Ethernet over Power

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Have you all done any testing with ethernet over power adaptors with your access points?
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Bradley Chambers, Champ

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Mike Kouri, Official Rep

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Officiially, as an organization? I don't think so. However, I used some fairly old ethernet powerline adaptors, I think from Belden, in my home, to extend ethernet from one end of my house to the other. When I joined Aerohive and took home a few APs, I plugged them into those powerline adaptors without any problems. Your mileage may vary.
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Abby S, Employee

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Hi Brad! I use Zyxel powerline adaptors at my house. Work great!
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Adam Conway

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One point of caution, if you are using these anywhere other than home, they may not work. Most commercial buildings have isolation transformers that will "filter" out the powerline networking.
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Martin Seitz

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And another thing to concern about these powerline adapters is that the throughput will be extremely reduced based on the quality power infrastructure. So this would just a thing for home use where a small internet connection is the bottleneck.

In Germany we do have a school they use these kind of adapters to provide ethernet for the AP's. And then they are wondering why the video streaming is laggy. :-)