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You will be able to use the Second Life service with your connection. Your results may vary depending on things such as connection speed and your distance from the service.

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You will be able to use the Second Life service with your connection. Your results may vary depending on things such as connection speed and your distance from the service.

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Thank you Dante for your encouraging answer.


But I am not sure I fully understand your terminology (sorry English is not my mother language), so

1) which connection speed, to local network or to Internet? I have 10/100-baseT and 4Mb DSL.

2) does service mean the router modem? I estimate the wiring length between the latter and my PC to be 15-20 m.


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1. I mean your connection speed to the Internet. DSL is good.


2. "The Service" Means the servers which run Second Life, operated by Linden Lab. Users in countries farther from the servers experience slightly longer connection delays.

Though, you are correct that your local network wiring length also has an effect on your connections quality, 15-20m is fine.

 

Over all, you should be great with that setup.

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Okay, then the only drawback really is the lack of support from LL, but I am used to it for my current WLAN, and because for some reason, since the recent server update, the latter has ceased to perform correctly when logged into SL, I am looking for an alternative. So at least I can try powerline ethernet without throwing my money out of the window from the start!

 

Over and out

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yes that will work basically powerline Ethernet is the same as a wired ethernet,it just changes the modulation of the data so it can travel over the powerline.

 

It's faster than Wireless, and a great alternative for places where you can't really drill holes.

 

the only drawback is that they system has to be on the same power circuit, so if you have messy powerlines in your house or a lot of breaker boxes or anything that could make the flux non continous it will not work.

 

however if you can get a simple ping, then yes SL will work.

 

as I said it's no different from wired, wireless, etc.

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Thank you so much Roberto for your clear and matter-of-fact answer. Now I am fully confident I can use that type of infrastructure. And yes, i had checked already with powerline interphones that all wall sockets to be used are on the same circuit; that was a clever warning anyway! 

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