What would be the best Powerline adapter set - Having trouble with stability

Hi all,

I am having trouble with failing powerline adapters (losing connection). I am on the same power group in the house. At this moment I am working with ZyXEL PLA5206 - Gigabit Powerline Adaptor Starterkit - 1000 Mbps. I also worked with Fritz / Netgear. I don't know why one works better than the other. What specs should I look out for when wanting best stability / performance / speed.

Thank you,
AgrippaSenior IT ConsultantAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Powerline adapters are iffy items at best. Your power is inherently a noisy environment, as far as security is concerned that can be a problem as everyone that shares the same transformer as your house can access your network data. Cnet 2015 review http://www.cnet.com/topics/networking/best-networking-devices/power-line-adapters/

I would use a powerline adapter as a last resort.

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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
I've used multiple brands and by far the most reliable have been the NetGear AV200 series units.    The AV500 and AV1200 offer faster speeds, but as noted above power lines can be electrically "noisy" and when they're operating at a higher bandwidth they can be a bit less reliable.
AgrippaSenior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Would it be possible that a Powerline set of a higher speed (say 500. 1000. 1200) would be less reliable then de lower speeds? Or vise versa?

Perhaps low speed is longer range (longer cables)?
Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Yes, the higher speed units are going to be a bit less reliable because electrical noise on the line is more difficult to compensate for at higher bandwidths.
AgrippaSenior IT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thank you all, I noticed difference in brands, Fritz behaves very well.
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