D-Link have launched a new range of power line networking adapters with speeds of up to 200Mbps over your existing home wiring. The 4-port switch costs $149 and the starter kit costs $129, I use a pair of Netgear power line adapters to connect my home server to the network and it works pretty well.


D-Link Launches New PowerLine 200Mbps Mini Adapters

Small Form Factor Adapters Let Consumers Discretely Turn Any Electrical Outlet into a High-Speed Home Network Connection

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – Oct. 25, 2011 – D-Link today announced its latest in PowerLine 200Mbps home networking solutions with a new line of mini adapters. The PowerLine AV Mini Adapter (DHP-310AV) and PowerLine AV Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-311AV), as well as the PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-348AV) instantly transform a home’s existing electrical wiring into a high-speed home network. PowerLine technology delivers a high-performance, reliable and secure wireless signal throughout the home – ideal for connecting a desktop, laptop or wired entertainment device in those hard-to-reach spots, such as homes or small offices where concrete walls, successive floors in multi-storied buildings, or other architectural impediments could inhibit a wireless signal.


Delivering speeds of up to 200Mbps over existing electrical wiring, D-Link’s latest PowerLine products are ideal for high-bandwidth network-ready devices such as the Boxee Box by D-Link, Blu-Ray players, gaming consoles, and more. And the compact size only takes up one electrical outlet on a standard plug, enabling consumers to plug in more devices.


“D-Link PowerLine solutions are designed to meet the growing demand for a strong and reliable wireless network at every spot within the home, regardless of the structural or environmental hindrances,” said Daniel Kelley, associate vice president of consumer marketing, D-Link North America. “By tapping into a home’s existing electrical wiring, our new PowerLine switch kit and mini adapters offer a high-speed network for not only previously unreachable coverage areas, but for entire home entertainment systems, providing uninterrupted connectivity for playing, working and enjoying all types of media.”


The PowerLine AV Mini Adapter and PowerLine AV Mini Adapter Starter Kit (includes two adapters) can be plugged into an existing power outlet to add a PowerLine connection to an existing PowerLine Network. Or, create a PowerLine right out of the box using the PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch Mini Adapter Starter Kit, which includes the PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch and one adapter. Simply connect the adapter into an existing outlet, connect it to the router and plug the switch into any other room for an instant shared connection. Equipped with 4 ports, the switch enables consumers to connect more devices per room – ideal for a home entertainment system or home office – eliminating the hassle of tangled and messy wires.


Availability and Pricing

These new PowerLine products are now available throughout D-Link’s vast network of retail and e-tail outlets in the U.S. and at the company’s online store, Retail pricing is as follows:

  • ·      PowerLine AV Mini Adapter (DHP-310AV) – $59.99
  • ·      PowerLine AV Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-311AV) – $109.99
  • ·      PowerLine AV 4-Port Switch Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-348AV) – $129.99


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