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# 215227 18-Jun-2017 09:38
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Hello there, I am looking at installing a poweline set to increase coverage down the other end of the house. I am looking at a pass through system as I understand you cannot plug a powerline into a multi board.I already have a TP-Link Wireless N 300Mbps Range Extender that helps but not enough, so can I get a passthrough and then plug the TP-Link into a multi board and run a short Ethernet from it to the passthough powerline?

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  # 1802896 18-Jun-2017 10:03
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Using a multibox isn't a problem if they are simply splitters without surge or overload "protection".

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  # 1803228 19-Jun-2017 10:05
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Yes, your plan sounds fine to me.  (I have several sets of these powerline units in different locations.)

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  # 1803323 19-Jun-2017 11:24
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I am looking at a pass through system as I understand you cannot plug a powerline into a multi board.



Thanks! A few months ago when I had fibre installed, I repurposed my powerline adaptor to provide a data connection to my new home theatre amp at the other end of the house. I have not been able to make it connect since then and couldn't work out why, but you've nailed it for me.


When I reconfigured all my wiring in the lounge, I plugged the sender unit into a multi-board but previously it was plugged into the wall. I'll change this and see if it magically comes back to life.

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  # 1803350 19-Jun-2017 12:11
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You can use multiway powerboards OK, though look out for ones with Neon power on lights - the neon flash discharge plays merry havoc with the powerline signal.


Had a powerline adapter into a multiway with a neon power indicator, and the speed was really dismal, 1mb/s on average. Up to 7 if I was lucky.


Noticed that the neon would somewhat flash in time with the sync signal on the adapter.


Swapped out the multiway with a another, non-neon one, and all good - at least 30Mbps constant thruput.

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