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Standard User maniac886
(member) Fri 13-Apr-12 06:51:50
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Suitable Homeplugs for 80/20 Infinity


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Hi All,

Now I have been upgraded I am able to get the speeds in my sig if I connect directly to my router however the current 200 Mbps Homeplugs I have are bottlenecking the speed to around 36Mbps and that is the maximum I can get. Should 500Mbps homeplugs be enough to make use of the speed upgrade?

Thanks

BT Infinity
200m to cabinet
72.15MB/s down / 16.03MB/s up
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 13-Apr-12 08:49:05
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Re: Suitable Homeplugs for 80/20 Infinity


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http://www.farina1.com/homeplug-gig-labelled.jpg

Devolo AV500+ units (in middle of review) and some speed testing copying files across local LAN.

The wireless was a DGN2200 to a Dell Precision M4400, data source SAS drives on quad core beast. Not figured out yet why the LAN to LAN copy was only 250Meg, got the same burst with direct cable, i.e. no switch involved.

If the rain stops plain is to see how far down the garden using extension leads I can get. Have made it to the garden shed so far.

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Standard User Stanman_24
(knowledge is power) Fri 13-Apr-12 09:01:26
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Re: Suitable Homeplugs for 80/20 Infinity


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homeplug 200's max out at around 65-70 % 100tx 6.7-7.0MB/s

most of them use the same chipsets

develo 200 with latest firmware seem to be most stable to me

so answer to fttc is no they wont handle your connection

best off using a gigabit lan and some cat5 cable to rule out further problems imo

saying that i have not used develo 500's due to how unstable they are and prone to running below 200av due to interference - in other words they are lot more sensitive to noise

but as andrew say he has got something in the region of 10MB/s with homeplugs

SOTV KRO BCFC smile

Edited by Stanman_24 (Fri 13-Apr-12 13:27:42)


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 13-Apr-12 09:46:19
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Re: Suitable Homeplugs for 80/20 Infinity


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Plan was to re-do with AV200 this weekend, and then do the same with a mixture on the mains.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User Stanman_24
(knowledge is power) Fri 13-Apr-12 13:30:02
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the develo av mini's are a nice piece of kit

i am watching my sky hd channels from my vu+ receiver to my desktop pcs with no glitching

was also presently suprised by throughput also

i did however plug the homeplugs into a gigabit switch as i noticed a better speed

worth trying andrew rather than direct into nic smile

if you google about you will find a website dedicated to homeplugs and how they were tried on different / modified firmware

SOTV KRO BCFC smile
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(staff) Fri 13-Apr-12 13:38:24
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Maybe you misunderstood.

The tests involved a giga bit switch, but due to the behaviour of the PC to PC transfer when on pure ethernet cables and switch, I tried a direct cable link and got no better.

Seems pushing more than 250Mbps is not that easy across a LAN

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Standard User Stanman_24
(knowledge is power) Fri 13-Apr-12 20:19:21
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i am misunderstood now

are we talking just about homeplug connectivity or cat5 as well

SOTV KRO BCFC smile
Standard User maniac886
(member) Fri 13-Apr-12 21:41:03
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Just to update as a temporary measure I have purchased a 1Gbps pair of Powerlines with a 1Gigabit switch until the 500Mbps Homeplug wall socket here are released which are a much neater solution for me.

Has anyone got any experience of these wall sockets?

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 13-Apr-12 22:02:55
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I am using the Solwise 500Mbs home plugs I have five across the house and getting 8.9MB downloads per second using newsgroups so no complaints at all : D

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...

and these

http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?...
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 14-Apr-12 17:46:26
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AV200 versus AV500+


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Of course the 500Meg units were going to be faster but repeated the test on the same sockets.

http://www.farina1.com/images/AV200-labelled.jpg
http://www.farina1.com/images/homeplug-gig-2-labelle...

NOTE: DIFFERENT SCALES ON THE TWO PICTURES

The Ethernet LAN was using a 1Gig cable link and NO homeplugs, thus went off the graph at 250Mbps.

Conclusion the 500Meg HomePlug units won't probably be a bottlebneck for 80 Meg FTTC between two floors, but beyond that the speeds do drop off more. What was a suprise was how well it held up speed wise, when down the garden in the shed, i.e. down two floors, 15m down garden.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
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