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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using powerline adaptor on Multiple Networks on the same circuit

I need to have 2 networks on the same circuitry using powerline adapters. Is it possible?
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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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Audible crackle/hiss/noise when using Homeplug

I get an audible hiss when data is being transferred on the power line network. For instance, if I'm listening to headphone on my PC, if I transfer a file or do anything which requires data transfer, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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 ...