Knowledge Base For Powerline Communication Technology (PLC)

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Power-line communication (also known as power-line carrier or PLC) carries data on a conductor that is also used simultaneously for AC. In a simple home network, the Internet gateway router connects via Ethernet cable to a powerline adapter, which in turn plugs into a nearby power outlet. A second adapter, plugged into any other outlet in the home, connects via Ethernet cable to any Ethernet device (e.g., computer, printer, IP phone, gaming station). Communications between the router and Ethernet devices are then conveyed over existing.

A wide range of power-line communication technologies are needed for different applications, ranging from home automation to Internet access which is often called broadband over power lines (BPL). BPL uses higher frequencies, a wider frequency range and different technologies compared to other forms of power-line communications to provide high-rate communication over longer distances. 

HomePlug is the family name for various power line communications specifications under the HomePlug designation. Some HomePlug specifications target broadband applications such as in-home distribution of low data rate IPTV, gaming, and Internet content, while others focus on low power, low throughput, and extended operating temperatures for applications such as smart power meters and in-home communications between electric systems and appliances.

Yes, the HomePlug AV standard uses 128-bit AES encrypted..

Powerline is an ideal optional solution when the existing Internet signal does not sufficiently supply the range, or in a specific application where cable, wireless solution does not work out.

Ideally in a single socket. If the adapter is placed in a multiple wall socket, it should be used there alone if possible. You can easily connect other devices or a power strip via the adapter’s socket.

Yes, need to Connect to a Router. One powerline adapter needs to be connected to your router. Basically, you can think of powerline adapters as an extension of regular Ethernet cables. Connecting one computer directly to another isn’t going to be useful.

No, please plug your powerline adapters  directly into a wall socket, and not into extension leads. 

All 7inova powerline prodcuts are paired already with ex-factory. You no need to do pair, plug and wait, they will pair automatically and work out of box.

The theoretical range is 300 meters via power line, but practically, this is the length of your power lines, and homeplug is a sensitive to line noise, so it will be less.

There are various factors might affect the performance of a powerline products, such as AC units, surge protectors, washers and dryers and so on. All these devices may generate a high amount of electrical noise and create an unstable voltage in your home powerline environment.

You can see the AV200/AV600/AV1000 etc. The  data at speeds of 500Mbps at the entry level to 1,000Mbps and 2,400Mbps are the theoretical maximum speeds of the chips used within the adapters. the throughput rate are also related with the ethernet port’s limit.

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