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Can I connect Powerline Ethernet into my Nighthawk?

Curlie028
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Can I connect Powerline Ethernet into my Nighthawk?

Not sure if I am able to explain my query as I am very tech limited but here goes.

I have a Netgear WiFi Booster Range Extender AC3000 (EX8000). I have bought a Powerline WiFi Adaptor Extender/Booster and was wondering can I run a signal from the router, through the powerline and then connect my Nighthawk extender to that powerline via ethernet and then send the wifi signal (and/or ethernet) out from the Nighthawk?

 

So it would be Router to Powerline "transmitter" via ethernet cable (happens to be in spare bedroom) - signal runs through powerline to a socket with a powerline plug in kitchen - then Nighthawk to recieve signal via an ethernet cable from the powerline plug in kitchen - wifi and ethernet signal out of Nighthawk.

 

Hopefully that makes sense.

 

Model: EX8000|AC3000 Nighthawk X6S Tri Band WiFi Mesh Extender
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plemans
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Re: Can I connect Powerline Ethernet into my Nighthawk?

yes you can connect an extender to the router using powerline. You'd just need to re-run setup on the extender and set it up in access point mode. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
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plemans
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Re: Can I connect Powerline Ethernet into my Nighthawk?

yes you can connect an extender to the router using powerline. You'd just need to re-run setup on the extender and set it up in access point mode. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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Curlie028
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Re: Can I connect Powerline Ethernet into my Nighthawk?

Excellent plemans. I will try to do that and see if it helps.

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Curlie028
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Re: Can I connect Powerline Ethernet into my Nighthawk?

plemans, can I use any of the 4 ethernet ports on the Nighthawk or is there one that "receives" and the other 3 transmit? Sorry if that is a stupid question.

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plemans
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Re: Can I connect Powerline Ethernet into my Nighthawk?

You can use any of them. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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Curlie028
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Re: Can I connect Powerline Ethernet into my Nighthawk?

Thanks again. You a very helpful.

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