I will tell you what I am trying to do and someone tell me if this will work.
Upstairs I got my main computer connected to a 85Mbps homeplug, which in turn is connected via the mains to another home plug and my Netgear DG 834GT and also to that is my NAS.
Because the router is only 10/100 and also the speed of the homeplugs, using my NAs can be a pain for large files.
So my idea, move NAS up here, connect a 1gigabit switch to my computer, NAs and home so the NAs will by pass my router and homeplugs.
it seems to be the cheapest way, other wise I would have to buy new home plugs and get a gigabit cable router and connect it to my netgear as with the dream team firmware that can just be used as a modem.
eventually i will buy new homeplugs, but not yet if I can help it.
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
On ADSL24 using C&W network.