SLB's Technology Spotlight - Networking

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_ScaredLittleBoy, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. B_ScaredLittleBoy

    B_ScaredLittleBoy New Member

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    OMG. Your router probably has some ethernet 'switches'. But trailing numerous 30m long cables from router to PC isn't practical! Or safe.

    Then you have wireless. Cuts out a lot. Interfered with by radio signals (on the same frequency). Not as fast as ethernet. Also there is the security issue whereby some unscrupulous individuals can pick up your signal and access your unsecured network and use your internet for free.

    So how can I have a quick and easy network setup so that I can watch porn without it buffering all the time I hear you say?

    The answer is the HomePlug. What is the Homeplug?

    eConnect HomePlug - What is HomePlug ?

    It turns your home electricity supply into a network. This means a strong signal all through the house. Turning any electrical outlet into an ethernet switch. Just connect the Homeplug to the device you want to access the internet via an ethernet cable.

    Even the 'lowest' speed of 85Mbps is faster than the fastest wireless speed of 54Mbps. Also 54Mpbs wireless speed is usually unobtainable unless you're quite close to the router.

    Just found out about these today and ordered six. I think they're incredible!

    Comments? Am I the only one who didn't know about this?
     
  2. ManlyBanisters

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    Yes - you muppet :rolleyes: :tongue: - these have been around for fucking ages!
     
  3. B_Think_Kink

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    What an odd plug in system? Is that from the UK? Anyways, it's just not practical. I have wireless in my house, I'm the farthest room away from it and I still get a great signal... how to stop people from using it? Encrypt with a 10 letter/number combo... and volia.
     
  4. Pecker

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    I live in the black hole that either never gets new technology or by the time I do get it, it's already out of date everywhere else.

    DSL? sure, but I'm right at the 19,000 foot mark and can't get good speed.

    Clearwire? nope.

    Cable? sure, but fiber optics aren't in my neighborhood yet so they say wait.

    Satillite? yep, but too darned expensive.

    I get soooooo tired of having to turn the crank on the side of my PC to keep it going.
     
  5. ManlyBanisters

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    Invest in gerbils and good wheel - never mind the Technology Revolution - get with the Neolithic Revolution! Baby steps, Pecker, baby steps...
     
  6. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    Not exactly odd plug system - 3 pin. I find the 2 pin and 1 pin plugs odd though. Never seen a one pin plug but I hear they exist.

    And :redface: I can't believe I didn't find out about these sooner. They're so much better than wireless. With Homeplug you can get twice or even 4 times the speed of wireless (100Mps or 200Mbps) and can have the internet in any room with a plug socket.

    You're limited to wireless range and someone could still access your router if you have the default admin password on...then they could change your settings and stop YOU getting on. I doubt they'd do that though cos then you'd know your system has been 'compromised'.

    This is more practical and easier to setup than wireless. Requires two plugs for £38, router that is usually supplied 'free' with your internet plus an ethernet cable that is no more than £2. That's £40.

    To setup one wireless PC you need a wireless MIMO G type router, PCI wireless adapter and maybe a powerful antenna (I've got a 7Db gain one but its now obsolete when I get the Homeplug!!!). Cost of that is around...£100 maybe, possibly £80ish. 2x the cost of a Homeplug network.

    Remember also that Homeplug gives faster speeds and more reliable connection; there is NO chance of the connection being lost but there is with wireless and this happens every hour with me.

    The point is this piece of technology is awesome!
     
  7. JustAsking

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    That's why I love this site. The first two responses to the OP are women with superior technical advice and lots of 'tude.
     
  8. No_Strings

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    14k modem and cable is better than wireless internet. :tongue:
     
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