The powerline adapters have become the most preferred choice of people using wired internet connections. That’s because it allows the users to extend the internet connection without having to install new cables. For this reason, people are opting for ZyXEL powerline adapters as they are built well and promise improved network extension. However, some people have complained about the ZyXEL powerline not connecting and this article includes all the solutions you can try!
ZyXEL Powerline Not Connecting Fix
1. Use A Signal Coupler
In case you are living in an apartment building, there are chances that you are connected to independent electricity meters. However, the meter’s age and design can directly impact the signal damping, resulting in connectivity errors. For this reason, it is recommended that you opt for a signal coupler because it ensures the uninterrupted transmission of signals. In particular, a signal coupler helps establish a connection with high-frequency signals, which helps improve the connectivity.
If you are using a powerline adapter that’s older than PLA-400, you must know that it’s designed with a different powerline technology but can be used simultaneously on the same electrical outlet without causing any adverse impact on new adapters. On the other hand, if you are using the powerline adapters higher than PLA-4205, they are more compatible and can be combined. So, determine the flexibility and make sure the powerline adapter is compatible enough to be connected with other devices on a power grid.
The powerline adapters connect with other adapters through the same password. So, depending on the documentation and adapter, the password might be called a network membership name or network name. So, you need to check the password on the documents and make sure you are using the correct password for connecting the adapters.
This is important because the powerline adapters that are allowed to connect with each other can be configured through the same password and other devices won’t gain access. So, it’s recommended that you check the password and change it if you’ve entered the wrong password.
When the network has insufficient bandwidth or the signal strength is poor, it can negatively impact the connectivity. To begin with, you need to ensure that one electrical outlet only has the powerline adapters connected to it because it reduces the chances of signal interference. For the same reason, you should avoid using the powerline adapters with extension cords and power strips because these power sources don’t work well with the adapters.
An additional consideration is the home’s wiring. This is because if your home’s wiring is damaged, it fails to transmit the electrical signals, resulting in connectivity errors. For this reason, we recommend that you check the voltage requirements of the adapter and compare it with the voltage you are getting from the home’s electrical connection. If there is a voltage difference, the connectivity will be impacted. So, call the electricity provider to get the voltage fluctuations fixed.
These solutions are likely to fix the connectivity errors. However, if the issue is still there, call ZyXEL customer support!