Was using Netgear router and 85mbps powerline adapters around the house (thick walls)
New BT Home Hub 3
Connected to HomeHub wireless OK. Connected powerlines, all work OK wirelessly but then cannot connect back to HomeHub. Turn off powerlines and can immediately connect back to HomeHub.
Confirm that powerlines are on a different wireless channel to the home hub. Confirm that the powerlines are getting dynamic IP from HomeHub. (also tried with fixed ... no different)
Went out to the van and got out new TP Link 200mbps homeplugs and wireless ... ditto!
Plugged old Netgear back in ... all works fine.
So ... the homeplugs are kicking out the HomeHub wireless!
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Its a known issue with the home hub 3.
It will not allow a connection to both wireless and Ethernet (which is what the Powerline wireless is), with the same hardware MAC address.
Once it records the fact that a connection has been made over Ethernet, it remembers it, and will not allow the same device to connect via wireless.
Universal Wireless Repeaters work fine, as they only present the MAC address on the wireless side.
So if I connected a pair of wired homeplugs and put a wireless access point on the end ... that might work?
Its not the homeplugs that is the problem, its the fact that you have a wireless access point on the end, as part of the powerline device. Anything that connects to it, has its MAC address recorded.
If you connect directly to the computer, and forget about the wireless, it will all work.