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Gone
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Re: PoE vs Bridge vs ??

said by d4m1r:

Now my question is, could I plug the downstairs adapter into a regular unmanaged switch and then connect multiple things into that switch? This would mean I'd have multiple devices connected through powerline ethernet and I'm wondering if there would be any problems/downsides to this?

Yup you can do it no problem, and there's no downsides other than the fact that the 200Mbit/s adapters most likely won't be as fast as 100Mbit/s Ethernet. The 500Mbit/s adapters would have been a bit better, but since 200 accomplishes what you want you're good either way.

The 500Mbit/s adapters we have here at the shop are sync'd at 150 right now. A 200 would probably be about half that.


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said by Gone:

said by d4m1r:

Now my question is, could I plug the downstairs adapter into a regular unmanaged switch and then connect multiple things into that switch? This would mean I'd have multiple devices connected through powerline ethernet and I'm wondering if there would be any problems/downsides to this?

Yup you can do it no problem, and there's no downsides other than the fact that the 200Mbit/s adapters most likely won't be as fast as 100Mbit/s Ethernet. The 500Mbit/s adapters would have been a bit better, but since 200 accomplishes what you want you're good either way.

The 500Mbit/s adapters we have here at the shop are sync'd at 150 right now. A 200 would probably be about half that.

Thanks but this is all limited by my internet anyway. I've got a 45/4 connection so what difference would have 500mbps vs 200mbps made? The only downside is that the adapters are 100mbps and NOT gigabit like the rest of my network. But in terms of adapters->router (internal network), 200mbps is plenty because my external connection is a quarter of that.

My whole network is gigabit via cat6 cabling but the downstairs stuff I don't really care about because I don't use it that much so I just need it to work I don't like having cat5 and only fast ethernet stuff on my network but I'll make an exception lol...
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said by d4m1r:

Thanks but this is all limited by my internet anyway. I've got a 45/4 connection so what difference would have 500mbps vs 200mbps made? The only downside is that the adapters are 100mbps and NOT gigabit like the rest of my network. But in terms of adapters->router (internal network), 200mbps is plenty because my external connection is a quarter of that.

That's the maximum theoretical PHY rate, which is nowhere near what they deliver in the real world. In practice, the 200 meg adapters are likely to deliver 35-45 mbps. In other words, slower than your internet connection.

If you had wanted to be able to get 45/4 through the powerlines, you'd need to have bought the 500 meg units.
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said by Guspaz:

said by d4m1r:

Thanks but this is all limited by my internet anyway. I've got a 45/4 connection so what difference would have 500mbps vs 200mbps made? The only downside is that the adapters are 100mbps and NOT gigabit like the rest of my network. But in terms of adapters->router (internal network), 200mbps is plenty because my external connection is a quarter of that.

That's the maximum theoretical PHY rate, which is nowhere near what they deliver in the real world. In practice, the 200 meg adapters are likely to deliver 35-45 mbps. In other words, slower than your internet connection.

If you had wanted to be able to get 45/4 through the powerlines, you'd need to have bought the 500 meg units.

Ah, that clears it up....Well, I guess an easy way to test would be to plug in the hardwire into a laptop downstairs and do a speed test. If it gets a reasonable portion of my total speed I'll keep em, if not, looks like I'll have to go the 500meg route...
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