The ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit is currently the fastest way to extend a network to a place in your home where your Wi-Fi signal can't reach.
CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
These aren't the cheapest smart bulbs you can buy, but Osram's Lightify LED Starter Kit is more affordable than Philips or Belkin's, and arguably more feature-rich, too. As a legitimate competitor, it deserves consideration.
With new low-cost color-changing LEDs, this already ambitious setup looks even better in 2014.
With stellar performance and support for the new HomePlug AV2 standard, the PLEK500 is an easy recommendation.
There's nothing groundbreaking about this simple system, but for basic small home security, it gets the job done.
The Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (model PLA5206KIT) from Zyxel
With automatic dimming, built-in motion detection, and a tunable color temperature, this connected bulb looks like a smart partner for the learning thermostat.
The Netgear Powerline 1200 kit is the affordable answer to those needing a reliable, fast and convenient solution to extend their wired home network.
You'll almost certainly need to expand upon this kit in order for your system to be particularly useful, and for the majority of buyers, we're not convinced that Insteon is worth the investment. Start elsewhere.
Though fast, the D-Link DHP-701AV power-line adapter kit is only slightly faster than less-expensive alternatives. Skip it for now and go with something cheaper.