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Powerline.

I need to get one as we're planning to get an additional TV box. We have Vivid 200 broadband.would like wifi function as well. Which one should I get? Do I have to get one through VM?

Thanks folks. I usually can work it out for myself but I'm feeling seriously un-techie at the moment.

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Hi hdd,

There are several makes of Powerline Adapters and no, you do not have to buy through Virgin Media.  My favourite make are Devolo ... not cheap but then quality rarely is.  This outfit should meet your needs ... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Devolo-Powerline-Starter-Adapter-Extender/dp/B00OZDO8RE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&...

The Master Unit should be plugged into a power socket near your Hub and connected to the Hub with an Ethernet cable.  The Slave Unit should be plugged into a power socket wherever you need the extended service and you can either use its Wi-Fi (both bands) or connect directly with Ethernet to the two ports provided.

 

********* SuperHub 2ac - Asus rt-ac68u Router - Vivid 100Mbps **********

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I'm a fan of TP-Link Smiley Happy

currently run AV600's, had AV500 and a few flavours in between.

at first simply plug and go! Smiley Wink

but learn how to PAIR and keep your network secure (prevents hiccups with neighbouring, same brand, unpaired, plugs)


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Hi hdd,

There are several makes of Powerline Adapters and no, you do not have to buy through Virgin Media.  My favourite make are Devolo ... not cheap but then quality rarely is.  This outfit should meet your needs ... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Devolo-Powerline-Starter-Adapter-Extender/dp/B00OZDO8RE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&...

The Master Unit should be plugged into a power socket near your Hub and connected to the Hub with an Ethernet cable.  The Slave Unit should be plugged into a power socket wherever you need the extended service and you can either use its Wi-Fi (both bands) or connect directly with Ethernet to the two ports provided.

 

********* SuperHub 2ac - Asus rt-ac68u Router - Vivid 100Mbps **********

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Thank you me dear
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I'm a fan of TP-Link Smiley Happy

currently run AV600's, had AV500 and a few flavours in between.

at first simply plug and go! Smiley Wink

but learn how to PAIR and keep your network secure (prevents hiccups with neighbouring, same brand, unpaired, plugs)

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Thank you. I'm a real security bore - my sister worked for a bank & specialised in online security, taught me a lot. But you're right to flag it. One of those areas where you think 'I'm the only one using them, of course I'm secure' but criminal hackers are an increasingly sophisticated bunch.
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in truth I used to just plug and go... it works, its my house, why worry Smiley Embarassed

But then I had a rather odd experience with a client at his location, where the plug was binding with the neighbours and I was getting THEIR router details (same brand plug, same network numbering schema) and not the one within the four walls I was working.

Dawned on me that ALL houses are in fact linked together by this mysterious cable carrying ELECTRICKERY thing and the meter isn't in fact a one way valve, it is simply monitoring how much electricity your house uses.  

By pairing only PAIRed plugs talk to one another (you can even run multiple networks on the same wires!)

its clever stuff if you want it to be

 

*i've simplified the technicalities of this, cause you where feeling un-technical Smiley Wink

 

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I had a similar situation with my mobile wifi (being used quite a lot at the mo as my broadband is down). I was sure I had secured it then discovered by using the Huawei app that there was a device I didn't recognise using my wifi! Near neighbours had a tech savvy visitor who found a back door. Luckily (well under pressure from very embarrassed neighbours) he showed me how he did it & how I could shut that back door. He was 7!
I suppose the lesson for me is that I should never be sure of things without checking-twice!
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nope and always change the default admin/password the moment you get an Internet device working!

its not so much backdoors, more PUT THE DETAILS ON THE DOOR AND LET YOURSELF IN Smiley Wink

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Well said
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Never really liked the idea of power line adapters, real wires are always better, although I know in some situations people are unable to install wires. If you can afford it there is always a point to point WiFi link. Yep and use strong passwords, mine are over 20 characters long.


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