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Standard User beckett1
(newbie) Fri 12-Dec-14 21:14:31
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BrightBox2 and powerline issues


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Hi

I have got EE broadband at 40Mbps and a Powerline adpator to my pc
http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/?categoryid=1...

On a wirless connection on my laptop I get downlaods speeds of about 30Mbps (upload at about 9Mbps still) which is fine but if I use the powerline eithernet I only get about 2Mbps (upload at about 9Mbps still).

The powerline is connected at 160Mbps which I checked using the Tp-Link utility.

Also when transfering files from a wifi laptop to the powerline connected PC the speed is about 4.2MiB/s which is normal.

Does anyone know if my powerline and router are incompatable or is there a setting I need to change on the brightbox?
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 12-Dec-14 22:11:55
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Re: BrightBox2 and powerline issues


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The 1st thing I'd suggest you check ......

Are both of the power line plugs straight in to a wall socket ? As in neither are in extension leads.

What rating are your adaptors ?

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 12-Dec-14 22:48:37
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Re: BrightBox2 and powerline issues


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Or surge-protected multi-sockets.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 12-Dec-14 23:23:17
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Re: BrightBox2 and powerline issues


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Fair point Bob. Once the OP has ticked the basics, then it'll be time to look at less obvious stuff.

Maybe the other thing we might ask is a speed test run via ethernet direct to the router ..... could just be a duff/old PC on the end !

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Fri 12-Dec-14 23:28:47
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Re: BrightBox2 and powerline issues


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I was puzzled by the uni-directional effect on the speeds, which is what made me wonder about surge-protection devices. So I was just adding to your suggestions, all of which I agree with.

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Standard User beckett1
(newbie) Sun 14-Dec-14 00:11:05
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Re: BrightBox2 and powerline issues


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Hi

Both powerline plugs are plugged staight into the walls.

I get the sames results using a core i5 laptop as well as an older linux machine


What really puzzles me is that I get great speed transfering files accross these 2 machines
Standard User beckett1
(newbie) Sun 14-Dec-14 00:21:16
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Re: BrightBox2 and powerline issues


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ok this just happed

I tried a download test while also transfering files from the attached USB stck on the router and I got 24Mbps
but before i started this transfer I done the test and only got 1.2Mbps??????


http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
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