Having had a nightmare trying to set up a wireless network at home, and giving up, I have decided to go down the homeplug route.
I have Virgin 8 meg cable broadband feeding through a Webstar modem into the main desktop pc in the upstairs front bedroom. I have a desktop pc in the back downstairs dining room, and have just been given a laptop by work which I may want to use in the front room.
I assume I need a router and three homeplugs? What sort of router do I need to get?
RE: wireless, I just couldn't get it to work reliably. It would work intermitantly when I took all the security off it, with - no chance. I got a few people who know far more about such things than me to look at it and they couldn't work out why it was so unreliable so I wrote it off as a bad job. 1930's 3 bed semi by the way, nothing out of the ordinary.
I hve 3 devolo plugs but (see elsewhere) I'm not that happy with them. When they work thy're fine, but the software supplied is the type that gives you options you don't want, and doesn't gives ones you do. I've learnt to use the network commands to 'rebuild' the LAN, and then it works. BUT the general idea is fine. It may be other brands are easier.