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    I have a couple of TP Link 1000 plugs but having moved house, need to rejig the network to get coverage everywhere.

    Question is, would 2000mb plugs give better speeds than 1000's over the same wire, or is it the case that if the 1000's are not throttling then there is no need to go for a higher speed?

    Im assuming the whole network won't limit itself to the speed of the slowest plug but shout if that's wrong!
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  • #2
    YEs it will run at th slowest.
    No it won't help much if the cable is the limiting factor.
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    • #3
      So I'll buy extra 1000's then. Thanks.
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      • #4
        How fast do you need it lol?
        GIVE PEAS A CHANCE

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        • #5
          88mph at least.

          The 1000's aren't running at full speed so was more wondering whether a faster underlying technology would improve speed. Guess not.

          Another factor is that I was looking to have two plugs about 50m away from each other, again wondering if the faster plugs would improve speeds over that distance. Was getting about 120mb when I tested.
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          • #6
            120Mbps or 120MB/s

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            • #7
              Remember, if you do buy new plugs, you have to get them to talk to the old ones. You need just one plug connected to the router.

              Out of the box a pair of plugs will talk to one another, but not the older plugs. Introduce the two new plugs to the existing network one at a time.

              Unfortunately, most makers don't sell single plugs. But you should be able to mix different makes of plug, they are supposed to work to the AV standard, but it is usually easier to stick to the same brand.

              If you fancy extending your wifi at the same time, you might want to look into buying a pack with a wifi access point.

              I assume that the TPLink plugs also do Gb Ethernet. They'd have to if they want to 1000 Mbps Powerline.

              It may seem odd, but even Netgear users prefer the Zyxel powerline software. It has better control over things like sleep mode, which can be a pain. Plugs go to sleep and won't wake up.
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              • #8
                Well there is a thing about how they negotiate speed, going for a 2000 makes sense if it loses half its signal and is only a '1000' at a distance. Obviously It will only get a higher link speed if all are the same speed.

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                • #9
                  Well there is a thing about how they negotiate speed, going for a 2000 makes sense if it loses half its signal and is only a '1000' at a distance. Obviously It will only get a higher link speed if all are the same speed.

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