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I need some plugs to transfer internet through the mains

by roscoeuk / November 30, 2009 11:11 PM PST

Hi - hope someone can help.

I have cable broadband (Virgin in the UK) and use a Netgear wireless router. I have just bought an Xbox 360 and want to hook it up to Xbox Live. Problem is that my router is in a different room to my TV (and xbox).

I know I can buy the Xbox wireless adaptor but a colleague told me about plugs that you can buy, which via ethernet cables, can transfer the connection over the mains and gives an excellent signal.

I saw these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-XEB1004-85Mbps-Powerline-Ethernet/dp/B00167D96S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1259677749&sr=8-3

Seems like a good deal but wanted to make sure they were compatible with cable broadband. If not which ones are?

Thanks in advance

Roscoe

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Yes. Should be fine
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2009 11:39 PM PST

Yes these will do what you want within the limits of how these work. I won't duplicate the user manual but these need to be on the same mains circuit for them to communicate with each other.

So here's the picture I see.

Cable modem -> first Powerline Ethernet Switch -> over the mains -> second Powerline Ethernet Switch -> Router.

In this scenario we NEVER use the other 3 ethernet ports.
Bob

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Thanks
by roscoeuk / November 30, 2009 11:43 PM PST
In reply to: Yes. Should be fine

Thanks Bob

Thats good news. I assume its on the same mains circuit.. the flat is individually metered so should be.

One other question - I have the netgear router plugged into the cable modem. Will having the Powerline Ethernet Switch plugged into the modem affect the performance of the wireless? I.e. will my girlfriend still be able to surf the internet wirelessly while I play the Xbox online?

Thanks again - Roscoe

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Sorry mis-read
by roscoeuk / November 30, 2009 11:47 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks

Sorry misread your post.

Problem with having the router plugged into the second Switch is that I still need the Xbox wireless adaptor.

Will this work:

Cable modem
|
Netgear router - ethernet cable - First Powerline switch - mains - Second Powerline switch - ethernet cable - Back of Xbox


Cheers - Roscoe

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by roscoeuk / November 30, 2009 11:49 PM PST
In reply to: Sorry mis-read

Or are you suggesting I can then plug an ethernet cable into the router when it is in the right room?

Sorry for numerous posts - thinking out loud!

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Nail down the SCENARIO and we can talk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2009 12:05 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry mis-read

Will this work:

Cable modem -> Netgear router -> ethernet cable -> First Powerline switch -> mains -> Second Powerline switch -> ethernet cable -> Back of Xbox


Yup! Should be fine.

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Yep thats the scenario
by roscoeuk / December 1, 2009 12:09 AM PST

Thats it - great I shall give it a go.

Certainly cheaper than the Xbox wireless adpator (

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