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Intel to buy Lantiq in a push to make more home devices connected

Munich based Lantiq produces network chips and should help boost Intel's home gateway business

TP-Link Archer C8

TP-Link Archer C8 Wi-Fi router review: A solid price-to-performance ratio saves this otherwise mundane router

If price ranks higher than features on your router shopping list, the Archer C8 could win you over.

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Wi-Fi triage: 5 common solutions to your wireless woes

Lost your Wi-Fi network? Can't get a proper signal? Before you call your ISP try these easy DIY fixes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.