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

Jan. 16, 2015 | YARDENA ARAR

Trendnet's HomePlug AV2 kit (mysteriously labeled as delivering 500 Mbps when most AV2 products are rated at 600 Mbps) sports a midsized footprint (smaller than a deck of cards but larger than a matchbox) and a slimmer profile than other products in this roundup. It ships with two five-foot ethernet cables, but its features are otherwise similar to the rest of the field: LEDs show power, power-line network, and ethernet connections; and there's password and push-button security options and a gigabit ethernet port.

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

Jan. 16, 2015 | YARDENA ARAR

Whatever TP-Link did to soup up the HomePlug AV adapters in its AV600 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, it definitely worked. In my tests, it racked up TCP throughput speeds in the high 70 Mbps range, a good 10 Mbps faster than the other enhanced HomePlug AV and basic HomePlug AV2 products in this roundup.

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

Jan. 16, 2015 | YARDENA ARAR

The adapters in the Linksys AV2 networking kit were the only ones in their class to be outfitted with three prongs (the Zyxel AV2 MIMO adapters do, too, but they're MIMO adapters). Avoid these if your home doesn't have grounded wiring, because you won't be able to plug them in. What's more, their chunky form factor (they have a smaller footprint than D-Link's DHP-601AV, but the Linksys are thicker) makes it difficult to use the second outlet in a duplex.

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ZyXEL PLA5405KIT HomePlug adapter review: MIMO delivers the goods

Jan. 16, 2015 | YARDENA ARAR

In one of those annoying quirks we've seen in networking standards development, all HomePlug AV2 products are not created equal. There are mandatory elements in the spec, and then there are optional ones that, when supported, produce products that are considerably faster than those without those options.

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