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Pump up your powerline: How to get the best performance from a HomePlug network

Yardena Arar | March 10, 2016
HomePlug powerline networks can sometimes reach places your Wi-Fi gear can’t. We’ll show you how to optimize your network’s performance and troubleshoot problems.

Buy from one vendor, based on the same chipset

We’ve found in our tests of numerous HomePlug AV2 MIMO equipment (the latest and fastest version of the HomePlug standard) that performance on networks using products from different vendors is unacceptably poor, thanks to differences in chipset design from the two major providers in the US, Broadcom and Qualcomm Atheros. Check for firmware updates that might address this issue; but more importantly, make sure you’re using adapters based on the same chipsets.


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