Netgear Powerline 1200 with Airport Express network extension performance

Netgear Powerline 1200 with Airport Express network extension

Using the attached setup [HomeNetwork.jpg] with the Cat5 connection between Airport Extreme and Airport Express using Netgear Powerline 1200 with home 110 AC wiring, I observe the following:

OOKLA: office + remote Airport Express
Upload: 3.46mps Download: 7.95mps

OOKLA: office - remote Airport Express
Upload: 3.14mps Download: 25.21mps

OOKLA: remote location + remote Airport Express
Upload: 4.32mps Download: 13.93mps

OOKLA: remote location - remote Airport Express
Upload: 1.96mps Download: 4.88mps

Obviously not what I expected - I was hoping for an increase in upload/download speeds by adding the Airport Express in the remote location while not reducing upload/download speeds in other locations e.g. office where iPhone 5s (OOKLA test device) is 3ft from Airport Extreme.The ‘remote Location Airport Express’ is about 60ft through 2 interior walls.

Why not better all around? Seems the Airport Express is stealing bandwidth from Airport Extreme…Airport Express network extension
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MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAsked:
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strungCommented:
Is it possible that in this configuration:

OOKLA: office + remote Airport Express
Upload: 3.46mps Download: 7.95mps

OOKLA is actually connecting to the Airport Express, not to the Airport Extreme? Try giving them different SSID's.

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MARSPATHRetired EE/Computers/ITAuthor Commented:
Airport Utility returns this - note different BSSID. To add to confusion (mine, anyway) when Airport Express is online, my CAT5 connection to the internet via router/modem is affected such that my WCPE internet music station looses signal - this is one of the Macs connected to the Airport Extreme.

What next?

Current Network Information:
HADRON:
  PHY Mode:      802.11n
  BSSID:      00:23:6c:be:a2:32
  Channel:      11
  Country Code:      US
  Network Type:      Infrastructure
  Security:      WPA2 Personal
  Signal / Noise:      -40 dBm / -81 dBm
  Transmit Rate:      117
  MCS Index:      14
  Other Local Wi-Fi Networks:
HADRON:
  PHY Mode:      802.11n
  BSSID:      28:37:37:28:04:b7
  Channel:      11
  Country Code:      US
  Network Type:      Infrastructure
  Security:      WPA2 Personal
  Signal / Noise:      -71 dBm / -82 dBm
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