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Author Topic: Multiple homeplugs to router  (Read 572 times)

dinosore

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Multiple homeplugs to router
« on: February 08, 2017, 03:35:20 PM »

Having a spare D-link homeplug 500, and seeing that it was rated above the router's 100Mbps, I connected 2 of them to the same router to see what happened.

It didn't work, the network stopped working only to recover when I unplugged the extra one.

I proved conclusively that this didn't work with my kit, but why not?

Is it something in the homeplug spec, or might it work with different kit?

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Dray

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Re: Multiple homeplugs to router
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 04:05:38 PM »

I suspect you caused a switching loop.

Why do you want to plug 2 into the router? You only need 1 plugged into the router, the others are used to extend the network from the mains.
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dinosore

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Re: Multiple homeplugs to router
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 07:04:58 PM »

Why do you want to plug 2 into the router?

To improve performance with simultaneous connections.
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Re: Multiple homeplugs to router
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 07:37:45 PM »

To improve performance with simultaneous connections.

Unfortunately the devices will not operate like that . . . as your experiment has confirmed.
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Re: Multiple homeplugs to router
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2017, 12:30:37 AM »

I suppose you could have two connected to the router providing you configured them as two separate networks, but that would mean for each device you would have to configure the homeplug to one or other. Whilst you could probably get that working, the effect of simultaneously having two homeplug networks on the same ring main would probably upset both with the aggregate performance being less than a single properly configured network.
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