Like everyone working from home these days, my wife does lots of Zoom calls, and I’d prefer to give her the stability of a wired connection rather than wifi, if possible.
Seven years ago, I bought a couple of these powerline adapters. I didn’t use them much back then, but I dug them out and set them up to connect my wife’s laptop in the dining room, her interim home office. Needless to say, there is no ethernet or coax drop in the room (I use MOCA elsewhere in the house).
The connection I got through them registered about 14 Mbps using Ookla’s speed test. But our wifi in that location averages almost double that!
I know powerline technology is limited, but I had hoped for better performance, especially since these units are rated for up to 500 Mbps.
So my question is, has powerline tech improved sufficiently in the last seven years that I might reasonably expect a new set of PLAs to do substantially better than the 25 Mbps we get over wifi? Any specific recommendations?
Or is the connection speed more likely to be limited by the vagaries of my 20-year-old house’s wiring, over which no PLA is likely to provide 30+ Mbps?