Powerline and PPPoE

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darcey
darcey Posts: 7
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edited March 28 in Home Router

Hi

Can a PPPoE connection be made over Zyxel powerline adapters? I would like to connect the FTTC VDSL modem to my router's WAN port over powerline.

Many thanks.

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  • tonygibbs16
    tonygibbs16 Posts: 841  Guru Member
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    edited March 28
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    Hello @darcey

    My thoughts are maybe/probably it could work, but you would need to test it.

    My reason for saying this is as follows:

    If you do it, then please let us know how you get on. :-)

    Kind regards,

    Tony

  • darcey
    darcey Posts: 7
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    I have some very old (85M) powerline adapters. They introduced high latency and I would not use them for a WAN link. Though I guess I could dig them out, just to test.

    I have searched a fair bit and the concensus seems to be hit and miss.

    I already have the pppoe link running fine over a vlan. As you say, pppoe is on top of ethernet, and powerline adapters do not, as far as I understand it, manipulate ethernet frames. I only need 80MBPS tops, so I am hoping the current zyxel (my preferred networking brand!) adapters can meet that. But I am not going to buy any equipment until I know it will work for a pppoe link and also have some idea of latency to expect. Currently the connection is good at 5 ms.

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