Gigabit performance? Not quite
Each XAV5001 is about the same size as any 200Mb/s HomePlug adaptor without a pass-through power port. There's the customary Ethernet port on the bottom edge - this time it's a Gigabit Ethernet socket - and the now-standard network encryption button on the right side.
Set your own password
This gives you two minutes to press the equivalent button on all your other adaptors, at which point they'll jointly negotiate and share a 128-bit AES encryption key, handy to protect data in properties that share their electrics with others in the building.
If you've used any other powerline adaptor, you can use these ones.
I plugged one into the wall linked to one of my router's Gigabit ports. The other adaptor, I cabled to a laptop's Gigabit port. Transferring a 2.15GB file from a Nas drive took, averaged over three, very similar runs, 215.9 seconds - a mean speed of 9.96MB/s or 79.67Mb/s.
That's rather better than the 48.39Mb/s I've measured in the past with 200Mb/s adaptors, but less than the 102.11Mb/s I got from the Belkin units.
Data Transfer Speed Results
Average file copy speed in Mb/s
Longer bars are better
Belkin's Gigabit adaptor was more susceptible to noise than 200Mb/s adaptors, and that's true of the Netgear 500Mb/s adaptors too. One run produced an average data transfer speed of just 49.03Mb/s - back to 200Mb/s level, effectively.
Next page: Noises off
Pushed as a Gigabit ethernet.
Tested at 79.67Mb/s.
Why are all those firms subcontracting advertisements in Nigeria those days?
No, not subjective at all. It is objective and measurable. A lot of power line kit violates the standards it is required to respect, and Ofcon are doing Sweet FA about it.
Microwave ovens operate at a specific frequency, and the unlicensed ISM band that they could interfere with was created precisely because the interference from ovens could render it useless. It therefore isn't saleable spectrum.
If people pay for the use of certain parts of the RF spectrum, they are entitled to expect other users not to interfere with that use. What's so subjective about that?
"I don't get any interference using a FM radio".. what the hell? You DO know that FM uses a phase-locked-loop on a carrier frequency right? FM is designed to disguise radio spectrum noise. Try an AM radio.. far more indicative of potential noise issues. Try checking with your local radio HAM before making such a misguided statement.
So your crappy PLT works just fine so long as everything else plugged in to the mains conforms to the required EMC standards!
...it buggers up DAB nicely if its on the same mains ring and sometimes even if its on a different phase (ie someone elses house), never mind different mains ring. Oh and yes I do understand the difference between conducted & radiated EMI ta, the point is that these abominations are guilty of breaking the rules on BOTH in every single installation, bar none.
Since the days of FM are apparently limited then best not get too attached to the idea of listening to any broadcast radio other than that found on LW :)
Funny how every major user of spectrum from the CAA to GCHQ* to the BBC all state that it IS a problem.
The exception? Yes its Ofcom who strangely enough don't actually employ much in the way of RF engineers, unlike all the other organisations who disagree with them.
*yes they do, they just weren't allowed to say so in public