Setting up a HomePlug network
Posted on 2007-07-25
After several years battling with a dodgy D-Link router and constantly dropping wireless connection, I'm switching to HomePlug networking. I'm planning to buy the Devolo 200 AVDesk as this seems to be the best one, and is definitely Mac compatible.
I want to get rid of my router, but want to keep a direct ethernet connection between my cable modem and the Intel Mac I use most of the time (ie not use the HomePlug for that). Presumably if a HomePlug is going to be connected to my cable modem, I'll need an ethernet switch / hub if I also want to keep the direct connection from the modem to my Intel Mac? If this is the case, can anyone advise on which switch I should get? Are they all Mac compatible?
I'll be using HomePlug units for two other computers in my house and for a wireless printer.
Any comments or advice welcome before I start spending money!