Poweline exender - prob

  copast 27 Aug 12
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Hi all - I have a sky router that doesnt get the wireless signal far enough in my house so have connected a tp link powerline - managed to get the wireless signal from tp link in far away room, but every time I connect the ethernet to anything from it (it is a 281 which can give out wireless and wired connection - the internet 'home' light goes out - amd I lose internet connection, any ideas? thanks Steve

  howard64 27 Aug 12

I have a Dlink powerline setup and had similar problems until I went into the setup program and set everything up in that. The powerline system was trying to use the same IP address as my main router.

  copast 28 Aug 12

Hi many thks - tried to change ip address and still have this prob. In fact later on in the day the wireless dropped out too!! Any ideas much apprec - found out now even the downstairs are on 2 sep fuseboards which splits grd floor in half. Are there any routers/powerlines out there to cope with thisas sky router only goes 5-10m max - can leave them if necess? We have wide house over 18m side to side. thks steve

  howard64 28 Aug 12

if the 2 fuseboards end up at the same meter then this is not a problem. I have set up a powerline system for my sister who lives in an old farmhouse with very thick walls and a modern extension on the back. The main router is in the old part and no signal was getting through to the back. She has 2 fuseboards like you and I got the powerline working. I had to go into the settings of the powerline adaptor that plugs into the main router and stop it trying to be the main router and make it a secondary. The hardest part of the job was getting into the powerline settings.

  copast 28 Aug 12

Ok great thks - any idea re settings? Can get into wireless unit re ethernet to laptop and get settings and suppose I can do it through one that connects to router bt do you know what seetings need changing? chrs

  howard64 29 Aug 12

without that system in front of me it is very difficult - I remember that I had to set its ip address to one in the range of the main router eg main router 192.168.1.1 powerline 192.168.1.50 - this is to clear the ip addresses of all other things plugged into the system such as ipad, pc's etc. Also look for a setting that tells this system not to act as a dns server - maybe set the dns server to the ip address of the main router. Hope this helps.

  copast 31 Aug 12

Will try it! Many thanks

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