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  • lokhor - Monday, October 21, 2013 - link

    I'm using a TP-Link AV500 (TL-PA411) in my house and it usually only achieves speeds ~100mbps. This will be a nice upgrade. Reply
  • menting - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - link

    I won't expect a huge increase. But hopefully I'm wrong. Reply
  • nkl - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - link

    The maximum PHY rate is double. Depending on setup you should see a hefty increase. Coverage should also improve substantially. Reply
  • SpaceRanger - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - link

    I have those same units in my house. Provides just enough bandwidth for my kids computers. Web browsing and Minecraft don't eat up that much bandwidth.. :) Reply
  • MadMan007 - Thursday, October 24, 2013 - link

    For anything not on a LAN, 100mbps really ought to be enough for household networking because (at least in the vast majority of the USA) ISP bandwidth is lower than that anyway. Reply
  • djscrew - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - link

    cool, but I want to know so much more... do a full Anandtech workup please! <3 Reply
  • jojo45 - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - link

    How much would devices using these cost? Am I better off investing in 802.11ac? That also boasts "up to" speeds of greater than 1 Gbps. Reply
  • nkl - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - link

    The speeds may be similar, but you should be able to get a better coverage with powerline. Speed above 1Gbps is a phy metric, the actual throughput depends on many factors. In any case, MIMO should boost performance substantially, since it uses 3 wires instead of 2. Reply
  • jmaier - Monday, October 28, 2013 - link

    With MiMo you can expect a PHY rate of ~ 1.5Gbps and a UDP throughput of ~ 600Mbps. There are only 2 line drivers therefore only 2 wires will be used (2x2). Reply
  • mide123 - Thursday, December 03, 2015 - link

    2 line drivers implies 2 transmitters. But it could have up to 4 receivers with the 3 wires. So I expect it to work as 2x4 MIMO. Reply

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