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serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
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Yea with decent wiring you should be fine. I have a powerline kit from zyxel (200mbps) connected from the second floor of my house to my basement and it gets me the full speed of my Fios connection without issue (3.6-3.8 MBps).

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serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
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friendly gentleman posted:

I think I'll be okay - my building is 3 years old or so.

Does anyone have a suggestion for a solid pair of Powerline adapters? Or are the ones I linked to solid?

I have those adapters. They have been working great for me. I have one on the second floor of my house and one in the basement in my studio. I have Verizon Fios with 25/25 plan and they push all 25mbps down two floors. I have an older house but we have added some new electric wiring and I have used that for them so YMMV but I would say try them out cause they have been working great for me.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
I wish I had something clever to say.


That jack is there in case they set you up with having Internet line go out through Ethernet instead of coax. I know on Verizon you have to tell them beforehand or talk to the installer so they it set it up so you could just run a line from that jack to your own router. I think they could also enable it after installs. That's how it used to be anyways, I have had fios for a while now so don't remember exactly.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
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iPhone 5 will do 5GHZ.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
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gggiiimmmppp posted:

Are powerline kits mostly interchangeable at a given bitrate, or are there certain kits to buy/avoid? If I've got time to wait for something to go on sale, how much should I look to spend for 500mb?

I don't know about interchangeability between kits, I guess if they support the homeplug AV standard they should work together but can't give you a definite answer. I have had a Zyxel 200mbps kit for over a year now that works pretty well so I am partial to that brand. Their 500mbps kit is $60 on newegg these days I believe.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
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Platystemon posted:

Powerline networking blows, or at least it does in my house. All I wanted was 10% of advertised speed on the file level. I got 2–3% no matter which outlet pair I chose.

I have a kit running on electrical lines that are not that old but not that new either and I can hit 75mbps from my fios line. The average speed is closer to 55-60mbps though.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
I wish I had something clever to say.


The three adapter set you linked should work fine. You don't need a separate one connected to the router for each computer you want connected.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
I wish I had something clever to say.


I have brought them up in the thread before, if your wiring is decent they're pretty great. I have used Zyxel ones and they've been pretty good. I had a pair of TP-Link which were problematic. Anecdotal evidence but figured I would toss it out there.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
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Farecoal posted:

Do you guys have any recommendations as far as powerline adapter models go?

I have the Zyxel mini 500 kit and it works well. I have one on my second floor and one in my basement. I get a sustained 70 megabytes while grabbing stuff off newsgroups (I have the fios 75 plan and a direct line to the router can go up to 90 megabits). My home's wiring isn't great either. It's a mix of old and new wiring (from renovating over the years).

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
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DSL reports has a guides on using a separate router with Fios in their Fios FAQs.

serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
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I have the Zyxel 600Mbps ones and they work great. I have Fios 75/75 plan and have no problems getting that. When I first got them I played around with them and got a sustained 90Mbps off super news connection.

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serebralassazin
Feb 20, 2004
I wish I had something clever to say.


I have had Zyxel powerline adapters for a while now and they work fine. It's mostly dependent on your electrical system. If you have an older setup it may not work that great or at all. I currently have the 600Mbps powerline kit from Zyxel, they now have a gigabit one though that I saw on sale from Newegg I believe for $60 the other day.

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