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Powerline Compatability

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#1 19nffc77


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 04:43 PM



I have just started living in a shared house with walls that are such that the wifi signal doesn't reach all over the house so I have just bought a set of max digital power line adapters to use with a macbook pro mid 2012. They have 3 lights which are power, ethernet and data. When I plugged them in after the initial start up sequence the power light was mainly solid but flashed occasionally and the ethernet and data lights went mad flashing continuously.


When I tried to load a web page it took about 10 minutes to load a page. After a little investigation I found that the person at the other end of the house had the same solution using a different brand of power line adapters. I unplugged his network cable from the router and my connection burst into life so I'm pretty sure that there is too much interference between the two sets of adapters.


Is it well known that two sets of power line adapters won't work on the same network or is it a difference brands/ models of adapter? Can I change any settings to deconflict the problems that I am seeing?


Apologies if I haven't given enough information but would appreciate anyone offering advice.

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 05:03 PM



The power line adapters should be compatible each others to extend the network and that's why they are interfering.


I think they should work if you create "two different networks", ask the other person to disconnect the adapters an connect only yours to the power line, force them to re-associate again this usually force the adapters to use a different encryption key and should make them ignore the other two.


Ask the other person to connect the power line adapters and connect only one of your max digital devices then wait for the device to start, confirm that the Power Line led doesn't light until you connect the second max device.

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#3 19nffc77

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 06:58 AM

Thanks mate that makes sense. I'm away from the house for a week or so but I'll give it a try when I get back and let you know how I get on.

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