telboy wrote:Have you considered the Devolo MicroLink dLan adaptors featured in this months magazine? (quoted at the wrong price I'm afraid - appear to have left a 1 off the front of the amount)
TVM for that "pearl", it means that for me, I'll probably go for 2 of the Solwise devices, as at £86 the pair (actually I'll need 3 so it'll be £129) it looks cheaper than the Devolo Microlink option.
The only downside being that I'll have to complete the 3 year electrical installation course (with full NICEIC accreditation) to get rid of the snakes wedding for all the various devices I've got plugged into just 2 mains sockets at the moment
p.s. Oh and for those who seem to think that wireless is more secure - having worked in "communications" in a previous life, I can confirm that it's easier to pick up a wireless signal, than it is to pick up a signal thats being passed down a copper wire.
Notwithstanding that ALL wire connections emit a signal. If you've got the right kit, you can pick it up.
Hence, it's more about the use of the correct cryptographic protocols and softwares. The main issue for me is that the freq ranges used for wireless devices are so high, that they are effectively "line of site", and as someone else already mentioned, it's quite feasible to stuggle to get a decent signal even in the next room.
I suspect that I'll stick to my wired connections - I have no desire to sit out in the garden with a laptop - irrespective of what the bloody adverts say!