Mixing adapters on powerline network

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Mixing adapters on powerline network

Postposted on Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:54 pm

The wireless adapter went out on my parent's PC so I decided to replace it with a powerline adapter. I already am running a set of Linksys PLE200s on my own PC, but it seems they have been replaced with a newer model and are out of stock everywhere. I figured any adapter would work, so I ordered a Trendnet TPL-202E adapter. This doesn't seem to be working though, and while the power and ethernet LEDs light up, the HomePlug one does not. I installed the software, but it won't even recognize that the device is plugged into the computer. Did I get a faulty device or is there an issue between using two different models of adapters?
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Re: Mixing adapters on powerline network

Postposted on Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:46 pm

I'd put my money on defective hardware. Call the tech support and see what you need to do.
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Re: Mixing adapters on powerline network

Postposted on Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:02 pm

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Re: Mixing adapters on powerline network

Postposted on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:16 am

Contingency wrote:http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=homeplug+AV+1.0+Turbo+compatible

So was it really easier for you to post that than a direct link to a useful site? :roll:
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Re: Mixing adapters on powerline network

Postposted on Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:32 am

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Re: Mixing adapters on powerline network

Postposted on Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:17 pm

MixedPower wrote:
Contingency wrote:http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=homeplug+AV+1.0+Turbo+compatible

So was it really easier for you to post that than a direct link to a useful site? :roll:


No, it's more of a "teach a man to fish" thing. Since you make an issue of it, I will elaborate.
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Q&A with MixedPower:
Q: Your parent's wireless NIC is broken. What do you do?
A: Repair/replace? No thanks, I'd rather opt for a more expensive connectivity option, with less throughput.
Q: Oh no, the adapter is out of stock at Newegg. Do you shop elsewhere?
A: I can't; a gypsy that I annoyed put a curse on my Newegg tattoo--every time I order somewhere other than Newegg, the egg hatches a little. I don't want to know what's inside.
Q: OK, here's a different adapter. Do you check to see if it's compatible?
A: Nope; the best time to find out something won't work is after you've already purchased it.
Q: It's not working. Troubleshoot, or do cursory research into the problem?
A: I'd rather ask people with less experience than I have and get butthurt if anyone hints at my questionable sense of judgment.
T: The device is clearly broken.

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