Powerlink adapters are a fantastic invention that help those who have poor WiFi connections at home get a decent signal through the powerlines. I’ve tried various solutions to be able to make the best use of my fibre optic connections in rooms where the WiFi connection was playing around, and have finally settled on the Netgear adaptors.
I just wanted to write a few notes down here for my future self and others who might be in the market for one of these devices.
I’ve also tried the Devolo and TP-link options. I got the best product from each of these brands, but the Netgear was the clear winner. In fact, although it advertised lower speeds than the Devolo, it still came up on top in the end.
The difference between the Netgear and Devolo was very significant. I could reach the same upload speed with both but download speed on the Devolo was half that of the Netgear.
An interesting fact is that it’s the upload speed that suffered most with WiFi connections. I’m not sure why that is so.