Possible To Use Powerline Adapter To Wireless Router
Apr 30, 2011
if it would be possible to use a powerline adapter to connect a to second router? I'm currently hardwired like this, but I'm just wondering if powerline would work the same way, as I'd like to switch which room the wireless is running from.
I want to add a cisco or netgear powerline adapter to a building.I have read that for home it works really good, but i am going to add it to a building--A 5 floors building.So i would like to know if anyone has done this before and it works. This is a commercial building.And it is not easy to run cables, that would be the second option if the powerline do not work well.
I am trying to connect a sony blu-ray player to the internet using a powerline adapter but the BR player does not connect. I currently have two Satellite DVR receivers using the same powerlines and they work fine, but the Sony player does not connect to the network. I have to try a wired connection because my wireless signal to the player has trouble with netflix and other download services. Connection gets lost.
I have a NETGEAR XAVB101 Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter and an AMD Llano build HTPC which refuses to work with each other. The power plug works well with my Gateway NV79 laptop and even my Intel Core i5 -2500K desktop, without any problems! I have also used it to connect to my Roku, Yamaha Network Receiver and other networked stuff and all worked great, just the HTPC seems to have issues connecting to the network!The HTPC is AMD A6-3650 on a ECS FM1 A75 Mobo with Integrated Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet Controller, which is what I am connecting the power plug to! Only the connection over the power line adapter does not work, it works great with both a connection directly from the router and with wireless!
The adapter has a 128 bit encryption push button security feature which I'm NOT using. When I connect it the HTPC tries to connect and fails and shows the network as connected to an unidentified network. My LAN drivers on the computer is all up-to-date.
I have a D-Link DIR-655 version B1 Just installed firmware 2.03 Use a cable modem (Comcast) Motorola SURFboard model SB6120 Am trying to use Netgear 85Mbps Wall-Plugged Ethernet Adapter XET1001 to carry signal from the room where the cable modem is to another part of the house where I hope to connect the D-Link.
I have a NETGEAR XAVB101 Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter and an AMD Llano build HTPC which refuses to work with each other.
The power plug works well with my Gateway NV79 laptop and even my Intel Core i5 -2500K desktop, without any problems! I have also used it to connect to my Roku, Yamaha Network Receiver and other networked stuff and all worked great, just the HTPC seems to have issues connecting to the network!
The HTPC is AMD A6-3650 on a ECS FM1 A75 Mobo with Integrated Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet Controller, which is what I am connecting the power plug to! Only the connection over the power line adapter does not work, it works great with both a connection directly from the router and with wireless!
The adapter has a 128 bit encryption push button security feature which I'm NOT using. When I connect it the HTPC tries to connect and fails and shows the network as connected to an unidentified network. My LAN drivers on the computer is all up-to-date!
Just got a e4200. However I also have a cisco av power line adapter which worked fine. However when connecting to the 4200 it doesn't recognize the Internet. Have rebooted, reset switched ports etc. But it still doesn't work. It sees the network but not the Internet. Have tried everything ikon but no luck. Cannot connect my directive to the Internet. If I can't get it to work will have to run a 50 foot cable.
I recently factory restored my new PC and we also got a new Virgin Media Superhub (Super Fast - My dad is getting download speeds of up to 4mb/s) but I tried using my powerline adapter thingy and I am getting crappy speeds and it says I am connected to a homegroup, and not my internet like it used too.
Just finally updated my ancient belkin modem to a Netgear D3600WiFi modem router which works really well. However. I have a old G5 Mac without wireless so have always connected through my old belkin modem with Powerline adapters over my house wiring circuit:confused. Unfortunately the powerline adapters no longer work although both lights are flickering on the units. Netgear say they should work.
After moving my PC for the 3rd over the past year ive decided that having a more wire-"less" option may be the better option as supposed my previous method of having a 10m ethernet cable from my switch to my PC. ive looked at two options, first the powerline HD (was drawn toward the belkin 1gigabit ones as i have a gigabit switch) or to remove the cable completely and using a USB wireless dongle (similar to the Edimax EW-7811UN Wireless 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps Nano USB Adaptor) . i havent had much experience with these USB wireless things as i used be put off by the compatibility and config (software stuff). i have a 3com wireless 54mbps.. PCI card but i cannot install the drivers for it on my xp 64bit machine.
My problem is that my son will not turn off his xbox at night. To get around this I want to connect the Xbox to an old netgear router that I am using as an access point to extend wireless coverage, so that I can use the parental controls on the netgear as the ones in the Sky Sagem are not adequate.I can disconnect the Netgear at a certain time if necessary and if this is the only way the xbox can connect it will have to go offline then!
I have the following network setup. I have a dynamic IP address from my ISP. I connect my fiber to a D-Link DIR-645 and set up my wireless network. The coverage is kind of poor in my son's room so I use a D-Link Powerline Homeplug 501AV to extend internet to my son's room. I connect one Homeplug to the DIR-645 and set the other Homeplug in the power outlet in my son's room. It works if I connect his PC or Xbox via an ethernet cable to the Homeplug in his room. Since he has both PC and XBox I have connected a D-LINK DIR-100 to the Homeplug and have two ethernet cables connecting to his PC and Xbox. Here is the problem. I don't get an internet connection to the DIR-100.How shall I configure the two routers to work?
Add a second wireless access point via Powerline.Broadband cable modem to wireless router.Current wireless router provides coverage to part of the house. I purchased a powerline adapter to extend the network.Powerline works well when hardwired to the remote adapter. However, for the life of me, I can not get the 2nd wireless AP to work when plugged into the powerline.I understand that the 2nd AP should be plugged into the Powerline via a LAN port and not the WAN port. I have also read that the DHCP should be turned off on the 2nd wireless AP. My second wireless AP is a E2500. There are 2 references to the DHCP - one is connection type and the other is DHCP server. Do I need to turn the DHCP server off and make the connection type static instead of DHCP?Also, when I change the connection type to static vs. DHCP, I am asked for an IP address, subnet, gateway, and DNS entries. What entries should I be using for the gateway and DNS?The DHCP pool on the 1st wireless router is 192.168.2.2 to 192.168.2.100 and the LAN IP address is 192.168.2.1
my goal is to share my cable modem signal over my two story house using two wireless routers. The delima is that the routers don't support wireless bridging and if they did, the signal is too weak to make it worth while.
The remedy I came up with... buy a pair of powerline network adapters and connect one router to the other so I could have a good signal upstairs and then a good signal downstairs.
Downstairs, I have the cable modem connected to the Linksys WRT54G router, which has a line out to my blu ray player, wirelessly feeds a PC downstairs and then has a cable run to the powerline adapter.
Upstairs, I have a cat5 connecting the powerline adapter (which was tested and works with laptop) to the data input port on my second wireless router, the netgear wndr3400.
I can't get the netgear upstairs to pull an IP address from the linksys router downstairs over the powerline network.
I have two powerline adapters of teh same type (bought in a kit). The user manual says "plug them in and they will recognise each other". Well I did, and they don't. I tried plugging in computer to the far one via ethernet cable, and my wireless internet router to the near one by ethernet cable, and I cant get Internet on the far computer. It does get internet through a wireless dongle on the far computer, so Internet is definitely working. but when wirless dongle is out, no Net..So how do I know what is going on in this closed system of the powerline adapters? Should I be able to see the network on the main ("near") computer next to the Internet wirless router? it runs Windows 7.
Here is what a wired portion of my network looks like:
internet---dsl modem---airport extreme---powerline ethernet adapter****powerline ethernet adapter---5 port switch---(ip camera & ioBridge 204)
The airport extreme is also hardwired to a PC that I use to view the IP camera.The issue I'm having is with the connection to the IP Camera.The connection to the camera worked for a long time, then starting dropping periodically and now it doesn't work at all.The ioBridge connected to the same switch as the camera connects to my network and the internet just fine.
Here's what I've done to troubleshoot: I plugged the camera in to my airport extreme and it worked fine. When I plug my camera into the other end of the powerline ethernet adapters, though, it doesn't work (even though the ioBridge does). I replaced the powerline adapters today (because they had worked before, so I guessed something had fried in them) but the connection still doesn't work.
When I ping the camera (when it's on the other side of powerline adapters and "not working") the response time is around 3ms (good) but there is about a 33% loss rate (bad).I'm guessing it's the loss rate that is keeping it from displaying the video stream on the computer...but I can't think of what changed between when it was working and when it stopped working that would cause it lose packets like that.
I'm planning to network using powerline adapter for gaming. I know it's not the best solution but i don't have any other choice. My doubt is to buy whether a 500Mbps or 200Mbps. Will this 500 Mbps increase performance ?
I am looking at using a TP-Link Powerline Adapter (TL-PA211 Starter Kit) and a Trendnet 4-Port Broadband Router Tw100-S4@1CA (both listed on Amazon) to connect my Hitachi L32A402 HDMI television and a Roku XD|S to the internet to use Netflix. And also to connect my housemate's new laptop.
I believe the setup would be from my Dell Vostro desktop to the Trendnet router to one of the TP-Link Powerline Adapters. This would be on the second floor. Then in the basement I would need to plug in two additional adapters ... I would connect one to the Roku and then to the Hitachi tv and connect the other one to my housemate's computer.
My questions are:
Can I keep the computers not visible to each other? We would both like to maintain our privacy ... and I don't know if we connect everything up this way if our computers will be open to each other. Is this called putting them on a separate network?
I saw something in the documentation in this manual [URL]. I think on page 20 it is telling me I can give one adapter a different name to put it on another network, but I am not sure. And I also see that it also says for there to be connectivity they need to have all the same name "HomePlugAV".
So, if the tv and the main adapter have "HomePlugAV" as a name, and my housemate's adapter has a different name ... then they will all work (get on the internet) - but my housemate and I will have privacy?
Are there any issues about anyone being able to access my computer through the tv ...
I had an old Belkin wireless USB adapter that I used with it for the first few days, but I got tired of the slow speeds that I had always known to be associated with that card. So today I went and bought a CISCO PLEK400 powerline networking adapater. Brought it home, plugged it in to my router in my living room, plugged it into my PC in my bedroom, gave it a quick little test drive. First I went to speakeasy to test the up/down speed. Never more than 1.5Mbps down/1Mbps up. My laptop, running wirelessly through the same router, generally hits 20Mbps down and ~2Mbps up. So I plugged the ethernet cable into my laptop, to see if maybe it was the network card in my desktop that was faulty. Speakeasy speed test showed 1.5down/1up wired for laptop as well. Pinging google through command prompt, on either laptop OR desktop while wired, nets a ~300ms response time.
A friend of mine runs a small hotel, and would like to enable Wi-Fi in the guest rooms. (One thing to know is the hotel is an old farm house, the walls of which are made of clay/mud/brick/cow poo/thatch etc etc) url...The pink area is a rough guide to the current Wi-Fi coverage. This is broadcast from a 3 antenna Wi-Fi transmitter. (Mostly happy with it's performance.)The transmitter is attached, via an ethernet, to a Powerline adaptor (Blue dot).The other end of the Powerline system is in an office, above the kitchens (Red dot). This is attached via ethernet to the main router.The Blue area's are the guest rooms. This is where he want's to supply a signal to.
1) Buy 6 or so powerline adaptors, that have built-in WiFi, and sign them out on a requested basis. Something like this: ZyXEL WRE2205 Powerline Wireless-N300 Range Extender | Ebuyer.com
2) Buy 3 or 4 basic Powerline adaptors, connect via ethernet to 3 or 4 dedicated transmitters. Because of the risk of theft, all this would be wired up in the loft space, out of sight. Plug extensions would have to be wired up into the loft areas for the Powerlines to plug in to.
3) Dispense using the Powerline network completely. Run an ethernet from the office to room 5/6, then connect up to 3 or 4 dedicated transmitters set up in loft areas.
I have a duplex home in an urban setting that seems too vast for a single wifi router. Additionally, it seems that there is significant speed degradation through wifi. According to my speed tests, I can lose up to 70% of my contracted internet speeds (of 15 mbps) via the router (which I am hoping that the Apple TC can fix although I'm sure that sometimes it's the cable co's fault!)I have read that if I can add a wifi router to the second floor that would work with the signal, however that speed would be the same degraded one.So, I have been doing lots of reading on the Powerline devices and I'd like to know if I can do the following and if so, how:
1. Connect the wifi router (soon to be an Apple TC) to the cable modem, as I do now, but then run the ethernet cable through the TC to the Powerline and Powerline network that way.
2. Connect my iMac to the internet via Powerline
2a. Can I then use Powerline fo Home Sharing, Air Play, and so on?
2b. Back up my iMac to TC?
3. Connect my internet ready TV via Powerline (currently conencted via wifi).
4. Connect a second wifi router on the second floor via Powerline and it be on the same wifi network as if I am using the second router as an extender.
5. There is a tenant on the 3rd floor who receives a separate electric bill. Can I assume that they would be shut out of my Powerlined network?
I have recently bought a homeplug to connect to the internet since my broadband is downstairs from my pc. I have plugged in the two homeplugs and connected them to my pc and broadband with a ethernet cable. When i turn on my pc the ethernet light turns on (same for downstairs) but after installing the software and trying to search for my wifi a message pops up saying "The homeplug adapter has NOT BEEN DETECTED. Please check your computer cables". So i did so, i chnaged the sockect moved the ethernet cable to a diffrent slot and still it says it has not been detected. This is very annoying and i really want to get it fixed.
I would like to set up a TV in my spare room which does not have a coax plug. Because of the set of my house running coax cable to this room, although possible, is something I am hoping to avoid. This is because if I was to run the cable on the outside of the wall it would get in my way and it will cost $300 to $400 for a tech to come out and run it through the wall.My first thought was to set up an old computer in my living room and have it connect to a cable box. Then I would send the video signal over the wireless network. The problem is that I cannot change channels on the other end. I have been reading up on power-line networking and it looks like a good option for my problem. I was hoping to find a device that will allow me to plug coax cable into it in the living room send the signal through the power-line to another device in my spare room where my TV receiver would be located. Is there anything like this out there on the market? If not are there any other options I can look at?
I recently upgraded my wireless router to a Netgear R6300 and have had no problem with the wireless speeds,35mbps down and 6mbps up according to speedtest.net. I experience similar speeds from my direct wired connection as well but I am having an issue with my speeds running through my Linksys PLE300 powerline adapter I am getting speeds of 4mbps down and 6mbps up. My PC is running Vista Home Premium SP2 (I know). Prior to the upgrade I was using a Netgear N600 and I was getting much faster speeds through the powerline. My NIC is a Intel 82566DC -2gigabit. I checked all the cables, I am using a CAT6 from router to Powerline and when I run router stats it shows WAN as 1000M/full and LAN1 (powerline) as 100M/Full.
Unfortunately, my new PC is about as far away from the router as possible, which makes my wireless solution (£5 802.11n USB dongle) ineffective. I was looking into powerline Ethernet to solve this but then it occurred to me that my solar panels may interfere with its signal.Is this true? is it possible to get a strong wireless signal through 30m of stairs, walls and doors?
I have two netgear powerline AV 500 ethernet adapters that give me near ideal internet access on my media computer (FIOS 25/25mpbs tests out at 8ms 25.4/24.7) and perhaps 100-140mbps to my router, printer, drive, etc. I now want to add a few wifi points and instead of having the mess of a powerline adapter + a wifi router I think it will be neater to have an all in one solution. Most of the ones that I find are 200mbps, however. I know that 500 is backwards compatible, but will a mixed solution slow everything down like it can for a mixed wireless g/n network?
I have an ethernet connection using a Powerline (TL-PA2010KIT), which I use for online gaming. It's been working perfectly, until today. For some reason, I can't connect - I get the little "Limited access" symbol,and no mentions of an actual connection.However, I have a wi-fi connection that works perfectly, besides fluctuations in connection sometimes, which makes it unacceptable for online gaming. I'm using a Virgin Media Superhub, so I assume that there's no problems there if the wi-fi works. Also, I'm using Windows 8 if that's any concern.
I'm attempting to network my 2007 Sony Bravia and connect to my BT Hub. Set's too old to have USB or DNLA but does have a vga input. Powerline plug system will give me net/pc access, with video and audio if I use an ethernet to vga adaptor at the back of the TV?
Do these powerline "twin packs" provide a way to connect 2 things at once to the internet, or does that require 3 adapters? I'm assuming one connects to my router, then one to my PC. I'd like to connect my Xbox and my PC on the same network (Though they're in the same room), is this something that can be done with a "twin pack"?I've looked around a bit, and it would seem the twin packs allow you to connect one to your router, and one to your PC/Xbox etc. If this is true, then the single packs just provide an "extra" one, should you need to connect in more places. I've also seen some 4 port adapters, but these seem expensive, and I would have to buy a 4 port adapter, and a single port adapter for my router?
I can connect directly to the router wirelessly without any problems. When I use my powerline adapter I get the 'unable to contact DHCP Server' error. I've tried unencrypting the router with no success. I've also released/ renewed my IP. [code]
Powerline not working on media in one room. My Setup: ATT DSL Modem: Westell 6500 w/ Linksys WRT54GS router
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!
why i cannot connection my wirekess G PCI adapter to my wireless N router? Is there compatibility issues between B,G, and N equipment? (router and adapter)I have wireless N router, Netgear and Zonet 802.11g wirelss network adapter.
I have a Toshiba Equium A200,(from new some time back) however, i have had it updated with new 500mb drive etc! I also some time back installed Windows 7 home. At first all was well, then a few months ago i noticed (upon star-up) that the network adapter was not connecting to my Belkin router? The Network & sharing centre tells me that it is connected, although the icon on the bottom toolbar shows a yellow triangle & reads No Internet connection? I have to go through the same process evrytime to get connected, which usually takes approx. 5 mins That is to follow the Network/share centre's troublshooting? I have updated the adapter Driver, yet still the problem exists?
My network adapter is not seeing MY linksys wireless router. It sees the neighbors but not mine. Other laptops in the house can connect.It just started after a reboot. Tried buying a new adapter but that did not work either.