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Topic # 164486 11-Feb-2015 12:06
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I'd like to trial a pair of 600Mps or greater HomePlug AV2 powerline networking adapters to see if they would firstly work and, secondly, be better than the wifi link they would replace. Just wanted to check on the off-chance anyone knew of anywhere that would rent a pair for that purpose? Would then purchase if satisfactory.

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  Reply # 1234638 11-Feb-2015 12:23
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Buy from somewhere with a good return policy, make sure you're very careful taking them out of the box. Returns should be ok, it's not like trying them should reduce their value, which is the case with things with batteries.

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  Reply # 1234653 11-Feb-2015 12:50
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Worth testing - I replaced an old ~80Mbps link (which delivered about 2-3 Mbps in practice) with some AV2 units. I have eventually got higher speeds (20-30Mbps) but I had to swap out some faceplates and eliminate extension leads to do it. The newer units were fussier and would not even connect when first used in place of the old units. On the plus side they were smaller so I could actually plug them in side by side to another plug with a double plug faceplate.

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  Reply # 1235649 11-Feb-2015 13:29
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Depending on where you are, I have a couple of PowerLine not used. Can't remember what model (either AV200 or AV500).

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