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http://www.elara.ie/results.aspx?search=powerline+wireless+

Im thinking that I will need to get a set of two.

Anyone have any favourites from this list?
Any recommendation?

Goal is to extend my wireless network using powerlines.
If it works I will use on site for some customers.
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I would go with the Linksys PLWK400.
Amazon has a better price - Linksys PLWK400

Also have a look at this kit - LINKSYS PLSK400
That's like the PLWK400 but one of the adapters has a 4 port switch on it instead of the built in wireless. Then you could connect about any wireless unit you want into it... most wireless routers can be converted to access points by connecting them to your network with one of their LAN ports (instead of the WAN/Internet port), then disabling their DHCP Server in settings. Oh, and assign the LAN interface an IP address outside the scope of your network's DHCP server. e.g. if the DHCP server is set to assign up to 50 addresses starting with 192.168.1.100, give the LAN of the router converted to AP an unused IP address such as 192.168.1.10, then you don't have to worry about the DHCP server creating a duplicate IP situation (when converted to AP, all the LAN address is used for is to access its setup menus through the network).

You can install multiple kits in the same building and have them all talk to each other, by the way... you just have to pair them all (works best with 2 people, so the first one pushed doesn't time out while you're walking to the next one). Though they're all supposed to be compatible with each other, I recommend sticking with the same brand if you do that.
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Thanks, I'm going to choose some soon
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> Im thinking that I will need to get a set of two.
Note that all the manufacturers typically include 2 adapters in a "kit."
So, if you buy 2 kits you should get 4 adapters.
(Both of the Linksys links I posted were kits.)
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Thanks
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