mcewinter wrote:By nature, both ends were getting a lot of AC noise as I have all sorts of gear plugged in.
I recently purchased some powerline network adapters, and chose the following; they are rebranded versions of the Aztech products:http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline- ... -piggy.htm
You will notice that they have a pass-through mains socket, and (this is the important point) the mains socket is filtered
. So the idea is that you plug all of your computer equipment into the pass-through mains socket, and the mains socket filters out the AC noise originating from your computer equipment. The AC mains circuit thus remains relatively "clean", and gives you the best chance of obtaining fast speeds.
I don't use this network connection for streaming video, or any other high-bandwidth use, so I don't know whether this type of device would be suitable for your use. But I have just run the management program, and the quality-of-service test gives these speeds:
Note that my devices are rated at 600Mbits/sec, but that is measured in a laboratory when all conditions are optimal; one would be unlikely to achieve anywhere near that speed in practice. My "rule of thumb" is:
achievable sustained throughput = one third of rated maximum speed
-- from CyberSimian in the UK