A house has numerous electrical cables that are not only suitable for lighting and power supply; they can also be used to transmit signals without affecting the flow of electricity. And this is how it works: A Powerline adapter (sometimes also called a PowerLAN adapter) is placed in a socket and connected to the router using a LAN cable. Now additional Powerline adapters can be distributed in the sockets in the house as required. TV sets, computers, or game consoles can also be connected via a LAN cable connected to the Internet because the adapters use the power lines to exchange network signals.
The advantage: With a Powerline adapter, you significantly increase the range of your router which you cannot do with an ordinary power adapter (หัว แปลง ปลั๊กไฟ which is the term in Thai). Also, the method usually results in higher surfing speeds than in WLAN. Last but not least, you also save yourself the time-consuming laying of Ethernet cables in the walls.
In older houses with USA power plug (ปลั๊กไฟ USA which is the term in Thai) in particular, the Internet can provide better Internet reception from the socket, since thick walls, concrete or built-in steel cannot limit the signal strength of Powerline adapters. However, the power lines should be properly installed for optimal use, so that Powerline can replace WLAN or even supplement it sensibly.
Improve The Internet With These Tips On A Powerline Adapter
- Before buying, make sure that there are sufficient power outlets in the rooms in which the devices are to be used (power strips are generally not suitable for Powerline adapters)
- Models with an integrated socket do not block the power connection in the room so that other devices can still be plugged in.
- When buying, pay attention to a high data transfer rate of at least 500 to 600 Mbit per second, so that streaming and online gaming can be as smooth as possible.