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Michael Haan
2004-12-23, 13:04
The powerline adapter is not plugged into the powerstrip.  The powerline gets one socket on the outlet and the powerstrip gets the other.









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>Subject: [slim] Diagnosing dropouts



>Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 11:56:20 -0800



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>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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Jack Coates
2004-12-23, 13:20
Michael Haan wrote:
> The powerline adapter is not plugged into the powerstrip. The powerline
> gets one socket on the outlet and the powerstrip gets the other.
>

Okay, let's think about this. An Ethernet bus is like a long narrow room
with lots of people in it. When A wants to talk to B, he shouts
"B:data!" If C wants to talk to D at the same time, there's a collision
and everyone has to shut up for some random time.

When there's noise in the room, no one can here that there are
collisions, or worse yet B and D can't hear their messages from A and C
clearly.

I'm hypothesizing that those two powerstrips full of wall-warts are
generating noise like a Spinal Tap concert.

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Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!