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Virgin Media Branded Powerline Adaptors

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I recently got 2 Virgin Media Powerline Adaptors and the speeds I am getting off them are very slow.

I currently have the 350Mbps broadband service from Virgin (but I rarely get that)

Via the Powerline Adpators I get speeds of 40-70Mbps. Is this due to my home or just poor adaptors? Or anything else you can think of?

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Re: Virgin Media Branded Powerline Adaptors

powerline adapter will never give you amazing speeds. Depending on lots of things including quality of wiring it may well nto get more then 70.

what do you get wired directly into the hub

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Direct Ethernet connection to the Hub I get 220-330Mbps. I might try some other Powerline Adaptors and see what happens. Do you use any?

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Re: Virgin Media Branded Powerline Adaptors

Different powerline adaptors support different speeds. I think they can go up to 1Gigabit now but that depends on things like wiring, the quality of the devices themselves etc.

You need to look at it in context too. You have 350Mbp downstream. That's shared between all your devices at any one time in theory. Does the device(s) using them really need the speed?

The question is, what are you using it for? You might find even though it's 40mbits at worse, it's good enough for what you need. The more important thing as well is to make sure it's stable. Better to have 40mbit stable connection than 300mbit that randomly cuts out!

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i use a TPLink one but i only get about 40mbps. I use wired for most things.

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Thanks for that. I will check out others to see or use my Nighthawk R9000 router instead of the Hub to see if I get better speeds that way.
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I am on the V200 package and get ~220mbps on my Mac (both on wifi & Cat6 cable)

My lad uses a pair of Solwise adapters rated at 1200AV. He routinely gets ~150mbps on his gaming PC in his bedroom using short Cat6 cables.

But as already stated - a lot depends on the electrical circuit connections you have at home - so it's almost impossible to predict the speeds you will get.

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Thanks for that. I have Cat5 cables but still they should be able to handle 350Mbps.

Knowing that home was built in 2002 I would think the electrics are better than most older houses.

Will look on eBay/Amazon & see what I can get or more importantly whats recommended.
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Re: Virgin Media Branded Powerline Adaptors


@Laks wrote:
Thanks for that. I have Cat5 cables but still they should be able to handle 350Mbps.


Cat5 cables are not specced/rated for above 100mbps.  Cat5e & Cat6/7/8 one's are rated to at least 1GB


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Thanks, will need to look at my cables & see what I have.
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