04-23-2012 07:56 PM
I purchased and installed the Logitech Alert 750i system in my house and am very satisfied with its perforrmance. However, I overlooked one important factor: My router is located in a room that is on a separate circuit than the rest of my house. The house has a breaker box and the room with the router has a separate breaker box. I realized after I bought it that both adapters have to be on the same circuit. So for now, I have run an extension cable from another room in the house into the room where my router is and am powering the adapter from it. The camera is set up in another part of the house and it all works fine. Does anyone have any suggestions for a more elegant way to deal with this situation. The nearest electrical plug in the main part of the house is probably about 25 feet away from my router. Could I run a longer ethernet cable from that electrical plug to my router and hide it along the floor? Or is that too long. I noticed that the instructions included an option for running longer cable lengths to the camera, but it made no reference to extending the cable from the router to the adapter. I really don't want to run wires into the wall to deal with the problem and I don't want to relocate my router.
Thanks for any suggestions.
04-24-2012 08:08 AM
It doesn't "have" to be on the same circuit/breaker...HomePlug just has a better chance of working that way...you'd just have to try it to see how well it performs on separate curcuits running diagnostics.
Yes, you could also run a longer ethernet cable from the HomePlug bridge to the router...no problem there ( ethernet is good up to 100 meters ).
04-24-2012 04:14 PM
UselessS, you made my day! I moved them to separate circuits and it still works fine. Thanks very much for the help and advice.