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HomePlug Powerline - does it work?
If I want to connect to the internet using HomePlug Powerline, does it just work? For instance, if I have
- one of the adapters in the living room attached to the router with an ethernet cable (and to the wall, of course)
- the other one in my work room, plugged into the wall and connected to my computer's ethernet port
Will it just work? Or it depends on the plugs/adapters?
I'm thinking of using this instead of using a wireless connection.
You may need matching models each end of the connection, but from what I hear from colleagues at work that use them, it's all fine and pretty easy to set up. I don't use them, though, as I'm paranoid that someone down the street could get the same model of power-line adaptor and gain access to my network.Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/
I may be wrong, but I was under the impression that the signal only worked on house wiring, and did not go past the transformer on the pole. I guess if several apartments or units were connected to a master bus supplied from a single transformer, units on the client side of the transformer could read each others signal. Most houses where I am have separate feeds, even if they are supplied by the same transformer. To make sure though, check with the adapter company you are considering.Registered Linux user #526930