I've been struggling with wireless for a number of years, and have somehow got a signal from my router to an access point near my room (2 floors between the router and access point). The connection is unstable and unreliable. i've tried newer routers advertised as giving good range, but none of them work so I am looking into getting some homeplugs.
However, downstairs, where the cable modem is, was built as an extension a number of years ago. I am fairly certain therefore that my room is on a different electrical circuit to the one the modem is on. Is it possible that a homeplug might still work in this situation or is there anyway of overcoming this obstacle? Thanks.
Thanks. I'm going to try them out when they arrive tomorrow. I read that they should work even on different circuits as long as the circuits are on the same fuse box. Hopefully they will supercede the performance of my current wireless network.
Does not require same ring, or even same distribution box. Just as long as it is on same phase coming in to house. Other people on same phase may pick up signal so advisable to use homeplugs security as well as any other security.
I have been using a zyxel homeplug router and 2 homeplugs on different ring mains in my home for sometime. I get full signal on all 3. It says in the instructions that the "barrier" to users outside your premises is the meter.
I think they are good, relibable and do what they say they will do.
PS - I use the software and passwords, just in case!!
Does not have on be the same DB, if you are only on one phase to your house all DBs are effectivly at the same electrical point. Your meter will not stop it either any neighbour on the same phase could pick it up if near enough. Use the homeplug security to prevent anyone else being able to connect to your system.