ludi wrote:I'm confused. Your outbound Internet connection comes into the AirPort router, the AppleTV device is hardwire connected to the router, and your PC is in a remote location using a USB WiFi device -- is that correct? And the lockups occur on the PC, but ONLY when the AppleTV is streaming a movie?
Ari Atari wrote:When you consider powerline just remember that both plugs have to be on the same breaker. It won't work by simply plugging the devices into two random outlets.
Well, if you want to give it a try NewEgg is running a sale on one of the higher-rated adapter kits (the one at NewEgg is actually a slightly better model with the power plug pass-thru). Note that, as with WiFi, the claimed bandwidth is way inflated compared to practical reality (max of ~80Mbps in each direction for "500" class devices). But if it works at all (with your house wiring setup), it will probably be sufficient to stream a movie.Skullzer wrote:Someone recommended using a poweline adapter for a more consistent connection but in all honosty I had never even heard of such devices.
UberGerbil wrote:Clearly one of the breakers in your panel is in the "More Magic" position.
Forge wrote:For every rule about powerline networking, there is an exception.
When I first moved in here, I used some surplus powerline adapters I had lying around to connect my machine, my HTPC, any other computers and devices, and the laptop which was at that point slaving internet to the rest of us. As holes got drilled and cable was run, each PLA was retired until there are only three. One is in my computer room, connected to the LAN. One is connected to the HTPC, which is in a very awkward place to run a proper hardline to. The third is on another wall, feeding my downstairs WAP.
How is this interesting, you ask? Well, the HTPC and my computer room are on different legs.
And the wall with the WAP is on a WHOLE OTHER METER. Had our power turned off late summer over a billing error. My whole downstairs was dark, except for the WAP. Turns out that is accidentally wired into the upstairs supply, which is no way connected to the downstairs.
Best I can tell, the nearest shared copper is out at the street, on the pole. Even so, it works. PLAs are part of the Old Dark Magic, not to be trifled with.
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