View Full Version : US Phone jack powerline networking

22-05-2013, 10:21 PM
I have an old house and only one phone jack in the kitchen. As you can expect, it's awkward to have a router and network attached printer sitting in the middle of the kitchen. I found this product online that works the same as an ethernet powerline network but with phone jacks. So my problem is, will this work in NZ even though it's a US plug. I checked the manuals for it and everything but no tech specs.

Thanks in advance.

22-05-2013, 10:58 PM
Be good if we new what the product was, or a link to it.

22-05-2013, 11:03 PM
Sorry, just realized.



The Error Guy
22-05-2013, 11:15 PM
You can get ones that will work in NZ http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/networking-modems/wireless-networking/adaptors/auction-595672599.htm

23-05-2013, 01:48 AM
Yeah don't get the "phone line extender", it'll will greatly adversely affect your internet speeds, if it works at all...

Get what The error Guy suggested, keep in mind you'll need two, one for each end.

23-05-2013, 08:17 AM
That's an ethernet connection. Will it work for a phone line? I was wondering more about if it won't work because of voltages or something like that? Why wouldn't it work as well as it says it does?
Sorry, I'm not to good with the networking stuff :)

Alex B
23-05-2013, 09:18 AM
Those will not work for ADSl.

23-05-2013, 11:50 AM
How come?

23-05-2013, 11:59 AM
Those will not work for ADSl.
Will it ain't dialup as it is high speed.

23-05-2013, 12:54 PM
Checked the manual for the RCA unit you linked to; there's no indication there that it's suitable for the high-frequency ADSL signals - all the examples are with analogue voice-frequency gear. So even if you found a 230V-compatible variant it wouldn't do any good.

You'd be better off spending your money on getting a second phone extension installed, or using the ethernet over power adapters to move your other wired network-connectable gear out of the kitchen. In the latter case, you'd still need your ADSL modem/router in the kitchen, though, which may mean your printer will have to stay there as well, unless it's Ethernet-connectable, rather than USB.

23-05-2013, 01:39 PM
place wireless router in kitchen. network to rest of house via 200mbit link over your powercables to the rest of your wired network located elsewhere in the house.

at $100 (2x $48) the solution isnt exactly cheap but neither would be the task or rewiring your entire house.

build a shelf?

23-05-2013, 02:27 PM
Thanks for all the replies everyone probably going to look at doing what MushHead said