Question All powerline adapters disconnected

May 10, 2021
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Hi,
I have 5 TP-Link Powerline adapters which have been working fine for about 4 years. Today, all at the same time they all disconnected, and I could not pair any of them up with each other again. I reset some, I put them in a double socket so they were right next to each other, I used the software - nothing could get any of them to pair with any other one.
Any suggestions?
 

Ralston18

Titan
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More information is needed:

Which model/kit?

What about the overall network, modem, router, other computers (wired/wireless) printers, NAS, etc.

Did any network computers capture some error code or problem?

Look in Reliability History and Event Viewer.

Router: make and model? The router's logs (if available and enabled) may have captured some problem.

Any electrical problems, new network devices, network changes?
 
May 10, 2021
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Well that was all very odd.
They are all TP-Link devices of variying speeds. I disconnected them all and took them to the office, where I tested them in a powerstrip and they all worked fine.
When I took them home, they worked fine there as well

All I can assume is that someone nearby had plugged in something causing massive interference on the mains
 
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That is the one huge problem with powerline units. I have a shop vac that I can plug in anyplace in the house and it will kill powerline units. luckily it is pretty rare, I have a different shop vac that I have even plugged into the same outlet and it did nothing.
 
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