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.
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
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.