raph at mankin.org.uk
Fri Sep 26 15:15:03 BST 2008
On Fri, 2008-09-26 at 14:20 +0100, Jonathan Peterson wrote:
> I confess that I sort of forgot about the whole 'network over power
> cables' thing until I needed network access in series of buildings with
> metre thick granite walls. And concrete ceilings.
> Does anyone know if powerline adaptors (things that turn your socket ring
> into something like a LAN) "just work" or require multiple faffing
> sessions? The actual requirement is to network the various converted
> outbuildings of an old farm.
Check first that the buildings are all on the same electrical phase:
farms can be on 3-phase instead of a single phase. These things will not
normally work across phases. And don't try to bridge phases, unless you
really understand the power engineering involved.
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