A few things, mostly technical notes...

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Belkin 1000Mbps Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit review

So today i brought from Frys "Belkin 1000Mbps Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit for High Definition Video Streaming" - hoping that I get to watch HD mythtv recordings on my mythfrontend without the annoying pauses.

Needless to say, it gave me pain already, it would freeze up on me. I had to unplug the receiving end a couple of times to get past the hiccup.

Before returning it, I chose to attempt a f/w update against the latest and greatest from their web-page. I found this detailed instructions. When I run the thingy downloaded from the website, it seems like it downgraded my f/w version.

Before the "upgrade":

After the upgrade:

as you can see, i got downgraded to 2.0.9 from 2.2.0 although the svn branch got hiked to 25645 from 25122 -- looks like Belkin does not have much of a grip on cohesive version control.

Either way, for my own selfish sake, i hope this fixes the random hiccups i've been experiencing on these device.


Anonymous said...

Any update on if the Firmware fixed the speed issues mate?

Roel said...

yes please report, since i get a set for me tomorrow and really want to know if they are any good.

evuraan said...

yep, much better with rare speed degradations.

evuraan said...

dont waste ur money on this piece of shit.


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