Hi, I have been thinking about how best to solve a problem i have, it is that i (wife) does not want more cables in HER living room. i will be moving my mac from an upstairs room to an area in the dining room. My issue is the router is upstairs connected to two pc's ,ethernet, and then an ethernet cable comes down to an xbox, apple tv. The mac is in another area, so my question is can i connect another router etc to the ethernet cable and wifi the mac. I no longer use the cable re xbox slim or apple tv both use wifi. I ask before trying the mac with a dongle for wifi just to find out if it is possible to do the above incase the signal strength is not good.
Thanks for that Mr Cat.I ahve heard of these from a friend a time ago, does sound like the right solution for me. I now have great bandwidth as my mac is beside the router, but when moved i feel just wifi will not cut it.
They cause huge amounts of illegal radio interference, so if you have any radio hams in your area you will not be popular. There are moves afoot to try and have the things banned on this basis.
Actually, when you dig into it, the devices are technically illegal to use as they cannot conform to CE conformance tests.
Just thought I'd mention it.
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Amazon are advertising a number of similar alternative devices and I see that one of these (Comtrend Powerline ethernet adapter with Filter - £41.99) is shown to have FCC, CE, UL certification and also has "flexible frequency configuration" so hopefully any interference problems should not exist or if they do then a frequency change should eliminate the problem. I imagine that these are the type of devices supplied by BT with their BT Vision equipment. I have no personal experience of using any of these although the BT Vision version that I have installed for a neighbour were dead easy to set up (just plug in!) and works well.
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