How to Connect a Wireless Router to a Powerline Adapter

Written by chris o'brien
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Connect a Wireless Router to a Powerline Adapter
Powerline adaptors have many Ethernet ports. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Powerline adaptors are devices which adapt the electrical wiring in your home to create Internet and network connections between different devices such as televisions, computers and video game consoles. Powerline adaptors are bought in pairs: one connects the electrical system to the router that is connected to your modem and the other connects the electrical system to other devices that you'd like to connect to the Internet. Powerline adaptors are a good way to expand the range of network connectivity in locations in which wireless Internet may not be accessible.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • 2 powerline adaptors
  • 2 Cat5 cables
  • 1 wireless router
  • 1 Internet-connected modem

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Connect the modem to one of the Ethernet ports on one of the powerline adaptors using one of the Cat5 cables.

  2. 2

    Plug the powerline adaptor into an electrical socket.

  3. 3

    Connect the wireless router to the other powerline adaptor using the other Cat5 cable in the room in which you wish to install the wireless router.

  4. 4

    Plug the powerline adaptor into an electrical socket. You now have connected your wireless router to your powerline adaptor.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.