[SOLVED] Ethernet Connectivity Problems (Computer settings suspect, not the router or TP-Link Wired Connection)

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Hi all - I'm at a loss after hours of searching. I fought with my two desktops to find out how to transfer files via LAN/ethernet cable and finally figured it out after many tweaks. The bad news - when I went to plug the ethernet cable back into my TP-Link 1200mbps Powerline Adapter it fails to connect to the internet. Note: the internet works on my other wifi enabled computer, just not this one using the TP-Link Wired Connection - but it did work prior to my tweaking to transfer files via LAN/ethernet cable.

I've tried resetting the ethernet properties, I've tried "obtain an IP address automatically", I've tried different IP addresses I found on my internet providers website. I'm at a loss because I don't think there is anything wrong with my internet or TP-Link - but with my computer settings. Any advice would be super appreciated!

I'm not tech illiterate, but not savvy with this type of thing either.
 

raykneale

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Have you tried unplugging all your Powerline adaptors from their wall sockets ,leave off for 10 seconds and then reconnect it usually works for me .
 

raykneale

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Oct 5, 2017
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Have you tried unplugging all your Powerline adaptors from their wall sockets ,leave off for 10 seconds and then reconnect it usually works for me .
 
Dec 26, 2020
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Have you tried unplugging all your Powerline adaptors from their wall sockets ,leave off for 10 seconds and then reconnect it usually works for me .
I need to hang my head in shame. I restarted and unplugged my computer, I spent hours tinkering with settings... I didn't unplug the damn Powerline. Worked like a charm!

SOLUTION: Unplug the powerline adapters for 10 seconds, allowing them to reset.
 

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