This kit is twice as fast as Belkin's higher-priced AV+ Starter Kit, but lacks that model's useful 3-port ethernet adapter and desktop mounting option.
This router has very good overall performance and simple setup, but it lacks extra features (such as USB drive sharing or printer sharing) that we expect in this price class.
The lack of a connection-quality indicator and a wall-mount option hamper this otherwise very capable powerline kit.
This capable powerline networking kit delivers very good performance for high-definition video streaming and gaming, but it doesn't stand out from the pack.
This workhorse router had very good performance and great software, but too few features for the price.
For connecting a single ethernet device to your network, the Netgear's design, ease of setup, and software utility make it the pick of the powerline litter.
While not an official kit, our combination of ZyXel powerline adapters delivered the goods, including a four-port ethernet switch, connection-quality indicator light, and useful software.
Multiple ethernet ports and a convenient desk-mount option, together with solid performance and plug-and-play setup, put the Belkin kit at the head of the powerline networking class.
While it offers USB printer sharing and comprehensive routing features, the SMC Barricade has little else to recommend it, with below-par setup and performance and a relatively high price tag.
Belkin's Wi-Fi router is easy to set up and has handy features, but it delivers poor short-range performance.
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