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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; Hi people, I want to get some homeplugs to get a better connection for my xbox. With a few people ...

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      Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      Hi people, I want to get some homeplugs to get a better connection for my xbox. With a few people living in the house, the xbox suffers to the hands of netflix etc.
      I use a Sagecome F@st router I think it is, and I have a 40mbs fibre connections.

      I ran a test today when nobody was connected, and I was recieving around 35mbs wireless connection. About half an hour a go, with people using it, I was getting between 2.5-4mbs.

      The plugs I am tempted to get are:
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...=1&s=computers
      but when I was about to buy, I came across
      http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...=1&s=computers

      Now the latter, are 20 extra, and I am just wondering if they are worth the extra cost. What does the 'gigabit connection' do that makes them better than the first set

      Thank you in advance


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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      There's a good comparison here which will help you decide, assuming performance from the TP link is similar.
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      The gigabit lan port will allow speeds through the homeplugs in excess of 100Mbps.

      It looks like this would only be relevant for you if you wanted to maximise Lan to Lan transfers and the two homeplugs were very close together as the homeplugs are not likely to exceed 100Mbps throughput according to the test above.
      For your 40Mbps internet connection the non Gigabit version wouldn't be a limiting factor so should be fine.

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      I am also tempted by this delovo kit to that has 3 Ethernets on one block means I can plug my pc ps3/ps4 and home cinema though if i get a ps4 i may have to ditch my ps3

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      Quote Originally Posted by deadman1984 View Post
      I am also tempted by this delovo kit to that has 3 Ethernets on one block means I can plug my pc ps3/ps4 and home cinema though if i get a ps4 i may have to ditch my ps3
      Could always stick a switch in between the homeplug and the devices, should work with most of them ;-)

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      I am a bit confused as to how they can market these(2nd link) as 'gigabit' and at the same time describe them a 500mbps. I was under the impression a gigabit was 1000mbps.

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I am a bit confused as to how they can market these(2nd link) as 'gigabit' and at the same time describe them a 500mbps. I was under the impression a gigabit was 1000mbps.
      Presumably the ethernet port on them is 1000Mbit/s

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      I think it is just defining the standard of the Ethernet port rather than the throughput of the home plugs. It's just unfortunate that the standard includes an indication of the maximum speed in its name. Perhaps it should be described as having IEEE P802.3ab ethernet connections in the same way that wi-fi standards are advertised.

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      I think it is just defining the standard of the Ethernet port rather than the throughput of the home plugs. It's just unfortunate that the standard includes an indication of the maximum speed in its name. Perhaps it should be described as having IEEE P802.3ab ethernet connections in the same way that wi-fi standards are advertised.
      Unlike Wi-Fi the Ethernet port is perfectly capable of reaching the indicated speed, it's not the IEEE's fault that someone then decided to take a Gig ethernet port and then connect it to something else that can't do Gigabit

      The manufacturers should be forced to indicate realistic speeds for Powerline/Wi-Fi

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      Quote Originally Posted by dragon2611 View Post

      The manufacturers should be forced to indicate realistic speeds for Powerline/Wi-Fi
      Agreed. In the same way that ISPs now have to indicate realistic broadband speeds.

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      Re: Are these homeplugs worth the extra money

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Agreed. In the same way that ISPs now have to indicate realistic broadband speeds.
      Actually I just realized the stupidity of my suggestion.

      Powerline and Wireless is affected by so many things that would be an impossible task, unlike with DSL where BT have years of historical data to work with to make their estimates and even then they often opt on the side of caution.

      I suppose they could give typical values, but then what's a typical installation, that would vary from country to country it would be a right nightmare/

      Not really sure of a decent way to give a realistic estimate really

     

     
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