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Power-line Adapter connection dropping

I purchased some power-line adapters back in January, after a little while I noticed that I was losing connection at random times.

I have one power-line adapter going into my router and one upstairs connected to my computer (both wired connections). Both plugs are directly connected to the wall socket and NOT going through extensions leads.

Every now and again I randomly drop connection to the internet. Other devices such as my laptop that use wireless connections do not drop internet connection only my PC using the power-line adapters.

Link to Adapters purchased: http://

Any help is appreciated massively as this is slowly becoming a very annoying issue that I cannot seem to fix myself.
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  1. Any pattern to when it drops out? Other things using power at that time?
    Not PC devices.....other electrical things in the house.
  2. USAFRet said:
    Any pattern to when it drops out? Other things using power at that time?
    Not PC devices.....other electrical things in the house.


    I didnt mean to make that best solution do you know how i can change that?

    Also no i havent noticed any devices interfering with the powerline there hasnt been a specific device that is always on when i drop out
  3. Solution undone.

    But if there is no 'pattern' as to when the powerline drops out, this may be tough to diagnose.
  4. USAFRet said:
    Solution undone.

    But if there is no 'pattern' as to when the power-line drops out, this may be tough to diagnose.


    Thanks, i cant say i have noticed a pattern. it has been quite bad today i have dropped out several times and the only other thing that has been on is my TV. It just seems strange that i lose connection to the internet but as far as i can tell i am still connected to my router.

    The next time this drop happens i will attempt to do some more diagnostic tests such as ping testing other devices, is there anything else you can think of that i could check?
  5. Powerline is very dependent on the house wiring. It may be something as simple as an electric water heater kicking in.
  6. Yea i was thinking it could be something else on the electric that i might not notice like central heating. Ill keep the topic open a little while later and hopefully someone will come along with a suggestion. If not looks like i will have try and move my router into my room if possible.
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    I had this too! I noticed it if my PC got hot.
    My adapter was placed right behind my PC so the heat from my PC went onto the adapter which made it overheat (i think so) so you should check if there are any heat sources too close to it.
    That's all i can say.
  8. luckybanger7 said:
    I had this too! I noticed it if my PC got hot.
    My adapter was placed right behind my PC so the heat from my PC went onto the adapter which made it overheat (i think so) so you should check if there are any heat sources too close to it.
    That's all i can say.



    Hi Sorry it took so long for a reply, I have a sneaking suspicion that was the issue. I have recently upgraded to a bigger PC case and as a result moved my pc further away from the power-line adapter and I haven't encountered this issue since.

    Thanks for all your help everyone who commented!
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