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CNET First Look
This latest powerline network extender from Actiontec has a name that's too long to show hereThe Actiontec Wireless Network Extender Plus Powerline Network Adapter 500 Kit sure has a long name. But CNET editor Dong Ngo breaks it down thoroughly and, as a bonus, gives "amazing" a much shorter name.
Hi guys I'm going yet this is the only action tech widest that would extend the power -- network that -- apartment. Now. You know that you eggs amazingly concede that in one -- don't -- In fact the name is so long and so inclusive and so scripted that I believe my job done so cute next. Just kidding that's a lot more to its one year that is name so let's find out a poster -- this is a pace that up to -- won't. Powerline adaptor right here. Pod because why -- you -- these two into low socket. It -- -- the Apollo wiring of your home into a network cable connected to unit right here. After about it could use a sharp metal cable to connect -- -- right yeah it's who you -- router and these big fat one right he had to aid device applies let's say -- the -- -- computer. And you're not you -- expanded you -- network with -- -- porno read these adaptive eight. Now this one right -- -- big for a good reason number one com with not one but school network ports right here. That means that you can actually connect to wired devices such as your computer and -- -- up to your network at the same task. On top of that. He also has a built in Wi-Fi. Net war. In my testing that can it will be out very well actually almost well enough to meet before -- -- but I didn't. And I do have few excuses and number one because that's not enough instruction. Now the key he -- very easy to use and chances that you would not need help well -- -- com include with the -- the full Wi-Fi setting right here. And out of the box it looks immediately but what you in the chain that people will name to something else what you want well good luck because according to though it's -- -- guy right here. You can go to the website of action take and take out the pool instruction how to do that but it when iWeb that there was no information at all. The second is this -- is really huge and very thick is NC doesn't come when it passed through power socket -- Come with a snap on these are right here and that means it will block access to -- near -- socket and because. Power -- generally need to be -- -- written into the well to use. This gonna be a pain to use and you don't have -- -- -- pockets at the far end corner of the house. Finally the thing that holds up the most -- hardware component of the two -- -- -- support so home plug AV 500. And the boasted -- up to 500 megabit a second -- powerline connection. Unfortunately though all of that network port right -- -- support of regular ethernet -- and that means at most you get 100 the second. On the Wi-Fi site support the dual stream of the 802 point Lebanon and stand -- And oh it looks on the 2.5. -- frequency -- of that is the status of 2009. And that brings me to the performance in my testing these two -- to -- ball well but because aspect outsold low. It was not at all impressive. When he was -- white clients as expected to -- about the same speed as a regular ethernet connection some ATA it may get beat the second. On the Y five sight was must words. I got about forty megabit per second at close range when -- in quiz of intercepted by feet and got only about eight and they get beat the second. Really slow and you cannot really -- these full of the good and 75 feet and fortunately. Now in oh if you just want to expand your whole netbook -- said -- Internet connection and you'll broadband connection is modest. At the -- it would look out just fine. Fortunate about ninety dollars. It actually pretty good deal. A formal on this kick right here check out my full review at dot com and Abdul need to -- that we -- before -- buy it because I was you know. And no matter how long ladies that it always too costly to -- and amazing. The subject. Exception. Unless something you know. That's because on them well and has been -- -- -- look at these things right. --