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Powerline flashing red

The powerline in one of the bedrooms is now flashing red. Nothing has changed recently, it was all set up over a year ago. Everything else in the house works fine. 

I am not very good with technology and have no idea what to do! 

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turn them both off and then turn the one nearest the router on first, then the other and press the buttons to resync if it doesn't do it 

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Thanks for the advice. I only have 1 adaptor in the house. what is it I'm meant to be syncing?

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now I am confused.

 

Powerline feeds the network signal into the mains electricity circuit and then pulls it out where you want the network to continue.

So you need 2 powerline plugs, one to put the signal into the electricity circuit and the other plugged in to pull it out (simplified explanation)

Router----------Powerline plug ==============powerline plug------------PC that needs network connection

------------   is an ethernet cable

=======  is the house electricity cable (ring main)

If you only have one plugged in then you need another plugged in to get the network out. To make it work, the 2 plugs sync with each other (green light) so they can pass the network signal between themselves. If one cannot find the other then you get a red light for no network.

 

What is the one you have connected to/used for

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I had a look, you can tell I have no idea what I am doing hahahah. I found them both and did what you said and that has worked. Thank you so much, you are a superstar!!!!

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happy to help and I hope you found the explanation understandable and not condescending