Over the weekend my wireless adaptor at home gave up the ghost. Not being the greatest fan of my wireless network at home (I find it too unreliable and slow) I took the opportunity to look at power line networking.
I took myself off to my local PC World and grabbed one of the Devolo Homeplug High Speed Starter Kits. Got home, plugged in; configured my PC with a static IP address; and hay presto I was up and running.
I was surprised just how smoothly the installation went, everything worked without a hitch ….so far!
If you are using DHCP, the power line networking would have been completely configuration free. Just plug-in and go!
The only downside I can see is the price. Two adapters for around £85-90 is marginally above the cost of an equivalent wireless network. Though, you don’t have to worry about security or wireless reception. Both good reasons to pay a little more money for peace of mind.
If you are wary of wireless, give power line networking a try. Recommended!