[SWLUG] Ubunt-doh!

Lisi Reisz lisi.reisz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 13:06:07 UTC 2007

On Thursday 26 Jul 2007 12:00, discuss-request at swlug.org wrote:
Lisi Reisz wrote:
> Had you thought of Home Plug, for example: 
> http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline.htm?
> I recently bought two sets of these, one for me and one for a client;  i.e. 
> one for Windows and one for Linux.  They were simplicity itself to set up.  

Don't these particular units require Windows in order to set them up? 
Obviously they work fine with Linux, but from what I read about the 
Solwise products, the configuration program only runs in Windows.

No, you don't have to set them up at all.  As I said, all I did was plug them 

You have to have a working network in the first place, i.e. your router will 
have had to be set up.  But that applies whatever method of network 
communication you are using.  As I said, the homeplug units quite literally 
just plug in.  As you would plug in a cat5e or other cable.  You don't have 
to set up cables if you change them.

And I have set up numerous other Solwise units on Linux systems and have not 
had a problem for 4 years.  4 years ago I did have a router from them that 
couldn't talk, at the time, to Konqueror.  New firmware (from Solwise) sorted 
that out for that particular router, and I have not had a moments problem 
using Linux with Solwise routers since.  I always recommend Solwise to 
clients whom I am setting up with Linux because their help-line is so Linux 


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