Continuing the discussion from Home network security & privacy recommendations:
@lithosphere9 You are the first person I’ve encountered that has had good experience with powerline. This does make me curious what is different about your setup compared to others.
I’ve heard if you stay on a single circuit that helps, I’ve also heard that if it’s a single family home that helps as compared to an apartment/condo/etc.
The single family homes I’ve dealt with could all run cat5/6 so there was no need for power line so I haven’t compared that personally.
I have tried in apartments as well as office buildings and penthouses, both on a single circuit and just using whichever outlets work for the locations needed. In all scenarios the functionality ranged from “acceptable” to “painful”.
100mbps theoretical is plenty for most use cases, but the actual throughput measured has been from 60mbps to less than 5.
Also in my experience this is a starting point that degrades over time. I’ve not found a consistent reason for the performance degradation but it’s there.
So, I’m curious what is different for your use case that you’re giving such a glowing recommendation?