Powerline networking describes the use of utility electrical wiring within a building to carry networking signals.

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Wired Internet stops working when laptop is plugged in

I have wired Internet that runs via my electrical socket with a Powerline Adapter. It works perfectly UNTIL my laptop is plugged into another electrical socket. As soon as the laptop charger is ...
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Powerline AV Compatibility With Gigabit Router (D-Link DHP-311AV and DHP-308AV)

I'm now using an AC1900 Gigabit Router that came with the ISP for my FibreOptic connection. I have an existing DHP-311AV and DHP-308AV pair that I want to use to extend my network to "isolated" rooms ...
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Strange powerline networking issue - 'missing protocols' in Windows 10

I have a home network with mix of cat5 and powerline networking. The number of nodes has grown over the years as my kids have, but the general layout has been in place in pretty much the same ...
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Weird network behavior with TP-Link TL-PA7020P Powerline adapters

I bought four TP-Link PowerLine Adapters ( two TL-PA7020P KIT ) 1000 Mbps. By replacing four Netgear 200 Mpbs Powerline Adapters I got a faster and more reliable connection. Great! But sometimes, ...
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Why the discrepancy between devolo cockpit and iperf

I have set up a Devolo dlan 1200+ network in my home. According to the devolo Cockpit software my bandwidth is displayed at > 200 Mbit/sec. However when I do an iperf test between two computers on the ...
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Why Is My Powerline Adapter Not Giving Me My Download Speed

I recently bought a powerline adapter, the TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter, to be exact. But can't get more than 2MBps while downloading anything, whether it be on Steam or just ...
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Powerline Ethernet Adapter and two electrical boxes

I own a home and carriage house in the back. They are on separate electrical boxes and pay separate in terms of utility bills. My questions is, are these connected in any type of way where if I ...
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Internet speed through ethernet connections [closed]

connecting multiple gaming consoles to my router via wifi clearly affects the speed per device, does the same thing happen if I had them all connected via Ethernet cable and powerline network?
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I can access my neighbour's powerline ethernet network. Does that mean he can steal my power?

I was under the impression that the electrics in my totally normal semi-detached house were sufficiently isolated from my neighbours' that it was impossible for my powerline networking adapters to ...
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How to resolve slow LAN speed when router on the network

TL;DR The problems described here were all caused by a faulty switch, see my answer for the fix. What I learnt from this experience is: Don't trust the hardware. I thought I'd configured something ...
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Powerline hub speed limitation

I'm planning on installing 3 Powerline AV2 adapters in my home (I'm located in Italy) to be able to stream games to my TV set through a Steam link. One powerline for internet connection, one to the PC,...
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Powerline Devolo DLAN 650+ Disconnecting Randomly

I have bought a powerline adapter (Devolo DLAN 650+) like a year ago and it started to act weird recently. It randomly disconnects me from the internet (Happens like every 1-2 hours) and it's pretty ...
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DIY Powerline adapters - can they be made? [closed]

Given the cost of existing powerline adapters, I am curious as to how complex they really are, could they be made from a selection of components and some knowledge? Do they absolutely require ...
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Connect Diferent brand PLC

I have actually 2 PLCs os TP-LInk Serie 600 TL-PA6030KIT connected from the Router to one machine, and now someone gift to me a Devolo dLAN 650+ PLC, but its only one. is possible to connect this new ...
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How combine multiple unreliable network connections to get a single reliable connection? On Windows

Situation: Second floor PC needs to connect to a modem in the basement. Infrastructure: Working Wifi, working powerline adapters. Direct Ethernet not an option. Reliability is judged by latency over ...
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Network settings in network of powerline adapters

My network consists of a modem which is connected to the router Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 (DD-WRT v24-sp2) where the signal is transmitted over the powerline adapters (D-Link DHP501-AV) to my Desktop PC (...
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Deny access to HomePlug using router Access Control

I want to allow a certain MAC address access the internet only during certain hours. I have a TP Link TL-WR841N router and a TP Link TL-WPA281 HomePlug. Using the Access Control panel on the router I ...
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How important is it to manually configure different Wi-Fi access points on the same SSID to different channels?

I have a home network with two Wi-Fi access points: One Netgear WN604. One ZyXEL VMG1312-B10A (the latter also connects the whole network to the Internet via VDSL). Both are on the same SSID as ...
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Why aren't my Powerline adapters working?

Model: No. TL-PA4010KIT (they're TP-Link adapters) Alright, so, I've had these adapters for about a year now. They were working perfectly until today. Today I got a new hard drive and installed ...
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HomePlugAV sees other HomePlugs but not the network

I have a LAN which I have extended via HomePlugs. Cable Modem -> Ethernet -> HomePlug 1 -> Electrical Wiring -> HomePlug 2 When HomePlug 2 is connected inside my house, everything works ...
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Connecting a HomePlug over CoAx

Short questions: Can I connect two HomePlugs through a Coaxial cable? Will it yield the same throughput as through standard single phase wires? Longer version: I need a GbE connection between 2nd and ...
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2 APs over Powerline Network within same IP subnet cannot see eachother?

I am having issues setting up my home network using powerline adapters. My Setup I have a Gateway, a Router, 3 Powerline ethernet adapters, and a Powerline Wifi Unit (TP-Link TLWPA4220). All of the ...
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Slow network performance on wifi access point connected through powerline ethernet

I have a home network with a router (dd-wrt firmware) connected to the internet that is also connected over a 200 Mbps powerline ethernet connection to another router (different make, also dd-wrt ...
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Powerline Network cuts out when Laptop Power Supply is plugged in

I have a powerline adapter in my room because it's too far away from the router to get a good wifi signal. I have my main laptop plugged in and that works fine. However, I tried plugging in a second ...
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Understanding power lan - from a tech point of view, why does it get slower

I do use power lan at my home. I found out that every few weeks, the connection speed drops. My internet has usually a download of 3.5 mb/s. It drops to a 0.55 mb/s. It's an easy fix, plug the pwer ...
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Networking via Switches and Powerline ethernet

I'm interested in trying out this Xbox to Windows 10 streaming thing. Right now my setup is that my Xbox is on its own powerline ethernet switch, as is my PC, and the router is on a 3rd one. The ...
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Is it possible to daisy chain Powerline network adapters?

I have a pair of TP-Link powerlines. They work well, but we're wanting to get a connection at the end of a long garden. The connection is a little too far, since the router is at the front of the ...
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Which one has the least amount of latency: powerline or 802.11AC?

I want to steam stream from my PC to a stream mini on my living room next to my TV. Right now the latency is low-ish but less than ideal at 6ms. For reference I have the gaming PC wirelessly connected ...
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Can I mix and match ethernet over powerline plugs?

A while ago I purchased a TP-Link ethernet over power kit from my local Aldi. It works really well, and I'd like to add more, but they no longer sell that particular product. If I were to buy a D-Link ...
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Ethernet over Powerlines

I have a question about Ethernet over Powerlines. I am trying to create a network between my main floor, and my basement. The thing is my basement is a separate apartment. I am wondering if Ethernet ...
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Switching to WiFi connection when Ethernet is slow (Windows 7)

My PC is connected to a powerline adapter via an Ethernet cable, and I get a fast connection. However several times a day the powerline adapters seem to lose connection for a couple of minutes, ...
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How can powerline ethernet adapters be faster than their hardware ports?

On many of the powerline ethernet adapters, they claim high speeds of 500 Mbps, however, I've noticed that the actual jack on the device is only 10/100 Mbps speed. For reference - look at the specs: ...
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Using Powerline for telephone and internet

As far as I know, CAT 5 cable can be used to run a 100 Mbps Ethernet and a telephone connection (2 pairs each). Would it be possible to use power line with this cable?
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Compiling vim with python support - installing powerline

I spent all day yesterday backing up my hard drive, clean installing Mac OSX Yosemite, and now I'm trying to get all my stuff in order like it was before. I have powerline installed properly (it ...
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Power Line Adapter extended range

I recently moved into a new house, and brought with me a pair of old Netgear Powerline 200Mbps adapters. I use this to connect my two PCs (a small HTPC and desktop), a PS3, and A/V Receiver to the ...
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Are powerline Ethernet adapters actual bridges?

I have AT&T U-Verse, and they use IP multicast (and IGMPv3) for IPTV. Receivers wired into my network work just fine but receivers connected over powerline Ethernet don't. Computers connected over ...
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Using a powerline adapter and wireless bridge together as failover or loadbalancing

I have two routes via ethernet. One is more stable but slow, the other is fast but might disconnect. What solutions are available to have a load balancer or fail over? The routes are both from a ...
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Powerline ethernet speeds

I bought some powerline ethernet adapters a while back and have been very happy with them. They are rated up to 300 Mbps, but I get anywhere from 150-200 Mbps, which is fine. I am thinking of ...
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Wifi extender or powerline for network?

I would like to connect the main part of the house to an attached apartment (over the garage) either using WiFi extender or using power line (??). Is there really a way to connect both rooms using ...
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Router as VLAN broker bridge on single managed switch?

Will the network configuration below work? [ 8-port Managed Switch ] VLAN_1: Port 1 = Cable Modem VLAN_2: Port 2 = Router WAN VLAN_3: Ports 3-8 = Other Can the router on VLAN_2 broker between the ...
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Is Powerline Networking safe? [duplicate]

I am thinking about buying couple powerline networking adapters. It all sounds good however I am wondering about one particular issue. Given that this stuf works over the electrical lines, can ...
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TP LINK AV200 Mini no longer connects to the internet

I have a total of 4 of the above adapters. One plugged into router, one for sky hd, one for ps4 and the final one for the laptop. However several days ago I got disconnected from the PS4 and the two ...
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Is it possible for Powerline networking to cause erratic router behavior?

I would like to know whether is it possible for Powerline networking causes erratic router behavior. Could there be any noise emitted from the electrical wiring of the house, and picked up by the ...
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D-Link Powerline AV500 Issues? One Powerline LED green and the other one not lit? Maybe also messing up DHCP?

A few times now I noticed while one of my Powerline adapters has a solid green LED, the other is not even lit. I understand the oscillation in my electric circuit influences the quality of the signal ...
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Why can't I get an IP address when switching access points until I reset the DHCP server

I read the article How can I get the same SSID for multiple access points? which is exactly how I set up my network. My main router with built in wifi, functions as DHCP server, then I have 2 ...
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TP -Link powerline adapters randomly disconnect

I recently bought a new PC which I use for gaming (mostly online games like TF2). In order to play the games without lag, the sales assistant suggested I use an ethernet connection rather than ...
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Is having my home server connected to wired (via powerline) and wireless network beneficial

I have my router in my hall downstairs and my office with home server upstairs. Unfortunately I can't run any ethernet between the two so they are connected using powerline adaptors. I am about to ...
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How exactly do two powerline adapters search & connect to each other?

Could someone please explain how exactly two powerline adapters "search" and "connect to" each other? (As far as I know, the manual pairing of two adapters is only necessary to exchange the ...
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Slow Internet speed when HomePlug combined with router

I'm using HomePlug AV2 600 devices to connect upstairs with downstairs (router is downstairs). A check with iperf shows bandwidth of ~100Mbps, and data transferred on the local network from downstairs ...
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Are there Ethernet Over Power WiFi Access Point devices? [closed]

I am looking for the following device, as part of my network configuration: An Ethernet over Power device, that once plugged into the electrical socket (which already carries data) will function as ...