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danlocke123
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BT SimplerNetworks Powerline Adapter with TL-PA251

Hi There,

 

We recently had BT infinty installed, at which point the engineer moved our router, removing the need for powerline adapters for the BT Vision box. I immediately hooked them up to my computer and got ~37mb/s, plug-and-play. However, we had another PC at the other end of our house that was no longer in range, so I used the SimplerNetworks adapters with that machine, which once again worked OOB. I bought a TP-LINK TL-PA251 single passthrough adapter on Amazon to use with the first machine, as I wanted the high speed from before. I am using the exact same setup and cannot get a data connection. The power and ethernet lights are lit up but not the data light. I can see the mac address and an IP address on my computer but have no data- I tried to ping google.co.uk but get a 'cannot resolve host' message. I tried swapping the TP-LINK adapter with the SimplerNetworks one hooked up to the router but had no luck, so I put them back.

Can someone help me resolve this?


Thanks,


Dan

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Re: BT SimplerNetworks Powerline Adapter with TL-PA251

did you pair the new powerline adapter with existing adapters?



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Re: BT SimplerNetworks Powerline Adapter with TL-PA251

Interworking between two different makes of adapters, can cause a lot of problems, as there are two different standards.

They cannot co-exist on the same mains wiring.

 

You may have to stick to one manufacturer, either TP-Link, or Simpler networks.

 

 

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Re: BT SimplerNetworks Powerline Adapter with TL-PA251

Yes, I held the SimplerNetworks one (connected to the router) for 3 seconds, then did the same with the TP-Link adpater to no avail
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Re: BT SimplerNetworks Powerline Adapter with TL-PA251

While Powerline adaptor brands are meant to be able to work with other brands they rarely do. You should stick to the same make.

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Re: BT SimplerNetworks Powerline Adapter with TL-PA251

Hmm ok, I have heard people have had success with the two, specifically with the 'newer' SimplerNetworks ones- we have had them less than six months if that helps.
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Re: BT SimplerNetworks Powerline Adapter with TL-PA251

Where can I purchase another SimplerNetworks one?

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Re: BT SimplerNetworks Powerline Adapter with TL-PA251

should you not be pairing the powerline adapters together - no need to hold them beside the hub



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Re: BT SimplerNetworks Powerline Adapter with TL-PA251

A quick search and you should be able to get them on that well know internet auction site.

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