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.
The Zyxel X150N is an inexpensive, entry-level Wireless-N router and should be used only for casual and light wireless networking needs.
Despite having long range, because of its terrible wireless throughput and stability performance, the Zyxel X-550NH Wireless Router should be used only as a wired router.
The Zyxel X-550N is a Gigabit wireless router that's best used for wired connections, especially those with VPN needs.
If you don't need remote access and can look past sluggish RAID 1 performance, the Zyxel NSA-220 NAS drive offers a useful set of basic features, solid performance, and best-in-class Web-based management.
The Prestige P-2000W VoIP Wi-Fi phone is expensive and complicated to set up, and overall, the inconveniences outweigh the potential benefits.
If you like cheap-and-easy networking, Zyxel PL-100 HomePlug Turbo Powerline Ethernet Adapters are a no-brainer for a variety of home network scenarios.
Editor Dong Ngo shows how to get a longer Wi-Fi range with the ZyXEL PLA4231
The Zyxel PLA-400 is a compelling alternative to a wireless home network, but the competition offers faster throughput for about the same price.