Powerline Ethernet adapters & UPS?

Chris Wood chris at tincreek.com
Mon Mar 11 09:03:47 MDT 2013

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 5:31 AM, Dan Egli <ddavidegli at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey, has anyone ever used PowerLine Ethernet adapters that have been
> plugged into UPS modules? I've got three computers that I'm placing in my
> new home that PXE boot from a fourth. Wi-Fi won't work since I can't
> associate the Wireless NIC with an AccessPoint before the Bios/UEFI tries
> to obtain a DHCP address, and I don't want them all in the same room due to
> noise/heat concerns. Therefore, Powerline Ethernet seems to be the best
> option for me. But I don't believe they work in the event of power loss.
> Therefore I'd need a UPS (and I have a couple). But wouldn't the UPS scrub
> the network signal from the powerline in the course of it's normal
> operation, considering it just powerline noise? How can I (or CAN I?)
> maintain a network signal during a blackout/brownout/whatever? I can
> combine things as much as possible, but heat and noise really cause a
> requirement of two rooms minimum. Say the main workstation in the front
> room and the others in an empty bedroom or something? Right now I just use
> two empty bedrooms and drag a cable between them, but that won't work in
> the new house.

Any chance you have an unfinished basement or access to the attic to run
cat cable?

Chris Wood

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