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I need to bridge two networks at different ends of my house for Internet access purposes.  I am looking at Powerline networking.  Specifically the Linksys PLEBR10 Powerline network bridge.  I have two seperate networks with a switch on both sides.  My question is, can I use two of these powerline bridge units to bridge the two networks?  The standard configuration seems to be to use the bridge on the Internet side and then use USB adaptors for each computer, but this is not what I want to do.  If these units will not function in that manner, are there two powerline bridge units on the market that will?  Or other recommended hardware in general?  I've already tried wireless and the signal strength is dismal.  I don't want to run phoneline networking equipment because the phone line is running DSL.
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I honestly have never heard of someone actually using powerline networking.  I would suggest that you look very seriously into whether you can pull a wire (my preference) or else try to figure out why your access point isn't working very well. A typical access point has a range of 200 ft so distance is not the problem.

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Hi,

On the Linksys website, they mention the fact that you need to connect the Bridge to a router to share a DSL connection...
This is probably just that, ther router that you are missing...

http://www.linksys.com/edu/page13.asp
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To share cable or DSL Internet access over the powerline network, connect the Bridge to a router.
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Otherwise, to share an internet connection, if you use WinXP, just use the properties of the network card receiving the internet connection and select the option concerning the Internet Connection Sharing.
But you have to know that the other network card will be automatically updated with 192.168.0.1 for the IP address.

Hope that can help.
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