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    Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

    This is a discussion on Are these homeplugs worth the extra money within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Product should be fit for purpose. I wonder if trading standards have ever got involved....

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      Product should be fit for purpose. I wonder if trading standards have ever got involved.


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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      The homeplugs always show the maximum theoretical speed, which is obviously nowhere near the real speeds. Also, IMHO they should only quote the speed one way, i.e. a 200Mbps plug will only theoretically achieve 100Mbps in one direction. The efficiency of the standard plus local factors then bring the 'max' speed down.

      I imagine the a gig-port on a 500Mbps plug should be the norm as one should expect 100+Mbps in one direction which would max out a 100Mbps port.

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      Quote Originally Posted by mattan View Post
      The homeplugs always show the maximum theoretical speed, which is obviously nowhere near the real speeds. Also, IMHO they should only quote the speed one way, i.e. a 200Mbps plug will only theoretically achieve 100Mbps in one direction. The efficiency of the standard plus local factors then bring the 'max' speed down.

      I imagine the a gig-port on a 500Mbps plug should be the norm as one should expect 100+Mbps in one direction which would max out a 100Mbps port.
      If there is data only traveling one-way then theoretically, in an ideal world, an AV200 homeplug can achieve nearer 200Mbps because the maximum combined throughput is 200 Mbps.

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      Quote Originally Posted by simon194 View Post
      If there is data only traveling one-way then theoretically, in an ideal world, an AV200 homeplug can achieve nearer 200Mbps because the maximum combined throughput is 200 Mbps.
      200Mbit/s is also the Phy layer rate rather than the IP rate, There will be extra overheads to accord for encryption and error correction.etc.

     

     
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