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    http://www.ebuyer.com/cat/Wired/subcat/Powerline-Homeplug-Adapters

    "Powerline Integrated Homeplug Adapters"

    apparantly lets you use a wall socket to connect to the internet via cable..is this as good as actual hard connection to the router or is it weaker? is it better than wireless? is it overall worth it?

    I'm looking for a solution to my incredibly fluxing dl speed and random disconnects - would this also allow me to connect my own smaller hub to the adapter so I can LAN with internet for when I hold them in my house? (no phone lines upstairs work so I can't do it straight from the wall)

    sorry if this is random/hard to understand flu is awful :(
     
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    Im sure i was reading somewhere that they arnt all that great but i cant remember where it was....
    What are you currently using atm ?
     
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    a belkin 54g wireless adapter with the family bt homehub..
    /sigh

    haha but yeah I can't remember what I did and didn't read about them - something about sustained speeds..
     
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    Well id be willing to bet that your probs are coming from the homehub as i replaced my parents one for a £50 netgear and their net has been golden since, i hate homehubs with a passion in my own personal experience ive had nothing but aggro from them :). Maybe a new router would solve your probs ? is that within your budget and how far away from the homehub are you ?
     
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    I use this kind of networking to connect one of my PCs to my network and as far as I can tell it works perfectly. No disconnections or noticed latency, and just as fast downloading as my Ethernet wired PCs from the net.
     
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    Got one experience with them, worked good in this situation. Solved all the crap wireless had. Though when reading up on the issue before that some people did have issues, overall it seems to work fair.
     
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    I see - thanks for the feedback guys - so would you say they would be worth testing? I also need to know for my cousin, who's in the attic and cannot get a cable long enough to reach the router (again no phoneline etc)

    and I would replace the homehub if our phones didn't run off it..steprelations seem to believe this is a good plan, and shout me down when I suggest otherwise.
    d'oh, non tech-savvy family!
     
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    It would be worth testing means it one of your only options, if Dan and fr@nk report it works then id go for it :). If it doesn't work as promised then i suppose you can return it and try something else.
     
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