how well do those ethernet to power line adapters work?--UPDATE it works!

mcveigh

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I have a project where wireless can't get to a back bedroom in a 3 story house. the owner doesn't want cable run.

can those powerline ethernet adapters work? do they need to be a the same piece of wiring to work?

http://dlink.com/products/?pid=4 this is a model from dlink I am considering.
 

gunrunnerjohn

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I've heard good and bad, if it's the only way, it may be an option. Of course, the other option is wireless, but we all know that's not secure. :)
 

gunrunnerjohn

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Originally posted by: martind1
wireless can be very secure. i would avoid powerline methods.

I'm all ears, without doing something extreme like a VPN, how are you making wireless "very secure"? WPA looks pretty good, but it's too early to tell, since I have yet to be able to get the WPA update for my router.
 

mcveigh

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Well I got 2 netgear ones. I plugged 1 in on the 1st floor. that went to a PC the one on the 3rd floor plugged into the router.

so far it works great!!!
 

JackBurton

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Originally posted by: gunrunnerjohn
Originally posted by: martind1
wireless can be very secure. i would avoid powerline methods.

I'm all ears, without doing something extreme like a VPN, how are you making wireless "very secure"? WPA looks pretty good, but it's too early to tell, since I have yet to be able to get the WPA update for my router.

How about using PEAP and RSA with a security key being issued every 10mins. How secure is that? ;)