Linksys PLEK500 Powerline Homeplug AV2 Kit

  arteddley 09:55 17 Jan 2014

I'm thinking of buying Linksys plek 500 powerline, but will it work? i want to use it in my workshop 30mts at the bottom of the garden, the router is on the down stairs ringmain in the house the workshop is on a separate ring main, but they both run from the same consumer unit, does anyone have any experience or knowledge if its likely to work?

  onthelimit1 11:44 17 Jan 2014

If from the same consumer unit, you should be fine. I've installed 5+ homeplugs in a similar situation, and they've all been OK. I usually use Tp-Link like these which are much cheaper than those you propose

  scotty 11:47 17 Jan 2014

I recently fitted a pair of powerline adaptors to connect a YouView box to my router. Box and router are on separate rings, one upstairs the other downstairs. Works a treat and I suspect that transmission of video data is as more taxing than most tasks.

From memory I don't think the distance you describe is beyond the capability of these sevices though you may see a drop in transmission rate as distance increases.

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