I currently have a home LAN that includes a number of Advent 85mbps Powerline ethernet plugs (about two or more years old).
One of the Advent plugs is connected to a 5-port 10/100mbps desktop switch. Two laptops are attached to the switch. In the last few days the internet supplied to the switch by the Advent plug has disconnected a number of times. The rest of the LAN has operated as normal.
The Advent plug has three green LED's on the front (Ethernet / power / powerline - top to bottom). During normal operation the Ethernet and powerline LED's flicker showing data traffic and the power LED remains lit.
The LED's have behavioured differently when the internet has disconnected. The power LED flashes on and off randomly.
I have re-set the plug, but this is only a temporary solution. I am considering replacing the Advent plug with a Devolo dLAN Highspeed Ethernet II 85Mbps Homeplug Adapter.
I would like to know if anyone else has experienced this problem with Advent Powerline plugs. I would also like to know if there will be any compatibility issues with adding a Devolo plug to a LAN that uses Advent plugs.
Sync speed around 17000 Kbps
DL around 13,000 Kbps
UL around 830 Kbps
Thomson TG585 v7