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Old August 21st 06, 12:38 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Has anyone seen these?
http://www.econnecthomeplug.co.uk/
Saw it in a hardware review in a magazine.

Its a special plug which sends your broadband connection through the mains
electricity instead of ethernet cables or wireless. They claim it is more
stable than wireless connection.
Quite expensive, you need one for the router and one for each computing
device - at 38 each that can run out at quite expensive.

Wondering if anyone has used them and whether they are any good?


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Old August 21st 06, 12:42 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"Beck" [email protected] wrote in message
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Has anyone seen these?
http://www.econnecthomeplug.co.uk/
Saw it in a hardware review in a magazine.

Its a special plug which sends your broadband connection through the mains
electricity instead of ethernet cables or wireless. They claim it is more
stable than wireless connection.
Quite expensive, you need one for the router and one for each computing
device - at 38 each that can run out at quite expensive.

Wondering if anyone has used them and whether they are any good?


I doubt you will find many people that use them. They're OK but are still
limited by range. Stick to a network cable or wireless. Much cheaper.


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Old August 21st 06, 01:02 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Beck wrote:

Has anyone seen these?
http://www.econnecthomeplug.co.uk/
Saw it in a hardware review in a magazine.

Its a special plug which sends your broadband connection through the mains
electricity instead of ethernet cables or wireless. They claim it is more
stable than wireless connection.
Quite expensive, you need one for the router and one for each computing
device - at 38 each that can run out at quite expensive.

Wondering if anyone has used them and whether they are any good?


These things have been around for ages. I have heard nothing but bad things
about data over power lines.

Graham


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Old August 21st 06, 02:20 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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"Beck" [email protected] wrote in message
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Has anyone seen these?
http://www.econnecthomeplug.co.uk/
Saw it in a hardware review in a magazine.

Its a special plug which sends your broadband connection through the
mains electricity instead of ethernet cables or wireless. They claim it
is more stable than wireless connection.
Quite expensive, you need one for the router and one for each computing
device - at 38 each that can run out at quite expensive.

Wondering if anyone has used them and whether they are any good?


I doubt you will find many people that use them. They're OK but are still
limited by range. Stick to a network cable or wireless. Much cheaper.



Do you know what the expected range/seperation distance might be in a
typical domestic situation ?

Joe Lee


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Do you know what the expected range/seperation distance might be in a
typical domestic situation ?

Joe Lee



One thing to remember, everyone who is on the same phase of the mains
supply as you, in your street will likely be able to get your data as
well.

DAve



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Old August 21st 06, 07:59 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Beck wrote on Mon, 21 Aug 2006 at 00:38:43:
Has anyone seen these?
http://www.econnecthomeplug.co.uk/
Saw it in a hardware review in a magazine.

Its a special plug which sends your broadband connection through the mains
electricity instead of ethernet cables or wireless. They claim it is more
stable than wireless connection.
Quite expensive, you need one for the router and one for each computing
device - at 38 each that can run out at quite expensive.

Wondering if anyone has used them and whether they are any good?


They work within even a large house, including through extension cables,
as long as no inductive device blocks the signal (e.g. 2 parts of a
building each with their own mains distribution box and RCD). The 14
Mbps ones can be had for around 25 pounds, e.g.
http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline.htm. They are useful when
wireless isn't an option.

--
Tony
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Old August 21st 06, 09:45 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Beck wrote:
Has anyone seen these?
http://www.econnecthomeplug.co.uk/
Saw it in a hardware review in a magazine.

Its a special plug which sends your broadband connection through the mains
electricity instead of ethernet cables or wireless. They claim it is more
stable than wireless connection.
Quite expensive, you need one for the router and one for each computing
device - at 38 each that can run out at quite expensive.

Wondering if anyone has used them and whether they are any good?


These need to be distinguished from broadband supplied over the
electricty network. These are devices for running your internal
network over your internal wiring.

I've used them for about a year in my house after getting fed up with
wireless dropouts, and slow wireless performance on the fringes of the
wireless AP range.

I'm running five of the adapters (3x PCs, 1x VoIP adapter, 1x DSL
router) and have had no problems at all.

They also include functionality that encypts the data sent over the
cables so that others in your street on the same phase can't see your
data.

I've had no problems with range at all -- they work all over the house
and via extension cables and so forth. The only downside is that the
speed is limited to 10Mbps, so you could get a lot faster if you were
to go "properly" cable.

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"Beck" [email protected] wrote in message
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Has anyone seen these?
http://www.econnecthomeplug.co.uk/
Saw it in a hardware review in a magazine.

Its a special plug which sends your broadband connection through the mains
electricity instead of ethernet cables or wireless. They claim it is more
stable than wireless connection.
Quite expensive, you need one for the router and one for each computing
device - at 38 each that can run out at quite expensive.

Wondering if anyone has used them and whether they are any good?



http://www.devolo.co.uk/uk_EN/index.html
Not heard of econnect but have been looking at Devolo, as above link, but no
idea which is the best or if there are others.

Ken


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Old August 21st 06, 11:14 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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gort wrote:
Do you know what the expected range/seperation distance might be in a
typical domestic situation ?

Joe Lee



One thing to remember, everyone who is on the same phase of the mains
supply as you, in your street will likely be able to get your data as
well.


So what happens when two neighbours have the same equipment will the lines
conflict?


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Old August 21st 06, 11:15 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Eeyore wrote:
Beck wrote:

Has anyone seen these?
http://www.econnecthomeplug.co.uk/
Saw it in a hardware review in a magazine.

Its a special plug which sends your broadband connection through the
mains electricity instead of ethernet cables or wireless. They
claim it is more stable than wireless connection.
Quite expensive, you need one for the router and one for each
computing device - at 38 each that can run out at quite expensive.

Wondering if anyone has used them and whether they are any good?


These things have been around for ages. I have heard nothing but bad
things about data over power lines.


What sort of bad things? :-)


 




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