Powerline adapters performance
Posted on 2014-02-05
I'm still a little new to using powerline adapters (TP-Link, Devolo).
I suggest them to customers that don't want me to lay cable in their premises.
Sometimes I use straight point to point pairing, while in other cases I use wifi capable adapters to increase the wireless coverage.
I have used the software which accompanies these devices e.g. Cockpit, TP-Link Powerline Utility
I have recently begaun to pay attention to the throughput readings.
On the last tow installations I have noticed poor performance : 11Mbps, 25Mpbs, ... eventhough I tend to use AV 500 adapters. Is this normal ?
This morning I plugged two such adapters onto the same powerstrip and guess what ? 11Mbps for these two TP-Link Nano AV500
I was told that below 50Mbps I would run into performance issues
The tech support at TP-Link preferred to focus on my computer and my SMC gigabit switch instead of explaining why the throughput was so low between the adapters.
Can anyone shed some light on this technology ?
What I initially thought was a simple plug and play solution is turning out to be a bit of a headache