Powerline: mixing and matching
Posted on 2014-02-04
A restauranter currently had three dlan 200 adapters paired to a tp-link adapter.
He asked us to improve his wifi coverage, without adding any cabling so we suggested more powerline adapters; in particular the devolo wireless model
Today we installed a devolo dlan 500 duo+ and paired it with two dlan 500 wireless+ adapters
The pairing wasn't a sinch, but I finally figured it out
I then proceeded to place the adapters at their designated locations. That's when the 'home' led turned red. The bandwidth reached 25Mbps at best for either adapter.
I tried different sockets but none provided any improvement.
Devolo techs suggested the possibility of interference coming from other electrical appliances close to the source adapter.
In effect the source adapter is in the boss's (box) office practically in the middle of the kitchen
I'm going to install an Ethernet cable in order to move the source adapter out of the kitchen.
But I can't figure out why the original dlan 200/tp-link setup works fine, even though the source adapter is also situated in the boss's office.
Any thoughts about mixing and matching powerline adapters from different brands ?
Any suggestions about my current performance issue ?