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Resolved TP- Link HomePlug - why so glum now?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Haroon Mustafa, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Haroon Mustafa

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    My Home-plug is feeling ill. Using my PC for internet browsing on my recently knew 150 Mbps TP-Link Home-Plug was okay before (not great, but okay) however it has started becoming really slow.

    Internet connectivity seems like it has taken a break. I am using WiFi now, prefer using my £20 home-plug.

    It was working fine a while ago, like streaming a YouTube video was easy, no buffer or lag. However after using it for a while there is defiantly a drop in bandwidth.

    Is there anything i can do to "refresh my home-plug" and get back to streaming easier.


    Just adding i have not added anything to my router - meaning through Ethernet. Everything is the same as when i first started using my home plug. (same wireless devices connected, and cables - sky box...)

    If anyone has any suggestions or in anyway any similar problems, please share!!

    Regards,
     
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  2. SimonD

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    Have you plugged anything else in to the ring? It could be that having added additional devices in to the electrical ring it's having an affect on the network speed.

    Just a guess tho.
     
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  3. jk2447

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    Hiya mate, are the adapters plugged directly into your plug socket? I know they don't work well if they are on the end of a multi adapter. I'm not sure why. The home plugs are pretty dumb to be honest so it could be that your PC is downloading an update or you're uploading a file to dropbox or something....
     
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  4. dmarsh

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    Have you plugged in any other devices that might be introducing 'noise' into the power supply?

    Tried turning off wi-fi ?
    You can make your electricity 'dirty' if you have something that introduces spikes. Electric motors, wi-fi could maybe do this, as well as switching power supplies, or faulty equipment.

    The adapters Jim is talking about often have rudimentary regulation / surge protection in them, the 'smoothing/filtering' could be stopping the homeplug signal in this case.
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Yes exactly what I was trying to say ha ha :thumbleft
     
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  6. Haroon Mustafa

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    No nothing has been added as far as i know, i will have another look but there is nothing new in my home.

    Cheers
     
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  7. Haroon Mustafa

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    Hello,

    You have a good and promising point as i have moved my PC i do know use an extension lead, I am hoping that is the problem. I have had my WiFi turned on for a while. So i will defiantly check that as well.


    Cheers!!
     
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  8. Haroon Mustafa

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    Yeah, i have a feeling that is what it is. As i have moved my PC, i am using an extension lead. Grr, TP-Link you dumba##
     
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  9. jk2447

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    Definitely be the extension lead my mate. Solved :)
     
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  10. Haroon Mustafa

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    I will keep that in mind for future peripherals! That is something id never known to be a problem!!

    Thank you CF!!
     
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  11. SimonD

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    Me as well, serves me right for over complicating my post :p
     
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  12. Haroon Mustafa

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    Hahaha, i cannot wait to go home now, just to try this!! i have to get the most of my purchase, its in my blood!!
     
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