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Not Reaching Max Speeds with Ethernet & Slower speeds in general

Hi, so I have the 

Why can't I unlock that full ethernet speed (or even close to that) on my devices (PC and PS4)? Last time I checked, a couple of months ago, a speed test using WiFi right next to the router got me around that 110 down speed and 10 up - go into the kitchen and I'm down to like 20 or 30 down.

Upstairs, even with a range extender, I can get a max of 20 down with wifi. And one room upstairs pretty much has zero signal.

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That's becuase powerlines and wireless extenders suck, you need to invest in better solutions like a mesh system if you want great speeds all over your home

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I tried ethernet without powerline adapters and I still got the same results, less than 60 down. You're telling me I can't fulfill the max speed without a mesh system?

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I'm saying it's normal that using an extender gives poor results and the same goes for powerlines and doing speedtests via a games console.

 

If you directly plug in a laptop to the hub I would expect maximum speeds

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I did directly plug a laptop to the router and I got around the same speeds (not an extender or powerline adapter). Mind you I did have to use a USB-C to RJ45 Adapter because the laptop didn't have an ethernet port.
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Could be the adaptor then.

What spec is the Ethernet cable?


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Are you sure your extenders have a 1Gb port on them, from what i am reading it looks like they are 100Mb. So 60Mb is about the correct speed you will get.

 

I say this to most people on VM, the SH is useless. Get your own router and put the SH into modem mode.

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Cat 5e I believe. But even when powerline adapters aren't used and when the cable goes directly to the Router hub the speeds stay the same

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It could be the adaptor then.

What make and model is it?


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It's a TP Link Gigabit Powerline adapter. Getting close to 80 down now after I bought this new Gigabit adapter - TP-Link TL-PA717.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07G37DJ8R/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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