Hardwire Ethernet to my laptop in the basement office
Any help would be appreciated!
May 1st, 2020 1:27 pm
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May 1st, 2020 1:51 pm
You mean powerline networking? Power over Ethernet supplies electric power through the Ethernet cabling, so unless he want to charge his laptop...
May 1st, 2020 2:03 pm
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May 1st, 2020 2:19 pm
rugerty100 wrote: ↑ Powerline Networking is really YMMV. It depends a lot on the wiring of your house and may be affected by electrical interference when you run other appliances.
The only way to find out if it works for you is to try it out.
Personally, I'm using the TP-Link TL-PA9020P AV2000 Powerline Adapter Kit and it works decently for my needs. Low latency and reliable (even with vacuum cleaners/vitamix running) but nowhere near the rated speeds.
With Speedtest.net, I'm receiving 80/15 with Powerline and 200/15 with Ethernet (on a 150/15 plan).
IIRC, MoCA is typically better but more expensive.
May 1st, 2020 2:24 pm
Correct. Plus the other side where you connect the corresponding outlet to your router.q1w2e3r4 wrote: ↑ Thank you, I am going to order the following from Amazon today and will see which one works best:
1. Actiontec MOCA Adapter - which I understand I connects to the coxial outlet (cable outlet) and then through an Ethernet cable to my laptop, correct?
2. TP-Link AV2000 Powerline Adapter Kit - which I plug into the wall and then connect through Ethernet cable to my laptop, corect?
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May 2nd, 2020 9:23 am
May 2nd, 2020 9:24 am
mrweather wrote: ↑ OP says the modem connection is near his proposed new office space but the router is upstairs. Where is the modem? If it's by the fuse box how does the modem connect to the router? If it's via ethernet, why not relocate the router to near the modem, maintain the existing ethernet to the upstairs and run another ethernet to the new office space location?
May 2nd, 2020 10:03 am
Crossover cables are usually unnecessary in 2020, since most stuff just reconfigures automatically. If an Ethernet cable is not working then it’s probably not set up correctly. It might help if you posted the router and a picture of the ports, as well as a screen grab of the settings.q1w2e3r4 wrote: ↑ Two storied house with finished basement, office is on the main floor, cable modem connection, already tried moving the router to the basement but it kills the Wifi connection upstairs and on the second floor.
Also forgot to add the modem has a Ethernet port on it and I tried a standard Ethernet cat6 cable with no luck, but read the manual for the modem and it appears I need a crossover Ethernet cable which will allow me to connect directly into the modem, ordered one from Amazon for $15, if it works great if not I will try the previous two suggestions mentioned earlier in this thread...crossing my fingers!
May 2nd, 2020 10:40 am
EugW wrote: ↑ Crossover cables are usually unnecessary in 2020, since most stuff just reconfigures automatically. If an Ethernet cable is not working then it’s probably not set up correctly. It might help if you posted the router and a picture of the ports, as well as a screen grab of the settings.
It sounds like all you might need are WiFi extenders or a mesh router setup (although having an Ethernet backbone with multiple connected Ethernet ports around the house would be the best solution, even with a mesh setup).
Actually, in some cases just getting a stronger WiFi router would solve the problem, but I don’t know which router you have.
MoCA is good. However, you need two MoCA adapters, one on each end. Powerline is the same way, but I would not recommend Powerline in most cases.
May 2nd, 2020 10:40 am
May 2nd, 2020 11:04 am
Okay, there are ways around that. If you have a second router kicking around you could put it in the office in AP mode to provide wifi on the upper levels as well ethernet since it’ll work as a switch too.
May 2nd, 2020 11:20 am
As mentioned, maybe all you need is just to get a proper stronger router or else a mesh WiFi system, and connect it up to the CODA 4582. You just have to put the CODA 4582 into bridge mode.q1w2e3r4 wrote: ↑ This is the modem I am trying to hardwire to in the basement...https://armstrongonewire.com/Content/Do ... manual.pdf
This is the what is in my wife's office on the main floor - Hitron CODA 4582 (connected via coaxial cable)
Could I ask Rogers to update the modem to something newer?
May 3rd, 2020 2:55 am