Homeplug and Universal Powerline Association (UPA) are both primary specifications for powerline ethernet. With both standards, you would just plug in your first adapter in the store, and your next adapter into the second outlet, and connect your network cable to each of these adapters, and the network is going to be complete. Do bear in mind that the standards are not cross compatible; you either have to utilize Homeplug, or UPA. Technical assistance can be acquired if things do not go as smoothly as planned. Sometimes, either electrical interference, or having the adapters on different circuits can result in a problem. Powerline ethernet is preferred in cases when wireless cannot reach, or simply due to cost reasons. Probably you would need a Wireless-N connection to fit the speed of a good powerline ethernet link. What follows are a few adapters which can be popular available on the market in 2010.
The D-Link DHP-303 PowerLine HD is a two hundred Mbps powerline kit, and is sold with 2 DHP-302 adapters. This setup is compatible the wireless ethernet bridges choosing tips Universal Powerline Association (UPA) standard, consequently only adapters supporting UPA could be put to the installation. Other popular adapters work with Homeline AV, nevertheless because it is recommended to stick to the exact same manufacturer, this limitation mightn’t be too concerning. Performance-wise, the adapter kit gives speeds of approximately seventy-five to ninety Mbps which surpasses Homeplug AV adapters.
A good feature could be the powersave technology. In the event no data has been transferred, the powerline adapters can power down saving energy. The port, there’s only 1, supports 10/100 ethernet. Both IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u are supported. The encryption available is Triple-DES. This can be a robust mechanism, however it is a less efficient algorithm than AES. Triple-DES must do encryption in 3 passes, while AES needs only a single pass to encrypt data. The apparatus does feature a 1 year limited warranty.
Netgear Powerline AV Ethernet Adapter Kit (XAVB101) is a different 200 Mbps powerline kit. Data security is via 128-bit AES encrypted key, and the security management software could be obtained on Windows and Mac PCs as outlined by the Netgear product specification sheet. The adapters (the kit contains 2) have single port 10/100 ethernet jacks.
PC Magazine gave this unit an Editors Choice award, and also was pleased with the machine operating cool to touch, saying that overheating is a problem which will leads to poor life in powerline ethernet products. PC Magazine also tested this device at around 96 Mbps, and that’s outstanding performance for a powerline product. The three LEDs on the device provide information regarding connection quality.