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What powerline/homeplug adapters do you use for WiFi at home?

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I’ve got another question for you, dear reader.

Do you have problems with the WiFi in your place of residence? If so, do you use the powerline/homeplug adapters to serve you WiFi via your electricity connection? We seem to have an array of dampening fields all around our house so I’ve got three different WiFi networks going in different regions of the house.

I’ve been using Devolo products (like that one above – Amazon link) for a long time and I’m reasonably content (apart from having to have three different networks!)

However I was wondering if you’ve got any recommendations for other products to try?

The Devolo adapters are rather expensive compared to other ranges (TP, for example). I’ve been browsing the Amazon feedback sections and given the fact TP is almost two thirds cheaper I’ve been thinking about trying them out.

But is there another brand I should be looking at? Any suggestions welcome!

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

4 replies on “What powerline/homeplug adapters do you use for WiFi at home?”

I have used the Devolo (Av200) ones for many years and have been very impressed with the build quality and support. I had a 2.5 year old unit that was replaced by Devolo after it failed – not many companies would do that I’d guess.
By the way, you don’t need 3 different networks – just use the devolo utility on each unit and set the SSID (the network name) to the same name as your main network. You should use different channels for each unit that overlaps coverage with another. Once done, you have the same network throughout the house and devices should switch seamlessly as you move through the house.

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