Ethernet over Power

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dpaanlka, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    I'm thinking of setting up an ethernet over power network in my house for devices that do not have wireless (most of my System 7 machines and a few old iMacs and printers and stuff).

    I was thinking of one of the following products:

    http://www.buy.com/prod/linksys-instant-powerline-plebr10-bridge-external/q/loc/101/10321918.html

    http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=152644

    http://review.zdnet.com/Netgear_Powerline_HD_Ethernet_Adapter/4505-3304_16-31970278.html

    http://reviews.cnet.com/Siemens_SpeedStream_Powerline_Ethernet_adapter/4505-3304_7-20684584.html

    Does anybody have experience with such networks? Any specific product experiences?
     
  2. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    If you're not going to be using it for large file transfers then it should be fine. I don't have any experience with these devices, but I would stay away from the Belkin because every Belkin networking product that I have ever had has failed and/or been a complete pain.

    If you're concerned about power surges, make sure that you buy a surge protector with ethernet protection because you can't plug the box into a surge protector.
     
  3. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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