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Old 01-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #16
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Just to share, hopefully it helps, while setting up my friend's fibre (100 Mbps) in his 3.5 story semi-D where his ONT was on the first floor (MIO TV), using pure homeplugs (200Mbps) we only obtained 20+ Mbps on the 2nd floor. Due to aesthetic reasons, we weren't able to run a cable up to the 2nd and 3rd floors, hence we ran a short 15m+ Cat 6e wire to one of the power sockets (after some testing) and manage to obtain around 40 Mbps on the 2nd floor. Our conclusion was that the wiring in the house ain't very good (he is the 3rd owner of the house) as some sockets couldn't even detect the homeplugs. Perhaps you might want to see if a short Cat6 cable helps?
some power socket w/homeplug cannot detect another another honeplug, might be the house electric wiring might be in 2 or 3 phase
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:05 PM   #17
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My 15 year flat could get 50Mbps with the Aztech 500Mbps homeplugs.
Same here:

ONT > HL115EP > HL125G > RG > iMac



Nothing fantastic but good enough for me. Sometimes can go as high as 80Mbps.

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Old 01-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #18
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Its not surprising. The real problem lies with SG power being unregulated.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:14 PM   #19
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All the fluctuations and noise in power grid is causing signficant drops in connection speeds.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #20
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The problem I have is that I get the exact same sped with the 200 Mbps, absolutely no difference when upgrading to 500 Mbps plugs.
jz to share. i m using aztech 200mbps plug n getting abt 30mbps. at 1 pc show, i told 1 aztech's sales engineer abt this n asked him if i would to change it to the new 500mbps plug, how much improvement will i be getting. he said not much, at best only a few mbps, due to the current wire condition at my place, n he din recommend the change.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #21
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jz to share. i m using aztech 200mbps plug n getting abt 30mbps. at 1 pc show, i told 1 aztech's sales engineer abt this n asked him if i would to change it to the new 500mbps plug, how much improvement will i be getting. he said not much, at best only a few mbps, due to the current wire condition at my place, n he din recommend the change.
can i ask if the 200mbps that u have, is it the starter kit that have two homeplug in 1 retail box?
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #22
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Anyone else have any other comments?

Stick with 200mbps homeplugs will do?
Dlink or Aztech?
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #23
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I'm currently at same decision point. Using 200Mbps but hungry for more. I do transfer large collection of photos and videos across to my NAS and would glad for som more Mbps. Was thinking of trying 500Mbps plugs... But this has made me think again..
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #24
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I'm currently at same decision point. Using 200Mbps but hungry for more. I do transfer large collection of photos and videos across to my NAS and would glad for som more Mbps. Was thinking of trying 500Mbps plugs... But this has made me think again..
For someone who has tried all possible variety of homeplug (85/200/500/1000mbps) from Aztech, the 500mbps gave me the best performance (average of 130mbps ~ 170mbps).

The 200mbps imho is the most stable implementation but at the cost of being the slowest as well (85mbps is no better than lousy days on wireless N). If you look up my findings in the Aztech homeplug thread (use this forum search function please), the power outlet that works for the 200mbps homeplug might not work as well but in general if your getting a good speed from one power point to another power point on the 200mbps homeplug, dropping in the 500mbps version would general gain you better performance.

Again I must mention that if you doing homeplug mixing (diff brands/diff speed), do expect to get a big speed slow down to the slowest speed in your mix.

Other discussion threads on the Aztech 500mbps homeplug
Aztech Launches 500 Mbps Homeplug with AC Pass Thru, Price ?

My test feedback -> Aztech Launches 500 Mbps Homeplug with AC Pass Thru, Price ?
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #25
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Bought 1 HL115EP and paired with HL110EW.

I got 50Mbps (write) transfer as compared to 30+Mbps (write) previously using a pair of HL110EW.

I used Lan Speed test software ver 1.17 to transfer 100Mb to my NAS.

Speed ok for me. But will get 1 more HL115EP to confirm.

BTW I'm getting 80+Mbps (write) using cat5e cable direct to router.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:53 AM   #26
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Bought 1 HL115EP and paired with HL110EW.

I got 50Mbps (write) transfer as compared to 30+Mbps (write) previously using a pair of HL110EW.

I used Lan Speed test software ver 1.17 to transfer 100Mb to my NAS.

Speed ok for me. But will get 1 more HL115EP to confirm.

BTW I'm getting 80+Mbps (write) using cat5e cable direct to router.
Eagerly awaiting ur finding on a pair of HL115ep!
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:09 AM   #27
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just wondering, any issues with the HL115EP working with Windows 7? Can't get any wireless at my desktop in the study room after recently upgrading to Starhub Fibre internet and the router has to be placed in the living room as my ONT is there. so no choice but to get home plugs.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:12 AM   #28
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Challenger return policy so scary, buyer used, not happy, return and pack as new and sold again? eeek...
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #29
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TS, i experimented with aztech HL280E before. I can get 110mbps on my starhub 100mbps plan. But when I plug the homeplug to an extension cord (those with multiple plugs), it drops to 70mbps. And if both plugs are on extension plugs, it drops to 40mbps. Maybe you can try plugging both to direct wall socket and give it a try.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:04 AM   #30
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Oh btw, my flat is 24 years old. And I'm letting go my homeplugs, aztech HL280E, at 70 for the pair with cat 6 cables.
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