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Powerline Extension is really slow

JustAPCNoob

23 months ago

I just started using a Powerline adapter, but my internet speeds are really slow for some reason, my parents paid for 500mbps, but im only getting 70ish mbps, my old wifi card got better speed than this. Anyone know what I did wrong?

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Powerline adapter effectiveness is affected by quality and layout of electrical wiring and interference from other devices on the same circuit.

Depending on how the building is set up, a wi-fi adapter can be more effective than a powerline adapter, or vice-versa.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you plug it into a power board? Those have been shown to have slower speeds then plugging it straight into a wall.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

plugged into the wall

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

How old is your house? Newer houses for whatever reason have better performance with power-line adapters.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Powerline isn’t amazing if your house has a lot of interference, etc.

Running a Ethernet cord would have been your best bet, powerline isn’t much cheaper than getting one ran or doing it yourself

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

is also depends what the power line adaptor supports e.g. 1/100, 1/00/1000 and certain standards

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don’t have ethernet ports, switch to a wifi adapter like I did.

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