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D-Link DHP600AV

D-Link DHP-601AV HomePlug Ethernet adapter review: On par price and performance

D-Link's power-line Ethernet adapter is a solid value, but no one feature sets sets it apart from the pack.

Netgear XAV5201

Netgear XAVB5201 HomePlug Ethernet adapter review: Squeezing better performance from an old standard

Netgear's power-line adapter uses an "enhanced" flavor of HomePlug AV, but its performance still trailed competitors based on the newer standards.

Linksys PLK500

Linksys PLEK500 power-line networking review: Pricey for its performance

Linksys has earned high marks for its Wi-Fi routers of late, but there's nothing special about this power-line kit.

TP-Link TLPA6010KIT

TP-Link TL-PA6010KIT HomePlug adapter review: Very fast for HomePlug AV

Proprietary enhancements make this HomePlug AV adapter faster than most of its HomePlug AV2 competitors.

HomePlug Ethernet adapters

The essential guide to buying a HomePlug Ethernet adapter (including 6 hands-on reviews)

HomePlug Ethernet adapters that use your home's electrical wiring are great supplements to Wi-Fi networks. We sort through all the iterations and review the top six models to help you find the right one.

Trendnet TPL408E2K

Trendnet TPL-408E2K HomePlug adapter review: Being skinny didn't make this adapter any slower

You often have to trade performance to achieve a thin form factor, but that's not the case here.

ZyXEL PLA5405KIT

ZyXEL PLA5405KIT HomePlug adapter review: MIMO delivers the goods

Using both lines in an AC power line yields a significant boost in performance. ZyXEL is first, but the rest of the industry will get here soon.

Asus RT-AC87U

Exploit allows Asus routers to be hacked from local network

Users should install firmware updates as soon as they become available and should block untrusted devices on their networks

hi wifi 1

Ekin Labs says its free software can build a home-security system using hardware you already own

Hi WiFi creates a no-cost motion-sensor zone using your smartphone, tablet, and other devices connected to your wireless home router. Did we mention it’s free?

Qualcomm CES 2015

Move over, 802.11ac Wi-Fi: Qualcomm's shipping even faster 802.11ad tech this fall

Qualcomm says it will ship next-generation 802.11ad technology this fall, moving the wireless needle even further.