|TRENDnet TPL-303E2K 200Mbps Powerline Adapter|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Network|
|Written by Colin Armstrong - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 15 August 2010|
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Powerline Adapter Test Results
Again, to reiterate how the tests were run: In the first test, a file was copied across a standard ethernet connection. A file was copied across a powerline connection where both adapters were in the same room in the second test, and where both adapters were put as far away as possible in the third test. (On separate levels within my house). Within the last test, a file was copied over two floors in my house via a wireless connection.
As you can see, the ethernet speeds trump both the powerline and wireless technologies indefinitely. The powerline adapters, while both in the same room, only suffered roughly a 2MB/s speed loss compared to ethernet. The powerline adapters, when situated farther away, dropped a further 1MB/s. Wireless naturally sits at the lowest with a speed of 0.575 MB/s.
From this benchmark, we can learn that the closer the Powerline adapters are, the better speeds they can achieve.
If you're able to, opt to use ethernet to accomplish your networking needs, as this would bring the fastest speeds possible with the most reliable connection. If you must have fast speeds, and you're unable to use ethernet, then would I reccommend creating a powerline network just for the sheer speed advantage over wireless.