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 Powerlines
Topic Originator: Hail2Crail  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 20:53

I have tplink 1200 powerlines 1gb ports. I have virgin 200mb BB but through thr powerlines im only getting about 80mb/s. I had previous fibre at 76mb/s which was a 80mb fibre speed package.

Wondering is there a way to get 150-200mb out these or are they maxed at 80mb. False advertising surely if so.

Plugged from virgin hub3 into powerline then powerline into PC upstair.

Its essentially the same speed through powerline but wifi is a lot faster. Any suggestions?
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 Re: Powerlines
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 21:55

Virgin will only commit to the 200mb speed if it's via an ethernet cable from your Virgin router. When I was with that absolute shower this was what I was told by the advisor.

Yes, Virgin are usually the fastest broadband provider but they also have awful customer care and regular in-contract price hikes.
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 Re: Powerlines
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 22:03

Can't talk highly enough of the service I get from Virgin. By far the best broadband provider out there. Alas its not available to every area.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Powerlines
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Wed 9 Oct 22:19

Have you tried moving the B end to a closer socket? That might show how much your wiring pays a part.

Also, is there stuff near the router which might be interfering?

Have you tried at different times of day? Washing machines, microwaves and other things can all have a big impact on BB.
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 Re: Powerlines
Topic Originator: rikaka  
Date:   Thu 10 Oct 05:33

Make sure you are plugged straight into the socket, no extensions etc.

Home plugs are a bit naff, good enough to extend covered for browsing etc but the throughout and latency is always going to suffer, 80mg is pretty good for most things what are you hooking up to the homeplugs? Gaming?

Jake, all isps will use a hardwired connection to prove/test speeds it's the only way.
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 Re: Powerlines
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 10 Oct 08:48

I crawled under the house to install Ethernet cables - sore work but worth it.

Not everybody has that option of course.
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 Re: Powerlines
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Thu 10 Oct 08:49

Not disputing Virgin's approach. Just highlighting they'd only consider a complaint about speeds valid if the speed was measured at the primary source (same as any provider).

They were still utterly incompetent in numerous occasions with me, though.
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 Re: Powerlines
Topic Originator: Andrew283  
Date:   Thu 10 Oct 09:45

Quote:

The One Who Knocks, Wed 9 Oct 22:03

Can't talk highly enough of the service I get from Virgin. By far the best broadband provider out there. Alas its not available to every area.


Agreed. My flat has myself and someone else, both fairly big on streaming, downloading, gaming etc and we haven't had a single issue with them for the last 3 years since leaving BTs line system.
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 Re: Powerlines
Topic Originator: Hail2Crail  
Date:   Thu 10 Oct 10:16

Quote:

rikaka, Thu 10 Oct 05:33

Make sure you are plugged straight into the socket, no extensions etc.

Home plugs are a bit naff, good enough to extend covered for browsing etc but the throughout and latency is always going to suffer, 80mg is pretty good for most things what are you hooking up to the homeplugs? Gaming?

Jake, all isps will use a hardwired connection to prove/test speeds it's the only way.


Yeah its still all setup same way as before, just switched routers. Got 80mb from Plusnet via ssme powerline setup. Still getting 80-90 from virgin when it should be near 200..
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 Re: Powerlines
Topic Originator: rikaka  
Date:   Thu 10 Oct 10:22

If you need more than 80mg at the other end of the power line, then you'll need to upgrade the power line or run an ethernet cable, that's assuming you've proved you are getting 200mg hardwired into the virgin router
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 Re: Powerlines
Topic Originator: Hail2Crail  
Date:   Thu 10 Oct 12:52

Quote:

rikaka, Thu 10 Oct 10:22

If you need more than 80mg at the other end of the power line, then you'll need to upgrade the power line or run an ethernet cable, that's assuming you've proved you are getting 200mg hardwired into the virgin router


I dont know if i can upgrade. They are 1200 1gb ports so effectively should handle 1000mbs. Im getting 200 via wifi. Don't really fancy running a 30 metre ethernet cable..
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