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.
CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.
This is the cheapest option yet for bringing a wired Ethernet connection to the far corners of your house, no drilling required.
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.
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.
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.
CNET editor Dong Ngo explains home power line networking and answers frequently asked questions about the technology.
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.
Editor Dong Ngo shows how to get a longer Wi-Fi range with the ZyXEL PLA4231
CNET editor Dong Ngo shows how to extend your network to a far corner of the home using power-line.
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.