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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What to do with interefering power adapter in a powerline network setup?

I have a TP-Link Poweline TL-WPA4220KIT to connect me to my DSL modem+router downstairs. I have a device which interferes with my adapter. It is a 24V 1A little adapter for a mist maker. Once I plug ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Setting up wi-fi using Airport Extreme / Express and powerline

I need to setup a wi-fi (ONE!) for a house with two floors. What I was basically thinking of is the following scenario: I connect a DSL modem to the landline I connect an Airport Extreme to the DSL ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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use a usb docking station over powerline

I have a computer in a room away from my living room and I was thinking is it possible to for example use a docking station such as this (which has these inputs : HDMI, DVI, USB, VGA,....) which ...
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Adding additional powerline adapter

My current setting is like this: router<->powerline adapter 1 (from ActionTec) xbox<->powerline adapter 2 Now, I want to connect VoIP phone using powerline adapter. Can I simply do the ...
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Setting custom (Powerline) fonts in the default OSX Terminal app

I was able to set a custom font in Iterm 2 by setting the Non-ASCII option in Iterm's setting. I was not able to find a similar option in the default Mac OS Terminal. How can I do this for Mac OS ...
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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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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 ...