Easy to hook-up, works great!
My wife and I have an office at home with two computers, a PC and an Intel iMac. We also have an Actiontec wireless DSL modem (from Qwest). For months, we hooked the PC directly to the modem via an ethernet cable and the iMac accessed the internet using its built in Airport wireless. We also have a shared printer, wired to the PC and again, accessed by the iMac using wireless. Everything worked, although internet access on the PC was always slow (I just figured it was because it was an older Pentium III machine). We wanted to move the printer though, to a location in the office where it would no longer be directly wired to either computer. I tried to do this by using some Netgear stuff and it failed miserably...took it back to the store where I purchased it. Decided to try the Actiontec gear even though I could only find one review on it (a positive review). I bought two of the HomePlug Ethernet Adaptors and one of the HomePlug 4-Port Hubs. This stuff works great! I hooked the modem to the hub, then hooked the printer to the hub. According to Actiontec's website, the adaptors only work with Windows, but a tech at Actiontec told me that if I used my PC for setting up the adapter (basic software stuff), I should be able to plug my iMac in and it would work. The tech was absolutely right...plugged my iMac in and I was instantly on the net. Not only was it incredibly easy to set up, it worked flawlessly out of the box. And, the PC is now much faster accessing the internet...I have no idea why, but it made a huge difference. I did have some problems getting the printer linked up with the PC, but that was a printer/software issue, not an Actiontec problem. Both computers now access the printer just fine and it all works great together. I considered hardwiring the office for Ethernet, but I don’t think I would have saved that much money, especially if you consider the time it would have taken me to do it. My office electrical is all tied together on one circuit...I don't know if that helps since this gear uses your electrical wiring to transmit ethernet signals
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