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After all of these years, there's still a time and a place for PowerLine networking. When routers just won't reach, and you really don't feel like running 100 feet of CAT5 cabling through your living room, D-Link's new PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter kit is en route to the rescue. The company claims that the kit, which acts to extend your Internet's reach by using the power cabling within the walls of your home, is some 35% faster than conventional PowerLine products. The bundle ships with two adapters, two Ethernet cables, and a push encryption button. The PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV)... Read more...
In an effort to deliver solutions for networking the increasing number of Internet-ready devices that populate the average home, TRENDnet is now shipping the TPL-405E, a powerline adapter equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and 500Mb/s speed. As long as one adapter is connected to a router, any other adapters on the same system automatically connect to each other with a secure encryption key, which can be changed by pressing the sync button. The TPL-405E costs $109.99 and comes with a three-year limited warranty. TRENDnet® Ships a 500Mbps Powerline Adapter with Four Integrated Gigabit... Read more...
Is Powerline networking making a comeback? Possibly! After years of remaining relatively off the radar, Powerline tech has been popping up way more often of late. This week, Cisco announced a suite of Linksys HomePlug AV Powerline solutions that allow consumers to use their home network by using their existing home electrical wiring. The HomePlug AV Powerline standard provides speeds of up to 200 Mbps to bring streaming video, gaming, and other data-intensive applications to computers, tablets, consoles, televisions and other Ethernet-enabled devices. For those who are having trouble covering complex... Read more...
TRENDnet is already announcing its next-gen networking products, even though you won’t get to play with them until late this year (unless you’re at CES in a few days). The company’s 1300 Mbps Dual Band Wireless AC Router (TEW-811D), and 1300 Mbps Dual Band Wireless AC Media Bridge (TEW-800MB) utilize the new 802.11ac standard, which promises Gigabit WiFi capability. The router is dual-band, with a 1300Mbps band for high-performance applications and a 450Mbps 802.11n band for everyday networking. The accompanying media bridge supports up to four devices, and both devices feature... Read more...
Powerline isn't as popular as it once was, but it's still living life as best it can. TRENDnet has just launched a new, smaller adapter that's actually poised to hide out pretty well in your living room. The 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter with Bonus Plug, model TPL-307E, and the 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit with Bonus Plug, model TPL-307E2K, which comes with two TPL-307E adapters, are the newest products from the company, able to pipe Ethernet signals via a home's power wiring. It's geared to be more reliable than Wi-Fi, and with 200Mbps speeds, the throughput is certainly higher. The TPL-307E... Read more...
TRENDnet's got a new Powerline Adapter for the taking, and if you're tired of playing with a flaky Wi-Fi network (and don't feel like running miles of cable across your apartment), picking up the TPL-306E may be the best solution. It's one of the most compact Powerline adapters we've seen, plugging into a wallet outlet and using your home's power lines to pass along Internet signals. The bottom packs an Ethernet jack, enabling machines halfway across your home to plug into a hardline. Network one adapter to a router and plug another adapter into any outlet on the same electrical system for instant... Read more...
There may not seem like an immediate connection is there, but we suspect that last week's Android @ Home announcement could help to restart, or kickstart, home automation and powerline networking. Powerline utilities have been kicking around for years now, but they never have truly taken off in any serious fashion. Outside of a few hardcore home tinkerers, powerline gear has yet to grab the attention of the mainstream, but TRENDnet may be looking to change that with their newest gear. The company has just launched the first 500Mbps Powerline Adapter with a bonus outlet, making it even more simple... Read more...
Powerline networking has been around for longer than we can even remember. Much like Ethernet, it's just something we've grown to expect. But unlike Ethernet, Powerline isn't widely adopted, or at least it's not on the same level overall. Many A/V enthusiasts know about and utilize Powerline, though, and TRENDnet has a new 3-port product that they're hoping will get that adoption up. The 3-Port 200Mbps Powerline AV adapter is a pretty simplistic module, which plugs into your home power network via a standard wall socket. On the bottom of the module, there are three Ethernet ports where up to three... Read more...
TRENDnet announced a 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter and a 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit. By plugging a 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter into an electrical outlet and another to your router, you'll be able to create a secure 500Mbps building-wide network. A Windows utility is included to help you manage each Powerline adapter on the network. For security, the adapter supports 128-bit AES encryption. The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit, model TPL-401E2K, comes with two 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapters. TRENDnet® Makes Available First to Market 500Mbps Powerline AV Solutions TORRANCE, Calif. -November... Read more...
Is little Johnny always complaining about his Internet connection crapping out on the other end of your home? There are a number of solutions, one of which is to make him go outside and play like we used to do as kids. Barring that, you can string Ethernet cord through and around walls and get him plugged him, or if D-Link has its druthers, you'll pick up its new PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender "Powerline technology is the perfect complement to Wi-Fi connectivity," said Harrison Albert, Director at D-Link Middle East & Africa. "Our D-Link PowerLine AV Wireless N Extender is the most cost-effective... Read more...
Sony just recently jumped into the Media Player sector with a new N100 network box, and now an industry mainstay is coming out with another rival: Netgear just debuted the NeoTV 550 and NeoTV 350 HD Media Players. Both of these players play back multi-media stored locally at up to 1080p, with the 550 offering support for files stored on SD cards, USB hard drives and even files on Blu-ray. It supports 7.1 channel audio, but there's no internal storage space to speak of. The 350 is mostly the same but without support for external Blu-ray drives, and while a price isn't listed for it, the 550 will... Read more...
With the launch of its new WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit, WD is making it easy for consumers to stream HD videos to a home theater, transfer large files, or play multi-player online games throughout their homes without running network cables. The kit is HomePlug AV compatible and works with your existing electrical outlets to provide secure and reliable high-speed Internet connections throughout a home. The kit includes two adapters that have four ports each, making it possible for users to connect a router and up to seven additional devices to their high-speed network. The WD Livewire Powerline... Read more...
HomePlug is one of those technologies that have probably been around longer than you know, but it never really took off in a way that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi have. If you've never heard of it, it basically allows signals (usually network signals) to travel through a home's existing power network. Instead of forcing users to run long Ethernet drops or use flaky Wi-Fi, this is a happy medium solution.The HomePlug Powerline Alliance just announced that the IEEE P1901 Working Group has passed an initial sponsor ballot, which paves the way for a global standard for powerline (PLC) networking. This is exactly... Read more...
While Netgear's probably best known for its WLAN routers, the company has recently delved into home networking. To that end, the latest kit is actually quite useful for those looking to make this multimedia more like a networked pool of content and less of a standalone segment on a single PC's hard drive. The Home Theater Internet Connection Kit is a Powerline-based solution designed to turn your overlooked electrical outlets into high-speed Internet and home network connections.The bundle, which took home a 2009 CES Innovations Award earlier this year, has finally reached the "shipping" stage,... Read more...
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