Troubleshooting Power-Line Communication

Power-Line Communication, turning the power-grid in your home into a computer network, works great! Until it doesn’t. The problem could be that the adapters can find each other, or that the connection is unstable.

Here are some troubleshooting tips that could help with stabilizing the connection:
– Set the network name to some custom name, using the Utilities software which comes with the adapters. Don’t use the default “HomePlugAV”. Check whether there are unknown network adapters which use the name “HomePlugAV” on your network. This could indicate Neighboring Networks Interference.
– Plug the adapter directly into the wall socket. Extension cords degrade the signal.
– Buy adapters with built-in power sockets, and some form of filter. These help to reduce interference even further.

You should see improved performance with these tips

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