Powerline adaptor performance question.

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  1. Captain Ron

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    I know that the headline speeds on powerline adaptors are not approachable but I notice some have dual gigabit simultaneous connections for multiple devices. Does this mean that if you connect both ethernet port connections to a gigabit switch and then connect the switch to a gigabit port on your pc you could in theory double the real world transfer speed bearing in mind that a single port connection will realistically only achieve a fraction of the headline rate quoted on the device?

    My thinking is that if each connection is effectively throttled by reality down to say 100-200mb/s then by supplying the switch with a gigabit connection that the switch could effectively separate the transfer packets into two separate simultaneous connections and still not exhaust the capacity of a single gigabit connection from a pc but you would then end up with a real world transfer rate in the 200-400mb/s between the adaptors in the direction from the pc to the router.
     
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    Highly doubtful, if there is ANY increase in transfer speeds it certainly won't be double, however you could have tested it yourself in less time than it took to type that out?
     
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    ...if he owned the kit that is ;)
     
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