Powerline adapters are a popular alternative to using Wi-Fi and even ethernet for the convenience that they offer and how easy they are to set up, but are they safe to use, and do they present any noteworthy risks?
Once a router has been set up, it will sit there quite happily working away without any sign of failing anytime soon, but can a router go bad over time, and is there any way you can help extend its lifespan?
If you have several sets of powerline adapters, it begs the question as to whether they can be daisy chained together, with two of the adapters being physically connected to each other using an ethernet cable.
Many people look to using powerline adapters alongside their existing Wi-Fi network, but this does raise the question as to whether the two interfere with each other and whether performance will be impacted.
As your home network becomes larger, with the right equipment, you can set up what is known as VLANs (Virtual Local Area Network). These do come with a host of benefits, but are they really worth setting up in the first place?
There may come a time where your Wi-Fi at home goes down, but you still want to get online and do some gaming. This begs the question as to whether Wi-Fi hotspots are good for gaming and whether they are really worth it in the long run?
Although power outages aren’t particularly common, they do occur from time to time. In an age where many of us rely on Internet services all of the time, will DSL continue to work even during a power outage?
Online gamers will do whatever it takes to make their network connection as fast and reliable as possible to get that competitive edge. This got me thinking about how well powerline adapters would perform and whether they can help lower your ping.
The distance that an Ethernet cable must cover can be quite large, even in a home network environment, so should you worry about the length of cable you are using, and does a longer cable really slow you down?
Many people will want to use Ethernet when setting up their home network as it is generally quicker and more reliable than Wi-Fi, but can Ethernet cables be considered a fire hazard?
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