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Is it possible to have a wifi network and a powerline network at the same time?

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March 22, 2013 7:30:48 PM

Hi, I am interested in buying a powerline adapter kit for my gaming pc in my room which is across the house from the router and it doesn't get signal. However, the room where the router is set up (my roommate's room) uses multiple wifi enabled devices at the same time. So basically what I'm asking is, is it possible for my roommate to use the wifi network in his room while I use powerline for my pc in my room? thanks in advance.

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March 22, 2013 7:34:36 PM

Absolutely. You just run the ethernet cable from a free port on the back of the router down to the powerline adapter.
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March 22, 2013 7:42:18 PM

DiaSin said:
Absolutely. You just run the ethernet cable from a free port on the back of the router down to the powerline adapter.


Alright so it's definitely possible for the router to continue to transmit a wifi signal AND send data via powerline to my PC? Sorry about followup just trying to make sure I don't screw my mate :p 
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March 22, 2013 7:44:53 PM

Yeah, its the same concept as running a cable from the router to 1 pc and the rest connecting wirelessly. There should be about 4 ethernet ports on the router other than the input from the modem, just connect the cable for the powerline adapter to one of those.

There are 4 laptops, an xbox, a bluray player and a tablet that connect to my family's router by wireless while the old family PC still connects by a wired connection.
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March 22, 2013 7:47:53 PM

Oh! Thank you so much for the quick reply and taking the initiative to show me a picture as reference! :) 

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