Hello, I am currently using the superhub 4 but I struggle to get a wireless signal in my boys upstairs room. I requested the wifi pod from virgin which hasn't worked (another story itself) so I decided to buy a pair of TP-Link TL-PA7027P powerline adapters. The problem is the internet goes dulally when I plug them in.
So I plug the first one into a wall socket and plug the 2 ethernet cables into it and into the router. The lights come on the powerline as it should and I plug the second one in the boys room and that works as should aswell. I get internet and although its not the 500mb I get straight from the superhub, I still get around 200mb which is perfectly fine. However when these are plugged in everything goes crazy, my wifi speeds go from 20mb one minute to 400mb the next, I get constant high ping and disconnects in games (such as WoW) and internet pages and stuff like facebook can sometimes take a few seconds longer than normal to load. Also my tv services can sometimes take about a minute to load the guide pages. These things happen on both wifi and ethernet.
As soon as I disconnect the powerlines completely and wait about 5 mins or so everything goes back to normal, no disconnects, no high ping, tv works fine etc. The power ranges on the router are always between -5 dBmV to +10 dBmV but this is the only thing I can think to check.
Is there a solution to this as it seems like the router just simply doesn't like the powerlines and has a fit when trying to connect them to the router?
The reason its going faulty is your putting two ethernet cables into the powerline from the router, your causing a loop. The two port part is supposed to go in the upstairs room and the single port part goes to router
The kit comes with 2 powerlines with both being 2 ethernet ports, I assumed it was 2 in and 2 out kind of deal, I presume this is wrong then, so do I plug one of them with just one ethernet cable to the router and the other one have 2 ethernets coming out? this is the kit if I can post links..