Powerline Network Adapters

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Powerline Network Adapters

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Anybody using one? Thoughts?
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Come on guys. I am asking about something important and you are posting about NZ??

Priorities gentlemen, priorities.
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Computer in a far corner
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I have no neighbors.

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Re: Powerline Network Adapters

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Used to use one about 7 years ago. If you have a really big house (or separate buildings on the same breaker box) they are better than wifi. Think of them as a poor mans ethernet. Not a lot of throughput though. I'd say 20mb/s over a long electrical haul.
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Basically the machine isa lead weight. Just got a netgear thing and installed it. Not blazing but one can do what one needs too and cheaper than dropping an ethernet cable.

I am satisifed.
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ed wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 8:33 pm Not blazing
I put my router on top of a wardrobe and it improved the speed quite a lot.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 5:00 pm And no Wi Fi of course, because why give your thievish neighbors access to free pr0n? :BigGrin3:
[captain obvious] Actually, your neighbors on the same electrical line transformer will be able connect just fine, so long as they know the password. [/ca]
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Re: Powerline Network Adapters

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Actually, it sucks. Damn phone won't connect to the wi-fi and the computer doesn't recognize the Ethernet. Bastards.
God damnit to hell, I hate computers

Rob, would you get here forthwith and fix this mess for me?

CH would have been here already. :cry:
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ed wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 4:50 pm Actually, it sucks. Damn phone won't connect to the wi-fi
lots of things cause that, but ...
and the computer doesn't recognize the Ethernet.
Not too much can cause that.
Rob, would you get here forthwith and fix this mess for me?
unlock the shed door, asshole.
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That the marvelous computer you bought some time ago? :twisted:
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No. It was one that we boght my bro as a present ages ago and when he died, since he didn't have a stereo ... well .. we took it. Win7 and old but ok for orders for the business ... sorta. I think the problem is cpu.
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Re: Powerline Network Adapters

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Well, yea. A dead CPU will certainly stop it from connecting to the internet.
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Re: Powerline Network Adapters

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no, goes to 100% regularly
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Can you tell what task drives it up that high?
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When we go to the orders tab on our store. Weird
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check which executables are driving the usage--if it is the browser itself it may be an add-on issue. Also being an older machine, do you have java and shockwave disabled? As in, you ought to.