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# 249158 28-Apr-2019 12:20
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So I was considering using Powerline Adapters but there's something I want to make sure of before I commit to the idea. Most of the plugs are similar in style to the image provided. Especially in the bedroom I wish to run the other end through. Would these affect the strength of the adapter like it would if I put it in a multiport or will it run fine?


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  # 2226722 28-Apr-2019 12:28
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You have to plug the powerline adapter direct to wall plug, if you plug them into a power board they dont work

 

 


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  # 2226723 28-Apr-2019 12:29
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What router do you have now? You could buy a wifi AP and connect that way, there are lots of routers that can run AP mode now.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2226726 28-Apr-2019 12:31
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dukester:

 

You have to plug the powerline adapter direct to wall plug, if you plug them into a power board they dont work

 

 

They may not work as well, but the do work. I've done this a few times in temporary setups, and they've worked every time.

 

The OP was asking about wall plates. They will work just fine.


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  # 2226727 28-Apr-2019 12:33
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

dukester:

 

You have to plug the powerline adapter direct to wall plug, if you plug them into a power board they dont work

 

 

They may not work as well, but the do work. I've done this a few times in temporary setups, and they've worked every time.

 

The OP was asking about wall plates. They will work just fine.

 

 

you have had more luck than me, I experimented with 4 different types of powerboards, not one of them worked.


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  # 2226729 28-Apr-2019 12:35
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If the power board has filtering and surge suppression then the filtering part is very likely to upset power line carrier system's. As for the dual gpo shown, this should not upset things, but ensuring you connect on the same phase is important as these systems won't transit the street transformer.

Cyril



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  # 2226730 28-Apr-2019 12:35
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Ok so I'll answer in order.

Dukester: I got that. I ment that the picture is what the plugs on the wall look like meaning mutiple plugs on each wall. Not a powerboard like you get in supermarkets or the like. Sorry for the confusion.

sqishy: We have a vodafone ultra hub I think. That was my second option if the powerlink would not work since I tend to online game a bit and wifi at my room is kinda spotty at times as it stands

Sirapple(not doing whole name XD): I see. And yeah wall plates were what I was asking about. So despite the plate having two plugs on the plate it should work fine?




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  # 2226731 28-Apr-2019 12:36
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Cyril assume i'm a complete novice cause I am.. What do you mean by that?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2226734 28-Apr-2019 12:40
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Does your house have single or multiple phases, the typical nz home just has one, but some do have 2 or 3, if it's just a single phase then you should have minimal issues.

Personally I would try for any other solution than plc. Can you not have a cat5/6 cable run.

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Edit a picture of your main switchboard may help us understand how many phases are on the house

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  # 2226737 28-Apr-2019 12:45
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Solaela:

 

Sirapple(not doing whole name XD): I see. And yeah wall plates were what I was asking about. So despite the plate having two plugs on the plate it should work fine?

 

 

Correct. It's not that they have multiple outputs (typically there is more than one power point on a cable) per se, rather that multiboards have additional connections and inferior wiring which reduce performance, and surge surpression which can completely break things. I don't use any boards with surpression, which is probably why it has worked for me in the past. Important gear is on the UPS.


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  # 2226746 28-Apr-2019 13:05
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Two plugs on the plate are fine they connect to one 3 way cable as well. I assume your in a house?




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  # 2226748 28-Apr-2019 13:09
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So after talking with the homeowner they don't want to put in Cat5/6 right now and also advised I should explain what the problem I'm having is in terms of why I was looking at that cause I was just 'bouncing from solution to solution' without explaining the problem like I should have.

So the problem is that sometimes I end up with online games lagging or in discord the voice quality dropping, people cutting out when talking and the voice chat signal dropping to red. As mentioned we have a Vodafone Ultra hub and my desktop is running off the wireless in a 2 storey house. the modem is down one end of the house while I am down the other end. And no we cannot move the modem as it is by the only network port in the house. It was a older couple and they ran wifi extenders from what I saw with no hard wire.

Sorry for any confusion. I was asking the wrong questions :(


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  # 2226753 28-Apr-2019 13:21
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Ok so I know the VF ultra hub well (this is the brown box right)?, what wireless model/type is on desktop? Does this have an external aerial using cable on just aerial out back of card




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  # 2226757 28-Apr-2019 13:25
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No it looks pretty much like this. No aerial cable from what I can see. I could go have a look.


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  # 2226758 28-Apr-2019 13:27
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OK thats the one, also what I wanted to know is are you connecting 5G or 2.4G?




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  # 2226761 28-Apr-2019 13:32
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2.4g. I was able to see the label and the network that the 5g one isn't showing in my network list


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