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OK, so i spent 120$ for this setup 40$ for each device, and i keep having the same problem: speed! i never get over 400KBps download speed, i get 700KBps-1.5MBps with a wired connection, what could be the problem?

they are all Netgear 100Mbps one is XE104 and the others are XE102
post #2 of 33
AFAIK, those wall outlet nics suck for real speed. You're better of with N-wireless with bridges.

http://reviews.cnet.com/bridges/netg...1057065-2.html
     
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then where can i get some that offer better speed?
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anyone? wireless is becoming inconvenient, not enough range, so if anyone has a solution i am open........
post #5 of 33
If your house is old than powerline isn't good cause old electrical wires have a hard time transmitting data. Wireless N would be better.
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How big of a range are you trying to use? Wireless N generally is very good. What's the distance from the router?
     
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post #7 of 33
iirc its not a distance issue, just concrete with rebar

is it possible to hide a wire under carpet/moldings?
post #8 of 33
I have good luck with the power line things I still get the full ISP speed (unless it is a bad time in which case wirless is slow too). The downside is that things like saws, paper shredders or anything with a motor and heavy power draw knocks it out instantly.
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post #9 of 33
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43 feet from the router, it is a signal, barely, but it fades in and out depending on the microwave, the other computers(4), the TVs(2), and the other electrical devices(8), i might get a 20-30% signal, but i can not see running another 50 foot wire like i did for the PlayStation(100 feet in the other direction) and i would love a wired connection, but it is not feasible, i would have to unplug on of my other devices, i would have to crawl around under the house again, and i just don't see the benefit
post #10 of 33
The elctrical wire just has way too much loss for internet purposes. Buy a buffalo whr-hp-g54 and a 9dbi dipole antenna if you want range. I can get ~300 feet with that through trees. Use a repeater/bridge if wired to the original on the other side if you need to go through a wall
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