Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Having internet problems , connecting using powerline adapters

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 frost1977


  • Members
  • 33 posts
  • Local time:03:59 PM

Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:35 PM

I am having connectivity issues with one of my computers. I have Fiber optic DSL,  there is a line that runs from the phone box around to the study, with an Ethernet cable jack in the wall.  no modem, study computer can plug directly into the wall, & has connection that way.  I use a cable from the wall into a netgear prosafe gs105e  splitter box.


has 5 ports,  I have the wall jack plugged into the prosafe,  I run a cable from it into the study computer and another cable to a power line adapter, to use the house wiring with another power line adapter in a bedroom. the only thing I own that can use wifi is my ps3 so I have no wifi.


both computers are windows 10 systems


the computer in the bedroom will loose connection   the yellow caution sign, not the red X  I get if I unplug the cable all together.

 the 3 lights on the powerline connecter shows that it has internet to that point,  normally it doesn't last very long but sometimes it will go for hours without connection.

on a very rare occasion the bedroom computer will have a connection and the study does not. it will go days at a time where everything is fine.

I have tried unplugging  everything, the splitter power cord, the powerline adapters, I have tried switching which port the Ethernet cables are plugged into on the netgear splitter.


Nothing works when it desides not to works.   I am a net work novice, if it doesn't plug and play I am lost.


any help? I will need a babystep walk through.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Wand3r3r


  • Members
  • 2,027 posts
  • Local time:01:59 PM

Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:19 PM

When the two computers are working what are their ip addresses?

You get that info using ipconfig /all via a command prompt and posting a text copy into a post here


how long has this setup worked before these issues arose?


If you connect directly to the wall [no netgear switch] with one computer does it work flawlessly?

Edited by Wand3r3r, 15 October 2017 - 02:25 PM.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users