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  Reply # 1089166 15-Jul-2014 11:38 Send private message

Does your computer have a LAN port? If so, there will already be a Netowrk icon in your network connections (and when the cable is disconnected it will say Network Cable Unplugged or similar). Just plug it in and away you go.



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  Reply # 1089170 15-Jul-2014 11:45 Send private message

Oblivian:
jacksonteoh91:
andrewNZ:
jacksonteoh91: Oh I see... so it connects like a LAN?

I can't find the LAN option in my "Change Adapter Settings" though.

Yes powerline just creates a LAN connection over your power cables, and gives you an ethernet port at each adapter. Treat it like an ethernet cable.


Thanks! Now this is another problem I found. There isn't an option for me to change to Ethernet cable on the "Change Adaptor Settings" window. :S


Stop looking. You won't find one.

They are different entities. 1 Wired Device, 1 Wireless chipset. Work independently and generally 'always-on'.

They can however conflict if you are on wireless, while cable used at the same time. Hence the suggestions to turn wifi off. Your network port is always-live, awaiting a cable with active remote end to be connected. If on a laptop there will be hot key/button to disable wireless. Toggle this, and plug in cable. Ta-da. Lights.






This is what I am getting. I plugged everything in. One to my router and one to my laptop and turned off WiFi by pressing the antennae button looking thing and this is what I get - Nothing! Also there isn't an ethernet cable option. It is seriously frustrating!



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  Reply # 1089172 15-Jul-2014 11:47 Send private message

trig42: Does your computer have a LAN port? If so, there will already be a Netowrk icon in your network connections (and when the cable is disconnected it will say Network Cable Unplugged or similar). Just plug it in and away you go.


I used to be able to do that. I used to be able to just change my network adaptor from wireless to LAN but now, the option is gone. I don't know what is going on.

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  Reply # 1089177 15-Jul-2014 11:56 Send private message

jacksonteoh91: I used to be able to do that. I used to be able to just change my network adaptor from wireless to LAN but now, the option is gone. I don't know what is going on.
If you were it's a new trick to me.

Here is a picture of what people think you should be doing.


Are you able to plug in a cable from Powerline Adapter 2 to the laptop of the same type as goes between adapter1 and the router?  It should be a square plug with 8 pins and a little clip.




Warning: reality may differ from above post



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  Reply # 1089180 15-Jul-2014 12:00 Send private message

AHH!!! I got it!

OMG! Finally! After 3 years of crap internet in my room. Finally... I am so touched.

What I needed all this time was to get the ethernet driver from the computer manufacturer's website. Everything else was fine. I was just missing the Ethernet driver.

Thanks for the help and putting up with me, guys! I really appreciate it!

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  Reply # 1089184 15-Jul-2014 12:02 Send private message

jacksonteoh91:
Oblivian:
jacksonteoh91:
andrewNZ:
jacksonteoh91: Oh I see... so it connects like a LAN?

I can't find the LAN option in my "Change Adapter Settings" though.

Yes powerline just creates a LAN connection over your power cables, and gives you an ethernet port at each adapter. Treat it like an ethernet cable.


Thanks! Now this is another problem I found. There isn't an option for me to change to Ethernet cable on the "Change Adaptor Settings" window. :S


Stop looking. You won't find one.

They are different entities. 1 Wired Device, 1 Wireless chipset. Work independently and generally 'always-on'.

They can however conflict if you are on wireless, while cable used at the same time. Hence the suggestions to turn wifi off. Your network port is always-live, awaiting a cable with active remote end to be connected. If on a laptop there will be hot key/button to disable wireless. Toggle this, and plug in cable. Ta-da. Lights.






This is what I am getting. I plugged everything in. One to my router and one to my laptop and turned off WiFi by pressing the antennae button looking thing and this is what I get - Nothing! Also there isn't an ethernet cable option. It is seriously frustrating!


Do you have a LAN port? Like a phone socket, but bigger.

If you do, can you get into Device Manager on your Computer and check that there are no Disabled devices in there?
If it doesn't show in there, it may be disables in your System BIOS, in which case you (or someone that knows their stuff) needs to get into BIOS and check it is enabled in there.
If it is enabled everywhere, then you have more problems, or it is not going.



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  Reply # 1089186 15-Jul-2014 12:04 Send private message

trig42:
jacksonteoh91:
Oblivian:
jacksonteoh91:
andrewNZ:
jacksonteoh91: Oh I see... so it connects like a LAN?

I can't find the LAN option in my "Change Adapter Settings" though.

Yes powerline just creates a LAN connection over your power cables, and gives you an ethernet port at each adapter. Treat it like an ethernet cable.


Thanks! Now this is another problem I found. There isn't an option for me to change to Ethernet cable on the "Change Adaptor Settings" window. :S


Stop looking. You won't find one.

They are different entities. 1 Wired Device, 1 Wireless chipset. Work independently and generally 'always-on'.

They can however conflict if you are on wireless, while cable used at the same time. Hence the suggestions to turn wifi off. Your network port is always-live, awaiting a cable with active remote end to be connected. If on a laptop there will be hot key/button to disable wireless. Toggle this, and plug in cable. Ta-da. Lights.






This is what I am getting. I plugged everything in. One to my router and one to my laptop and turned off WiFi by pressing the antennae button looking thing and this is what I get - Nothing! Also there isn't an ethernet cable option. It is seriously frustrating!


Do you have a LAN port? Like a phone socket, but bigger.

If you do, can you get into Device Manager on your Computer and check that there are no Disabled devices in there?
If it doesn't show in there, it may be disables in your System BIOS, in which case you (or someone that knows their stuff) needs to get into BIOS and check it is enabled in there.
If it is enabled everywhere, then you have more problems, or it is not going.


I got it sorted. Thanks for you help :D

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  Reply # 1089195 15-Jul-2014 12:18 Send private message

Glad you got it going, has it solved your dropouts?



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  Reply # 1089210 15-Jul-2014 12:30 Send private message

trig42: Glad you got it going, has it solved your dropouts?


Yes it has. It is stable now. As if I am directly connected to the far far away router ^^ Thanks for the help!

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