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Author Topic: Ethernet point-to-point link?  (Read 1346 times)


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Ethernet point-to-point link?
« on: November 25, 2018, 02:53:13 PM »

Would like to connect a VDSL modem on one side of the room to a router on the other side of the room - without cable. Can I do this with powerline adapters or a wireless bridge?


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Re: Ethernet point-to-point link?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 03:49:35 PM »

You can do it with Powerline adaptors.


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Re: Ethernet point-to-point link?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2018, 03:05:18 PM »

You can do this with many wireless access points. I did so. You put one WAP into ‘client mode’ and it then logs into the say WPA2 network with the usual password and bridges stuff between its wired and wireless nics, ie. copies stuff in both directions.

I am extremely filled with vicious irrational loathing ;D for comms-over-mains technologies because of the possibility of causing interference to DSL and some top-end hi-fi and the possibility of leakage affecting neighbours as well.


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Re: Ethernet point-to-point link?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 03:39:20 PM »

You can do it with Powerline adaptors.

you could, i wouldn't advise it though.
powerline is susceptible to interference and speed drops.


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Re: Ethernet point-to-point link?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2018, 06:27:46 PM »

Depending on the specific Powerline adapters used and the homes internal wiring, many get no problems at all from their use.

My homes electrical wiring and a power socket ran parallel up the wall to the incoming OpenReach line.
Powerlines caused very high FEC/Rtx_tx on my line when in use.
Removing that power socket and its wiring cured all issues. Using the Powerlines now has absolutely zero impact on my xDSL.

A number of others also have success using them but it does indeed cause considerable issues for many.
I've also seen comments that 1 brand caused issues with their broadband but a set of BT powerlines worked flawlessly.

What you want to achieve should work though. Perhaps monitor the line when turning on the adapters to see if it has any negative effect.
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