So I recently moved from PlusNet to Virgin and I have the TP-LINK TL-PA7020PKIT V2 kit (which should do upto 1000mbps). I was getting 70-80mbps on plusnet no problems (full speed provided), moved to Vivid 200 and now cant get more than 40mbps on the same powerlines! I have checked at source (which is exactly where plusnet router was) and full 200 is reaching powerline near router so why would it be less at my pc (which hasn't moved). I'm not expecting 200 at pc but id at least expect the same if not more than when I was with plusnet???
I've read about issues with virgin and powerlines and that only fix is to have your own router etc etc but surely that's not the fix?? If plusnet can do it, why cant virgin?
Its a good point...I can only think its to do with the rate packets are sent to the powerline interface with VM than with PlusNet that with VM the rate back to back packets are faster with PlusNet the rate is slower but the speed is better....but thats a long shot theory.....its a bit like two cups of water you drink one fast before 1 second is up with 0.5 seconds to go and the other cup you drink over the average of 1 second.
Hi, thanks for the reply. Yes I've measured it wired at hub and also via modem mode and full speed on wired direct to hub. I've also checked the power line socket so hub>powerline>laptop and that's full speed. My issue isn't that the speed isn't reaching the initial power line its that the speed has almost halved to my other power line upstairs since I had Plusnet but other than the provider and speed no physical changes to network layout have happened. I've read about issues with VM and powerlines but never come across a solution as yet (other than having a dedicated cable system) .
Hi, So I tried this but for whatever reason I couldn't get any internet access. My pc found the plusnet hub through the powerlines but then couldn't connect to the internet, only to the hub. I disabled DHCP and the wifi and all the firewalls on the plusnet hub. Any ideas where I'm going wrong?
So I checked the tp links next to each other (without Plusnet router) and gained full speed (200mbps). Moving the power line across the room (3-4 metres) it dropped to 160mbps. As soon as you go up a floor it's down at 50mbps. As I said earlier I'm not expecting full speed but I was expecting similar speeds to when it was on Plusnet (73-82mbps). No other changes have been made, nothing else plugged in and a bit stumped really as to why the speed isn't at least the same as when it was on Plusnet.