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Nethelp22
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MSI MEGA ePOWER 85 HOMEPLUG POWERLINE ETHERNET BRIDGE

Hi there Support, I've a HH5, no probs whatsoever via wireless, ethernet and dongle. Now I bought one of the Homeplugs in Title OP, and am getting nowhere. supposed to just plug and play, Network Manager ( win8.1) reports as "unidentified Network" Fist thing I need to know really is if BT is in any way blocking this ethernet bridge as vendor told me "I know that it works with Solwise. I also know they don't work with Devolo" Hmmn? Where to start, got a green light on LINK/ACT, cable fine, see enclosed pic of Network The working one is my dongle, its the ethernet underneath  that i need to get working?msi.png
can provide HUB info etc, I was hoping, the electric socket + cable would pick up the BT Home Network
I have where I use it for TV, laptop and gaming PC ..

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Re: MSI MEGA ePOWER 85 HOMEPLUG POWERLINE ETHERNET BRIDGE

Just how exactly have you got everything connected?

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Re: MSI MEGA ePOWER 85 HOMEPLUG POWERLINE ETHERNET BRIDGE


@licquorice wrote:

Just how exactly have you got everything connected?


2 ethernet cables connect to  HH5  ( 1 for TV , 1 for PC )
laptop connects via Dongle 5Ghz,
(can + have used inbuilt 2.4Ghz wifi , or ethernet - laptop to Hub )
but wish to try with the MSI ePower -

do I need to setup a new connection? Network wizard?
perhaps existing network is expecting an ethernet cable on my laptop
to be plugged into the HH5 and so is confused? as MSI is new device/plug?

I'm sure its something simple I have to change/alter but vot?

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Re: MSI MEGA ePOWER 85 HOMEPLUG POWERLINE ETHERNET BRIDGE

Where do the powerline adapters come into it?

 

You can only have one powerline adapter connected to the home hub, that becomes the master or AP. Any others have to be slaved to that master one.

 

Connecting more than one poweline adapter to the home hub will cause an conflict, and result in one of the ports being locked out.

 

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Re: MSI MEGA ePOWER 85 HOMEPLUG POWERLINE ETHERNET BRIDGE

How are you trying to connect the homeplugs? All they do is extend an ethernet lead via the mains wiring. Just consider them as part of a long Ethernet lead.  I.E Device> homeplug1> electric wiring> homeplug2> Home Hub

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Re: MSI MEGA ePOWER 85 HOMEPLUG POWERLINE ETHERNET BRIDGE

thanks to both members  above I have a better idea now of what's going on
I have only 1 poweradapter, just plugged into mains, and ethernet from it into my laptop

no other poweradapter is plugged into the HH5 and this must be where I'm going wrong
so I need to have 2 , I get it, another  ebay purchase is coming .. x2 tomorrow 

I've no idea how the fella who told me about this has his working
in his office he has 1 powerpoint connected to PC via ethernet

and he picks up the wireless router , how? exactly what I'm trying to do.
he said it saves cabling, and is better signal than just wireless ..

All knew to me folks, 

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