• Subscribe

Hybrid Routers Review: Get Wi-Fi and Powerline Networks in One Device

Products Reviewed

(2 items)

At a Glance

One of the first Wi-Fii/HomePlug AV hybrid routers, this elegant product will support both a moderately fast wireless network for portable devices and a reliable powerline network for streaming media to consumer electronics.

Pros

  • Requires only one outlet; a USB port for add-ons.
  • Wi-Fi and HomePlug AV powerline support elegant.

Cons

  • 2x2 antenna array isn't the fastest.
  • No 5ghz 802.11n support, only 3 ethernet ports.
 Compare

At a Glance

The Netgear WNXR2000 is basically a midrange Wi-Fi router bundled with a HomePlug AV brick and a special cable--not the most elegant way to integrate the two network technologies.

Pros

  • Less expensive than router, AV adapter separately.
  • Hybrid powerline support frees up an outlet.

Cons

  • Poor documentation on setting up HomePlug AV.
  • No 5ghz Wi-Fi or gigabit ethernet.
 Compare

Subscribe to the Business Brief Newsletter

Comments

Close

Rapid review: Motorola Droid Turbo

Nov 18, 2014 4:00 AM

A great phone with so many tricks up its sleeve. It's too bad it's limited to Verizon.

READ THE RELATED ARTICLE:<

Rapid review: Motorola Droid Turbo

Greenbot Top Android stories
from our new site, Greenbot
75+ ways to get the best out of Windows 7 and Windows 8

Subscribe to the Business Brief Newsletter

By submitting your email address you are consenting to receive email notifications from IDG. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.
See All Newsletters »