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Powerline Ethernet specialist Devolo's latest offering is the logical next step in bridging the worlds of mains power networking and Wi-Fi. You can link a standard access point and a router over a powerline link, allowing to fill your house with wireless goodness despite its radio-unfriendly walls - or you can plug one of these …


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  1. frank denton
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    Link Two Houses ?!

    This is indeed a nice and useful bit of kit and the 'Homeplug' network equipment is something I'll be getting myself as a post-Christmas present.

    At the bottom of page 1 of this review I noticed a reference to linking two houses. I did consider doing this to sublet my cable internet connection to my elderly neighbours. However, I quickly remembered that this is strictly against the terms and conditions of my agreement with the cable company ;)

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    WPA rotating key

    i would imagine that the reason the device won't operate in wireless client mode on WPA is that only WEP operates a static key which would be required to extend an existing network.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    I can't possibly be the only one...

    ... who wants to learn more about this "Consumer-friendly web UI." Preferably with an Eeee (non-)PC angle.

    (No, I didn't actually read the article, hence the avatar)

  4. Anonymous Coward

    @ Link Two Houses ?!

    Yes, sub-letting your internet connection is usually against terms and conditions - unless a) you own the second house, or b) you often visit the second house and want to use your laptop there on your own network, or c) you want to use it at the bottom of your garden which is closer to the other house than your own, and d) you only use it yourself, and not give access to others.

  5. Anonymous Coward
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    So it's just like an Apple Airport Express, then?

    Which has been out for years. And should handle your iPhone and Macs just fine.

  6. Edward Hull
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    Mean-while, many not-as-well built as should be devices are now picking up interference from their nominally 50Hz mains supply and you've lost all chance of terrestrial freeview if you live in a low signal area.

    power-lines were never made to carry RF signals and make better antennas than they do transmission lines for the stuff.

    Oh, 'not-as-well built' doesn't just mean old, it often means modern mass-produces stuff with a planned obsolescence date.

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