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

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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 ...
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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 [closed]

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 ...