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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 27-Jul-20 22:04:51
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Found a use for my Powerline adapters


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My Panasonic PVR wifi is caput. When scanning for networks it just says internal error. It is from 2012 but the tuner and hard drive are still fine.

So I have some TP-Link Powerline adapters sitting on my shelf and think to myself, aha. The PVR has an ethernet socket so I wonder if I can re-connect the PVR to my LAN.

5 minutes later after plugging them in, one upstairs and one downstairs I have a 200mbps link to my PVR and media available on my PC upstairs.

So I updated the Powerline Firmware and have been watching BGT upstairs from the PVR's hard drive.

Interesting to note that when the Powerline adapters are idle my modem's SNR is 3.3dB but when transferring data, streaming, the SNR drops to 1.5dB and then back up to 3.3dB on the downstream when streaming stops but holds sync. Quite a bit of CRC errors while streaming too. Will have to watch that or DLM will be taking action.

Tim
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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 27-Jul-20 22:51:52
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Re: Found a use for my Powerline adapters


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In reply to a post by Banger:
So I updated the Powerline Firmware and have been watching BGT upstairs from the PVR's hard drive.


You must have been desperate ... and to even admit to watching that, oh dear!

In reply to a post by Banger:
Interesting to note that when the Powerline adapters are idle my modem's SNR is 3.3dB but when transferring data, streaming, the SNR drops to 1.5dB and then back up to 3.3dB on the downstream when streaming stops but holds sync. Quite a bit of CRC errors while streaming too. Will have to watch that or DLM will be taking action.


Powerline adapters are causing noise to be radiated from the domestic wiring, that is being picked up by the phone line and may even be giving the neighbours a problem too.


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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 27-Jul-20 22:54:01
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Re: Found a use for my Powerline adapters


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Powerline adapters are causing noise to be radiated from the domestic wiring, that is being picked up by the phone line and may even be giving the neighbours a problem too.


No neighbours within 30 foot. BGT was only 30 minute program I could find haha.

Tim
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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Mon 27-Jul-20 23:18:40
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Even at 30 feet it could still be a noise source.

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 28-Jul-20 08:52:10
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Re: Found a use for my Powerline adapters


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More likely to upset Radio Hams, I used power lines and had no problem while using them or my nextdoor neighbour.
I stopped using them because Ethernet is better and faster


Do people still watch rubbish like BGT? So i don't watch Tv anymore.

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 28-Jul-20 09:51:38
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Anytime someone reports a problems accessing online TV and they say they are using PLA's then I bow out after suggesting they at least try an ethernet cable instead to eliminate them as the source of their troubles,

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 28-Jul-20 10:39:57
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Anytime someone reports a problems accessing online TV and they say they are using PLA's then I bow out after suggesting they at least try an ethernet cable instead to eliminate them as the source of their troubles,


Banger Wi-fi on his PVR went belly up before he tried the powerlines, that is why he used the powerlines when he realised he had them, I don't know why the Wi-fi went pop on the PVR, maybe the chip that deals with it went or a dry joint in the board somewhere, depends on how old the unit is.


If this was my house and I had the money, I would rip up the flooring and put Ethernet in every single room and stick the router and switches in the cupboard under the stairs. The wi-fi power on my router is just enough to get around the house and into my garden, both front and back, since the since Switch in my front outside light need wi-fi, i forgot about that. I may change that to a switchbot at some point.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 29-Jul-20 19:20:51
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Ive been trying to set up a wifi bridge with Billion 8800NL R2 or DSL-N55U to AC68U but neither of them will connect to each other instead of the powerline.

Tim
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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 29-Jul-20 21:19:05
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Success. I have wired a N55U to the AC68U and created a wifi bridge to another N55U so I can now use my PVR. Who said those N55U's wouldn't come in handy. Seems the N55U version of WDS doesn't like the AC68U version.

Tim
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Standard User caffn8me
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 30-Jul-20 16:12:12
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In reply to a post by MHC:
Even at 30 feet it could still be a noise source.

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