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Discussion in 'Computer Networking and Servers' started by tremmor, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Geoff

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    It's actually 3x slower than "ethernet". No one runs 10/100 in the home anymore with ethernet, it's all gigabit. Plus, those are under ideal conditions, the vast majority of people who actually use powerline adapters report significantly slower speeds. Plus, they fluctuate much more due to various loads on the electric system such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, etc.

    Electric wiring is rated at 50/60Hz and is unshielded from other frequencies. It is not a good medium for data transfer. If WiFi is not viable, you are much better off with a set of MoCA adapters over powerline.
     
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  2. Okedokey

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    "The Comtrend PG-9172 G.hn Powerline Adapter has near-Gigabit performance..." (CNET)

    what performance do you think he'll get out of wifi? .. And no, its under real world conditions, watch the video.
     
  3. Intel_man

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    A high end AC router (4x4 MIMO) with the fastest adapter on the market now can get you over 1.9gbps within 100ft. At the far ends of the building through a few walls, I managed ~400-500 with my laptop that has a 2x2 antenna.

    Everyone's mileage will vary though, but those are the real world speeds I'm getting.
    Yeah... no. D-Link quotes up to 500 mbps on the powerline adapters I have, and I get (as said before) 20-30mbps. CNet quotes 140~mbps on their "real world" tests on the model of powerline I have.
     
  4. Okedokey

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    View the video.
     
  5. Okedokey

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    Show me a nearly 2GBps wifi for under 200 bucks.

    And... it all comes down to the ISP speed and server. I don't care if you can get 2GBps wifi, he wont have that. Its his sister's place, think about the use case, he wants internet without issues for less than 200 bucks. WHat I suggested is perfect and requires little config.
     
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  7. Okedokey

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    Small b, thats Mbits/sec =~ 270MB/sec max.
     
  8. Intel_man

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    Yea you can't read. You assumed it was gigabyte and not bit.
     
  9. Geoff

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    Again, results vary wildly from install to install based on the wiring of the home. Generally, powerline adapters get < 100Mbps sustained, and often have frequent drop outs or drastic losses in speed.

    WiFi is still preferred if you can get a strong signal. A quality 802.11ac network will offer much higher sustained rates than powerline.

    MoCA adapters are much more reliable and have greater performance if your home is wired with coax.
     
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  10. Okedokey

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    Yeah im not convinced, later chipsets and g.hn protocols will for "...the bulk of the connections will be over 180Mbps with a few as low as 85Mbps and a few as high as 500Mbps—these numbers are expressed as real usable data and not PHY link rates.” - See more at: https://www.computerpoweruser.com/a...t-standards-ghn-09-09-16#sthash.twnnRNHJ.dpuf

    It sounds to me like a no brainer for the price ($70), but if the OP is not convinced or the house is old (old wiring) then this might be a better solution http://www.ebay.com/itm/D-LINK-CONS...328017?hash=item51ee4c49d1:g:9ocAAOSwB09YEmNY
     
  11. Geoff

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    Just as an example read this review on a unit rated at 1Gbps: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1C7B...&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=541966&store=pc

    Point is, the performance of powerline adapters vary greatly depending on the wiring, construction, etc. They are far from rock solid in most cases. Again, MoCA would be a better choice if your house is wired for coax.
     
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  12. Okedokey

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    Different unit. Find a review that claims the one I posted runs slow. The one you posted is different technology.
     

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