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A quick question about powelink adapters

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A quick question about powelink adapters

I have two powerlink adapters which work fine. Can I add another one to the same system, from another manufacturer? Are they interchangeable? Any ideas anyone, please?
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Re: A quick question about powelink adapters

I've mixed products, speeds and manufacturers with no problems. The 200av and 500av work OK together but the older slower units don't.

Also I have four units all synchronised together
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Re: A quick question about powelink adapters

the only things you need to check is that they all use the same technology/protocol to create the network connection.
other than that it should be fine to use different manufacturers.
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Re: A quick question about powelink adapters

Thanks guys, I have gone ahead and ordered via Amazon. Not sure how to check technology/protocol, but they are both good makes (Edimax 500mbps & T P link 600mbps) so fingers crossed.
My other solution of using the Power line between the Bt box and the router, which was working fine decided to stop working.
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Re: A quick question about powelink adapters

I'm not sure either of those could be considered good makes.

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Re: A quick question about powelink adapters

Edimax and TP Link would be in the "reasonable" make IMO.
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Re: A quick question about powelink adapters

I've never had anything but excellent results from several bits of TP-Link kit - well made and good value in my opinion. Edimax I wouldn't be so sure of (is that the brand sold at Maplin?), but I have no personal experience.