Powerline network adapter

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Yes, but it does have the potential to be the speed bottleneck in your network depending on the quality of your home electrical wiring. Expect to get 20-80Mbps depending on the adapters and quality of your home wiring. Also avoid attaching a powerline device to a power strip or having a strong interference producer (like a fan or other motor) on the same circuit unless the fan is on a 6 foot extension cord, which will attenuate the interference.

Here is a good site to compare realistic expectations for powerline adapters: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/powerline-charts/view

RealBeast

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Yes, but it does have the potential to be the speed bottleneck in your network depending on the quality of your home electrical wiring. Expect to get 20-80Mbps depending on the adapters and quality of your home wiring. Also avoid attaching a powerline device to a power strip or having a strong interference producer (like a fan or other motor) on the same circuit unless the fan is on a 6 foot extension cord, which will attenuate the interference.

Here is a good site to compare realistic expectations for powerline adapters: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/powerline-charts/view
 
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Thanks. I used Netgear XET1001, 85Mbps units. It did work okay when just the computer was connected to a router LAN output. When an internet phone was connected to another LAN port on the router, neither worked. Is this a bandwidth issue, possibly?
 

RealBeast

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I doubt that it is a bandwidth issue, what internet phone was connected? There are issues with specific internet phone connections but for most there are solutions.