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

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Home and Office network architecture query

Me and my extended family live in the same apartment building (over 3 different floors - 3,4 & 6) and we also have an office on the ground floor. Our Internet connection originates on the 4th ...
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High packet loss on wireless network with only one of many devices

I added a TP-Link AV200 Nano and two AV200 WiFi extenders to my home network. It now consists of the cablemodem/wireless access point connected by an ethernet cable to the AV200 Nano and two other ...
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Sudden and persistent powerline networking issues

Seems like quite a few people have strange issues with their powerline setups, but I picked up a pair of Linksys PLE400's about 6 months ago when I couldn't achieve a reliable wireless connection due ...
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500Mbps powerline dropping, but 85Mbps working fine

I've been using 85Mbps powerline adapters for years now with absolutely no trouble. I recently upgraded to 500Mbps adapters, but for some reason I getting a dropped connection about every hour or so. ...
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Powerline / Wifi networking performance limitations

I've currently got a Homeplug AV (Powerline AV200) network around my house that I've been using to stream films. However, I've recently ripped a few Blu-Rays at full bit rate and realised I've not ...
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DD-WRT - Connection count for a device is very high?

My desktop PC has a connection count of 238 on the DD-WRT lan page. Other devices have only a few. I connect to it using a powerline adapter. Could that be the reason? What does the number mean ...
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Homeplug adapters on a lighting circuit

I need to put some IP/CCTV cameras on high up on the wall outside my house. My Wifi doesn't reach this far, so I'd need to wire them in to power and ethernet. The only power near the location they ...
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Ethernet over Powerline 'above' the network

As of this week, our house is now connected to Australia's NBN. What this means is, we now have an 'NBN Modem' fixed to our wall, which was provided to us by the NBN Co. This is in a different ...
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Powerline issues

Recently I've started to have trouble with my Homeplug AV 200 network. With no activity on the network a speedtest shows 20 down, 3 up and a ping of less than 30; with a ping to the router taking ...
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Powerline networking and power surges

I have a powerline network solution set up. Since powerline networking cant use surge protectors because of the signal degradation, I have to plug it directly into the wall. If there is a surge in the ...
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Are there any powerline network devices that are flush with the wall? [closed]

I'm looking for a HomePlug (or other powerline network) device that is as flush with the wall as possible, as it will be placed behind a wall mounted television. I haven't had any luck trying to find ...
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Setting up a wireless extender disables the whole internet access from that network

I'm trying to set up my wireless network with a powerline extender. The extender itself is a wireless access point. - it is this model. The main internet modem/router is downstairs, it is connected ...
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I can't get a second router to extend my network over powerline adapters

I have a main router Netgear DGN2200 then I have a cable from the LAN to a Belkin powerline adapter. Up in my loft I have the other powerline adapter connected (via LAN) to a second router, a Netgear ...
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Do powerline network adapters create a different subnet?

My planned network layout is as follows: I've got a clearos server that acts as a router (and DHCP server), a freenas fileserver in the same rack and a powerline adapter that connects from the ...
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Using powerline adaptor on Multiple Networks on the same circuit

I need to have 2 networks on the same circuitry using powerline adapters. Is it possible?
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Powerline networking questions/worries

I am thinking about getting a powerline network adapter but I have some questions: Why can't they be plugged into surge protectors? In the event of a power surge, will the surge carry through the ...
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How can I troubleshoot a powerline (homeplug) and switch connection?

Due to living in a multistory house, we use powerline (homeplug) adapters, which in principle works fine. We have several restrictions though: All powerline adapters currently in service have only ...
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ZYXEL PLA-401 Firmware Upgrade

I've been using ZYXEL PLA-401 v1 Homeplug adapters for years to connect various devices to my router for a "more stable" than wireless connection. This worked fine in my last house, connecting a ...
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Can I use more than one HomePlug on the same electrical system?

I'm trying to wire up an old college office (with 3 rooms) that has thick cement walls. Running ethernet is painful, and wifi can't break through the concrete. Can I use more than one HomePlug to ...
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Audible crackle/hiss/noise when using Homeplug

I get an audible hiss when data is being transferred on the power line network. For instance, if I'm listening to headphone on my PC, if I transfer a file or do anything which requires data transfer, ...
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vim-powerline colors are out of whack in urxvt

I have attached two images showing what my vim-powerline looks like. As you can see, something has happened to the colors and I cannot figure out how to fix it. I'm running Fedora 17 on a clean ...
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Extend network via powerline adapters or a second router

My situation is as follows: A modem in the hallway closet with an internet connection via a coax cable. A living room with an iMac and a Philips PFL9604 TV connected to the wireless network. The ...
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RouterLess, house-wired network using multiple powerline adapters

related to the 'old days' of one ethernet cable tapped with Ts for each monitor.... my question might be very simple... or not. I have an over-the-air internet provider with a wire dish with a ...
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Running concurrent powerline networks

I currently have a pair of 200mbps TPLink powerline adapters delivering my internet to my work station. I would like to add another pair to the same power grid in order to send video from an HTPC to ...
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Ethernet and networking speeds as “500 Mbps Gigabit”?

I am quite confused with networking and speeds and such. I want to buy something so its throwing Google off - if I type in the keywords I just get websites selling the products I want, not information ...
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Can't connect to Apple Time Capsule in home network using Home Plugs from Win 7 Machine

I have the following home network setup with subnet 255.255.255.0 but recently moved my time capsule to a different location when I added a third Home Plug and can no longer ping or map a network ...
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Powerline adaptor overheating

I'm currently using a 500Mbps powerline adaptor and I believe it has been constantly overheating from time to time. It stops working once every few hours and it gets extremely warm. However it ...
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How can I make sure my power line network is secure?

I installed four powerline adapters in my apartment in a huge apartment building. I noticed that in the appartment two stories above me, the power line adapter is still able to connect to the other ...
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Why is my TP-Link powerline adapter working even though the Powerline LED is off?

I have just bought a pair of TP-Link powerline adapters (TL-PA211) and I'm trying to test speeds around a very large building. When plugging into the sockets that are the furthest away from the other ...
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How can I connect my Xbox to my Mac on my network

I have a wireless router/modem (Router 1) in my living room. This is connected to the internet (cable). Wireless is disabled as the router has a terrible wireless range. My Xbox is connected via ...
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How can I lower my latency? (Powerline)

How do I lower my latency using a powerline connection? C:\Users\David>ping 192.168.1.254 -t -l 25500 Pinging 192.168.1.254 with 25500 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.1.254: bytes=25500 ...
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How do I connect multiple devices with powerline adapters?

So I get how a switch would allow you to connect multiple devices in a one location to a single powerline adapter, but I'm not sure how to connect multiple devices in different locations. The part ...
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PS3 / TP link gigbit switch and sitecom 500 mbps homeplug powerline adaptors

I wonder if someone could help me - give me some pointers. I get very poor wireless reception in the room i use for my office / ps3 gaming room. I have a tp link 300 mbps wireless modem router ...
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Periodical Powerline LAN Performance Spikes

I have some problems with my powerline LAN: The network works perfectly fine 80% of the time, but 20% of the time it is really slow. E.g. if PC1, PC2 and PC3 are playing an online game the ping drops ...
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Electric Socket Powered Ethernet Network gives strange IP address

So, all of a sudden, one day I turned on my PS3 and could not get an IP (ethernet) from DHCP from my router. How strange I thought. It's ethernet wired through those home networking electric plug ...
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Does adding additional Powerline networking adapters improve overall performance?

I am unable currently using 2 Powerline network adapters with mixed results. Was curious if adding additional adapters would improve overall performance. Thus far have been unable to find a clear ...
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Wireless in a difficult environment - what solutions exist?

My apartment is bisected by a ~8" thick concrete wall, through the center of which is a doorway. My ethernet (provided by the building) jack emanates from one face of this partitioning wall. My ...
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HomePlug units on different ring circuits?

Can I connect two HomePlug units to two different ring circuits in the same house, and expect them to be able to talk to one another? Both circuits terminate at the same consumer unit.
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Homeplug networking adaptors cutting out

I have four homeplug (using the powerline spec) networking adaptors (85M Ebuyer own-brand). I plugged in two and they worked. I used a linux tool (plconfig) to set a password on them - I could not ...
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Get rid of buzzing noise when playing videos over ethernet-over-power?

Just bought one of these guys, and it's able to stream 1080p video across my house, but now there's a soft buzzing noise coming from my speakers. I'm guessing it's interference from my powerlines? ...
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How can I secure an Ethernet-over-power network?

I just bought myself an Ethernet-over-power adapter, and plugged it in. It seems to be working great, but now I'm concerned that my neighbours may be able to access my network. I live in a rowhome ...
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Does a mixed Powerline AV 500 and 200 network slow down the 500 nodes?

I have two netgear powerline AV 500 ethernet adapters that give me near ideal internet access on my media computer (FIOS 25/25mpbs tests out at 8ms 25.4/24.7) and perhaps 100-140mbps to my router, ...
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Home Network with Powerline adapters, wireless router and Wireless Access point

I am looking into updating my home network and I am a little unsure of whether or not what I was thinking of doing will be possible. Basically the cable broadband connection comes in downstairs and ...
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Powerline Networking - can I just add another adapter

I currently have a pair of NETGEAR XAVB2001-100NAS Up to 200Mbps Powerline AV 200 Adapters. Can I just add a third unit upstairs (like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122361, ...
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Powerline networking stoped working

I had powerline networking working in the morning but its not now. I notice that the ethernet port does not blink at all. Is the wire spoilt? Should the port blink even when there is no internet or ...
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Is there a need to plug a Powerline Networking plug directly into the wall socket?

I read that I will have to plug my Powerline Networking plug directly into the wall socket, but it appears it works fine when I plug it into one of those extension cords I wonder whats the rational ...
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PowerLine networking & Security

I wonder if my neighbors will be able to connect into my network? How can I know or prevent this? Since with Wireless, I will have to authenticate but with powerline, I connect as if I connect ...
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Cat 5e vs powerline networking?

For complex reasons, the distance between my PC and the wireless router is quite large. Instead of going through the rather arduous (maybe impossible in this case) task of wiring my home office for ...
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How can I expect PowerLine Networking to work?

I think I read before that it depends on the powerline in your house, so can I expect it to work at least ok at my home? Do I need to sync it all the time (eg. when I switch off the power)? Or does ...
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Powerline network adapters vs wireless range extender

My home office is upstairs and I do not get good wireless reception there (1-2 bars, max ~18Mbps network speed, and speedtest.net tops out at around 2Mbps). About 6 feet away from the metal spiral ...