Mar 31, 2012
Powerline not working on media in one room. My Setup: ATT DSL Modem: Westell 6500 w/ Linksys WRT54GS router
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First powerline to mac (about 8 feet down hall) second powerline to pc (windows vista) (about 12 feet down hall) third powerline to media (Xbox 360, Sony blu ray, Apple TV) (about 45 feet down hall)
I've had Powerline PLE/S 300 setup for a couple years I think working perfectly. I it set up because my house is VERY solidly built and the G wireless cannot reach even the second room down the hall.
I recently got a wireless device and couldn't keep connection in the living room so I was going to add an access point and futzed with the router and everything went down. I got the router back up, disconnected the access point for good, but the Powerlines wouldn't connect. I upgraded the firmware then reset them and finally got Number 1 and Number two powerline online and working. But the farthest point (router at back of house, media at front) is the living room and none of the powerline boxes will work ON THE MEDIA.
I plug in the powerline and the home light comes up, I attached my laptop out there and I connected fine, then I connect one of the media players - the Xbox, apple or blue ray - and the home light goes out media will not connect and the laptop is knocked off. It does this every time now, same media players that worked perfectly before.
I bought a new router (Linksys E4200), wondering if the old just didn't have the signal strength and set that up very easily and the same thing happened - no powerlines work on the media in the living room. Mind you, I did take Apple to a closer room and hook it up to a powerline and it works!
As my Xbox died on one my attempts to plug it in to the powerline. So new xbox cannot connect either. I used to connect from xbox to the pc media center to watch recorded tv and this cannot be done wirelessly, even with the new dual band N router AND a new extender!