Maybe it's a little early to be getting in line for these gadgets, but they are coming.
The Actiontec gets the job done for those who want to quickly extend their home network without much concern about performance.
While not perfect, the Actiontec PWR511K01 for now offers the best value among power-line adapter kits on the market.
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.
Current power-line users with large homes will benefit from the ZyXel PLA4231's network extension capabilities; however, there are alternatives that offer similar benefits for less.
CNET editor Dong Ngo picks his top power-line adapters. These offer great performance for those who need to quickly expand their network, particularly to the spots where Wi-Fi signals can't reach.
Editor Dong Ngo shows how to get a longer Wi-Fi range with the ZyXEL PLA4231
This is the cheapest option yet for bringing a wired Ethernet connection to the far corners of your house, no drilling required.
CNET editor Dong Ngo shows how to extend your network to a far corner of the home using power-line.
Trendnet's new Powerline AV 500 adapter comes in a supercompact size, yet still provides a pass-through outlet.
If you're not on the wireless bandwagon, you don't have to forgo a home network or pay to have a network professionally installed. With the Panasonic HD-PLC power-line Ethernet adapters, you can have a wired home network up and running in minutes.