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Wall-Plugged Ethernet Adapters

by Necrodox / February 6, 2010 2:45 PM PST

I'm not entirely sure if this topic belongs in this area so please forgive me if it doesn't.

I am looking for some advice in regards to a wall-plugged Ethernet adapter. What this adapters does is transfer your Internet connection through your electrical line.

Now I'm sketchy on which to buy considering there are quite a few of them out there, and which perform best for gaming.

I've been experiencing alot of issues with my wireless internet when playing my Xbox 360 in particular and when downloading on my computer.

I'm looking to improve this situation, I could simply run an Ethernet through the house but it just doesn't seem as convenient as these adapters are at this point.

However if these adapters are not up to par I won't even bother purchasing them, I'd much rather run the cable throughout the house and ensure a lasting connection.

Thank you in advance.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2010 9:35 PM PST

Since the internet is not an assured connection this will not fix the internet. It would help gamers as wifi is less assured than a wired or power line connection.

If you are looking for a never an issue connection you and millions of others have yet to find that but it would remove wifi and it's woe.

Just checking. Did you set up the wifi per the Cnet Networking forum sticky? I find that helps in most cases. And don't download over wifi. That is just a bad idea.

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Better connection
by Necrodox / February 7, 2010 5:22 AM PST
In reply to: Iffy.

Not so much a never issue connection but just an improvement over the speed I'm getting now.

I have not set up my router in accordance to Cnet's networking forum sticky, I'll be sure to check it out.

Thank you Bob.

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Most of the time, no speed gain. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2010 6:26 AM PST
In reply to: Better connection

Even the old 802.11b connection was 11 megabit which is about what a cable connection runs at. Most of us have 802.11g at 54 megabit so getting wired may not help on speed.

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