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DesktopWeb FormText   XE104 85 Mbps Wall-Plugged EthernetSat, 29 Apr 2006 16:38:34 GMT # 

this was my latest attempt to get a decent connection between my MCE notebook and XBox 360. they are pricey ... and almost worth it. even though it says not to use them on a PowerStrip ... i did (for one of the adapters), and it worked just fine. compared its speeds when it wasn't on the powerstrip, and there wasn't any loss. downloads from were about 5x's faster than what i get wireless and BitTorrent downloads were 2 to 3 times faster. web browsing seemed just a bit snappier. granted, this will vary as you move from room to room. SMTP, NNTP, VOIP, streaming audio/video all seemed to work fine (with limited testing). the only problem i had was with getting my MCE box to recognize the XBox 360 ... it won't work. there is some networking bug, that a version 1.6 firmware is supposed to fix ... but it looks like people on the NetGear forums have been waiting up to 4 months for that patch. anyway, if they would get that fixed, then i would definitely recommend giving these a try. but since people have been waiting 4 months, i'll be returning these ... because that doesn't instill much faith in a quick fix. the price could stand to come down too. there has also been a press release that 200 Mbps adapters are in the works too. i think that is the HomePlug AV spec, while these are the HomePlug 1.0 spec?