- HomePlug AV, IEEE802.3/3u
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Don't bother 02/12/2014
This review is from: D-Link DHP-601AV PowerLine AV2 600 Gigabit Starter Kit Up to 600Mbps
Easy "plug-and-play" installation. One touch button to encrypt traffic after you plug them in. Status LED displays connection quality. Red="Good", Amber=Better, Green=Best. That's what the manual says, really.
Doesn't perform as advertised (your experience may vary), even when they are installed on the same electrical circuit. Very Inconsistent and "stuttering" speeds. I have no concrete evidence, but it "felt" like it was operating in half-duplex. While the unit stayed paired and connected to the other one throughout, at the higher layer it frequently caused dropped TCP connections resulting in a very frustrating end user experience. Nearly unusable across circuits. Internet speed tests varied mid-test, ranging from 25-45Mbps downstream, the upstream tests never completed (??). Wired ethernet and Wi-Fi yields 56Mbps downstream, 5.5Mbps upstream. Wireless performs much better, much more consistently.
As with anything like this, the condition of your home wiring, wire length, and if the pair are on the same circuit or not will have a huge impact on how well these work. My home was build in the mid-90s and they don't work well at all. They may be subject to interference from noisy electrical loads (remember watching analog TV back in the day when someone turned on a hair dryer or other noisy electrical load?)
I purchased these, taking a chance that they would perform better than wireless for large file transfers between PCs and reduce latency for gaming. That is not the case. I would not recommend any product from any manufacturer utilizing this technology.
We appreciate the feedback and value it greatly. We are sorry to hear that the speeds you experienced did not meet your expectations. Please note specific factors which may reduce your effective speeds are power fluctuations EM interference from induction motors such as refrigerators, washer/dryer, microwaves, hair dryers, etc. and poor grounding. Please make sure that the DHP-601AV is placed away from these factors for you to receive a more secure signal. If your problem persists perhaps D-Link technical support can solve your issue. Contact them at www.support.dlink.com. We thank you for choosing D-Link.
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