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Aer my homeplugs limiting transfer speed?

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Hi all,

Recently got myself a Raspberry Pi which is great, however, I am struggling with file transfers over my home network.

When I connect the Raspberry Pi to the upstairs switch which only has my computer on it (& Xbox) I can achieve file transfer speeds of 10.9MB/S.

If I connect the RPi downstairs I only get file transfer speeds of 5.1MB/s.

I am using ONE set of homeplugs that effectively connect the Virgin Media router and the switch together. So if I plug the RPi in downstairs the connection effectively has to go via the Homeplug set whereas if its connected upstairs it only has to go via the switch?

Am I correct in thinking that the homeplugs are somehow 'limiting' the transfer speed or is something else at work here?

Homeplugs are Devolo 500s (syncing at 300 on average).

Thanks all!
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Thats the bottleneck on the Homeplug Technology really.

I have a pair of TP-Link PA-511's and it has that bottleneck so it's very hard for it due to the technology being used.
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Thanks for the confirmation.

It's a shame you can download a file at 13MB/S from the internet but can't even transfer a file at half that speed over the network!
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Yea thats why Ethernet is still the fastest standard in most home networks.

Not saying that it is the fastest with 10GE, Fiber, Infiniband, etc.
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Thanks for the confirmation.

It's a shame you can download a file at 13MB/S from the internet but can't even transfer a file at half that speed over the network!

Powerline solutions are kind of a 'patch-up' or 'rigged' type of solution.

If you could put a few Cat6a or similar drops throughout your house, you could enjoy Gigabit transfers up to ~125 MB/sec, or 10 Gbps (1.25 GB/sec) depending on what kind of NIC or switch hardware you have on each end.
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Thanks all.

I think I'll need to bite the bullet!
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