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Old 28-03-2020, 07:45 PM   #1
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aztech home plug limitation

hi guys i have been using the aztech homeplug for a while and it has been serving me just fine as my internet speed never really did exceed its limit. now that i have upgraded my internet speed to 100mb/s the homeplug whcih is theoratically 200mb/s capable, is limiting only to about 30-40mb/s.

my question is, will getting a better homeplug make a difference? eg the new one which can handle 800mb/s ?

if will improve to about 70-80mb/s from my current 30-40mb/s then it is sufficient for now.
if this is the case then my decision would be to get a new router to replace the current one which just died.(now running wirelessG as backup) and connect that to the homeplug.

otherwise i may get the wireless mesh instead but not sure how many will be needed as i need to mesh it to the network on the upper level.

any suggestions and comments will be grateful.

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hi guys i have been using the aztech homeplug for a while and it has been serving me just fine as my internet speed never really did exceed its limit. now that i have upgraded my internet speed to 100mb/s the homeplug whcih is theoratically 200mb/s capable, is limiting only to about 30-40mb/s.

my question is, will getting a better homeplug make a difference? eg the new one which can handle 800mb/s ?

if will improve to about 70-80mb/s from my current 30-40mb/s then it is sufficient for now.
if this is the case then my decision would be to get a new router to replace the current one which just died.(now running wirelessG as backup) and connect that to the homeplug.

otherwise i may get the wireless mesh instead but not sure how many will be needed as i need to mesh it to the network on the upper level.

any suggestions and comments will be grateful.

thanks
Donít consider power line liao, itís a technology from over 10 years ago. Runs hot, speed fluctuate a lot and not very stable, cannot hit high speed as well. Consider wifi mesh instead. Can look at those Asus wifi mesh like CT8 and XT8.

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Old 28-03-2020, 07:52 PM   #3
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Donít consider power line liao, itís a technology from over 10 years ago. Runs hot, speed fluctuate a lot and not very stable, cannot hit high speed as well. Consider wifi mesh instead. Can look at those Asus wifi mesh like CT8 and XT8.

ok.. so that would mean i would need to get a wifi adaptor for my desktop. unless the mesh has a ethernet out.. also these mesh things they run on rechargeable batts? sorry for the dumb question as i have not been in the hardware scene in a while.
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Old 28-03-2020, 08:21 PM   #4
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ah ok.. just read abit about this mesh thingy.. hope it can penetrate floors .. coz my main router is downstairs and my study is upstairs.. seems the package shows that the single one is strong enough for the whole house.
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Old 29-03-2020, 01:26 AM   #5
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If you want to achieve that speed with home plug, get AV500 or AV600 type. It should hit around 70-80Mbps
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Old 29-03-2020, 02:52 AM   #6
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If you want to achieve that speed with home plug, get AV500 or AV600 type. It should hit around 70-80Mbps
As a homeplug user for 6 years, moved to AV2000 from AV1200 and there are minor gains, can do about 320mbps down , wired via speedtest on my 500mbps plan.
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Old 29-03-2020, 02:53 AM   #7
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ah ok.. just read abit about this mesh thingy.. hope it can penetrate floors .. coz my main router is downstairs and my study is upstairs.. seems the package shows that the single one is strong enough for the whole house.
But if ur willing to invest, why not just wire up the rooms with LAN then install cheap AP / reused routers all over
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Old 29-03-2020, 07:05 AM   #8
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I have noticed that AV500 and AV600 is much stable than AV1200 and above. I’m not sure if it’s got a do with the use of earth wiring.
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Old 29-03-2020, 11:21 AM   #9
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Tried Homeplug over the years to cover a weak corner spot. Highest used was Sineoji 1800/2000, ~50-70Mbps was the best I got, put a wifi access at the end of it, the speed limit was obviously the homeplug. May be different for you due to your home wiring. It was still good enough to surf and stream movies, no problems with functionality frankly.

Switched to mesh and now getting 150-200 in the same spot. So yeah explore mesh as an alternative.

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Old 29-03-2020, 11:25 AM   #10
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TS,What kind of house do you live? And how many levels?
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Old thread but it is surely possible to get 100Mbps to 200Mbps with AV2000 Power Line adapters.

I have the D-Link DHV-701AV and it gives me about 200Mbps in one room and 100-150Mbps in another two rooms (main unit in the living room).

The CNet 2015 review shows that it may even go to 400Mbps in better setup conditions.
https://www.cnet.com/reviews/d-link-...-701av-review/

TP-Link AV2000 kits should be good as well.
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