updated 02:10 pm EST, Sun November 22, 2009
Netgear's 200Mbps powerline kit tested
Powerline networking products have been on the market for several years but haven't gained mainstream acceptance simply because of Wi-Fi. However, there are instances where power line networking equipment can go where wireless equipment cannot. Those who live in very large homes that are full of interference may be better served with a network that uses the wiring they already have. But is the latest generation of powerline networking solutions up to par with wireless in terms of performance, ease of use, and security? Today we're reviewing Netgear's XAVB1004 Powerline AV Adapter Kit to find out.