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  • Gunbuster - Thursday, August 28, 2014 - link

    FYI: Zyxel makes some good gear for great prices but their support is 100% amateur league. Expect to wait days, weeks, or months for problem resolution. Reply
  • jann5s - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link

    How is the lag/ping on these type of home-plug connectors, compared to normal ethernet and wifi? The throughput is not really interesting for me, wifi is good enough, but in terms of lag I sometimes still prefer a normal cable over any wireless solution. Reply
  • returnzer0 - Friday, August 29, 2014 - link

    I have one of the older generation HomePlug devices by ZyXEL and was pretty happy with it. Used it primarily to connect my HTPC to the rest of network so it could stream Blu-Ray movies from the storage server. Wasn't the most latency sensitive application, but I was never able to accomplish this over WiFi. Reply
  • erple2 - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - link

    Has anyone like an and tech ever done a serious review of any of the power line networking products? I remember looking a while ago here and couldn't find anything but product announcements. Reply
  • efficacyman - Friday, September 05, 2014 - link

    small net builder has testing with data and rankings for powerline Reply
  • asmian - Saturday, August 30, 2014 - link

    Using a Devolo mains adapter here 24/7 for some years without issues, where WiFi was problematic. I think many people forget that these are available and are often better solutions than WiFi for fixed devices - look at the crazy, nonsensical bundling of WiFi on most high-end motherboards these days, which are designed to live in big tower cases, not be portable movable devices. :/ Given that there are undoubtedly people still not securing their WiFi properly or using low-grade encryption, they are also an inherently more secure home networking option.

    Good to see there is motion on speed and power reduction still in this segment. Just a quick price check shows that prices have dropped amazingly since I bought some years ago, so these are indeed great value now for home networking - they just need better marketing compared to WiFi so people can make more use of them where more appropriate.
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