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Looking for experience with powerline adapters


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#21 OFFLINE   sweep49

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 10:47 AM

I use powerline adapters to connect my cck to the router.  It works fine for this purpose (vod downloads) although the 2 adapters are on the same ac circuit, which makes a big difference.  I have a deca network now but had previously tried unsupported mrv with powerline adapters, and they did not work well at all.


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#22 OFFLINE   jaytbird

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:55 PM

Quick update.

Installed Netgear Powerline AV 500 adapters last night, easy as pie with no problems.

Watched about 30 minutes of Contraband on HBO on Demand with no issues. Didn't have time for a full test of VOD, but then again I usually let it get to 20-30 minutes worth before I start watching.

I'll continue to report how things are going for the next few weeks. Thanks for everyone's help!



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 04:28 PM

Good to hear it's working well for you, if it starts flaking out for the D* service you should be able to use it for another device and just get a BBCCK and hook it in near your router if possbile.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:29 PM

I was always leery of powerline adapters too, but bought some recently and they have come a long way (much cheaper now too). I'm using one to connect my HR34 to the router several rooms away, and the connection (100 mbps) has been rock solid. I later added one (different brand, but also Home AV standard) to a laptop in another room and it greatly improved Genio Go performance on that computer, which had been connecting wirelessly. Of course, your mileage may vary...



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:59 PM

There is no way to improve power line in any and all circumstances..  They are the absolute last resort but im gald they are working for you now... There is just inherent reasons I would never use them.



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 07:36 PM

Another quick update:
Watched Ironman 3 last night on VOD.
Perfect picture, no hiccups. Powerline is rock solid for now.
Will report any issues if they come up.


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:29 PM

Another quick update:
Watched Ironman 3 last night on VOD.
Perfect picture, no hiccups. Powerline is rock solid for now.
Will report any issues if they come up.


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

And as I said in my case;

 

In the pre-DECA era HomePlug adapters worked just fine for VOD as well, since the required internet speeds for program downloads from DIRECTV's servers was well within their throughput capabilities, but was an absolute mess for MRV.

 

DECA was the total savior for MRV here, short of having to try and wire this old home of mine for ethernet.    


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 04:39 PM

I tried making a go of it with powerline for three years. That's time in my life I wish I could get back. Just don't do it. Just... don't do it.


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