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M100 Speed lower than expected

I have a Hub3 router and have been asked to check my speed for work, it seems to be around the 40mpbs mark, much lower than the 100 I am paying for, can someone advise?

I'm wired into the router, not directly but via a passthrough box as the router is in the next room and I can't wire it directly without moving my whole setup. 

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What is a "passthrough box" ?

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@MikeRobbo wrote:

What is a "passthrough box" ?


Powerline adapter at a guess....

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Re: M100 Speed lower than expected

A box I have plugged into from my PC via cat5 cable, this in plugged into the mains plug, and there is another one plugged in to the mains and a cat5 cable into the router.

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What's the model number?

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The router is Hub3.0 VMDG505/TL2492LG-VM

The Passthrough model is TP-Link TL-PA4022PKIT Passthrough Powerline adapter

 

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@eugenerisdon wrote:

The router is Hub3.0 VMDG505/TL2492LG-VM

The Passthrough model is TP-Link TL-PA4022PKIT Passthrough Powerline adapter

 


That kit has 100Mbps ethernet ports

https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/powerline/tl-pa4022p-kit/ 

Real world you are not going to get 100Mbps:

https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/networks/powerline-networking/1401041/tp-link-tl-pa4220p-starter-kit... 


We ran our data transfer benchmarks with the adaptors one metre apart, and saw a result of 90.1Mbit/s, which we expected. This is more than fast enough to stream Full HD movies and music, but it’s highly unlikely anyone will use them at this distance. When tested 10 metres apart, the adaptors produced a data transfer speed of 37.9Mbit/s, which is around the speed we’d expect from a similarly priced router.

 


 

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Thanks Carl, I will try to test a machine direct to the router in this case

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@eugenerisdon wrote:

Thanks Carl, I will try to test a machine direct to the router in this case


Yes, it could still be a fault on the line however this will need to be proven on a direct wired connection to the HUB.

I'm not sure how much you spent on your current powerline adapter however these could yield better results, but nothing is guaranteed.

You'd be better off with a wired cable run if possible, or even buying a decent wireless adapter, depending on distance and walls in between, could get you the full 100Mbps!

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