- Bring your internet signal to anywhere in your house
Wi-Fi is great, and it is cool to have Internet access in every room of your house.
But in large houses with thick walls Wi-Fi from your router may not reach everywhere.
So power line networking is an awesome solution to this problem.
It is perfect for extending the network in homes where the signal from your Wi-Fi router isn’t good enough.
- For the device that not support Wi-Fi
Power line networking can be used for connecting devices that don’t support Wi-Fi, like some smart TVs or game consoles.
So, what are Power line network adapters?
Power line adapters basically turn the electrical wiring of a home into network cables for a computer network. You need at least two power line adapters to form the first power line connection. The first adapter is connected to the router and the second to the Ethernet-ready device at the far end.
Worried about security? Most power line Ethernet devices offer some form of encryption, so make sure you use that. But in most cases, the signal won’t make it outside your home.
If you own your own house and pay your own electrical bill, know that your neighbours can’t use your connection even if they buy a compatible device. This is because the signal from power line adapters is scrambled by transformers, and there is almost certainly one between your house and the outside world.
If you live in an apartment, however, there’s a chance your neighbours could pick up a signal, so make sure your adapter supports encryption — and that you turn that functionality on.