Can I use a homeplug with an extension lead?
The TV will need a socket plus anything else we have so its common place to see people using a short 4 way mains extension lead hidden behind the telly. This is fine, but when you start plugging in Home Plugs into the extension socket you must ensure the lead you use does not have any 'Surge Protection' in it.
Even a 'multiplug' type adapter in a wall socket with the extension and powerline plugged in together there woiuld be better than plugging a powerline into an extension cable you can use an ethernet cable up to 100 m in length, so the powerline can be in a a wall socket and still 'reach' the device attached to it.
- Depending on how your house or apartment is wired, neighbors could theoretically plug a compatible powerline networking device into their outlet and be on your network. But not all powerline devices work together. Most of the older, slower devices use the HomePlug standard.
- Short answer: yes you probably can in general mix ethernet-over-powerline adapters, in theory: You can mix and match Powerline adaptors running at different speeds and from different manufacturers – as long as they all support at least HomePlug AV.
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A Powerline network is essentially a wired network with (mostly) hidden wires. You buy a basic kit, which comes with two Powerline adapters and two short Ethernet cables. You connect one of the Ethernet cables to your router and to the first of the adapters. Then you plug it into the nearest power socket.
- A power line Ethernet bridge is a HomePlug device used to extend a LAN into a separate room using the existing electrical system in the building. An Ethernet cable from the network router is plugged into a bridge, which plugs into an AC wall outlet.
- Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology for wired Ethernet local area networks (LANs) that allows the electrical current necessary for the operation of each device to be carried by the data cables rather than by power cords. Doing so minimizes the number of wires that must be strung in order to install the network.
- Powerline (also known as HomePlug) is a networking technology that uses your home's existing power cables to distribute the network throughout your home. As the diagram below shows, you just plug a network cable from your router into one Powerline adapter then plug that adapter into a conventional plug socket.
200Mbps Powerline will achieve speeds between 20 and 90Mbps, while 500Mbps kits reach speeds between 20 and 200Mbps. In our tests 500Mbps Powerline was an average twice as fast as 200Mbps Powerline kits, and the gigabit 1,000Mbps or 1,200Mbps about a third faster still.
- To do this, press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds. NOTE: Resetting your router to its default factory settings will also reset your router's password. The router's default password is “admin” as for the username, just leave the field blank.
- If you can't access the router's web-based setup page or forgot the router's password, you may reset the router to its default factory settings. To do this, press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds. NOTE: Resetting your router to its default factory settings will also reset your router's password.
- To print wirelessly, you need the wireless network password to connect your HP printer to your wireless network. The password might be called the Wi-Fi security key, WEP key, or WPA or WPA2 passphrase. Your wireless password is generally provided by your ISP, and you might have changed the password.
Updated: 4th December 2019