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    Powerline networks & switches

    Is there any reason that a home network connection like this...

    Router— Powerline adapter— Powerline adapter— Gigabit switch-< XBox, Network-enabled TV, etc.

    ...won't work?

    I set this up and the switch only seems to allow one active connection to one device. Could be the cable, but I wasn't sure if powerline adapters might have some special limitation (to encourage you to buy more adapters). Thanks for any input.

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    If you can get one connection via the Powerline adapter, then it is connecting. If it then won't allow more than one connection, there has to be a limitation built into the device. Either that, or maybe it isn't providing enough bandwidth for your various devices to work.

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    You mean one connection to the internet at a time?

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    You mean one connection to the internet at a time?

    cheers, Paul
    Yes.

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    Can't see how that's possible unless the power line adapter does some very strange things.
    Are the devices using DHCP?
    Is the router the DHCP server?
    Have you set an IP address on the power line adapter?

    cheers, Paul

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