'Powerline' mains plug adaptors

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'Powerline' mains plug adaptors

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'Powerline' mains plug adaptors

Do these jobbies all work on the same 'frequency'? ie Will one type sync/match/recognise another brand?

I have, supplied with the BT box, two 'Simpler Networks' 200mbps plugs and need two that work with them.

Or am I better off buying four that match?

Or running another cable from the router and getting a set of three?

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Re: 'Powerline' mains plug adaptors

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As far as I know, different makes don't work with each other, they use proprietary protocols, I don't think there's an IEEE standard for them.

The BT ones are good, get two more the same as the ones you've got.

They do seem to work worse with time, and how well they work depends on the quality and distance of your electrical wiring.

They work like wireless devices, the problem with this is, if you have one that works badly, it makes all of them work badly.
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Re: 'Powerline' mains plug adaptors

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Looks like the pair I have are obsolete, so a new set of four (router, tv box, then two new for connecting to laptops) will be needed.

Edit: house completely rewired to latest (then) standards 22 years ago (it was used as an 'exam piece' by the electrician and inspected, so should be ok!).
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If you're buying new the Devolo ones are the best I've used and have a really nice admin application that shows you how well they're working, but you probably won't need something that expensive if your wiring is good.
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Re: 'Powerline' mains plug adaptors

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Julian_Boolean wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:22 pm If you're buying new the Devolo ones are the best I've used and have a really nice admin application that shows you how well they're working, but you probably won't need something that expensive if your wiring is good.
'Admin'? :D

I'll need plug & play (well, work) :)
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