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Old 02-18-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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are powerline adapters faster than wifi? and are they energy efficient?

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Old 02-18-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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are powerline adapters faster than wifi? and are they energy efficient?
I've never actually used one before, but from what I've heard they are faster than wifi. Not sure about energy efficiency.

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Read the other post about powerline adapters. I can use my Cisco E4200 router and a

Newegg.com - TRENDnet TEW-684UB Dual Band Wireless N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 450Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2-RADIUS, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, WPS

I get a straight 450Mb/s. That's better than a powerline adapter by more than double.

I WAS going to use a powerline adapter from my house to my barn, but as it turns out my E4200 reaches all the way from my house to the barn, which is a considerable distance. This is also tested with a plain internal laptop wireless adapter, not the trendnet. I haven't had time, but I will set up the trendnet adapter out there, I bet I'll get 3 bars.
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