Slow internet with powerline adapter

Slow internet with powerline adapter

Slow internet with powerline adapter
Slow internet with powerline adapter
2022-07-10 16:46:01 - last edited 2022-07-26 02:39:28
Model: TL-PA4010P KIT  
Hardware Version: V5
Firmware Version: 1.4.0.20-00_401115_191120_901

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I recently bought the TL-PA4010P powerline adapter, and I get very slow download speeds with it. Without it, I get about 250 megabytes per second, but with it, I get only around 50. I tried to update its firmware, but it didn't help. My modem shouldn't limit its speed, and it's plugged straight into the outlet.

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2022-07-16 13:23:37 - last edited 2022-07-26 02:39:28

  @Onsku29 

 

This could be one of two reasons, sadly neither are "fixable" and require newer hardware.

 

1.  The LAN Port on the 4010 is limited to 100mbps, in non duplex this would be 50mbps.   If you internet is faster than 100mbps (which is quite common now) then that LAN port will be a bottleneck

 

2. Plug Speed vs Real Speed.   Plug speeds, like WiFi speeds are always the theoretical maximum and actual transfere rates will vary.   If you plugs are reading connections of 250mbps between the plugs (on the app) then assume the real speeds to be around 40-60% of that so 100-125mbps at best.  

 

Honestly.. these are quite old plugs and run the AC1 standard of Powerline (2 wires) the AC2 standard (3 wires) is much faster and more reliable.  If you have an internet speed over 100mbps then you really should be looking for AC2 standard plugs in the 1000mbps speed range, something like the 7517

 

IMHO the 4010 model plugs are only good for internet speeds up to ~60mbps, any faster you will need the newer AC2 models.

 

 

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2022-07-16 13:23:37 - last edited 2022-07-26 02:39:28

  @Onsku29 

 

This could be one of two reasons, sadly neither are "fixable" and require newer hardware.

 

1.  The LAN Port on the 4010 is limited to 100mbps, in non duplex this would be 50mbps.   If you internet is faster than 100mbps (which is quite common now) then that LAN port will be a bottleneck

 

2. Plug Speed vs Real Speed.   Plug speeds, like WiFi speeds are always the theoretical maximum and actual transfere rates will vary.   If you plugs are reading connections of 250mbps between the plugs (on the app) then assume the real speeds to be around 40-60% of that so 100-125mbps at best.  

 

Honestly.. these are quite old plugs and run the AC1 standard of Powerline (2 wires) the AC2 standard (3 wires) is much faster and more reliable.  If you have an internet speed over 100mbps then you really should be looking for AC2 standard plugs in the 1000mbps speed range, something like the 7517

 

IMHO the 4010 model plugs are only good for internet speeds up to ~60mbps, any faster you will need the newer AC2 models.

 

 

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