Scotty, I need more Mbps!

Tagged: Powerline Network, Computer Hardware
Source: Jared Maynard - Read the full article
Posted: 6 years 9 weeks ago

Shockingly there is yet another option that keeps your hardware connected. This has some interesting possibilities like for that HTPC you have always wanted to build but was unable with current day wireless limitations.

"Enter the world of TRENDnet and its 200Mbps Powerline AV Fast Ethernet Adapter Kit. This smart package uses the HomePlug AV IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u standards to create an encrypted and secured local area network within your house or office using existing power outlets and wiring. Read on as we put the 200Mbps Powerline AV Fast Ethernet Adapter Kit through its paces in a range of setups to see what type of performance it offers and if it stands any chance in competing with 802.11n wireless or a standard wired network configured using all CAT6 Gigabit cable...." | More



Tiv's picture
Joined: 08/12/2009
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It's hard to say based on those reviews because some homes are not built the same. When you have 2 floors or other wireless things getting in the way it's at least a working option.

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d3uS2029's picture
Joined: 03/20/2003
Posts: 291

when i first seen this news update i was excited and figured wow i should get this... I then went on to read the review and they were happy with 25MBit/s??? WTF? Its rated for 200Mbit.


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Lewis57's picture
Joined: 05/05/2010
Posts: 3

I'm currently using a homeplug (85mbps) as I'm 2 floors away from my router, I gotta say it is a wonderful piece of kit. The 200Mbps ones have been out a while. And it was only 5-10% more in price.