[TriLUG] OT Ethernet over Powerline

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Mon Mar 3 18:51:25 EST 2014

By "jumper", do you mean capacitor?


On Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:27:03 -0500
Stephen Bryant <stephen at stephenbryant.net> wrote:

> This is because the US uses a split-phase power system. The signal
> has to travel to wherever the phases are connected, which is often
> the nearest step-down transformer. I believe there is a type of
> powerline ethernet that will work across split-phase, but you can
> also install a jumper in your breaker box that will allow them to
> work.
> Stephen
> On Mar 3, 2014, at 9:12 AM, Andrew Stephenson <tendonut at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > When I connect a unit in the bedroom and another in the living
> > room downstairs on a different circuit, it drops to 25Mbps and
> > latency shoots up to 15ms and spikes to 100ms randomly. It appears
> > that when the signal has to pass through your circuit breaker,
> > performance goes to shit.

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