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Poweline speed
Poweline speed
2019-12-09 18:29:50 - last edited 2019-12-11 06:36:15
Model: TL-WPA4220  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: 1.2.8 Build 140401 Rel.49960n

Hi guys,

 

I am writing this post because I'm not sure i'm getting the speed I should be getting  with my powerline system.

 

I pay for a 190/30 mbps FTTC connection, and i do actually achieve those speeds on any of my devices (via wifi). However, my main pc, which does not have a WIFI card, is connected to the internet via Powerline.

Given that I achieve 80/30 mbps at best, I thought i had to test my powerline on various outlet in the house (thinking that the problem was the outlet near my PC) to make sure that was the best I could get. Even from the closest outlet to the router my speed did not increase (and via WIFI it's even lower as it is about 50/30, while it's advertised to be able to reach 300 mbps via wifi and 500 via ethernet).

Given the result of these tests of mine, I came to the conclusion that the problem was in my electric network; however, i decided to check with TPLINK software the actual speed my powerline was able to deliver. These were the results: 

 

Am i wrong or does this mean that my powerline is actually receiving up to 169 mbps, but is only able to deliver 70/26 mbps? Is there a solution?

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

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2019-12-10 07:28:52 - last edited 2019-12-11 06:36:15

@Dren 

 

For your information, the TL-WPA4220KIT has the 100Mbps ethernet ports, which means that the wired speed you can get won't be higher than 100Mbps, combined with the interference/obstacles, the actual speed would be slower. 

 

And the AV500/AV600 is not the actual speed you can get, it is the powerline link rate, which will affect the actual speed you can get; from the utility, the powerline link rate between them is 169Mbps, as the formula, the actual speed = 30%/40% x powerline link rate. So compared with the ethernet port standard and the actual powerline link rate, the current speed would be normal. 

 

Cause the bandwidth you paid is 190/30, you can order a powerline adapter with gigabit ethernet ports to enjoy internet, like TL-WPA7510KIT, TL-WPA8630KT. 

 

May it help. 

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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2019-12-10 07:28:52 - last edited 2019-12-11 06:36:15

@Dren 

 

For your information, the TL-WPA4220KIT has the 100Mbps ethernet ports, which means that the wired speed you can get won't be higher than 100Mbps, combined with the interference/obstacles, the actual speed would be slower. 

 

And the AV500/AV600 is not the actual speed you can get, it is the powerline link rate, which will affect the actual speed you can get; from the utility, the powerline link rate between them is 169Mbps, as the formula, the actual speed = 30%/40% x powerline link rate. So compared with the ethernet port standard and the actual powerline link rate, the current speed would be normal. 

 

Cause the bandwidth you paid is 190/30, you can order a powerline adapter with gigabit ethernet ports to enjoy internet, like TL-WPA7510KIT, TL-WPA8630KT. 

 

May it help. 

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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2019-12-10 13:53:01

@Kevin_Z Thanks for your thourough response.

I guess either I didn't pay enough attention when I bought it or it was misleadingly advertised.

However, thanks for your explanation, I do finally understand  how this technology work! I will try to get the powerline adapter you suggested in the future.

 

 

 

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2019-12-11 06:24:06

@Dren 

 

Thanks for your reply, glad to help you. 

 

If need any further help in the future, be free to let us know. 

 

Good day. 

2022 TP-Link Wi-Fi 7 Product Launch Event | Watch the Replay at https://www.tp-link.com/us/wifi7/event/.
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