Questions tagged [powerline-networking]

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

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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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HDMI-over-Ethernet extender only works through plain switches

I recently purchased an HDMI-over-Ethernet extender pair like this: https://www.rubbermonkey.co.nz/Lenkeng-HDMI-CAT5E%606-Network-Extender-Kit Mine was off Aliexpress but looks the same. No ...
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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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How to connect a router access point to a router via another router

I have an ISP modem/router (MR) with functionality reduced/locked down by the ISP, so I connected another router (R1) with better functionality (e.g. parental control, remote management through app, ...
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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 ...
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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-...