A while back I posted on what I thought was a rather hopeless situation:
a) have ruled out a wireless router for security reasons,
b) don't really want wires trailing all over the house,
c) don't have much money or
d) expertise but
e) do want the internet upstairs ASAP in rooms without telephone points.
As usual, I received some very helpful advice:
Your house is already wired for a network. Here is some of what is available to turn the power lines in your home into a wired network. Most of the less expensive ones are usually around 14mbps which is fast enough for most broadband connections. There are powerline adapters that are capable of 300mbps.
Anyway, I'm very grateful and convinced something like this is the answer. As I have a netgear router, (think it's this one: http://www.amazon.co...t...904&sr=1-1) I want something that is compatible and have almost decided on buying two of these (to connect my bedroom to the internet):
However, aware that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing (and I have a VERY little!), I would really appreciate someone giving me the confidence to go ahead and/or pointing out potential pitfalls. In particular,
- are they really *that* easy to use?
- is there anything else I need to buy?
- what is the catch?! anything else I should know?
Edited by King Lud, 13 April 2007 - 10:49 AM.