139 Results for

power-line networking

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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.

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Gateway PLU-300 power-line USB adapter

Gateway's power-line adapter is well suited for networking in homes or small offices.

By May 28, 2004

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 28, 2004

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Gateway PLE-310 power-line Ethernet adapter

Gateway's power-line adapter is well suited for networking in homes or small offices.

By May 6, 2004

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 6, 2004

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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
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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
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D-Link DHP-1320 Wireless N PowerLine Router

Supporting Wireless-N and HomePlug AV, the D-Link DHP-1320 Wireless N PowerLine Router is an ideal router for a home network that favors flexibility over performance. Its lack of support for Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band wireless, and the 500Mbps power-line standard, however, makes it less suitable for those who need to share or stream a large amount of data.

By May 3, 2011

3.5 stars Editors' rating May 3, 2011
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Panasonic HD-PLC Ethernet Adaptor (Power Line Communication)

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.

By June 25, 2006

3 stars Editors' rating June 25, 2006
Article

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

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Siemens SpeedStream 2501 power-line USB adapter

The Siemens SpeedStream 2501 power-line USB adapter is a good solution for networking through USB connections, but it's not as fast as power-line Ethernet adapters we've tested.

By June 17, 2003

3.5 stars Editors' rating June 17, 2003

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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