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  • #2991

    Casino
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    i bought this WiFi Powerline:

    https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B0725P6NTZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Waht’s the right way to connetct it? I have to connect it to the pcwrt? Or at the modem/router TP-Link?

    You can read more about it here:

    https://www.strong.tv/downloads/leaflets/Powerline_Wi-Fi_500_Kit_LL_EN.pdf

    https://www.strong.tv/downloads/manuals/Powerline_Wi-Fi_500_Kit_QG_EN.pdf

    https://www.strong.tv/en/products/powerline/powerlwf500duoeu

    • This topic was modified 3 weeks, 2 days ago by  Casino.
    #2994

    support
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    @casino Sorry for the late reply. You should connect one of the pair to the pcWRT router by wire. The other one of the pair will provide WiFi in a remote location. When you connect a device to the WiFi provided by the powerline adapter, you should be able to see the device on the Status screen of the pcWRT.

    #2995

    Casino
    Participant

    I replaced that device with this, a much better one, with more functions:

    https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AV600-Powerline-WiFi-Extender/dp/B00HSQAIQU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=TP-Link+TL-WPA4220&qid=1567619536&s=gateway&sr=8-1

    but i have to ask you two things:

    1) What’s the best setting, in your opinion, for my home? To have 2 wifi network (one called “pcwrt”, the other one called “tp-link powerline”) or to “merge” the two in one? Is this possible? The device i’m buying have a function called “Wi-Fi Clone”, WPS, etc….

    Now, i don’t understand so much these functions, so, can you give me the best idea for my wireless network? For me, it would be better if i had only one wifi network.

    2) pcwrt is on the channel 11. I have to set the other wifi on the channel 11 too?

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by  Casino.
    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by  Casino.
    #2998

    support
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    1). You can use the same SSID for the TP Link powerline adapter. I.e., both WiFi SSIDs can be named “pcwrt”. Use the same password for both too. Your device will pick the stronger signal and connect to it.

    2). They can be on different channels.

    #2999

    Casino
    Participant

    Ok, it works. Just a question:

    both powerline and the pc attached to it have static ip addresses, powerline (192.168.1.10) and the pc (192.168.1.4).
    I havew renamed these devices “Powerline” and “SmallPC”.

    Now, if i want to create a profile in the access control, which profile i have to choose? “Powerline” or “SmallPC”? And why, in the “Connected Devices” in the status page i see only “Powerline” and not “SmallPC” anymore? It shows me just “Powerline” but not the pc attached to it.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by  Casino.
    #3001

    support
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    You should assign “SmallPC” to the profile. You should be able to see “SmallPC” in the Status page too.

    What is the IP address of your PC when it is connected to “Powerline”? (Open a command line window and enter “ipconfig” to check the IP address).

    #3002

    Casino
    Participant

    Ok, i can see it in the Status Page, thanks.

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