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drojasug
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-04-2010

More than 2 powerline adapters

Hi,

I'm really interested in using powerline adapters in my home. The thing is, i would like to use more than a pair of adapters. If it's possible I would like to use 3 or more. Does anybody now which is the maximum number of adapters. My idea is to install one adapter near my ADSL and the others around my house. I would be like a client - server architecture.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Regards,

Daniel 

peanuts
Posts: 3,117
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: More than 2 powerline adapters

Yes, you can use more than one powerline adapter.

gurufly
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-04-2009

Re: More than 2 powerline adapters

There is no limit that I am aware of. I currently have 5----one at the router/modem, and 4 in other rooms.

PlcGeek
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-04-2010

Re: More than 2 powerline adapters

Hi Daniel,

 

If you wish to have more than a pair powerline adapters you may do so, ie you may have 3, 4, 5 and so no (but there should be a limit to the numbers of adapters to plug in your house, office ie typically is around 16 up to 32 it depends the type, brand and make of these powerline adapters. Sometimes you may need to pair all of these plc adapters, so they can see each other (talk to each others).

 

Btw..if the adapters are plug into a different electrical phase (ie if you house or office is running on 3 phase) then the signal or throughput may be effected (drop).

 

Hope this answer your question.

 

Cheers!


Best regards,

neildexter82
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-04-2013

Re: More than 2 powerline adapters

Does the powerline adapters all have to be the same make, or can you use 2 different brands?

I currently have a Netgear pair & a pair received for my BT YouView box. I connected the extra powerline adapter to the YouView box but it does not find the router.

My setup is:
1 powerline connected to router
1 powerline connected to a Sky box
1 powerline adapter connected to BT YouView box

Do I need to have 2 power line adapters connected to my router?

Thanks.
opheliaimmortal23
Posts: 1,644
Registered: ‎05-04-2012

Re: More than 2 powerline adapters

It would be more suitable to use the same brands as you may have to do an update and you won't get into a problem making them work or sync for your network.  One thing that you'll have to make sure of is that you are plugging the other adapter to the same electrical circuit that your router is plugged-in also otherwise you won't see the other powerline adapter which is connected to your router.

Coolhockey12
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-03-2014

Re: More than 2 powerline adapters

I can't seem to find additional owerline adapters on the store website, where might I find them.

CKenneth
Posts: 215
Registered: ‎10-30-2013

Re: More than 2 powerline adapters

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@Coolhockey12 Hi! Powerline adapters are sold by pair and not individually. For more information, you may check the Linksys store website: http://store.linksys.com/searchresults.htm?keywords=powerline.

Coolhockey12
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-03-2014

Re: More than 2 powerline adapters

So there is no way to buy a $30 Adapter by itself you have to buy the pair. Ok Thanks.