SenutyEnool Posted November 15, 2006 Share Posted November 15, 2006 G'day folks, just thought I'd share this with you as an option to wireless home networking. My setup up at home allows me to have a wireless network, but I was having some grief for a while (connections kept dropping out) and decided to go back to a cabled network. After having installed new carpet in the house I didn't want to have the cable running across the floor in our loungeroom where we have our system's setup (at this stage only 2 PCs) and was racking my brain and re-reading/re-installing my wireless setup, but to no avail, still kept dropping out. I then decided to google (Australia local) for networking solutions and come across this little gem: Link: -> NP285 - Turbo HomePlug What these two little boxes do, if you're not up on EOP, is allow you to connect (virtually up to 253 - but 10 is recommended max) PCs over your home power hardwiring. The steps to installing this system was quite easy. Plug the adaptors into the nearest power point, plug in the cable and power your system and the adaptor up. For my case there was no software configuration needed and I was up and running within 10 minutes of getting the stuff out of the box. I've now been on this system for a week and have had NO problems, in fact, the transfer speed has markedly improved over a direct connection to my router/switch (not sure why this is but I'm not complaining). The other beauty about this is that I can move my PCs anywhere in the house (up to 200sqft distance from the router) and just plug the adaptor into the nearest power point and Voila, connection is up and running. If you are worried about security, there is the option to password set the adaptors so that they synchronise with each other and won't allow outside intrusions to your system. The reason I've not opted for this, is because there is an inbuilt property that lets you scan what system's are currently connected to your system and knowing that my neighbours are NOT computer savvy I have no qualms about not applying the security option at this stage. But it is there if needed. Am I happy with this? My bloody oath! As I've stated it was just a matter of plugging and playing, without the hassle of setting up your wireless configurations and recommend it also for those on a budget that want to network their home systems without needing wireless adaptors and wireless modems/routers/switches. The other option I now have is to also buy another (single) adaptor and I'll be able to hook the XBox up to internet as well. There is one major problem with this though and that's the finance minister won't allow it at this stage . But her reasonings are valid as I'm going to upgrade to XBox360 by the new year If anyone wants any further info on this system let me know and I'll clarify/help where possible. Cheers :love: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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