[mythtv-users] Powerline ethernet

James Bailey paradoxbound at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 14:41:01 UTC 2012

On 24 November 2012 22:02, Mark Pennock <markitman2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone used powerline ethernet for remote front ends?

Yes and I am very happy with them.

I get 250-450 Mbps from my backend in the basement through a 24 port
switch into the powerline adapter out upstairs and into another 8 port
switch which manages the Wii, Xbox360, Raspberry Pi and a Revo 3610
which is my Mythfront end.  My power net is really rather messy with
2-3 generations of plugs and wiring.  Modern houses and wiring should
get cleaner power.  I few practical things I have learned.

Buy Powerline 500 kit with gigabit ethernet if you want to get the
most out of your network.

Plug the adapter into a double socket next to the first and sync them
before moving it to where you want.

Use the security features.

Every once in a while (twice in 11 months) the adapter goes a bit
pants and needs the power switch flipping on and off and then it is as
right as rain.


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