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Lol, cause the unit I just suggested is a powerline kit that is rated for 1.2gbps and has all the ease of use features and top quality.
And these units are tested with real world speeds of 100-150mbps in most situations, and within the same rooms or very close rtooms get real worlds speeds in the 500+ range. They are easily the fastest on the market in real world testing.

I do appreciate the recommendation, but the $375 was a little much lol. I could live with the wireless that Im currently using, but just wanted a little more. If the powerline kit I ordered does not live up to expectations I will return it and explore other options.
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That $375 kit would be good if you has gigabit connection, yes. But most users on 100 mbps or less, the TP kit shoud be sufficient.
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Yeah Im right at 200 mbps right now. But should be getting everything a little later today, hopefully it performs well.
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Id start gunning for 10Gbps for internal network. That way youd be set for a while.

Im running a quanta lb6m and lb4m, a custom pf sense box for my router firewall ect.. and a bunch of cheap mellanox connectx-2 cards. For my storage servers and my gateway and what not Im running a connectx-2 dual sfp+ card for LAGs. For my wireless a-points im using some cheap netgear AC routers with dwrt and I set them on their own Vlan for security. It would be "overkill" for a home user or just a gamer, but Im future proofing for years. Also the cool thing about the pfsense box is I have an intel quad 1 Gbps ports so I support more than one ISP with load balancing and fail over.

NOTE: this is just something Ive been working to for some time over the stretch of a few years, its a maturing network. I started out slowly growing to where it is now. Most notably the latest addition was the dual cards for LAGs as my servers use allot of bandwidth on my internal network since I run my programs from a single high speed storage box. It was saturating the single 10Gbps link. Im actually having problems with the 20Gbps LAG already. Might have to go QSFP+...

but within budget:

Powerline kits are the easiest way to expand your network without punching holes in your walls. I do suggest you only run the network on the same "leg" of your incoming power. If you want to expand the network get another adapter for the other legs. aka keep them on the same phase of power. next option Id only use if there was no other option would be to use a router with dwrt as a repeater. but Id not use it for anything gaming.
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Any update on the speeds youre getting with the kit drockin? Curious to see what real world speeds your getting with the kit on 200mbps vs my 60mbps.
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Ran a few speed tests, this was generally the average speed of what I was getting.



Did not experience any buffering while streaming 4k or gaming on the Xbox One X. All and all I would say it was definitely a worthwhile upgrade.
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Ran a few speed tests, this was generally the average speed of what I was getting.



Did not experience any buffering while streaming 4k or gaming on the Xbox One X. All and all I would say it was definitely a worthwhile upgrade.

That is pretty damn good for EoP, those newer TP-Link units work a lot better than their old ones.


That's more than enough bandwidth to do anything you need.
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Yes in a perfect world, but sadly not really an option. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Why is wired not an option if you want decent wireless on each floor? At least have each floor wired. Sure it's not much fun to drill concrete but since you're in US it might just be yet another paper house where you could probably shoot a hole with a gun in the floor/ceiling.

Wireless otherwise is all about antennas and how much of that do you want to blast around.
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That is pretty damn good for EoP, those newer TP-Link units work a lot better than their old ones.


That's more than enough bandwidth to do anything you need.

Yeah pretty excited about it, I can kiss the old buffering days goodbye!!
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