Netgear announces new tools for extending the range of your Wi-Fi network
Michael Brown |
Jan. 6, 2015
Netgear is one of the bigger players in the router market, but we won't be seeing any new products from them in that space at this year's CES. That's not to say Netgear hasn't been busy, just that they've been working on other products of late, including several new Wi-Fi range extenders, power-line network adapters, NAS boxes, firmware updates for existing products, and more. I'll cover the first two two products here.
The $80 Powerline 1200 Adapter Kit (Netgear model number PL1200) and the $90 Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet Adapter (Netgear model number PLP1200) are basically identical save for one feature: The PLP1200 has an AC pass-through, so you don't lose an outlet when you plug it in. The PL1200 does not.
Both adapters should be available later this month.