So a few days ago I received a set of Homeplugs I purchased from eBay and this is the weekend to play with them. If you’re unfamiliar with the technology, it allows you to propagate your home network over your electricity supply; which means you can turn every power socket in the house into a potential network point. I already have a Wifi network at home, but I recently purchased a Dreambox that only has a wired connection, and for the price of a wifi-wired bridge, I chose to go down the HomePlug route too. It means I can support wired devices around the house if I want and they have the advantage that the network they provide runs at speeds up to 200Mbs. That speed means that if I wanted to strea HD or play with live video streaming services around the house, then I’m not going to run into any bandwidth issues.
So, I’m off to play with the HomePlugs. They were sold as BT Vision HomePlug adapters, but are really rebadged Comtrend Powergrid 902 devices, and I’ve got the full manual online in case I run into any issues.