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Questions tagged [powerline-networking]

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

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AV1200 Powerline Starter Kit

I've been using this powerline adapter for a while now and just recently in the past few days my network connection completely drops and won't connect again unless I pair them back up. I wondered what ...
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Powerline Networking Circuit Test

A friend has a guesthouse located 20 feet from the main house. I would like to install a 'powerline' device bridge in the guesthouse for wifi. Is there a simple test that can be performed, before ...
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Netgear Powerline won't pair: how to troubleshoot?

A while back, I bought a pair of Netgear Powerline devices (PLP2000's) as an alternative to a sketchy wifi connection. They work perfectly. I wanted to provide wire-based network connectivity to ...
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How to make PowerLine HomePlug adaper sets to work together

I got some LAN network to extend and I cannot drill walls. It is quite big school building. I decide to extend it using HomePlug AV, Powerline adapters. I have two sets of: ASUS PL-N12 300Mbps ...
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Powerline speed difference [closed]

I have 200Mbp/s that I receive from my provider and my PC is far from the router so to counter that problem I'm using a powerline adapter so I have a wired connection, The powerline adapter gives on ...
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Powerline DHP-P308AV - Not working?

A storm tripped our breaker five times last night and caused one of the adapters to not 'power on'. The problem is that the power is in fact working, and the device is actually getting power from the ...
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TP-Link powerline adapter causing extreme latency on primary network? Wired devices on Fios router, not connected to powerline adapter, are affected

To preface, I am not a networking guy but work in IT. I'm going to bullet point the situation so it's easier to digest. Here is a little diagram I created in paint to give a visual aid. I pay for ...
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homeplug network

I am moving to a new house and my home office will be located on the second floor. Since it's a rental, I can't run a CAT-5E or CAT-6 network cable from the router to my office and I was considering ...
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powerline-networking: counteract dissipation 3500 sq ft structure

I've plugged-in two TP-LINK - Powerline AV500 Nano Adapters . Router is apprx 100' from the Fios box via Cat5e cable. Tests 70 MBPs as promised at router. The home office is on the other side of the ...
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How do I manually clone a wifi access point?

I am running a powerline signal extender. Without further modification I now have two access points, one at the router and one at the extender, with different SSIDs. I want to clone the router so ...
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Is running two ethernet cables through single-port powerline adapter possible?

I have a house with two floors and the following setup which works great: Even though I have internet via wireless from the router on the 2nd floor, now I'd like to also have LAN connection on the ...
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Powerline adapters intermittently prevent device network availability when connected to a switch

I'm new to both switches and powerline ethernet, so please treat this question as a layman's question. In our office, we use a switch to increase the number of ethernet ports: [Modem] ...
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Can't use router over powerline (homeplug) link but Mac direct works

I'm trying to set up a powerline network between a cottage and a main house. I don't normally have access in the house so I'm trying to put as much as possible in the cottage. Here is the setup: ...
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Intermittent failure of IP address provision after moving to new AP router area on same network

I have a modem/router connected via PowerLine Ethernet to 3 different routers working as AP devices across our home. Occasionally (and especially when walking between different AP areas) the new, ...
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Do powerline adapters work optimally across RCDs?

Do powerline adapters work if using them in a house on different rings? Does it matter if the rings are separated by an RCD? I seem to get conflicting advice on this. Definitive answer would be great!...
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Can a powerline reduce the internet connection speed of other devices?

"It seems" that my powerline adapter reduces the speed of other devices; I think is just a coincidence cause I was lagging one our ago and the test on http://speedtest.net was ok (so I think it gave ...
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Adding Windows PC to Switch kills it?

Ive got a weird networking issue that I cant get my head around any maybe someone can get better sense of the issue then me. Ok so ive got a Netgear Powerline 1000 which gives internet to my Netgear ...
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How to find IP of WiFi Powerline adapter

While connected to the wifi of a powerline adapter, the ip my mac network settings and ifconfig show is 192.168.0.10, however when browsing to this ip I get an ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED The actual ip is ...
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Is this a normal powerline speed?

I have at home two TL-PA7020 (AV1000) at home, one of them connected to the router, another to a computer. Using iperf3, I get a bandwidth of around 150 Mbps to send from the computer to the router ...
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Can't make UDP connections between Windows 10 and Android on DLAN

I have a Windows 10 PC connected via LAN to a DLAN (aka powerline) adapter. The same DLAN adapter also is a Wifi Hotspot where Androids connect to. The opposing DLAN adapter is connected via LAN to a ...
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how to short a router switch

i want to short my router switch two pins so it will always be ON as long as it is plugged in. but the problem is there are 6 pins in a vertical shape under the switch, every two pins are beside one ...
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Wired homeplug is ridiculously slow

Here is my setup: I have got 4 TP-Link TL-PA4010 homeplug, the first one is connecting to the LAN port of the router, and the remaining are connecting to another room. Diagram: Issue: I have run ...
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Understanding Powerline speed

I am stuck in this. I own a pair of TP-Link AV500 Powerline adapters. My home electrical wiring is not the optimal for Powerline, but I must live with it. The AV500s have a manufacturer-advertised ...
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How to make 2 routers work with powerlines

Good afternoon kind sirs, got a newbie question for you. I got a router (R1) that serves as the network provider, and another old router (R2) I want to use as a "network switch" and WiFi repeater, ...
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Can I move my wireless router without giving direct internet access to my other devices?

My internet is hooked up in the basement. I currently have a wifi router plugged in down there. It is then connected to a powerline adapter. I have three other locations throughout the house that have ...
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Extending tp-link configuraton

I've 3 TP-LINK TL-PA411 AV500. 1 tp-link is connected to router and power socket while other two are connected to other rooms around house. I planned to purchase more tp-link adapters and also ...
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What is the difference between extending a Wi-Fi and creating a new one with the same name?

First let me start with my Wi-Fi setup: On my first floor I have an Apple Time Capsule connected to the net working as the DNS and DHCP and creating both a 2.4 and a 5 GHz network (with different ...
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Which wifi chain is preferred: 1) modem to powerline to router, or, 2) modem to router to extender? [closed]

I have cable-based internet. My service plan has a download speed of 60 mbps. My house has two cable outlets: one in the basement and the other in the kitchen (first floor, not centrally located). ...
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Make powerline more reliable with less bandwidth

TL;DR: Is there a way to limit powerline bandwidth to increase link stability? I got a powerline connection between two sockets with a 200Mbit connection (500MBit TPLink devices, it detects usually ~...
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Does the current passing through a pass-through Powerline adapter affects its speed?

At my livingroom I have a powerline adapter that connects to the only power socket near my modem, which of course needs an extension so I can connect more appliances to it. I have indeed connected ...
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If two people in a building have powerline adapters will they share networks?

So long story short, I live in a small apartment block, not that many flats. I bough a powerline adapter to play my games through Steam Link works brilliantly! I get very good speed, good enough so ...
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Does connecting slower Powerline adaptor to 1gbit powerline slow the network down [duplicate]

I have 1gbit Powerline network. If I plug in 200mbit PL adapter, will it degrade speed between devices connected to my old 1Gbit adapters?
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Powerline Networking Surge protection and electrical interference?

The manufacturer advice is to plug them straight into the wall socket and not through power boards or adapters. However where I live (sub tropical) we have frequent electrical storms and power goes ...
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Problems with powerline/2 router setup (interference?)

I am attempting to get the following network to work: BT Homehub (primary router, upstairs) <--- powerline (TP Link AV1200) -- -- powerline (TP Link AV1200) --> Sky SR102 (secondary router, DHCP ...
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WiFi(n)-USB2 vs WiFi(n)-USB3 vs Powerline

In the process of upgrading/rebuilding the home PC, and most decent mobos have fancy Ethernet. My current setup uses a WiFi-USB2 adapter (Asus N14), due to poor choices and GPON Internet (ISP-mandated ...
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Powerline Ethernet Slow Speed

I have three TP-Link AV500 powerline adapters set up to connect two desktops in different rooms to the router, which is downstairs. Over a direct wired connection, without the adapters but straight to ...
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LEA Networks NetSocket AV200 and LEA Networks NetPlug AV200 interconnectivity

I have a pair of LEA Networks NetPlug AV200 Advanced Chipset 200Mbps PLC Adapter Kit. I love that they give me approximately the same speed in 2 of my most used rooms in the house. Now, I would like ...
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Netgear N600 router & TP Link AV600 homeplugs

I've just installed TP LInk TL-WPA4220 3 pack kit to improve wifi in other rooms in house. All seemed OK but it has effected the speed to my imac which is connected by ethernet cable to the same ...
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Adding Wireless router to Powerline switch

I'd like to add my Asus NT56U router to my powerline switch. I live in a condo with attrocious wifi signals that just don't penetrate. On one side of the house I have my modem (which also works as a ...
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WiFi powerline extender loses speed when I connect to WiFi

This is my home network: A modem router WiFI A TP-LINK PLC to go upstairs A laptop Laptop connected to BOSS When my laptop is connected directly via WiFi to the main modem-router (SSID BOSS), the ...
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powerline-tmux breaks on fedora25

I'm using powerline with tmux but it displays multiple status lines and the terminal renders in a mess. It's like the screenshot in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/32606489/zsh-tmux-powerline-...
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connecting a WiFi printer to powerline network access point

I'm told (by two manufacturers) the WiFi capability on their (inkjet) printers does not work when connecting to a WiFi access point on a powerline adapter. Has anyone experience of connecting a ...
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How can I determine whether a powerline network adapter will work in my house?

I live in an old(ish) rental apartment in the Netherlands. Many of my sockets are not grounded. I'm not sure whether the apartment is tri-phasic or single-phasic (probably the latter). I've been ...
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Powerline vs. Wireless AC (currently on N 2.4 ghz) for overcoming bandwidth saturation? (Update thread) [duplicate]

Previous thread Here is an excerpt of my ping when people are streaming video. Speedtest appears to be fine whether wired or wireless, with people streaming or not. Ping is fine at all times except ...
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Will Powerline adapters help me to overcome gaming lag when other people are streaming video?

People in my household love watching Hulu and Amazon streaming video. The internet works if one person is watching but as soon as two do it goes to crap. Meanwhile, it shoots up my ping to 500 + as ...
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AV2 1200 Mbps Powerlines performances with and w/o power strips

What are the effective performances using 1000-1200 Mbps powerlines with a Gigabit Ethernet port? In terms of bandwidth and latency (ping) with an 80+ Mbps internet connection. Given that bandwidth (...
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Routing data to different ports on the same device based on MAC Address

In our home we have TV over IP and our ISP ships special router with two Ethernet ports dedicated for the TV (they are not manageable by modem's administration interface). Each port supports only one ...
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TP-Link Powerline connection issue

I'm using a Powerline adaptor to connect a camera to the local network however I cannot get the powerline LED to light up between the two devices (both have been paired). The Internet/Ethernet light ...
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Homeplug over long distance

I am trying to push Homeplug adapters over its "normal" use, in a long distance powerline. Specifically TL-PA2010 AV200 adapters. Consider I have a energy line like: A---B---C- - - The distance ...
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Can broadband over powerline carry 2 signals over the same power line?

Can broadband over powerline carry 2 signals over the same power line ? If so how does it decode them and know which data stream its looking for. Eg. with a cat6 network each device has its own cable ...