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Old 08-10-2018, 10:45 AM   #31
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I'm surprised that one of the responders in the first link was able to get a strong signal from his neighbor's house. I didn't think that would be possible. I am using encryption and I am in a single house, so it seems like it would be at least as secure as WiFi simply because it's not literally broadcasting the signal.
 
Old 08-10-2018, 12:24 PM   #32
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I'm surprised that one of the responders in the first link was able to get a strong signal from his neighbor's house. I didn't think that would be possible. I am using encryption and I am in a single house, so it seems like it would be at least as secure as WiFi simply because it's not literally broadcasting the signal.

I get strong signals from some neighbors too but most are encrypted, they're just not hiding their ssid.

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Old 08-10-2018, 12:41 PM   #33
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I get strong signals from some neighbors too but most are encrypted, their just not hiding their ssid.
Are you talking about wireless or powerline? I get tons of wireless pollution from my neighbors too.
 
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talking about wireless
 
Old 08-10-2018, 04:15 PM   #35
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Transformers Block Signals

Over the years various signals have been sent over residential power lines. These included homemade controllers and later commercial ones like "X10" and others.

It was my understanding that the signal range was limited by the step-down transformer (e.g. 10kv to 120v 240v). That is, if two houses were on the same side of a transformer then they could see the same power line signals. Houses using a different transformer could not see signals generated from the other house.

I never tested this so I don't know if my understanding is correct. But if it is, I wonder if the current consumer power line signaling technology is also blocked by the closest step down transformer.

If power lines are on poles one can visually trace the cables and see the transformers in residential suburbs. The trend to move power distribution underground makes it more difficult to analyze now.

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