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Beats Wireless Hands Down,
This review is from: Netgear XEB1004 85Mbps Powerline Ethernet Switch Kit - Double Unit Pack (Electronics)I have always been envious of people who have ethernet connections from their modems to their computers. I have always had wireless and although it does work it was far to slow. I have the top package on BT and on a wireless connection there is no point as it is just as fast as their lowest!
I bought these plugs not really expecting much but after using them for an hour now I can say they are brilliant. Set up involved removing them from a box and plugging them into the wall and then the device you want to connect them to.
I have 3 of these units, 1 sits beside the modem/router, 1 is plugged in behind my TV attached to my Apple TV (Apple TV owners using wireless, you have to get these, I can rent a movie and start watching in under a minute!) & the other is upstairs connected to my main computer.
I have seen a remarkable improvement in speed both in loading and downloading. Steaming media such as Youtube or Quicktime movie trailers are now lightning fast.
If you want a simple solution to add ethernet networking to your house then these are the answer.
I will still be using wireless for things like xbox live and internet access on my laptop, but knowing that I have a choice now makes me feel a whole lot better.
Worth every penny.
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Initial post: 16 Feb 2009 12:42:47 GMT
Might it be worth not buying the xbox wireless for £60, instead only getting this?
Posted on 4 Dec 2009 17:52:07 GMT
a legal alien says:
Although I don't doubt this is a great product, I can't see how it improves your internet connection speed vs. a standard wireless connection. Given any current broadband speed, the bottleneck will always be the broadband speed and not the wireless network. I have an 8Mbit internet connection and I have one PC connected via ethernet and 2 laptops connected wirelessly to it. There's absolutely no difference in speed between them. I suggest you check your router and/or your wi-fi cards/drivers/settings in your computers.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2010 16:18:39 GMT
You make a good point about the rouer speed being much greater than the broadband speed, where this product helps is in older houses with solid brick walls, wireless is frequently problematic. I tried a MEMO router, and it was a complete was of time. This product gives the reliability I need.
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