Check your connections
- Make sure one adapter is plugged into a wall socket next to your router
- Connect an Ethernet cable from the router to the adapter
- Make sure the other adapter is plugged into a wall socket next your box
- Connect an Ethernet cable from the adapter to your box
Best practice: If possible, always try to connect your adapters to the wall socket directly. You can connect them to extension leads, but they work better connected to the wall. If you have to connect them to an extension lead, then try using them in the socket closest to the power lead. It’s a shorter journey for your internet to travel, with the least amount of interference from your other plugs.
Check the lights
Make sure all the lights on both adapters are lit up. If they have different colours to each other, check the manual to see what the coloured lights mean.
If they’re all lit up, then you should be able connect to the internet now.
Reset your adapters
Not all adapters are the same. Some have a reset button/hole/switch on the adapters themselves. Click on the type of reset option you have for instructions:
Press and hold the button until the lights go off. Then let go. The lights should then start to blink as they set themselves up.
Using a pin or something very slim like a pen tip, place it in the hole. You should feel a click. Hold it there until the lights go off. Then let go. The lights should then start to blink as they set themselves up.
Turn the switch off. The lights should then go off. Leave it for 1 minute, then turn the switch back on. The lights should then start to blink as they set themselves up.
If these steps don’t reset your adapters, check your manual on how to do reset them.
Change the cables
Still not working? There might be a problem with one of the Ethernet cables you’re using. If you have any spare, try using them instead.
We didn’t think you’d end up here. If you’ve tried all the above steps, then we’d recommend contacting the supplier of your powerline adapters for more help.