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D-Link PowerLine AV2 2000 (DHP-701AV)

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.

By May 20, 2015

3 stars Editors' rating May 20, 2015
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Best wireless routers of 2015

The top routers that support the new 802.11ac standard on the market. Since there are not many of them, all of those on this list are the best of their kind.


How to extend your Wi-Fi network with a power line adapter

Learn how to clone your Wi-Fi network with the TP-Link Wi-Fi Range Extender.

By August 10, 2015


Top five power line adapters: When Wi-Fi fails you

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.

By June 5, 2015


The Extollo LANSocket 1500 power-line kit is not the selfish type

CNET editor Dong Ngo reveals his new favorite powerline kit -- the Extollo LANSocket 1500 -- and his favorite thing to do with it. Hint: It has nothing to do with networking.

By June 3, 2015


New D-Link power line kits promise true gigabit connection speed

D-Link unveils two power line adapter kits at CES 2015, the DHP-701AV and the DHP-601AV, which could deliver connection speeds of 2,000Mbps and 1,000Mbps, respectively.

By January 4, 2015


Get a power line Ethernet kit for $24.99 shipped

This is the cheapest option yet for bringing a wired Ethernet connection to the far corners of your house, no drilling required.

By September 8, 2014


Low-cost SkySweeper inspection robot scoots along power lines

This partially 3D-printed prototype can be produced for less than $1,000, much less than commercial utility line robots.

By August 6, 2013


D-Link DHP-501AV PowerLine AV 500 Adapter Starter Kit

Attractive, affordable, and very fast, D-Link's PowerLine AV 500 Adapter Starter Kit DHP-501AV is one of the best available in its class.

By July 15, 2011

4 stars Editors' rating July 15, 2011

D-Link DHP-540 PowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch

Compact, good-looking, affordable, and fast, D-Link's PowerLine AV 500 4-Port Gigabit Switch DHP-540 makes a great device that extends your network both via traditional cables and electrical wiring.

By July 15, 2011

4 stars Editors' rating July 15, 2011

Broadcom brings Gigabit and Wi-Fi to power line networking

Broadcom's new HomePlug AV2-based power line chips offer up to 1.5Gbps and integrate Wi-Fi in an all-in-one system-on-a-chip approach.

By June 3, 2013