- 1 What is an automaton and how does it work?
- 2 Are all automata the same? In which case are they recommended and in which cases?
- 3 How to install a controller correctly so that the Internet reaches all the places in your house
What is an automaton and how does it work?
PLC these are acronyms, in fact, of Communications by power lines, that is "communications by the power line". And there are actually several technologies that use the conventional power transmission line for transmitting communication signals. As far as we are concerned, a PLC is a device responsible for the transfer of data. Internet data through the power line, within a home network. For convenience and simplicity, this is a device that connects to a home and router –via Ethernet cable- and transfer data across the entire electrical network of the house.
The way to "delete" the data is with another automaton which acts at the second end. With this automaton we can do two things or take Ethernet cable for devices such as computers, smart TVs or video game consoles –among others-, or use it as WiFi repeater so that other devices can connect wirelessly to this point of access. It all depends on the technical specifications of our PLCs.
Are all automata the same? In which case are they recommended and in which cases?
The PLC is one of the many Ways to extend WiFi to the home. It is based on the domestic electrical network and, therefore, will be useful as long as the electrical installation is in good condition, as long as it will be responsible for the data transfer. At this point, the state of the power line is one of the factors that condition the speed and stability of the Internet connection.
But you must also take into account the fact that not all automata are identical and that, according to its technical characteristics, it can provide a maximum speed or other. Therefore, we will not use the same controller if we have a connection at 100 Mbps, for example, if we have 600 Mbps or 1 Gbps and the like. We need to pay attention to the benefits of the Ethernet port, the cable we use to connect the end-to-end controller, and the benefits as a WiFi access point, in case we are going to use it as a repeater.
How to install a controller correctly so that the Internet reaches all the places in your house
Most of PLC devices are in class plug and play; in other words, just plug them in and they start working automatically, without having to perform any type of setup or tuning. And in most cases, manufacturers sell packs as we said, we will have at least two extremes in a scheme in which one of the automaton devices is the & # 39; Origin & # 39; and it is connected to the router, and the other is the & # 39; Destination & # 39; and it serves the internet connection to other devices by cable, by WiFi or both at once, depending on its technical characteristics.
This is how PLC devices are installed and placed
Assuming you have a two pack which we mentioned previously, which is ideal, as a rule, both will be even. If this were not the case, the first one we will start with is the one Ethernet connection. The first step will be plug it electrical network, to any conventional socket, but the one closest to the router. Once connected to the electricity grid, we will use a Ethernet cable connect one end to the controller and the other to the router to one of the available ports on the back of the router.
Done this, the PLC of & # 39; Origin & # 39; is already powered and is also connected to the router, and then has an Internet connection. A priori, we would have everything ready to begin to perform data transfers via the electrical network, but where will they be transferred? This is the moment when the second automaton, which can be placed in any room of the house, in any conventional point of sale. Now, we should consider that it is as close as possible devices to connect and obviously where worse the WiFi arrives from the router, or if we need connect by cable other devices.
What is WiFi and how does it work?
If the router is placed on the first floor out of three, for example, it would be wise to install the second controller on the third floor or even to have a third controller of the same manufacturer and the same model to place one to the second, with the first of them all on the first floor connected to the router. From this, we only have connect to WiFi with the SSID and password provided in the specified PLCs box, or connect the Ethernet cable to any device of the second automaton that we would have placed, like this example, on the third floor of our house.