use a set of devolo dlan 200 Minis - one downstairs near the server and router, one upstairs, connected to a TP-Link TL-WR702N micro router, set up as an access point with a separate SSID.

    It was only about £30-ish for the powerline adapters and £18 for the AP, and works very well for a budget solution.

    Edit - These don't serve a huge amount of stuff, I only have a Chromecast and a couple of IP Cameras going through this lot, as well as the odd phone when upstairs where the BT HomeHub doesn't reach properly.
     
  7. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    He gets 1 to 3 meg on BT and has a Satellite service which has terrible upload.

    He's gone and took a punt on some TP links (yet to tell me what exactly), I'm assuming his house wiring is really good seeing as he lines in the middle of nowhere in a very very nice modern house.
     
  8. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    ive got the devolo 600mpbs ones and they offered a good step up over my last 200mpbs ones

    i think they were around £40-50 for a pair
     
  9. NeiltheDruid

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    I have a set of TP-Link 500mbps pass -through adapters and they have been solid for 3 years. Waaaaay better than any wireless network equipment I've had - was like a revelation when I first got them. As bagpuss says, very dependant on the wiring in your house. I live in a modern-ish, vanilla-wired 3-bed, so probably the best circumstance for homeplug systems.
     
  10. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    £1200 sounds like a professional setup with proper managed wifi access points and cable runs to business grade kit in which case it is reasonable
     

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