[cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″][cs_text id=”” class=”” style=”” text_align=””]I always have been wondering if powerline adapters are stable and what transfer speed they get with a power strip. I prefer to have a 1 Gbit network with real shielded network cables. However, in some situations it is not possible to lay a physical cable. Instead you depend on wifi, and in this case the wifi did not reach the sleeping room. As a solution I choose to install the Devolo dlan 500 powerline adapter with a second wifi adapter (Devolo Dlan 500 WiFi Starter Kit).

As the sleeping room only has limited sockets available, I prefer to have the powerline adapters in a power strip. However, this is not recommended as it may downgrade your network performance. In this case I only need access to an internet connection with limited speed, so a high throughput is not required as long as it is stable.

A little while ago I have received the powerline adapters. As curious as I am with gadgets, I started immediately the challenge with creating a powerline network. I had installed the powerline network in a few minutes using the included guide. I did not expect it to be this easy. Especially since I did not the quality of the power strips.

So far the connection is stable. As there is in this location no high-speed internet connection available and I do not have other devices connected to the network, I am unable to do a speed test. However, the latency seems to be almost the same. It only takes 3-7 ms to ping the router via wifi and the powerline adapters, and most importantly, they work properly with multiple sockets. According to the cockpit application, I am able to reach 155 MBps (although I do see spikes up to 180 Mbit.

The Devolo adapters comes with a nice application for your computer (OS X, Windows or Linux) and phone (Apple and Android). Since I am an iOS user, I only have screenshots of the Devolo iOS app.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px; ” visibility=”” parallax=”false”][cs_row id=”” class=” ” style=”margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; ” visibility=”” inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” bg_color=””][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″][x_image type=”none” src=”http://danielkoop.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_9034.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″][x_image type=”none” src=”http://danielkoop.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_9031.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][cs_column id=”” class=”” style=”padding: 0px; ” bg_color=”” fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/3″][x_image type=”none” src=”http://danielkoop.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_9035.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section]

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