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Old 04-01-2013, 05:21
len112
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I installed homeplugs for a mate that needed to get an Internet connection to a freesat box . One plug is plugged directly into the router . The other plug is plugged into the freesat box so there isn't a wireless connection between the plugs . However my mate is worried about security and doesn't want to use them until he knows more . Are they secure ? They have a password on each plug but I have no clue what to do with it and the plugs work regardless .
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:07
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They are as secure as your router. They will however cause an aero plane to fall from the sky onto your house.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:35
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I recently bought a pair of home plugs and the security was very easy to setup. On mine it simply involved pressing a button on the device for about 5 seconds, and then doing the same on the other one within two minutes. If other devices needed to be added to the network I could do the same again for one of the original devices and the new one.

I have the 200 Mbps TP-LINK with pass through sockets, others may of course work differently.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:45
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I installed homeplugs for a mate that needed to get an Internet connection to a freesat box . One plug is plugged directly into the router . The other plug is plugged into the freesat box so there isn't a wireless connection between the plugs . However my mate is worried about security and doesn't want to use them until he knows more . Are they secure ? They have a password on each plug but I have no clue what to do with it and the plugs work regardless .
Unless you share your ring main with another household, I'd say they are secure.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:31
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They are secure if they have the security feature as mentioned above, and if you use it.

They are probably reasonably secure without that but that depends on how adjacent premises are wired. The security features fix that.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:59
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They are as secure as your router. They will however cause an aero plane to fall from the sky onto your house.
I hope you posted this a joke? Otherwise no plane will fall from the sky.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:58
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I hope you posted this a joke? Otherwise no plane will fall from the sky.
No, it's a well known fact that they cause planes to fall from the sky.
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Old 04-01-2013, 13:02
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You need security from the angry mob of short wave radio enthusiasts.
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Old 04-01-2013, 14:01
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I hope you posted this a joke? Otherwise no plane will fall from the sky.
No, it's a well known fact that they cause planes to fall from the sky.
I've seen it happen.
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Old 04-01-2013, 14:13
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If you live in a block of flats then you might want to use security on them. it's not a huge risk, if an immediate neighbour bought some... they do all have security, you typically press a button on one then on the other.

if it's in a house then unless you are paranoid, probably not.
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Old 04-01-2013, 14:14
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I've seen it happen.
There were 28 major plane crashes in 2012 according to http://planecrashinfo.com/2012/2012.htm

From this we can calculate that 28 homeplugs were sold around the world.
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Old 04-01-2013, 14:35
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If you can hear it on a neighbours radio then surely that could be decoded?
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Old 04-01-2013, 15:02
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There were 28 major plane crashes in 2012 according to http://planecrashinfo.com/2012/2012.htm

From this we can calculate that 28 homeplugs were sold around the world.
That's my post of the year so far
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