Powerline network adapter speed relationship

  jamessmith 03:21 10 May 2014


I have a modem which delivers 94mbps of internet speed when my pc is plugged in directly,

But when I use powerline adapters I only get 45 mbps.

I'm actually paying for way too much Internet speed, so I'm going to start paying for 20mbps instead.

But does that mean that the adapters will only give me 10mbps because I'm getting half of what comes from the modem, or is it more like my powerlines have a maximum of 45 so I should get the full 20?

thanks, James

  simonjary 07:45 10 May 2014

It's likely that the Powerline adapters have a maximum rather than throttling your internet speed by half.

Which model are you using? There's a new Powerline generation out soon that promises faster data throughput.

We'll be testing these in the coming weeks.

  TV-Repairman 20:38 12 May 2014

I see a number of reports of interference to DAB/FM so will you be testing for that?

  alanrwood 09:26 13 May 2014

You will always get a reduction in speed as transmission over any two items on the network because the network itself has a data overhead used in error checking, syncing etc.

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