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Powerline speed problem

So i have the 500mb broadband. Wifi speeds next to router are around 480 so im happy. All computers are upstairs so i used my existing powerline plugs to get internet to them. Speed tests were 40mbs. I was using Develo Dlan 500 wifi for this. Thinking i need to upgrade the powerlines i but Develo magic ones with 2400mbps advertised ( yeah i know im never getting this but its the fastest they do.

Anyway I connect the 3 powerlines and the speed is up to 60-80 mbs compared to the 500 ones. I download from steam and i get 19mbs which is 190 in speed test i suppose.

Question is why am i not getting full speed through these plugs ?

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Re: Powerline speed problem

Hi,

You wont get full speed through powerline plugs, they are reliant on the quality of your electric wiring/consumer unit. My suggestion would be to either run network cables and install access points or purchase a mesh system which tend to run much faster than powerlines but like them don't need any cables.

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Re: Powerline speed problem

Hi,

Also make sure that all of the power lines are plugged into a mains wall socket and not any form of extension lead or adapter as this will also lessen the ability to receive better speeds.

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Re: Powerline speed problem

Thanks for the replies.

The powerlines are not the problem. ive ran them with sky for 10 years + and got as close to maximum speed at all times. Doing the exact same with virgin only using newer faster plugs I thought i would get much faster speeds but nothing near what i should get.

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