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[Best Buy] D-Link Av2 1000 Gigabit Powerline $49.99

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[Best Buy] D-Link Av2 1000 Gigabit Powerline $49.99

Pretty good deal on a powerline kit. Most places sell these at $99. Also all time low on Camel x3

Bestbuy - https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/d- ... 28780.aspx?
Amazon - https://www.amazon.ca/D-Link-DHP-P621AV ... -link&th=1

Bestbuy also has the wireless one on sale for $99
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/d- ... 51001.aspx?
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How clean can these be compared to Wireless in a home?

Can the Power go through the breaker into other switches around the home or only the same line from the breaker?
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kanechart wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2019 3:57 pm
How clean can these be compared to Wireless in a home?

Can the Power go through the breaker into other switches around the home or only the same line from the breaker?
they tell you no, but i have it working on two separate breakers and i have heard others also getting it to work.
i have a separate breaker for the pool house and all the electrical in the backyard. But yet my TPLINK AV2000 works great.
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I've been using one for the past 5+ years and would highly recommend for households where the wifi can be unreliable. Works great for anyone using desktops on a different floor than the router.

Can't speak to this specific power line, would highly recommend to desktop users that stream, download, or game.
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kanechart wrote:
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How clean can these be compared to Wireless in a home?

Can the Power go through the breaker into other switches around the home or only the same line from the breaker?
You'll have to buy a set and try.
It depends on the electric wiring of your house.
These usually work a bit more consistent than wireless. At least in my own experience.
The signal can go through breakers but the more it has to jump through the worst it'll get on the other end.
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I've tried a few sets and even though I have a fairly new construction (<5 years) some outlets work much better than others. Unfortunately, the one nearest my modem is one that does not like my powerline too much, but I tried with a long ethernet cable on a different outlet in the same room and it works great. Don't give up after the first try if you don't seem to get great speeds.

I've had AV500, AV1000, AV2000.
AV500 was a huge bottleneck though. So far I've only owned D-Link but I hear Netgear and TP-Link have really good offerings too.
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Powerline does work. better than wireless I can tell you that much. I hate wireless when you are looking for reliable connection when gaming.

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I like the fact that this model has passthrough, so where you have a powerbar with multiple devices plugged in, you can plug this into the wall outlet and plug the powerbar to it.
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kanechart wrote:
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How clean can these be compared to Wireless in a home?

Can the Power go through the breaker into other switches around the home or only the same line from the breaker?
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I still highly recommend people not use powerlines now that coax moca devices are available for dirt cheap (e.g. i bought mine new for $40 each). The issue i had with powerlines is the advertised speeds were never near reality, and the flakiness of the connection. They don't even support jumbo frames. I had powerlines for about 4 years. But i finally switched to moca devices (think of them as the equivalent of powerlines but they use your coax instead). Speeds are at gigabit speeds (no BS'ing). And connection is rock solid. It's been 6 months and still hasnt gone done. I am using the Actiontec double-bonded (fan vents on top) brands if anyone is interested.

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Im in the market to upgrade my older powerline set, i think ill wait for the AV2000 to come on sale.
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Powerline ethernet doesn't have a problem passing between circuits on different breakers as long as they are on the same phase. Homes in North America generally have two-phase power. Half the circuits in your house will be on one phase, and half on the other phase in order to distribute the load for the power company. Generally it follows the two-column layout of your breaker panel. Unfortunately the two phases are not physically connected to each other at the breaker panel, so you will get only weak RF coupling between them, leading to a very poor powerline ethernet connection. Sometimes even plugs on opposite sides of the room are on different phases, so what you want to do is experiment by keeping one powerline ethernet adapter in place and moving the other end between different plugs to find two that are on the same phase. You'll typically see a dramatic difference in speed.
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Jan 2nd, 2019 4:59 pm
I still highly recommend people not use powerlines now that coax moca devices are available for dirt cheap (e.g. i bought mine new for $40 each). The issue i had with powerlines is the advertised speeds were never near reality, and the flakiness of the connection. They don't even support jumbo frames. I had powerlines for about 4 years. But i finally switched to moca devices (think of them as the equivalent of powerlines but they use your coax instead). Speeds are at gigabit speeds (no BS'ing). And connection is rock solid. It's been 6 months and still hasnt gone done. I am using the Actiontec double-bonded (fan vents on top) brands if anyone is interested.

Where'd you get them for $40 each?

Edit - not a pair - These sell for 130 on amazon currently
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brand404 wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2019 4:59 pm
I still highly recommend people not use powerlines now that coax moca devices are available for dirt cheap (e.g. i bought mine new for $40 each). The issue i had with powerlines is the advertised speeds were never near reality, and the flakiness of the connection. They don't even support jumbo frames. I had powerlines for about 4 years. But i finally switched to moca devices (think of them as the equivalent of powerlines but they use your coax instead). Speeds are at gigabit speeds (no BS'ing). And connection is rock solid. It's been 6 months and still hasnt gone done. I am using the Actiontec double-bonded (fan vents on top) brands if anyone is interested.

Thanks for that... didn't know these existed so it's great there is one more option available. Where did you get those devices for $40 each? I just looked it up on Amazon and according to CCC it hasn't dropped below $100. I wouldn't mind trying this out.
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Jan 2nd, 2019 5:20 pm
Thanks for that... didn't know these existed so it's great there is one more option available. Where did you get those devices for $40 each? I just looked it up on Amazon and according to CCC it hasn't dropped below $100. I wouldn't mind trying this out.
I also moved on from Powerline to MOCA, much more reliable.

Got mine for around $40 ea too on eBay... They are Telus branded Actiontec, so I assume the guy is getting them cheap from Telus somehow. They work great anyway as the previous poster has said....

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