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This review is from: D-Link DHP-307AV/B 200 MBPS PowerLine Homeplug AV Network Starter Kit (Electronics)I spent quite a lot of time researching the web to find the best powerline ethernet adapters about (Oct 2010), and I'm glad I got this one. Easy install, looks good aesthetically and performs very well. Each adapter is on a different power ring and it's got a connection of at least 80Mbps for sure. It comes with 2 ethernet cables also which is useful.
4 stars because none of these powerline ethernet adapter products should be marketting up to 200Mbps etc. when they'll never achieve it.
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Initial post: 31 Mar 2011 21:36:55 BDT
James MccUlloch says:
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Apr 2011 11:37:43 BDT
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G. Barry says:
The transfer speeds on these are completely unrelated to the ISP or your internet connection speed. You do not even need to be connected to the internet to use them, and information can be transferred between any device connected on the network such as your PC, the TV, another PC or a NAS device even if you unplug your phone line. The 200 Mbps speed refers to the highest speed possible by the hardware, but as AJ stated in the review, it is unlikely those speeds will ever be achieved due to inteference on the electrical wires inside the walls. This can be caused by other appliances plugged in anywhere in the house, distance between the homeplug that goes into the router and the homeplug your network device is plugged in to, metal pipes inside the walls, a frayed wire inside a plug socket, a lightbulb in a table lamp that is not screwed in tightly or any number of other irregularities in the wiring on the same circuit as the one that the device is plugged in to.
You can improve throughput speeds by checking some of these things, but some inteference may be impossible to isolate. They are still a fantastic investment in most cases.
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2011 02:12:49 BDT
C. Mackintosh says:
The 80MB/s to me seems very close to 100Mb/s (Half duplex) Go look it up. It even states it in the devices specifications on the site... Learn to read...
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2012 12:05:33 GMT
No, the device cannot do 200 Mbps, James. If you take a look at the specs on DLink's site, you'll see that it has a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port, so it is absolutely throttled to 100 Mbps unless you rip that port off the circuit port and solder a Gigabit port on in its place.
Also, the throughput figure relates to the LAN speed, NOT your internet speed. Ie. Even if you only have a 1Mbps internet connection, you should still be able to copy files or game within the home at 200Mbps under optimal conditions... if DLink were telling the truth. But they are not.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2012 14:03:13 GMT
As Mackintosh explained about half duplex etc.. 200mbps is completely possible at 'full duplex', think of it as a two way telephone conversation. Whilst sending 100mbps it's also possible to also receive 100mbps. The ports bare no guarantee on the actual speed and will always allow full duplex 200mbps if the quality of the connection permits it. This depends on the quality of electrical wiring in your home. A transfer speed of 80mbps is a great result with these types of devices! I've got the £35 model and while its better then my wifi it's only transferring at about 4.5mbps, but solid. I'd be interested in buying these after hearing 80mbps is possible. Maybe a review telling people how far away from each other you have these set-up would be useful.
Posted on 15 Aug 2012 17:22:09 BDT
The 200MBps you refer to is 100Mbps upload and 100Mbps download you will never achieve 200Mbps maybe you should have read the details of the product first and understood the terminology before buying
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Sep 2012 07:59:55 BDT
Mr. B. Cowley says:
You would never achieve 100Mbps anyway due to overhead, etc. The product description does cover this:
** Maximum throughput based on theoretical data rate. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic and network overhead may lower actual throughput rate.
D-link are technically correct in saying it is 200Mbps, but I think it is misleading to add up the bandwidth in opposite directions, it's a marketing thing to make their product sound better than it is.
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