This example shows a typical network with:

  • Cable Modem ISP connection

  • Sharing via hardware router with built-in switch

but with the addition of HomePNA clients via an Ethernet to HomePNA bridge


1) The HomePNA clients are on the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.1.X, as the Ethernet clients.  This is because the Ethernet to HomePNA bridge does not create another subnet.

2) The cable modem to router connection may need to be made via crossover cable or normal UTP cable, depending on the cable modem’s LAN port configuration.  See this page for more information on when to use a crossover cable.

3) The Ethernet to HomePNA bridge may have as many as three Ethernet ports, one of which may be an “Uplink”. Either follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions or try different ports until you get a Link light on both ends of connection.