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Powerline Networking Questions

OK, I picked up a SpeedStream SS2502 Powerline Ethernet Adapter and a SpeedStream 2510 Powerline DSL/Cable Router.





I'm trying to figure out how to intergrate this into my current network which is only a D-Link 4 Port Router with a WAP. I have one computer hooked up to the Router in my room and the other is hooked up with an 802.11B card in my living room.

Can I run the the Powerline Ethernet Adapter from my D-Link into an electrical outlet and then use the Powerline DSL/Cable Router as just a hub in another room and hook up a computer there? Hope that makes sense. I'm eventually going to use this to extend my wireless network out into my yard via the powerlines but for now I want to use it to hook up to my ReplayTV box. Does this sound doable?




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That just sounds scary, I wouldnt want that shit in my house.

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That just sounds scary, I wouldnt want that shit in my house.

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Those RF signals going through all the power cables in the house, all the RF might cause cancer or something crazy... It just sounds like a safety hazad.

IMHO running cable is so much better then having an open wap, more secure, faster, and dependable. For the right price ( food and dp ) I'd help you wire your house.
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Can I run the the Powerline Ethernet Adapter from my D-Link into an electrical outlet and then use the Powerline DSL/Cable Router as just a hub in another room and hook up a computer there? Hope that makes sense. I'm eventually going to use this to extend my wireless network out into my yard via the powerlines but for now I want to use it to hook up to my ReplayTV box. Does this sound doable?
It will work just fine. Don't worry about RF in your wires.. Hell, you have a wireless access point spitting out stuff at 2.4Ghz, you have a cell phone as well.

If you are worried about stuff like that, then walk around with a tin foil hat on. You'll be fine.

Wiring is faster, but you can't move the setup when you move. Sure, WAPs aren't that secure, but where Jose lives, I doubt he'd have to worry about someone using his wireless connection.

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If you are worried about stuff like that, then walk around with a tin foil hat on. You'll be fine.
I wonder what will happen when lightning hits and surges all his stuff... boy wouldnt that suck.
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Wiring is faster, but you can't move the setup when you move. Sure, WAPs aren't that secure, but where Jose lives, I doubt he'd have to worry about someone using his wireless connection.
I totally forgot about where he lived! Even if when he moves he cant bring the cable with him, when he sells the house, its a good selling point

Sup vatos, we be wired for cat5e here.
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Thanks for your concern Cruz. I probably have to worry more about cancer from smoking and breating polluted air rather than from my wireless network and cell phone but I appreciate you watching out for me

I'll eventually run some CAT5 to that side of the house with a hub so I can watch multimedia through the network but for now I kinda wanna play with a few different types of network (802.11B and the PowerLine stuff).

chambers is right, the location of my house within my property keeps me pretty safe from radiating the wireless connection outside my property. Hell I'm getting a low signal on the computer that's connected on the other side of my house from the WAP so I'm not to worried about radiating to far.

Now the PowerLine does represent some new issues with security since your sending the signal through the powergrid and from what I read it will radiate to the surrounding neighborhood. I'm wondering how the surrounding area is wired for electricity and how much of it is shared with me. On my block there are only 2 other houses so I'm wondering if it's shared with them and if so how far. Either way I'm going to enable WEP and possible start sharing to specified MAC address's. It's going to be a new learning experience for me anyway.

Oh, and I'm not planning on leaving anytime soon




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