Networking

Netgear Powerline AV 200 XAVB2001 RTT Measurements With SPP

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Executive Summary

This paper presents work that was performed to analyze the behaviour of traffic traversing Powerline adapters. Powerline adapters are networking equipment which modulate network traffic onto electrical wiring to transfer data. These adapters can provide up to 200 Mbps of bandwidth. In the authors' tests, the adapters synchronized between 168 and 193 Mbps (at the physical layer) on average. They tested the adapters with TCP and UDP traffic to observe how they would behave when traffic is sent at varying rates. The TCP file transfer experienced a median RTT between 4 and 24 ms for offered rates from 1 to over 70Mbps.

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