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Network I am running a laptop with XP Home downstairs which is permently connected to a netgear wireless router as my father is disabled he doesnt move around. Now upstairs i have a desk top with Vista Ultamate 64 running from a Homeplug one home plug running through the wireless router and the other connected to desktop upstairs. We have a 10Mb service from our ISP, but when i do a speedtest on the laptop (speedtest.net) i get a 9870 which i figure is about right but when i do the same thing upstairs the best i manage ranges from 2785 to 6785 tops. The latter is most common. The homeplugs are the 85 Mb type. Is it because of the wireless router. Should i just buy a single adsl modem to replace the one from ISP but has more eithernet connections on the back...Anyhelp on this would be great as im fed up with all the money i have probably been wasting :(

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Hi wild11967

re homplugs let me infor you first that Homeplugs do have a minor advantage if they share the same leg but there is usually sufficient cross-coupling.Larger commercial buildings often have 3 phase where each phase has its own transformer. Homeplugs need to be on the same transformer.

Also Long extension leads will degrade the signal so it is best practice to plug the HomePlug directly into a wall socket As with the figures youve given above you dont NEED to purchase a new equipment such as a router as youd have the same issue with it.

Best thing to to check your circuitry as - limitations are as follows - the rings or circuits (such as upstairs and downstairs) mains must be on the same fuse box / consumer box.

If you have further questions let Fixya answer it for you .

Best wishes .

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