CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
The ZyXel PLA4205 power line adapter is an excellent alternative to using regular Ethernet or Wi-Fi to connect more devices to a home network.
That's a pretty cheap option for bringing a wired Ethernet connection to the far corners of your house, no drilling required.
The lack of Gigabit Ethernet in many ways cancels out the Netgear R6100's support for the fast 802.11ac standard and makes it just an average Wi-Fi router.
Invented by Bob Metcalfe, the Ethernet laid the foundation for the modern-day Internet and global connectivity.
That's your out-the-door, no-rebate price on this two-adapter kit, which saves you the hassles of running Ethernet cables all through your house.
The PLN3 Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter is a convenient way to extend your network via the electrical wiring. However, its bulky size and lack of a power pass-through socket might steer away home owners with cramped power outlets.
The need for faster networking among automotive components has led companies such as Micrel and Marvell to develop Ethernet solutions capable of operating in the automotive environment.
Your PC may not need a faster network, but overall data usage on the Web is doubling every year. The big question: Can the venerable Ethernet standard handle a terabit per second?
The LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini is a decent NAS drive for a good price. If you need more features or faster performance, look elsewhere.
Without an Ethernet port, the MacBook Air is a wireless-only device. But, with a cheap, portable adapter, you can hook it up to a wired network whenever you need.