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Standard User KatR
(newbie) Fri 16-May-14 13:40:13
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Ethernet networking in a shared building


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Hi there

I'm looking for some advice as to whether ethernet run through electrical plugs will support fibre optic broadband. I live in a shared house and we are upgrading our broadband which currently runs through 5 flats via a Devolo, dLAN Highspeed Ethernet II system.

Could anyone please advise?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 16-May-14 13:42:42
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Re: Ethernet networking in a shared building


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They will work, but there will be question marks over the speed

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/70-de...

Shows some relative performance over distance.

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Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Fri 16-May-14 14:26:53
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Define "fibre optic broadband". Is this FTTC or FTTP? What "speed" package are you buying?


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Standard User KatR
(newbie) Mon 19-May-14 23:20:48
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Re: Ethernet networking in a shared building


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Hi Ian

Thanks for your response. I don't know whether it's FFTC or FTTP - is one better than the other? We are going for the fastest Zen package, with speeds up to 69mbps.

Thanks
Standard User ian72
(knowledge is power) Tue 20-May-14 08:20:20
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Re: Ethernet networking in a shared building


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Sounds like FTTC. The only reason for asking is that FTTP packages can run much faster (but are only available to the select few) and so homeplugs wouldn't be able to keep up with the speeds.

For FTTC it should be possible for homeplugs to keep up as long as you don't lose too much speed through electrical wiring.
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