Powerline

Powerline

Powerline
Powerline
2022-09-16 14:21:15
Model: TL-WPA7510 KIT  
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: 3.2.4_751012_181123_901

Hi

The tpPLC app shows the power connection between the 2 power lines at 324mbs, but devices connected to the device appear to be limited to 100mbs. 

The original ethernet cable is connected to a deco S4 and then output to an switch that is 10/100/1000 and both 2.4ghz and 5ghz are available. 

The deco unit is showing an Ethernet connection but the speed from that is <100mbs.

Is there a setting that need change on the power line to ensure the full power line connection is available?

Hopefully this makes sense 😃

If need further info, let me know?

 

 

 

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Re:Powerline
2022-09-19 15:27:20

  @Badabing50 

 

Hey

 

How are you testing the speed of this connection?   Is it coming consistently at ~96mbps?   If so then that could indeed be one of your ports is connected at 100 and not 1000.

 

Did you try changing cables?  ensure that you are using Cat5e or newer cable, this should be printed on it somewhere..   only 5e or newer can get 1000 connections

 

Post any screenshots you have of the speeds and a quick network description if possible as its not clear where the plugs fit into the Deco and Switch you have.. do you have an ISP router?

 

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Re:Powerline
2022-09-20 19:42:15

  @Philbert 

Thanks for the reply. 

Have updated what ended up being a couple of cat5 cables for 5e and cat6. Have ordered some Cat7 to upgrade and replace any remaining cat5 cables. 

So there are currently Cat6 cables in use with both power lines. The switch in the front seems fine as am getting 250mbs average speed on other wired connections. 

At the back of the house am still averaging 90-96mbps. Wired or wireless. 

The virgin superhub3 is in modem mode, connected to deco S4, with the supplied cable(no info on the cable type), a cat 6 cable going to the switch, cat6 from switch to the power line and as previous comment, cat6 from power line to deco satellite, at rear of house. 

Supposed broadband speed of 350mbs. 

Will test again after updated all cables that are Cat5. 

Is there anything in the setup using, that is an issue, though?

Cheers

 

 

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Re:Powerline
2022-09-20 21:48:21

  @Badabing50 

 

Hey


That doesnt seem to be a particularly un-usual setup at all and nothing jumps at me as being wrong there.  

 

Im guessing the 2x deco dont talk at all via wireless?  simply no signal?     If so then thinking out loud the powerline is going to be your slowest bit.  Powerlines and handy and generally reliable, but they are not quick; its very much reliability over speed with them. 

 

Just from experience, you get around 33/40% of what speed the powerline reads at.  So if you are reading 325ish speed, then 100 in real terms seems about right sadly! 

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Re:Powerline
2022-09-21 07:54:59

  @Philbert 

Thanks for update. May be able to move deco's around, to see if wireless connections, make any difference.

 

At least will have upgraded old Ethernet cables 😃

 

Appreciate assistance, cheers. 

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Re:Powerline
2022-09-22 12:59:02

  @Badabing50 

Hi @Philbert 

 

Thanks for assistance. 

 

One set final questions(hopefully ☺️) :

 

Would there be any benefit, in purchasing newer power lines; or as got older wiring, not going get any better?

 

If an upgrade would help. Would you be able to advise on what kit to look for?

 

TIA

 

 

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Re:Powerline
2022-09-23 17:28:58

  @Badabing50 

 

Hey

 

The speed of the powerlines is really down to the standards (AC1 and AC2), the plugs you have currently are AC2 so really i cant see newer plugs making that much difference tbh

 

Most people are leaving homeplugs for Mesh systems now (Deco for example).   A 3 pack deco may be a better option for you, how far apart are the plugs?

 

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