Powerline Network Adapter
Are there differences in the Powerline network adapters?
Yes, the adapter differ mainly in their maximum speed and some additional features. Thus, the socket is pa d to the outs of some adapters, it can be so despite the adapter still be used for other devices. Some models are also a ilable with integrated wireless . This feature is particularly popular because they are so ntical can connect multiple devices, such as smartphones and tablets to the network. But watch out for the number of a ilable network connections, especially if you want to also connected printers and other devices on the same PC. The overall effect is of course always on the particular application to which the powerline adapters are best suited.
What should I look at the setup and installation?
In general, the installation of powerline network adapters designed very user-friendly. You must, depending on the manufacturer, only once connect the adapter to each other. To this end, there is a pairing algorithm, which is via the web interface or a hardware button can use the device. Check out this best in the short instructions of the manufacturer. All other settings are very similar to other network components. Course in integrated wireless encryption should be established and the default password to be changed.
Functioning Powerline network adapters in each building?
Depending on the circumstances on site, the speed may ry, of course. Also how far the network adapters are apart of course plays a role here. In addition, Powerline adapters normally do not work when a power meter is on the line, it was in some tests but refuted. Ie so that no unauthorized connects to your network, all passwords assigned by default should be changed in general.