What Are Powerline Adaptors?
For an overview of the Optus supplied Powerline Adaptors, check out these topics:
- How Do They Work?
- Which Brand of Power Adaptors?
- Do I Need Powerline Adaptors?
- What Do They Cost?
- Compatibility and Additional Info
Powerline Adaptors are a set of paired devices that transmit high speed data between two power-points in different parts of your home using your existing electrical wiring.
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If your broadband modem is in one room and you have another device in another room that requires a high-speed data connection, and running an Ethernet cable or using Wi-Fi is not possible or desirable, then Powerline Adaptors offer a cost effective solution.
An example of where powerline adaptors are recommended is when using an Yes TV by Fetch set top box, which requires a high speed connection to deliver video content and does not have inbuilt Wi-Fi functionality.
D-Link Powerline adaptors can be bought via the Yes TV by Fetch website for just $40.
You'll be charged a $15.50 delivery fee if the Powerline Adaptor is ordered after your Fetch TV has been delivered.
Powerline Adaptors if used to connect a computer to your network, support both the Windows and Mac OS-X operating systems.
Powerline Adaptors may not work in properties wired with 3-Phase power/ older electrical wiring. If you have this type of electrical wiring, then a direct Ethernet connection or other connectivity solution would be needed. Also, Powerline Adaptors cannot be used with power-points/boards that have in-built surge protectors.