I've set up a second HH5 to act as a repeater as our signal downstairs wasn't very strong.
All is working well except for a massive speed drop when the first HH is compared to the second.
Upstairs I get 58mps but downstairs its only 18.
I have used a pair of Zyxel powerline plugs to connect the second hub to the network.
They are rated at 200mps so should be capable of transmitting data at the required rate.
Before I go out and buy some more power plugs or a long ethernet cable, is there anything else I could check to determine whats causing the speed loss?
Thanks in advance
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Power line adaptors inherently lose speed. Your electric cables and what's connected to it can affect speeds. Make sure you don't share the same socket even if it's a double socket. The best way is with Ethernet cable.
I did some more testing today and discovered that I was getting good speed at the remote powerlink plug so it wasn't the mains circuit.
More fiddling about revealed that all was well until the cable was plugged into a 5 way ethernet switch. All the outputs from the switch were low. I discarded the switch and used the ports in the HH5 instead and now I'm getting 48+mps - more than enough for my needs. Hopefully no more buffering!