G.hn vs AV2 discussions

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Rhialto

Regular Contributor
Now that my both my sons have a computer but no ethernet cable in the walls and WiFi is not optimal in their room, I was looking at poweline adapters. It's at that moment I've leanred about the new G.hn specification which seems to be an improvement over AV2 but strangely enough this specification is not totally new (in fact it's even old but I never heard of it before looking for a powerline adapter) and popular companies like D-Link, TRENDnet, TP-Link, Netgear still don't offer G.hn adapters. Companies that offer G.hn are Zyxel, Comtrend and sister company Nexuslink.

No wonder it's hard to find a comparison between AV2 and G.hn powerline adapters. If anyone tested both I'd like to get your opinion. Even SNB don't have recent reviews about this. Is it because AV2 is cheaper and dominate the market?
 

Tucu

Regular Contributor
Look for reviews of the Devolo Magic (a family G.hn adapters from a German company). You wil find several comparisons with AV2 adapters. Probably still to expensive compared to their somehow slower AV2 cousins.
 

Rhialto

Regular Contributor
Look for reviews of the Devolo Magic (a family G.hn adapters from a German company). You wil find several comparisons with AV2 adapters. Probably still to expensive compared to their somehow slower AV2 cousins.
I remember seeing those but could not find over here in Canada.
 

thiggins

Mr. Easy
Staff member
Powerline technology never really caught on in the US as a consumer networking product. It took too long to converge on one standard and the low-speed first generation version was too slow for too long.

G.hn was a late-comer to powerline networking and had an even smaller adoption.

Powerline and G.hn are mostly used in hospitality/campus applications, not consumer. They are niche technologies, like MoCA.
 

Rhialto

Regular Contributor
Powerline technology never really caught on in the US as a consumer networking product. It took too long to converge on one standard and the low-speed first generation version was too slow for too long.

G.hn was a late-comer to powerline networking and had an even smaller adoption.

Powerline and G.hn are mostly used in hospitality/campus applications, not consumer. They are niche technologies, like MoCA.
Sad because of this there is hardly any comparison to find online.

I was tired of reading reviews here and there about all the current AV2 offers and decided yesterday to buy 4 different packs and test them all and will only keep the best performer. I only wish I had a G.hn available too but hard to find here in Canada.

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