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Belkin launches 1Gbps Power Line adapter

Ups the PowerLine Speed to modern day levels
By: Sean Kalinich | Posted: Jun 22, 2009 6:16 pm

For those of you that use PowerLine adapters there is some great news.
It looks like Belkin is going to push out a Gigabit PowerLine kit. This is a huge improvement over the current 100Mbp/s adapters out right now.


the should run you about $150, this is a little more than the current kits but then again the speed is much greater as well.


The full speed is not a guarantee (like wireless) but is a maximum, although Belkin does say that with three or more adapters the speed and stability should be improved due to the mesh configuration that three plus adapters create.


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Belkin launches 1Gbps Power Line adapter


The kit consists of a router adapter matched by another for a target device's Ethernet port. Computers, consoles and other hardware can thus tap into a home's powerline LAN, although Belkin notes that the kit does not handle routing functions by itself.


The kit is claimed to be the fastest available for powerline networks, as a result of streaming at a maximum of 1Gbps instead of a more typical 200Mbps. Actual speeds are dependent on factors like traffic and electrical interference, though performance is said to be consistently stable.


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