TP-Link Powerline Adapter Can't connect to network

September 3, 2016 at 13:51:05
Specs: Windows 10
Hello! I have recently bought the TP-link AV600, i paired them but when i went to connect to the LAN network, it said that it wss unidentified and no internet. What can i do? Please respond as i may take it back. Thanks.

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#1
September 3, 2016 at 15:30:39
I would guess they are out of range of your WIFI. Have you tried them in different outlets closer together? The instructions says that they interact with each other not the router itself. Have you plugged in the router to one and then the device in the other? Also, you can restart your router when they are on, and maybe then they will receive an IP. Worst case is they are not complatible with your router. Which router are you using?

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#2
September 3, 2016 at 15:34:15
1. Does your Ethernet work at the modem/router? 2. Are you connecting Ethernet at the AV600 or attempting a WiFi connection?

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#3
September 3, 2016 at 17:25:32
"I paired them "
You mean using the WPS button on the router?
If there is a passphrase already set on the wifi it should be somewhere on the bottom/back of the router. Use that passphrase to gain access from your desktop/notebook/tablet/phone wifi adapter.

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#4
September 5, 2016 at 12:14:12
sluc
I suspect the pairing is with each other. There is usually a button for this on each adapter.

stiefler182
Not sure where Wifi comes into this - they are Ethernet devices which use domestic power wiring instead of a direct cable.

OliverJones
Have you checked in Network Connections (right click Windows symbol bottom left of screen) to see if Ethernet is enabled? Otherwise the first test is to check that Ethernet works using a cable between the router and the computer. If that works then it should also work with the adapters, one connected to the router, the other to the computer, then do the pairing.

If you've done all that and they still don't work then most likely they are faulty. I've found they work very well but I guess they might give problems if too far apart or if they are on different power circuits..

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#5
September 5, 2016 at 18:48:05
Oops, my mistake. Nothing to do with WPS.
I bought a few cheap powerplugs a few months ago. If you have followed the right sequence of PAIRING (and the right LED indication) you should at least be able to ping your router or modem.

I suggest (if not already done) to connect the 2 plugs near to each other and pair them. Connect your PC to one of the plugs and the LAN to your network on the other plug and check if you have connectivity.
There is also a Management Utility available. See the manual:
http://static.tp-link.com/resources...

If you get it to work in this setup then move the plugs in place. and check again.

Be aware that connection speed, and being able to connect, depends on your house wiring. In my case the distance was not that far but the speed was only a few KB/s. The wiring in this place is very old with lots of branches (mesh) on one fused circuit. Also avoid extension cords/plugs.


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#6
September 7, 2016 at 10:16:25
Derek - I meant the wifi direct signal these use between each other. Like you suggested was what I was trying to offer as well.

"I guess they might give problems if too far apart"

You stated it more appropriately.

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#7
September 7, 2016 at 13:21:23
stiefler182

Powerline Adapters do not use wifi (wireless) between each other, they use the domestic power wiring instead of an Ethernet cable. If they are too far apart that could pose a problem because of loss or interference in the wiring. See this:
http://www.techradar.com/news/netwo...

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#8
September 7, 2016 at 20:45:30
Ok I feel old now. Thanks for the link. I just assumed it was a wifi direct. I only skimmed the directions. I will stay out of this one. I have no idea what these are lol First I have ever heard of these things anyway.

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#9
September 8, 2016 at 06:30:02
No worries, I've gone off on tangents myself too.

PowerLine Adapters can be quite useful - just a replacement to direct cable without having to trip over it.

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