Our Essential Wireless FAQ gets a lot of regular use. So we figured why not try the same thing for powerline networking?
1. Are all powerline adapters the same?
No. Powerline networking suffered through a contentious standards battle that dragged on way too long and hurt powerline's adoption as a mainstream consumer networking technology. Things are much better today because there is finally an IEEE standard (IEEE P1901) and past battles are over...
I've actually been considering this lately. My bedroom is three floors above the router and getting a wi-fi signal up that far is hard, even with repeaters. Now I wonder what I will do with the 100' ethernet cable I've got going out my bedroom window down the building!
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I'm seriously thinking going with powerline networking if I buy a house with a finished basement. The outside-the-walls CAT5 wiring job I did at my house right now is not really aesthetic :P
Glad to see the AV500 adapters are going down in price.
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They are supposedly improved since they settled a standard.
I'll be trying out a HomePlug AV specification, TRENDnet TPL-307E2K powerline adapter.
Due to some feedbacks of heat with the really compact models of powerline adapters,
I decided to try out a bulkier model.
Decided to skip the HomePlug AV 500 specification adapters
since the technology appears to be working out some bugs on some brands/models.