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Windows 7: Electric Network Adaptor advice


26 Jan 2012   #1

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 
Electric Network Adaptor advice

Hi Guys,

Advice needed please.

Have my Win 7 PC connected to router, which in turn is connect to the electrical circuit with electric network adaptors.

My question is, can a network switch be connected to an electric network adaptor at the opposite end of the electrical circuit and will it then work with other items (Blu ray player, satellite receivers etc) connected?

I hope that I have explained that clearly.

Thanks,
Paul.

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26 Jan 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello lafar,

I think I understand what you mean. Perhaps what you call an electrical circuit is what I call a modem? Or is it built into the wall? If a modem, you should be able to connect the switch to the router and have all other devices hooked into the switch. Routers provide an extra firewall. If you don't mind the raw/direct and unsecure modem approach, then yes, you can plug the switch (and through it all the devices) into the modem.

Even if it was a network wall port, it would be the same idea

Hope I've helped
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26 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I think you are talking about a Powerline network and if so you can treat it as you would any network.

Have a look at the information in these links.

D-Link PowerLine HD Network Starter Kit

What you need to set up a home network

Chapter 2 - Connecting Network Components
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27 Jan 2012   #4

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

I am not sure about this, so I have drawn a diagram, which I hope explains better:
Network1.pdf

Thanks,
Paul.


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27 Jan 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I am not sure what the sockets are, but the longer a computer line, the weaker the signal. And you need some kind of modem or such to recieve the internet before you can hook it into a router. otherwise it looks good o.0
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27 Jan 2012   #6

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
I am not sure what the sockets are, but the longer a computer line, the weaker the signal. And you need some kind of modem or such to recieve the internet before you can hook it into a router. otherwise it looks good o.0
Sockets are the electrical outlets where the powerline adaptors plug into.
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27 Jan 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Ah, thought so. Do you not yet have the hardware, is that why you are asking if it is a good setup? Because you could test it to see how it performs if you did have the hardware.
Obviously I know a bit less than you when it comes to powerlines, but I do know that the longer a wire, the weaker the signal.

I do know about switches, as I have connected one to a few computers where I work (granted I know nothing how the internet is set up; all I do is plug the Lan lines into a wall outlet). It works rather well, and there seems to be no noticeable drop in speed (XP computers set in a domain).

I'd say go for it.
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27 Jan 2012   #8

Win7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Ah, thought so. Do you not yet have the hardware, is that why you are asking if it is a good setup? Because you could test it to see how it performs if you did have the hardware.
Obviously I know a bit less than you when it comes to powerlines, but I do know that the longer a wire, the weaker the signal.

I do know about switches, as I have connected one to a few computers where I work (granted I know nothing how the internet is set up; all I do is plug the Lan lines into a wall outlet). It works rather well, and there seems to be no noticeable drop in speed (XP computers set in a domain).

I'd say go for it.
I don't have the Ethernet switch, that is my reason for asking.

If general opinion is that it will work I will go and get one.
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