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@robboz wrote:

Thanks for reply

Yes the end near to iMac is nearby but the link only has one ethernet port


That is very easy to solve, just add an Ethernet switch, like

 

TP-Link 5-Port 10/100 Unmanaged Mini Desktop Switch (TL-SF1005D) £6.99

 

That will leave you four spare Ethernet ports.

 

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Message 22 of 36

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Thanks again. I wd mention that my Time Capsule has 3 spare ethernet ports-do I connect the TP-Link plug to the switch with the ethernet supplied then from switch to one of the Time Capsule's ethernet ports leaving the WAN port empty?

Sorry to be pedantic.

 

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Message 23 of 36

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@robboz wrote:

Thanks again. I wd mention that my Time Capsule has 3 spare ethernet ports-do I connect the TP-Link plug to the switch with the ethernet supplied then from switch to one of the Time Capsule's ethernet ports leaving the WAN port empty?

Sorry to be pedantic.

 


I am not familiar with the time capsule, but if  it has spare ports, then maybe they can be used instead of adding an extra switch.

Connect the TPlink to one of them, and your wired computers to the rest. Unless you need more than two Ethernet connections?

 

 

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Thanks-the TP switch is on its way.

I may get a result by running ethernet from TP power socket near iMac connected to house mains, to the TP switch and then to both iMac and Time Capsule by 2 ethernet cables.

I'll be back

Thanks

 

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Networking can be fun, but quite challenging at times Smiley Wink

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Understatement of the year! Thanks for your help without which it wd be impossible.

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@robboz wrote:

Understatement of the year! Thanks for your help without which it wd be impossible.


Its no problem. I have had many years of experience in this area (now retired).

 

Pop back here if you need more help Smiley Wink

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I now have a silly question. Do the Powerline Adapters somehow replace the normal home electrical power plug or do i need double plugs at each end, one for the router  and Powerline at one end also a double for Imac and Powerlinee the other end.

I guess two doubles is the answer?

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@robboz wrote:

I now have a silly question. Do the Powerline Adapters somehow replace the normal home electrical power plug or do i need double plugs at each end, one for the router  and Powerline at one end also a double for Imac and Powerlinee the other end.

I guess two doubles is the answer?


Most, apart from the ones that BT supply, do not have a pass through connection, so you will need a double socket.

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Thanks again
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