Broadband SlingLink HomePlug Question (1 Viewer)

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bforce

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Mar 26, 2008
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Castle Rock, CO.
When I got my 922 installed the tech used a Slinglink Homeplug to connect me to the internet. I have a wireless N router and wireless dual band bridge (the bridge being connected to a blu-ray player.

So far the homeplug is doing fine, but I wanted to see if others have this setup for the 922 and what speeds they are getting compared to what I'm getting.

When I first start to download a movie, the download starts at around 80mbps then decreases over about a 2 minute span to between 13-18mbps, then stays steady there. I give the movie about a 5 minute head start then I can watch the movie just fine without catching up to the download.
I was wondering if this is what others get with the homeplug, and if not, what is your experience?

FYI, the bridge does not work well on the blu-ray player despite both the router and bridge being N-draft. Tried watching Amazon Video on Demand and it could not keep up with the download. I have a D-Link DIR-655 router and and D-Link DAP-1522 bridge.
 
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irwin

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Jul 13, 2006
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Your downlink speed will be limited by your ISP connection. In my case I have a similar situation to you and am using Homeplug. I have FiOS 15/5 service and I see the same thing it calculates the speed at 80Mbps which is impossible and then settle out to around 8.5Mbps. I never stabilize at 13Mbps even though I should be able to download up to 15Mbps. I suspect the 922 shows 80Mbps initally becuase that is the max rating on Homeplug, then your ISP is going to reduce to to the donwlink speed you have purchased
 

bforce

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Mar 26, 2008
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Castle Rock, CO.
Your downlink speed will be limited by your ISP connection. In my case I have a similar situation to you and am using Homeplug. I have FiOS 15/5 service and I see the same thing it calculates the speed at 80Mbps which is impossible and then settle out to around 8.5Mbps. I never stabilize at 13Mbps even though I should be able to download up to 15Mbps. I suspect the 922 shows 80Mbps initally becuase that is the max rating on Homeplug, then your ISP is going to reduce to to the donwlink speed you have purchased

Thanks irwin, one more question: are you still easily staying ahead of the download at 8.5Mbps?
 
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bforce

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Mar 26, 2008
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Castle Rock, CO.
yes. What ISP speed do you have at home that is enabling you to download at 13Mbps?

I have 15/5 w/booster up to 20Mbps. Maybe that's making the difference. It costs more but if your not having any issues at 15/5 normal, which with Comcast is about $10 less than the "booster", I'll give that a shot. I think they have a 12/4 as well. Wonder if I could away with that.
Do you give the download a head start? I give mine about 5 minutes to make sure I'm good.
 

breser

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Apr 23, 2010
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Seattle area
As has already been pointed out to you, your internet connectivity is going to be the limiting factor on how fast it downloads movies from the net.

However, your connectivity decisions may be more impacted by your usage of the sling feature. I'm not sure about the speeds on the powerline networking, but wired networking will usually be faster than wireless. So if you plan on watching from machines wired into the network you'll get better performance by having the 922 be wired as well.
 

bforce

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Mar 26, 2008
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Castle Rock, CO.
As has already been pointed out to you, your internet connectivity is going to be the limiting factor on how fast it downloads movies from the net.

However, your connectivity decisions may be more impacted by your usage of the sling feature. I'm not sure about the speeds on the powerline networking, but wired networking will usually be faster than wireless. So if you plan on watching from machines wired into the network you'll get better performance by having the 922 be wired as well.

breser, this has been my experience to this point: http://www.satelliteguys.us/dish-vip-922-support-discussion-forum/210188-wireless-adapters.html
 
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