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

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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 ...
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Is my D-Link PowerLine AV Starter Kit messing with DHCP?

Yesterday, before I moved into a new house, I had the following setup: 1 x Shaw Cable modem (Motorola, blue) 1 x D-Link Xtreme N Gigabit Router (DIR-655) 1 x Sony PlayStation 3 2 x Apple iMacs 4 x ...
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Powerline Ethernet adapters

I installed two of the Netgear Powerline AV networking adapters last night and they work great. I went through and got both of the endpoints configured to use encryption. I'm relatively new to ...
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Connect HomePlug AV Powerline home equipment from different vendors to the same network

I've been reading a bit about the Powerline specifications, and I got the impression that all the equipment that has the HomePlug AV certificate should interact with similar equipment from another ...
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ATX power supply with embedded homeplug av adapter

Are there ATX power supplies which have homeplug av (networking over power lines) adapter built-in? I'd like to have one cable to provide power and networking instead of two. Thanks,
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How to fix massive lag on ZyXEL HomePlug AV powerline adapters?

I have 3 ZyXEL Homeplug AV powerline adapters as per the one in the review below. I have two plugged in currently, one into my Be / Thompson wireless router, and one into my desktop pc (box1). every ...
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Is power line communication (PLC) speed affected by mixing different devices?

At home, I have 4 PLC devices for my home network. Two of them are 85 Mb/s PowerLAN PLC adapters, while the others are 10 Mbps PowerLAN PLC adapters. I have not been able to determine reliably whether ...
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Can I use 2 different models of Netgear Powerline Network Adapters together?

I have a set of XETB1001 and a set of XAVB101, I want to use the set of XAVB101 because they are 200mbps and 1 XETB1001, is that possible, or do I need to keep them paired? Links to Products from ...
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Looking for home networking hardware and software advice [closed]

Note: I originally wrote this up in a blog post. I've recently moved home and I now need to go to the trouble of sorting out my home network yet again. We had Virgin broadband in Hertford but you ...
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Home networking between power line communication and Ethernet

My network runs through the electrical wiring of the house and is organised as such: Groundfloor: an ADSL+network switch, using DHCP (address : 172.19.3.1) (Mac) PCs connected via an electrical ...
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Powerline Ethernet Adapters - can they be used like repeaters?

I'm helping a colleague with their home network. They want to be able to use a couple of wireless laptops anywhere in the house. The wireless router from BT covers the study and the lounge, and a ...
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Internet via electrical sockets

There are new ads of an ISP in our neighborhood about their new internet service through electrical sockets in our houses. The price is a bit lower than ADSL. What is this system? What is the ...
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Network using electrical wiring

Does anyone have experience with running a network over the electrical wiring in home? What product are you using? at what speeds? Are there extension to these kind of systems, for using TV, HDMI or ...
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Does Ethernet over Power Lines work well for home networking?

I am considering putting a computer in my garage (geek alert) and my wireless signal is simply to weak to get through all of the concrete, steel, etc. I've seen products at Fry's for Ethernet over ...