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

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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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Powerline wireless extender not working

I have a DHP-W306AV wireless Powerline adapter that I am connected with a Belkin powerline adapter on the other end. The adapter is recognize by my router as 192.168.0.50 (as expected) and my iPhone ...
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Powerline networking stopped 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - potential causes for speed loss

I have a 150Mb Virgin Broadband connection, and wired connections consistently report around 161Mb/s download and 12.25Mb/s upload. You can view the result here I get similar results from my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Powerline Patched Fonts on OSX 10.9.3 - iTerm2 & Chrome

I'm looking for a working solution for rendering powerline characters on OSX in iTerm2 and Chrome. There's a lot of documentation around I've attempted to use several methods, none seem to work ...
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Connect a second network powerline adapter to network

I bought a network power line adapter and it works well. The unit I bought came with 2 adapters, one plugs into the router and the other goes to the computer. I wanted to know if I was to purchase ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...