Questions tagged [powerline-networking]

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

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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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Resilient (Ethernet+Wifi) Router->Router Connection

I have a router, connected to my modem, downstairs in my house. This is connected to a HomePlug, the other side of which connects to a second router upstairs. This allows me the lower latency and ...
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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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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 ...