After upgrading my Internet plan from 100Mbps to 500Mbp download speed, I realize my TP-Link Powerline adapters cannot provide the advertised speed. The best I can get is between 100 and 200 Mpbs.
I know the 1000 Mbps speed is the maximum theorical but I was expecting 500 Mbps at least. What I find strange is that the speed I can get is much lower than the link speed shown in the TpPLC App.
So here's my setup:
- I have a TP-PA7010P gigabit Powerline adapter near my Router.
- In the office room I have another identical gigabit adapter.
- Then I have one additional AV500 adapter in the same network, in my garage.
From the picture we can see the two gigabit adapters are connected at 732 Mbps.
However, when testing the internet speed I can only get between 150 and 200 Mbps, sometimes even less.
I tried to bring the adapters closer, both in same power strip, but speed is the same.
But if I stack them (connect one to each other, since these are pass-through) then I can get 250 Mbps, which is still very far from the 732 Mbps I was expecting.
In the other hand, if I connect my PC directly to the Router using the same Ethernet cable, then I get more than 500 Mbps, which is the maximum speed from my internet provider. I also get the same 500 Mbps speed when using Wi-Fi 5Ghz.
For a matter of comparison, in the other AV500 adapter, which is around 30 meters away or more, I can get 50 to 60 Mbps speed.
Definitely I was expecting much more speed with these gigabit adapters, I suppose there's something wrong.
I checked in the TP-Link Support Download page and it has the latest firmware version available.
Here are the screenshots:
Internet speed when using powerline TL-PA7010P:
Internet speed when using Powerline TL-PA7010P stacked to each other using the pass-through plug socket as shown in the picture below (just as a comparison test):
Internet speed when using an Ethernet cable connected directly to the Router OR when using Wi-Fi 5Ghz network:
Can someone help me on finding the root cause why I cannot get the same speed with the Powerline gigabit adapters?
Thanks in advance!