[TriLUG] OT Ethernet over Powerline

Andrew Stephenson tendonut at gmail.com
Mon Mar 3 09:12:56 EST 2014

I recently purchased a set and had less then stellar results. I have a
brand new house (not large, about 1,300sq/ft), so new wiring, and when I
connect both units on the same circuit (using outlet in each of my two
bedrooms on the same floor), easily 200Mbps with maybe 1ms latency.
Awesome. When I connect a unit in the bedroom and another in the living
room downstairs on a different circuit, it drops to 25Mbps and latency
shoots up to 15ms and spikes to 100ms randomly. It appears that when the
signal has to pass through your circuit breaker, performance goes to shit.

On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM, David Burton <ncdave4life at gmail.com> wrote:

> They apparently work much better if all the units are on the same side of
> the breaker box.
> You can tell whether two outlets are on the same side of the breaker box by
> dragging a long extension cord around the house, and using it with a
> voltmeter to measure the voltage between the "hot" (small slot) sides of
> the two outlets. If it's 220v, then the two outlets are on opposite sides
> of the breaker box.
> Dave
> On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM, Craig Cook <cncook001 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >Anyone had good experience with these devices that can recommend one to
> > use?
> >
> > I have seen mixed reviews on these devices.  Some people say they are
> > great, some say they are terrible.
> >
> > I think it depends on the wiring in your house.
> >
> > If you do invest in this, I suggest you start with the minimal setup to
> > see if it works for you.
> >
> > Craig
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