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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Multiple HomePlug adapters

I bought 6 NetGear HomePlug AV adapters, one for each room, and they all work quite well, there is a loss of about 20-30Mbps, but leaves us with 40-50Mbps which is still good. How exactly do they ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...