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At my home we have AT&T Uverse TV and Internet. I had been just plugging into the back of the box to get internet access (Gaming). I was wondering if any knows which Powerline Ethernet Adapters are the fastest? I feel the connection to the box is very unreliable at times. So I would plug the main Powerline down by the router and the other Powerline upstairs by my computer.
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Unreliable in what sense? Have you run any network benchmarks on it?
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The lag on it is pretty bad. I have speed tested it and the ping is 8 to 10ms with 5mbs download.
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Originally Posted by i7Stealth1366 View Post

The lag on it is pretty bad. I have speed tested it and the ping is 8 to 10ms with 5mbs download.

Compared to my results below, 8 to 10 ms does seem like quite a bit. Which benchmark were you using?

10 ms wouldn't create any real lag though seeing as most connections to game servers are around 20-50 ms of ping.

I have the following 3 computers, all of which get 11 - 15 ms ping on Speedtest.net and 20 mbit down and 2 mbit up sustained. Here is a list followed by their connection relative to the router:
- Bulldozer > gigabit > Switch > 100mbit > Router (Overall maybe 20 ft of cable)
- Laptop > 54mbps G > Router (Not even 2 feet from router)
- HTPC > 200mbit powerline > Switch > 100 mbit > Router (50 ft Cat5e cable and over 50 ft of house electrical wiring)

Going from my Bulldozer Rig with Ubuntu and using ping:
- Router: 0.611 ms
- Laptop: 1.17 ms
- HTPC: 3.56 ms
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For what it's worth, friend of mine has AT&T U-Verse for 12/1.

He's running powerline (his parents don't exactly enjoy the thought of a drill... and walls, so no ethernet, for now).
Upstairs, he gets 2.5, maybe 3 down, and hardly any up.

Thought this was always a bit silly..
I wonder if a wireless N USB WiFi would work better..
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If you think 8-10ms is a high ping you're pretty much lost
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Quote:
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If you think 8-10ms is a high ping you're pretty much lost
This. Some monitors have higher lag...
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I usually only get lag when my bandwidth is nearing max. Like when everybody in the house is watching netflix or on youtube I get lag spikes... and that is with a 30/1 connection. I also have wireless limited to 3 mb/s so they dont bog down the connection of my desktop.
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If powerline ethernet is not enough for you, wifi using n will probably be your best bet.
post #10 of 10
The speed is about right if your using 85 megabit powerline adapters.
As for lag theres basically no lag since it is just a physical bridge to the main connection.
I'd say perhaps the lag might be on the 5 megabit bandwidth limitation instead of the ping since that ping time is great.
Also it could be the ISP's routing that fluctuates as there are alot of factors.

One thing you can try to do is run a ping test for about 30 times to your game server / w/e and see if there are any ping spikes.
use: ping -t www.google.ca in
cmd (replace google.ca with your game server ip)

and then post the results back as that may help.

Also try pingtest.net to see your jitter levels.
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