Legit Mods and Ends Reviews
Powerline Network Adapter Shootout
|Product:||Powerline Network Adapters|
|Date:||Thu, Apr 19, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Ken Brown -|
Powerline Speed Test Results - Same Room
The first test was done in the same room sharing the same power plug. This, in theory, should be the maximum transmit/receive speeds for each Powerline. We left the security encryption off of all the units during our test to try and minimize any interference or compression.
On average, the TrendNET TPL-401E2K just edged in front of the D-Link AV 500 for the best transfer speeds in the same room. For large data, the Belkin F5D4085 puts in a strong performance but falls off when looking at smaller data packets.
When we played our HD videos, we found each played with no problems or stuttering. Even though there appears to be a difference between the test numbers between our ‘best’ performer – the TrendNET and the Netgear – each had the same performance when it came to streaming our 720p and 1080p videos.
To be honest, out of all our tests, the “Same Room” tests are probably the least useful since if you are serious about using a Powerline Adapter, you most likely will want to connect a computer or net-ready device that is remote and not local. This test does give us a pretty good indication of the maximum transmission and receive speeds of each of the units.
Let’s look at how our adapters work when we move our computer down the hall to another room.
Next Page - Powerline Speed Test Results - 2nd Room
Page 1 - Powerline Adapters An Overview
Page 2 - Powerline Adapter Shootout – The Contestants
Page 3 - Powerline Adapter Shootout - Test Setup
Page 4 - Powerline Speed Test Results - Same Room
Page 5 - Powerline Speed Test Results - 2nd Room
Page 6 - Powerline Speed Test Results – Farthest Room
Page 7 - Conclusions and Legit Bottom Line