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So I have a complicated internet "problem"
I'm living in a foyer at the moment (same structure as a hotel, seperate rooms, multiple floors etc)

I am on the top floor and there is no wireless internet access up here.
However on the floor below me there is wireless internet access.

I was thinking to get a pair of powerline adapters and put one in my room, and hook the other one up to the computer with internet access on the floor below

However the source adapter would need to somehow bridge the connection from the PC with wireless access, does anyone know if this is possible?
 

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Yes, By defining some easy settings the PC can redirect the flow of internet from the wifi module to the ethernet port, the source PC will still be able to browse but will be sharing its speed with you. Then with a standard ethernet cable just connect the PL with the ethernet port on the PC. Connect the other pc or a new router to the PL and you set

Edit - Here is a link for the how to

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Create-a-network-bridge
 

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well I bought them and set up according to the link and.............they don't work

could you make a recommendation of ones that will work?

the new ones i bought were "zyxel" and they got a lot of 5 star reviews, maybe both mine are dead?

after 2 hours troubleshooting them, I just couldnt get the "homelight" LED on either of them to show up - meaning they couldn't detect each other, even when both plugged into the same powerstrip
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1. For powerline to work 1 adpater must be plugged into router first..
2. Electrical outlets must be on same line...
3. Powerline should be to plugged into wall outlet not power strips..
4. Problems in older homes or homes with complex electrical wiring..

Check this site out, It will get you informed so you can make a better decison
before spending your money...jmo
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https://support.onlive.com/entries/22277408-Internet-Access-via-Network-Bridges
 

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Thanks, but in the guide it says if you are having problems setting it up test the adapters can see each other by connecting them both into the same powerstrip, this I did and neither of them detected each other
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I would no use a power strip..
I am just checking something, can you use to wall plugs in same room?

Is this the Guide from company you bought them from.
I could look at manual if there is one on web-site with product name...

I use powerline also... but setup could be different
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After reading manual, It does not say you can plug 2 device into and check if they are working.
This would only apply if you have main adapter plugged into router and computer and were testing it or setting it up.
If you are adding another adapter to a system already setup than they do have to see each other by pressing reset/encrypt button, on both devices..

You will not get them to talk or work with each other the way you are trying to do it..sorry
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This will require hooking up adapter to Router, and add another adapter to system after
you get it working..Software and such...
 

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I connected one to a router and other to my PC in the same room, both had power light on and ethernet light on but the powerline light did not go on
 
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