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Old 03-05-2018, 07:27 PM   #1
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Best HomePlug

I am intending to buy a good quality - China brand type of Network Homeplugs? Which one do you recommend? TP-Link? Tenda? Xiaomi? ....

Please advise and thank you.
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:35 PM   #2
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TP-Link AV1000 2-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:05 PM   #3
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Not all homes electrical system will work well with powerline adapters, buy a system from a local retail store that offers returns so you wont be stuck with a set that does not work
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:12 PM   #4
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Would be good to hear more feedbacks!
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Old 06-05-2018, 04:27 PM   #5
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Didn’t have good experience with homeplug when I first tried it 4-5 years ago. Suggest your read up on MoCA or mesh Wifi instead. I’m using Netgear Orbi now and while there are some minor issues, it have largely solved my Wifi issues.
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Old 15-09-2018, 01:18 AM   #6
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I have a TPLink 8730 kit that I am reasonably pleased with - where can I buy an additional extender (for a second room)? All I see are kits. Also, can I mix and match different TPLink extenders on the same network?
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Old 15-09-2018, 10:01 AM   #7
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The best thus far that I have seen are home plug where the power source is separated from the unit itself. This way the home plug performance won't be affect by the heat from the power source. (I don't see anyone selling this homeplug anymore in Singapore.)

I would say more home plug with built-in power source suffers from bad network traffic is very largely due to heat issues and no matter how the R&D engineers try to cool down the units, the heat will still cause network throughput issues.

Regardless of chipsets for the homeplugs, the power source is best separated from the network PCB.
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Old 15-09-2018, 09:06 PM   #8
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IIRC, I have 4 or 5 pairs of
AV1200 3-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit / AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit

IMHO, for optimum performance,
a) power devices must be connected thru the homeplug passthrough
b) one homeplug per wall socket (single or double) i.e double walll socket, leave the other socket free.

I am able to get > 200Mbps.
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Old 15-09-2018, 09:08 PM   #9
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I'm also using this one. Very stable and fast.
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