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622 and homeplug

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by renpar61, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. renpar61

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    Don't shoot me if this has been asked before: :(
    When using homeplug powerline devices, does the 622 work only if plugged directly on a wall outlet? Does the homeplug device?
    Anyone tried connecting these through a power strip or surge protector?
     
  2. ZBoomer

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    Power strip or surge protector will block most of the homeplug signal. If you want to use that, you'll most likely need it plugged directly into wall.

    I have my 622 and 722 both on power strips, and they do get a homeplug connection, but barely, and very slow connection this way.

    The homeplug adapter near your router should be directly into the wall also.

    What I do is have a 2nd homeplug adapter near my receivers, a network switch, then I connect the receivers to this via ethernet cables, so I can have the receivers on a surge protector. I just don't feel comfortable with them directly into the wall.
     
  3. ChuckA

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    There are power strips specifically made with a Homeplug compat outlet. I had to do some searching on the Internet to find one but they do exist. I plug my receiver into the Homeplug outlet on the strip and use the other outlets for other devices and it works fine.
     
  4. jadebox

    jadebox Godfather

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    I think the newer Home Plug adapters are faster than what's built-in to the receivers. So, it's faster your way.

    I used a separate Home Plug adapter also. Near my satellite receiver, I have one with four ethernet ports so I can plug in the DVR as well as my Blu-Ray DVD player that supports Netflix streaming. So far, it's working well.


    -- Roger
     
  5. ZBoomer

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    PS, if anyone wants some nicely priced homeplug adapters, Fry's puts the Airlink 101 adapters on sale occasionally for some super low price, like $24.

    They are 85mbps adapters, not as fast as some more expensive ones, but for me they work great, and can't beat the price.
     

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