By Andrew Liszewski
These days there’s a lot more hardware at home than just computers that can be networked. Game consoles, network printers and even digital media players now want in on the ability to easily communicate with each other. Wi-fi is of course a great option but not everything supports it right out of the box so old fashioned cabling is usually the way to go.
But if you’re home is not already wired for a computer network laying new cable throughout the house can be a pain. However it’s probably safe to say your home is wired for power and that’s where the D-Link DHP-301 comes into the picture. The adapters simply plug into any power outlet and then use the power lines as network cable providing speeds of up to 200Mbps. All in all it’s a pretty nice solution that’s easy to install but on the downside it does mean more hardware that needs to be plugged in.
The DHP-301 starter kit which includes two adapters should be available now and has an MSRP of $219.99.