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

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Difference in LAN speed on different devices using PLC/PowerLAN

I don't know if this is the right place for my question, but I don't know where else to ask for advice... I have issues with the internet connection on my desktop PC. Scenario/Background My Gateway is ...
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Slow network speed on wifi and powerline extender

My network setup looks as shown below. Measured internet speed on various devices is indicated. On the NAS directly wired from the router I measured ~800 Mbps. But, my wifi connected devices and ...
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Why is a Powerline adapter working in the lower socket but not in the upper socket?

I bought a FRITZ!Powerline 510E Set and I installed the two adapters: the first near the switch and the second in the garage. In the garage I have two blocks of socket: One in the lower part near the ...
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Powerline tmux default configuration

I have installed powerline in tmux via powerline-config tmux setup It looks great, but I've looked through the docs and I don't see defined what means what. Most of it is obvious, but there are three ...
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Connecting over powerline and wifi

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Securing a public exposed LAN port

At my home, I have a relatively common network setup with a modem (in bridge mode), two ASUS mesh routers (ethernet backhaul) and a few unmanaged switches. Now I need to have internet connectivity in ...
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How to create a seamless Wireless Network using Powerline Adapter and 3 Wireless routers

To be clear, I am not looking for product recommendation, but a solution I have 3 TP-LINK TL-PA7017 gigabit powerline adapters and one of which is connected to LAN port of my Primary Wireless router ...
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Quick reset to reinstate network connection on W10?

For the time being I am unfortunate enough to depend on a powerline adapter for the network connection to my desktop PC. It is a basic TP-Link model and works fine when it works fine... but I've been ...
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Powerline adapters utilizing only one DHCP server

I have 2 pairs of powerline Ethernet adapters (4 total), I have one pair connected to my Fios router and another to my FW Fortigate. I then connected another pair from my Fortigate to an unmanaged ...
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TP Link Powerline disconnects at very specific times

I have a TL-WPA4220 kit which consists of a main adapter which connects to the router and power socket next to the router, and an extender which is plugged in upstairs. I have a Samsung Smart TV and ...
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Is my Internet connection worsened by having multiple separate powerline adapters?

I have 2 separate powerline adapters. The Internet connection appears to have deteriorated once I set up the second adapter. Does having a number of adapters have an impact on the connection?
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Considerations before buying powerline adapter

From next week schools will be closed in our country and children will learn from home. For that I need to extend network to children's room. To avoid cables going through the house (or drilling walls ...
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How does enumerating powerline adapters work?

Some proprietary softwares (like router softwares, or proprietary desktop applications to manage powerline devices) offer a way to enumerate powerline adapters. For example, on Netgear Genie, we have ...
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Multicast configuration for mDNS

I just bought a pair of Nexuslink 2000PT powerline adapters. These are identical to the Comtrend PG-9182PT. It turns out that my Chromecast's mDNS broadcasts are unable to make it through the ...
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What might cause powerline networking to disrupt other ethernet connections?

I have a pair of powerline ethernet boxes set up to connect the top floor of my house to the rest of the home network. Periodically, I've found that the network in the rest of the house becomes ...
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Why does the routing between my two NAS devices change from an efficient route to an inefficient route after some time passes?

I have two power-line adapters with a buit-in 3-port-switch. One adapter is connected to my router, the other to my PC and two NAS systems. When the PC and the two NAS are powered on, the first hour ...
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Combine Wifi and Ethernet for better stability

My son is living in the attic, and his internet connection is....terrible, to say the least. I bought expensive Deco4 access points, which has improved matters somewhat, but there are many ups and ...
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100MBps instead of 1000MBps (ethernet)

[my network card specifications] 2recently I bought a netgear PL1000 ethernet adapter. It has a maximum download speed of 1000Mbps. However I only get around 50Mbps in a internetspeed test. You can ...
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Cannot Ping Devices connected to powerline when RE200 is on the powerline network

I am a proud owner of TP-Link Products and things are going well regarding everything except with something regarding this configuration. When the RE200 is connected to the network, Devices connected ...
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Do I need a power strip with power-surge protection for a laptop?

There are simple power strips and power strips with surge protection (and also with short circuit protection). Is there difference in that matter for PCs and laptops? If I use laptop I have a battery (...
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Slow network connection maybe caused by wiring

So today I got my new router and thus my new internet(1000mbit/s down - 50mbit/s up). The networking from my router to my computer is as follows: Router -> Cat5e -> TL-PA8030P -> electrical wiring -> ...
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Intermittent semi-permanent Powerline adapter failure

I'm having a strange problem with a pair of Powerline Ethernet adapters that I own. I believe it's a standard 100Mbps TP-Link double-pair. This past Monday, with no warning at all, it seemed that ...
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Would a decent powerline connection be sufficient for streaming pc hdmi over ip?

Edit: A couple notes I'm looking into RDP/VNC alternatives for streaming my computer HDMI (and possibly its USB peripherals) to multiple TVs in rooms separate from my PC room. My goal is to find a ...
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Does powerline adapter need a landline(phone) to connect to the internet?

Do I need a landline to connect to the internet while using the power-line adapter? To me is sounds logic, if a network communicate over electrical wires and send/receive the signals via a modem to ...
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Powerline network speed always slow

I don't understand my Powerline network speeds. I have the TL-WPA9610 kit, one device connected next to my router and then the WIFI one in the lounge downstairs. I also have 1 x TL-PA9020P connected ...
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Wifi connected through router or extender

I just configured the TPlink powerline extender to have same SSID and password with my router’s. Before that, normally i can still connect my cellphone in basement with the router, just that the ...
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Transmit phone line signal through the house using powerline-ethernet adapters

I have a wifi router at home but the place where I want to install it is far from where I have a phone line, which I need to get the ADSL signal. I have 2 powerline-ethernet adapters, similar to these ...
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Can a powerline network have multiple internet “input” adapters?

I was wondering if a powerline network kan have multiple adapters that are connected to the router/modem? And if that could increase the speed? My goal is to increase the speed on certain parts of ...
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How to configure VLANs for IPTV and Internet?

I have a setup right now, where I need to switch ports every time when I want to watch a TV or to use Internet on my PC. Main issue that everything works via PowerLine adapters and I can't get a ...
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What's true Powerline Adapter throughput when 1Gbps is advertised with 100Base-T Ports?

Usually, marketing terms are technically true under certain narrow circumstances. However, I don't understand why there are Gigabit Powerline Adapters that only have 100M Ports. It is physically ...
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Cannot set Ethernet adapter to 1Gbps with powerline

I have recently set up a new computer with an Ethernet adapter that supports up to 1 Gbps. I have a 600Mbps optical fibre connection with a set of PLCs (TL-WPA4220KIT) to run a wired connection from ...
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1200Mpbs Powerline adaptors, only 50Mbps, while WiFi delivers 270Mbps

I just got a Powerline adaptor that supports Gigabit Ethernet and 1200Mbps, since my WiFI connection was inconsistent (despite being quite strong). For some reason, it delivers MUCH slower speeds ...
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Mixing Powerline Brands

So first time question from me today hopefully you can help. I am having a issue with my powerline adapters. Basically what is happening is when I pair my TP Link TL-PA4020P with the BT Connect Mini (...
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Can't connect to computer through Powerline WiFi extender from computer connected directly to router

I'm currently using a TP-Link AV600 Powerline WiFi extender to allow devices in my home office (far away from the router) to connect to the Internet wirelessly (which is working fine). The problem I ...
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how to have multiple power line adapters on the same store

I have a TP-Link ethernet-only power-line adapter that works like a charm. But my needs have changed and now I want to connect two more devices, one that will work as an access point in another room ...
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Would Wake-on-LAN work with powerline adapters?

I am trying to make Wake-on-LAN for my home server, so far connected only by Wifi, Wake-on-Wifi seems to be extremely tricky, and it's unfortunately quite far from router and I am reluctant to start ...
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Problems with powerline disturbing wifi signal

In 2017 we bought some powerline adapters to get our network to the attic because the main router is 2 floors down and we wanted to have a server. This was working until last year December. Last ...
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Bonding wifi and ethernet because of dodgy ethernet connection

I do not have a direct line to my router from my server, so I've got a powerline adapter in the room which should give it a wired connection. Now lately I'm getting problems with it, it can barely ...
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Getting random second long request time outs when pinging my router

I'm connected to my virgin fibre optic router via tp-link powerline adapter with my ethernet cables. When i ping anywhere e.g google.co.uk or riot.de using the command prompt i get regular normal ping ...
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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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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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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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