Ethernet connections throughout the house with Netgear 1200 Powerline kit
I am thrilled with my new sets of Netgear Powerline 1200 and Extra Outlet (PLP1200-100PAS)*. For a year, we have been running two computers off of wireless with less than stellar results. With the Netgear Powerline 1200, we jacked up the speed without hardwiring our house. We are now actually pushing internet through our house electrical system. If you are trying to get faster speed to your game controllers, computers, and TVs, then check out this product.
This purchase began with a conversation with a colleague because I expressed a need to hardwire the house with internet cabling. He recommended this type of option and pointed me to this specific product. Before I even left work, I had ordered two sets from Amazon. With Amazon Prime, it arrived in two days.
The box contains two adapters, instructions, and two small lengths of CAT 6 cable. Following the two-step instructions, I plugged one adapter into an outlet in my office and ran a cable to the switch. I then plugged the other into the living room and connected it our Xbox 360. When I turned on the Xbox, I had an immediate connection to the internet. The speed was great!
I then opened the other box and set up an adapter upstairs for Bernadette’s personal computer. Again, once I had made the connection, I was able to immediately connect to the internet.
With the final adapter, I connected Bernadette’s work computer. This is an Apple computer. Once the connection was made and we rebooted the computer, she then had a good internet connection. She is very pleased with the results.
It is possible to connect 16 other adapters in this manner.
Important note: You only need one adapter connected to your switch or router.
If I thought about it, I would have purchased the Netgear Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet & ProSAFE GS308 8-Port Gigabit Switch combination, because I ended up purchasing a new switch.
Our plans are to also buy one more set so we can connect the remaining two smartTVs in the bedrooms.
If you are having issues making connections throughout your house to computers, smartTVs, and game consoles, you may want to consider the Netgear Powerline 1200 and Extra Outlet. I am very pleased with the results. I did not have to mess up the house running cable. Also, if I ever move again, these devices can go with me.
The Netgear Powerline 1200 and Extra Outlet costed around $90 because of the throughput outlet. It was worth the price to me.
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