[mythtv-users] networking

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Mon Jan 15 19:55:39 UTC 2007

On 15 Jan 2007, at 03:53, Carl Fongheiser wrote:
> ...
> I used powerline networking for a while, but it didn't work  
> reliably.  Things may have improved in the meantime (this was about  
> 4 years ago, before I started using MythTV.)

I've used these things a couple of times in the last couple of years  
- I think I have two customers using them at the moment.

One customer's network is extremely stable - it uses Acer-branded  
kit, and has needed resetting once since June 2005.

The other uses Devolo homeplugs and that works fine for months at a  
time, but will then require some fiddling, power-cycling and  
reloading of the encryption keys to the plugs using the bundled  
Windows software. I'm think it misbehaved like this when I originally  
installed it and then again after a few months; on the second  
occasion it required a number of visits to get it going again. I  
returned the plugs to the supplier and they were unable to reproduce  
the symptoms; sometimes these plugs will work as USB adaptors and not  
with the ethernet connector, or vice-versa.

Despite this, I have a more positive perception of this hardware than  
I do of wireless, which I find inconsistently reliable in larger  
homes; the Devolo homeplug network does, after all, have "uptimes" of  
several months.


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list