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    Just had fibre optic installed today and I'm having issues. Plugging laptop directly into router gets me roughly 90mbps download, and 18mbps upload. Having the laptop wireless gets me 50mbps download and 18mbps upload. Using a Netgear powerline kit for my PC reduces speed to 35mbps download and 16mbps upload. I was under the impression using a wired connection would give me top speeds but I'm getting shocking performance for the powerline kit, and there's no way I can move the PC to be next to the router and directly connect.
    Any advice?
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  • #2
    What speed can the powerline run?
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    • #3
      Usually the issue with the powerline speeds is to do with the quality and / or condition of the internal wiring of the building but some may have limitations on the connection speed or may genuinely be faulty.

      With wireless environmental issues can sometimes be an issue. If it's Virgin Media and it's the Superhub, i'd recommend buying another router and convert the router into modem mode. That's what me and a few friends have done because the Superhub is poor performance.

      If it's with another ISP who don't use a **** router, wireless interference from other devices can affect the speed. I use an app called Wifi Anaylzer which searches for nearby wireless networks and displays the channel (frequency) they are broadcasting on. You can normally change the settings for the wireless channel by logging into the router. There's normally 13 to choose from so you might get better wireless speeds checking them. Ideally select a channel no one else is using nearby to get the best speeds.

      If it's still poor speeds after all the above, i'd buy myself a good cat5e ethernet cable and you'll be sorted.

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      • #4
        Tim, they're only 200mb/s Netgear ones. Think I could do with updating them.

        Tam, I'll have a go at that app. We're with KC and they've actually provided a really good modem & router combination.
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        • #5
          200mb/s ones will be fine. They would only be an issue if your broadband connection was more than 200mb/s

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lee View Post
            Tim, they're only 200mb/s Netgear ones. Think I could do with updating them.

            Tam, I'll have a go at that app. We're with KC and they've actually provided a really good modem & router combination.
            Realistically you'll never see those speeds unless your wiring is perfect with no interference, powerline networking should only be used as a last resort IMO, it's too temperamental (I use it out of necessity currently)
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            • #7
              I've used it for 2 years and it's always been spot on. I'd like to have 100% wired but I'm not chasing walls out to install it. The house is only 2.5 years old so wiring is as good as it's going to get.
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