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Title: Powerline instead of Wi-Fi in my house?

    • 14 posts
    January 31, 2013 7:45 AM EST

    You have an advantage of using Powerline if you have Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and smart TVs that can connect to the internet, but if you are using this for your laptop you won`t have mobility. Now it is much easier with the Wifi technology, I remember when I had to consider removing wallpaper because there were not other ways to fit the cable.

    • 11 posts
    October 9, 2012 7:49 AM EDT

    Title: Powerline instead of Wi-Fi in my house?

     

    My problem is that I there is no way to get a wired connection to my upstairs room, since the cable is downstairs only.

     

    I was thinking about Wi-Fi, but I am concerned about range and speed, and in the house it seems that Powerline will be faster and more secure.

     

    Looks like the 2 Powerline adapters will be about $50, which is a lot less than the $100 for a good 11n router.

     

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Actiontec---500-Mbps-Powerline-Home-Theater-Network-Adapter-Kit/5215483.p?id=1218625358741&skuId=5215483

     

    It seems like Powerline is fast and more reliable then Wireless, and about half the price - am I seeing this right?

     

    If this is the case, why aren’t more people using Powerline in their homes?

     

    What are the advantages of Powerline?

     

    How about speed and quality?