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.