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so in my research for powerline i noticed that they offer 500mbps versions with 10/000/1000 ethernet port and 10/100 port.

since most report that theses 500mbps version rarely reach over 100mbps, is paying a premium for the 10/000/1000 ethernet port pointless since you can't even reach those speeds?

also, my internet pipe is 20mbps, is there any worry that a cheaper 200mbps powerline would bottleneck a router wifi connected to that? my realworld results are 2MB/s down and 1MB/s up.

thanks, it is
Edited by Fieldnagger - 12/7/12 at 10:54pm
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Originally Posted by Fieldnagger View Post

so in my research for powerline i noticed that they offer 500mbps versions with 10/000/1000 ethernet port and 10/100 port.
since most report that theses 500mbps version rarely reach over 100mbps, is paying a premium for the 10/000/1000 ethernet port pointless since you can't even reach those speeds?
also, my internet pipe is 20mbps, is there any worry that a cheaper 200mbps powerline would bottleneck a router wifi connected to that? my realworld results are 2MB/s down and 1MB/s up.
thanks, it is

i push over 1MB/sec out of my 500mbps powerline adapters, thier worth the premium.

ive gotten them as far up as 3.7MB/sec in some rare cases during steam downloads
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i push over 1MB/sec out of my 500mbps powerline adapters, thier worth the premium.
ive gotten them as far up as 3.7MB/sec in some rare cases during steam downloads

That's only about 30 megabit on the top end, although that's toward the WAN.

What do you get for LAN transfers?
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ok but that is still not over the over the 10/100M ethernet and untilizing 10/1001000M. im just wondering because the 500mbps powerlines with 10/100 are 30$ cheaper than ones with 10/100/1000M
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500 mbps is a bit of a misnomer with a device that only has a 100 mbit ethernet interface.
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ie. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704148
this only has 10/100M but is 500mbps powerline

and is alot cheaper than getting a 10/100/1000M version.

so if i can never even reach speed past the 10/100m interrface, should i bother paying more?
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I wasn't debating, just curious how such a product could exist.

It looks like most of them can barely do over 100 mbps, personally I would save the money over such a small gain seen here:

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/lanwan-features/31627-introducing-powerline-charts-and-finders
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I'd like to add my experience here btw. I have powerline networking by 2 TP-Link units. One is connected to our Netgear router and the other is connected to a 8 way gigabit professional switch. It works very well and I get great speeds for the age of the house (over 60 years old the wiring is original, even our meters are original. stun.gif )

Your mileage may vary though. thumb.gif
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Without actual numeric figures, "great speeds" are largely subjective.
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do you think branding really matters since they all use the same chip?
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