Zyxel launches PLA5236 to fill dead corners with Wi-Fi

Zyxel has announced a new 1000 Mbps Powerline AC900 Wireless Extender (PLA5236), which extends both Ethernet and Wi-Fi through outlets to help users cover dead corners.

Deccan Chronicle
Nov. 21, 2016
Zyxel launches hybrid Wireless Extender with both Wi-Fi, Ethernet support

As a solution to do away with long and messy cables, Zyxel has launched a new 1000 Mbps Powerline AC900 Wireless Extender (PLA5236), which extends both Ethernet and Wi-Fi through outlets to help cover dead corners.

Voice & Data
Nov. 21, 2016
How can I extend Wi-Fi to the other side of my house?

Wi-Fi is never as fast, and never as reliable, as a wired internet connection...the best answer is HomePlug, which is what I use. HomePlug was developed to send broadband internet traffic across a home’s – or an office’s – mains electricity cables. The system is overseen by the HomePlug Alliance, which is much like the Wi-Fi Alliance that looks after Wi-Fi. The first HomePlugs were shipped in 2001, and the latest versions are HomePlug AV (2005) and AV2 (2012). The latest AV2 HomePlugs offer MIMO (multiple input multiple output) operation instead of SISO (single input single output). This should provide much better throughput.

The Guardian
Oct. 27, 2016
HomePlug powerline technology becomes a standard, serves 220M devices

HomePlug has become a global standard for broadband powerline networking, illustrating that the technology has hit maturation with over 220 million devices deployed worldwide.

Fierce Telecom
Oct. 19, 2016
D-Link P701AV Powerline AV2 2000 Kit Review

The D-Link P701AV is my first AV2 2000 kit and the first powerline kit I have tested in a while. With this new technology, D-Link is pushing 2000 Mbps utilizing AV2 MIMO technology while additional features of this package include pass-through AC outlets with noise filters for cleaner transmission along with each adapter housing a gigabit Ethernet connection on the bottom. As far as I know, this kit is the first I have tested that uses MIMO which widens the data throughput highway so these adapters can support Ultra HD media streaming, online gaming, and quick file transfers.

Tweak Town
Oct. 13, 2016
D-Link Gigabit PowerLine Passthrough for 4K media streaming

D-Link ANZ has launched the DHP-P601AV PowerLine AV2 1000 HD Gigabit Passthrough Kit which uses existing electrical wiring to extend a home Internet connection, especially where Wi-Fi may be patchy. It has the added convenience of a 240V passthrough socket.

Sept. 14, 2016
Enhanced HomePlug AV2 under development supporting 4K and VR

HomePlug has begun new development efforts to enhance HomePlug AV2 specification aiming for a evolutionary performance benefits. Roadmap of development is to take HomePlug AV2 to higher level of performance compared to what it has already delivered.

EE Herald
Sept. 4, 2016
PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Passthrough starter kit adds an outlet

WiFi doesn't always work when it comes to getting connectivity for all your computers and gadgets around your home. The problem is that some areas can be hard to reach or unreachable depending on interferences in and around the home or business. In instances where WiFi isn't cutting it for some reason, a good alternative is power line networking and D-Link has a new PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Passthrough Starter Kit that is good for up to 2000Mbps speeds.

Slash Gear
Aug. 3, 2016
Review: TP-LINK AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline AC Wi-Fi Kit (TL-WPA8630P)

TP-LINK has taken their previous product and added Wi-Fi support, extending both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies. It’s a natural progression ensuring you have fewer devices plugged in around the home. Matched with the strong performance of the previous revision these new devices sounds like a perfect match. They promise combined speeds of up to 1200 Mbps (these theoretical speeds are to be taken with a pinch of salt) but with MIMO support, taking advantage of all three cables within your homes electrical wiring. The aim is to keep wired speeds to a maximum, while extending your Wi-Fi signal to the parts of the home that need it most.

We Got Served
July 14, 2016
How to Easily Extend Your Home Network with Powerline Networking

Running new wires and physically extending your home network in existing construction is a hassle at best and a nightmare at worst. You don’t need to fish cable and tear up dry way to run new cable; you can use your home’s electrical wiring as a high speed home network. Read on as we show you how.

June 18, 2016
Powerline networking continues to improve

... when the opportunity to test next-generation HomePlug AV2 hardware presented itself, I was happy to oblige. I'll begin with a brief technology summary, which if necessary you can supplement with other online resources...

EDN Network
June 13, 2016
Is Wi-Fi too unreliable? Powerline networking may be what you need

Wi-Fi doesn’t always work. Thankfully, Wi-Fi isn’t the only way to spread an Internet connection around your house. There’s also a thing called Powerline Ethernet, which functions as an alternative networking option that may be just what you’re looking for.

May 8, 2016
6 Easy Ways To Speed Up Your Awful Wi-Fi Network

Sometimes problems with a home Wi-Fi network has nothing to do with the network and everything to do with the home — it’s too big. In that case, says Miller, the best option is to use a Powerline to extend your wireless network’s range. A powerline is a device that runs your data through your home’s electrical wiring. You simply plug one powerline into an electrical outlet and connect it to a nearby Internet modem or router via ethernet cable. Then plug another powerline into an electrical outlet in an area of your home where the Wi-Fi signal is poor. You’ll also need to connect that powerline to another Wi-Fi router via ethernet cable. The result should be two strong networks blanketing your home in Internet.

March 24, 2016
De 13 beste powerline-adapters voor supersnel internet

De ontwikkelingen op het gebied van het thuisnetwerk staan nooit stil, ook niet bij powerline-adapters. Sinds enige tijd zijn er modellen te koop die zijn ontwikkeld volgens de HomePlug AV2-standaard, die snelheden tot 1200 Mbit/s mogelijk maakt. Wij hebben dertien setjes van deze adapters getest.

March 23, 2016
Powerline-Adapter für Highspeed-Verbindungen

TP-Link präsentiert auf der CeBIT das neue Powerline KIT »TL-PA9020P KIT« mit integrierter Steckdose. Die Powerline-Adapter übertragen Daten nach Herstellerangaben mit einer Geschwindigkeit von bis zu 2000 MBit/s und machen die Stromleitung damit zum Daten-Highway. Das ermöglicht mehrere bandbreitenintensive Anwendungen wie Streaming und PC-Spiele gleichzeitig. Mit zwei Gigabit-Ethernet Ports auf jedem Adapter lassen sich zudem alle kabelgebundenen Geräte schnell anschließen. Anwender können die Powerline Adapter überall im Haus platzieren und nach Belieben umstecken.

March 17, 2016
TP-Link zeigt Powerline-Adapter mit bis zu 2000 MBit/s Datendurchsatz

TP-Link wird auf der CeBIT 2016 sein Powerline-Adapter-Kit TL-PA9020P KIT mit integrierter Frontsteckdose vorstellen. Damit sollen sich Daten mit einer Geschwindigkeit von bis zu 2000 MBit/s über die Stromleitung übertragen lassen. Die Einrichtung des Sets ist laut Hersteller einfach und schnell zu bewerkstelligen. Daran lassen sich dann alle netzwerkfähigen Geräte im Haushalt, wie PCs, Smart-TVs oder Spielkonsolen, anschließen. Die Neuvorstellungen kommen im Laufe des März in den Handel.

March 10, 2016
HomePlug AV500–earns its place in connecting that man-cave to the house

Most of you may have seen me incite the use of HomePlug powerline-network technologies as a viable option for multiple-building home network situations like linking that granny-flat, garage or barn to the Internet service coming in to the main house but may have doubts about whether I have seen it work for myself. Now I have set up such a network and seen it work for myself.

March 7, 2016
Review: TP-Link AV500 Powerline ac Wi-Fi Kit

Powerline has been a go-to solution for users whose needs extend beyond WiFi. Usually connected to the router at one end via Ethernet and then spreading data usage by riding over the electricity and through plugs on the other, Powerline gives wired-like performance without the clutter associated with running multiple cables around the home.

Feb. 15, 2016
$35 is all it takes to dramatically increase your home internet speed

For dozens of reasons, home Wi-Fi is never as fast as wired connectivity, but who wants to bother running ethernet ports through their houses? Well it turns out you don’t have to install ethernet to get blazing fast wired internet in your home.

Feb. 10, 2016
What is Powerline networking? And how fast is it versus Wi-Fi?

Powerline networking, as its name implies, uses your existing electrical power cabling to transmit digital data. In this case, it is used to transfer your networking data. This can essentially be thought of as acting like a wired network, where your electrical wiring replaces a large segment of unsightly Ethernet cable.

Expert Reviews
Jan. 25, 2016