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I purchased the PLK200 in July 2007. The adapter that connects to the dsl router is connected to an XP os computer and works fine. The adapter that connects to my vista os computer in my office has had good internet connectivity until two weeks ago. If you unplug the adapter and plug it back into the outlet it works for about 15 minuets then the powerline and internet lights stop blinking and I no longer have internet connection. The adapter is the only thing plugged into that outlet. I even had an electrician change the the outlet wiring so that both adapters are on the same circuit.
I called tech support to see what options I have and was told the adapters, version 1, are old technology and I should throw what I have away and go to Walmart and buy a new powerline network. Is that the only option?
08-06-2010 05:04 AM
I have had this same problem streaming media to my Xbox 360.
My solution? Try putting both of the adapters in the refridgerator or freezer for 15 or so minutes.
It appears that being plugged into the outlet 24/7 causes issues with overheating. Since the units only have passive cooling thermal instibility can occur in the circuts of the device. I typically unplug the units when not in use (if I remember), but a quick cooling should fix your problem and restore network activity to normal.