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Topic # 182612 23-Oct-2015 10:27
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I'm looking at using power line adpaters to link a stereo in our kitchen back to the router in our study.  Probably looking at something like the TP-Link TL-PA4010 kit.  Pretty straight forward I think.

However, if in the future, I wanted to connect in some device(s) in another room, does anyone know whether I could just add another adpater in that room and it would just link to the existing adapter connected to the router?  Or are these thinks point to point pars?

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  Reply # 1411579 23-Oct-2015 10:33
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These devices are point to multipoint.  I've helped a client with a 5 adapter installation.

Generally you need to stick with the one brand and ensure the password on the devices is the same.  In theory there are standards but I've never tried mixing brands.




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  Reply # 1411580 23-Oct-2015 10:33
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if you buy the same brand and it complies to the same standard there is no reason it shouldnt work

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1411628 23-Oct-2015 10:47
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OK, thanks for the info.  Sounds easy then.

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  Reply # 1411657 23-Oct-2015 11:01
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Yes stick with the same brand.. I have 4 running thru my house with no problems. 

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  Reply # 1411703 23-Oct-2015 11:18
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just remember the more you add, the more you split your bandwidth.  Dlink "500mbps" possible speed with 5 ends doesnt mean each end gets 500mbps allocated.... just 500mbps of shared bandwidth.

Hope you've got really good quality home wiring and not too many circuits to jump through :-)




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  Reply # 1415817 28-Oct-2015 22:12
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antoniosk: just remember the more you add, the more you split your bandwidth.  Dlink "500mbps" possible speed with 5 ends doesnt mean each end gets 500mbps allocated.... just 500mbps of shared bandwidth.

Hope you've got really good quality home wiring and not too many circuits to jump through :-)


And its like the old "thin-net", the busier your network the more collisions caused by the different devices, so adding devices isn't always just splitting the bandwidth...




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