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Router vs. Surge protector/UPS

Markg2
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Router vs. Surge protector/UPS

I'm almost positive I was told by telephone support, this forum or ?... that the router does not furntion properly plugged into the referenced vs. straight to commercail power.

 

We just went through an hour power outage and although the modem and computers were up, the network was down for the obviuos reason.

 

I'm back to confirm what I 'was told'?

 

Mark

Model: R7300DST|Nighthawk DST—AC1900 DST Router
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antinode
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Re: Router vs. Surge protector/UPS

> I'm almost positive I was told by telephone support, this forum or
> ?... that the router does not furntion properly plugged into the
> referenced vs. straight to commercail power.

   Or, you could read it in the User Manual.  Visit
http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look for
Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for "Cable Your DST Router".

   The reason is that the router and the DST adapter communicate through
the power lines, and a good surge-suppressor or UPS may block that
signal.  If you don't use the DST adapter, then it wouldn't matter.

   This is why the R7300DST uses a real power cord instead of a more
typical AC adapter.  It needs a direct connection to the power line for
the DST signal, because a typical AC adapter would block it.

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Markg2
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Re: Router vs. Surge protector/UPS

Ok, now I remember. I guess there's no free lunch when it comes to covering a large home with WiFi.

 

I think it was before the general availability of WiFi that I installed a power line networking system. One device plugged into the outlet next to the router and connected to the router with ethernet, then others could plug in anywhere. You connected your laptop to one of the devices with ethernet. I think the transmission was 10 Mbps. Is that still the the speed between the Nighthawk and the DST?

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

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@Markg2 wrote:
I think it was before the general availability of WiFi that I installed a power line networking system. One device plugged into the outlet next to the router and connected to the router with ethernet, then others could plug in anywhere. You connected your laptop to one of the devices with ethernet. I think the transmission was 10 Mbps. Is that still the the speed between the Nighthawk and the DST?

 

That is seriously old Powerline. It predates the AV standard.

 

The latest work at 1200 Mbps.

 

I didn't think that Powerline existed before wifi.

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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