Can you show me how a Powerline Ethernet Adapter works.
asked Aug 18 '11 at 11:49
wikipedia and google searches give you the details. But simple or not the adapter converts the CSMA/CD (ethernet ) signals into a waveform that runs over the power lines. In the USA AC power is 60 cycles per second, in the UK its it 50 cycles. that being said the ethernet signal is put at a frequency high that what is used by the power itself.
although these sound cool, they are crap for reliable connection and in older home they wont work at all since it requires hot, neutral and ground and many older homes only have hot and neutral.
Also 10mb/sec if that on powerline etherner, a ethernet cable that is 100ft cost you $20 if you make it youself and you can go 1000gb/sec
answered Aug 18 '11 at 11:54