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  #420401 22-Dec-2010 12:39
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Ok let's try and help the poor OP out a little more.  From what I understand from his posts:

a) his router is at one end of his house
b) his Xbox and PC are in the same room at the other end of the house
c) he wants to be able to hook his PC and Xbox up to the same network, preferrably without using wireless

He may not have a crawl space under his house (please confirm OP), so running cable may not be the easiest of options.

A couple of posters suggested running a cable between the PC and Xbox in the same room.  But will this work? (I don't know myself).

I've been using EoP for the past few months in an apartment block, and it seems to work sufficiently for me 98% of the time.  The main strain on my network is delivering HD content from my HTPC downstairs to an XBox 360 extender in an upstairs bedroom.  As Cyril is well aware in my case, wireless just didn't cut it for me.

And finally, falling into the Power over Ethernet trap (as opposed to Ethernet over Power) must be more common than I thought.  I confused the hell out of Cyril and Rustygonad many times by getting the order of these two words around the wrong way!

I hope my post adds something to this discussion...

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  #421484 25-Dec-2010 12:02
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Personally I like the Edimax ones.
They have a simple security system in place so others in the apartment block cannot accidentally stumble on your LAN by buying one if the wiring is not isolated.

Also it makes a big difference if you plug them directly into the wall without any 4 way strips or extension cables.

Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)

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For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here

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