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Have anyone here tried or use this with their current network for streaming HD content?


I know that a hardwired network is perferred but my 2 story house is not wired and getting it wired will probably be painful and costly to do it right.
 

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Each house will have different performance depending on the quality of its wiring. While it can theoretically work for at least 1 HD stream, you're just as likely to run into issues and have hiccups be a common occurance in streaming video.


If you try it out, I'd definitely go with a store that has a loose return policy.
 

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I have powerline, and it works well for HD streaming at my house (built in '97).

It's definitely hit or miss though; when the wife decided our office would work better as a guest room, the signal quality dropped off quite a bit when we moved in the new office.

I had to move the unit around the different outlets in the room and found one that worked well. (I guess I just got lucky in the old office that I didn't have to move it around).

I bought a Zyxell kit from Newegg, and I've been pretty happy. The prices have come down some also.


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I have a Netgear powerline that I used before wiring my house up... it was mediocre at best..not HD capable but I could stream a DVD ...now i just keep it around in a pinch ..(not sure what that pinch will ever be... but...)
 

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I have 4 of the 200Mbps Netgear adapters with 3 in use and they work fine for streaming HD.


One on each level of a 3 story townhome built in '94. The one on the lower level has a smart switch connected to it. The switch has my main workstation, Ooma, and WHS connected to it. The one on the second level is connected to my D-Link 825 which connects to my FiOS connection. The third is in the master bedroom with a Linksys DMA2100.


I have zero problems streaming recorded and live HD to the extender. When perfroming backups on my laptop which is connected to the network via 5Ghz N I get about 40Mbps to the WHS per the D-Link gadget.


Hope that helps.
 

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