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Michael Haan
2004-12-23, 12:43
Not sure what you mean by wall-warts, but each outlet hosting a powerline adapter also hosts a powerstrip to which are connected (in one case), my networking equipment - linksys router, linksys WAP54G, cable modem, Vonage VOIP, linksys powerline bridge - and (in the other case) some av equipment - tv, tivo,amp, dvd player and cable box.  It's been running fine like this for weeks until today.  One more interesting point - the sb is currently reporting it can't find slim, but slim is running AND I can ping the sb over that link.









>From: Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org>



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>Subject: [slim] Diagnosing dropouts



>Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 11:22:36 -0800



>



>Michael Haan wrote:



>>I will try that later tonight and see what the results are.  It may



>>not matter however, the sb is now having intermittant issues



>>connecting to the sb.  Just now, it said it couldn't find it,



>>though I confirmed it was running and that I could send net traffic



>>over the same link it is using (albeit suprisingly slowly).  Then,



>>I did an FTP upload over that link to the slimserver and *boom*,



>>the sb was now connected.  That lasted about 15 seconds, then it



>>lost it again.  About 45 seconds later, reconnect and has stayed



>>that was for a few minutes now.  Any ideas?  The link goes



>>sb-->d-link switch-->powerline-->linksys router-->slimserver.



>



>Ooh, that sounds very fishy. I'm thinking OSI layer 1 interference.



>Any el cheapo wall-warts on the same powerline circuit?



>



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Jack Coates
2004-12-23, 12:56
Michael Haan wrote:
> Not sure what you mean by wall-warts, but each outlet hosting a
> powerline adapter also hosts a powerstrip to which are connected (in one
> case), my networking equipment - linksys router, linksys WAP54G, cable
> modem, Vonage VOIP, linksys powerline bridge - and (in the other case)
> some av equipment - tv, tivo,amp, dvd player and cable box. It's been
> running fine like this for weeks until today. One more interesting
> point - the sb is currently reporting it can't find slim, but slim is
> running AND I can ping the sb over that link.

wall warts are those fist-sized power adapter plugs, typicall poorly
engineered and very noisy. I'll bet that the powerline adapter
instructions probably say not to set it up on a powerstrip with all that
gear :)

yup, first item in the FAQ:
http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101212.asp

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