Any conflict between Homeplug makes?

  algernonymous 18:52 20 Dec 2006

I have a homeplug home network using 2 homeplugs. I would now like to add another in another room, can I purchase any make or would it be best to buy the same make as my existing two? Thanks.

  mgmcc 21:57 21 Dec 2006

It would certainly be safer to stay with the same brand. While the connections between adapter and PC will necessarily use conventional ethernet in conjunction with TCP/IP (or other networking) protocol, there could be a proprietary system for the adapters themselves to communicate over the mains wiring. Different brands might therefore not communicate.

  algernonymous 16:28 27 Dec 2006

OK, thanks for that.

  tb64 17:15 27 Dec 2006

As long as they use the same 'protocols' then they will work together.

Obviously if a 14Mbps unit is used with an 85Mbps unit then the speed of the network will be that of the slowest unit.

click here

It's a bit long winded but near the bottom it mentions the compatibility.

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