Use power outlets as a Wi-Fi alternative

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Use power outlets as a Wi-Fi alternative.
    A Hercules ePlug is shown in use at a home in Marborough, Mass., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. The ePlug uses a standard network port to connect to a computer, then uses the electric circuit of a home to receive Internet signals from a companion ePlug in an electric outlet and cabled to the Internet in another room. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

    -- Tom
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  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Apr 25, 2005
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
    Yup, ethernet over powerline works. Can be mixed results for some people depending on the condition/quality of the electrical wiring in their home. When I first moved into the current 3 story farmhouse I'm in, at first I had the cable modem down on the first floor and my office and gaming computer up on the 3rd floor. Gaming over wireless with some games that require high bandwidth I got a pair of the powerline bridges. Was as solid for online gaming as if I ran ethernet.

    I had a couple of issues when I added a 3rd powerline bridge..but haven't had to use them for a while. That was back in the earlier days of versions, some improvements certainly have been made since then.
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