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Contributing Editor Yardena (Denny) Arar is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, avid online shopper, media junkie, consummate foodie, and proud possessor of a private pilot's license.

Powerline Ethernet adapter roundup

The essential guide to powerline Ethernet adapters (including 10 hands-on reviews)

Powerline Ethernet adapters that use your home's electrical wiring are great supplements to Wi-Fi networks. We sort through the standards, HomePlug and G.hn, and review 10 models.

Netgear PLP1200

Netgear Powerline 1200 (PL1200-100PAS) review: Disappointing MIMO performance

These HomePlug AV2 MIMO adapters are slower than the competition.

Comtrend PG9172

Comtrend PG-9172 review: The first powerline adapter we've tested that's based on the G.hn standard

It's early days for the standard competing with HomePlug, but this powerline adapter failed to wow us.

tpl 420e2k

Trendnet TPL-420E2K power-line adapter kit review: Slower and more expensive isn’t a good combo

It sports HomePlug AV2 MIMO, but it’s no competition for ZyXel’s PLA5405KIT.

Netgear XAV5201

Netgear XAVB5201 HomePlug Ethernet adapter review: Squeezing better performance from an old standard

Netgear's power-line adapter uses an "enhanced" flavor of HomePlug AV, but its performance still trailed competitors based on the newer standards.

Trendnet TPL408E2K

Trendnet TPL-408E2K HomePlug adapter review: Being skinny didn't make this adapter any slower

You often have to trade performance to achieve a thin form factor, but that's not the case here.

Linksys PLK500

Linksys PLEK500 power-line networking review: Pricey for its performance

Linksys has earned high marks for its Wi-Fi routers of late, but there's nothing special about this power-line kit.

TP-Link TLPA6010KIT

TP-Link TL-PA6010KIT HomePlug adapter review: Very fast for HomePlug AV

Proprietary enhancements make this HomePlug AV adapter faster than most of its HomePlug AV2 competitors.

ZyXEL PLA5405KIT

ZyXEL PLA5405KIT HomePlug adapter review: MIMO delivers the goods

Using both lines in an AC power line yields a significant boost in performance. ZyXEL is first, but the rest of the industry will get here soon.

D-Link DHP600AV

D-Link DHP-601AV HomePlug Ethernet adapter review: On par price and performance

D-Link's power-line Ethernet adapter is a solid value, but no one feature sets sets it apart from the pack.

tivo mega

TiVo goes ginormous, with 24TB of storage and a $5K price tag

The TiVo Mega, capable of recording more than three year's worth of programs, is slated to ship early next year, so start saving now.

asana primary

Asana review: a full-featured task manager for iOS devices

The new mobile app for Asana's popular task management service lets iPhone and iPad users run their collaborative undertakings on the go.

fan tv device

Fan TV nabs Time-Warner support

The svelte set-top box promises to deliver cable and streaming content over the internet, but lacks Amazon, Netflix, and a DVR.

Ultrabook Buying Guide 2013: How to find the right Ultrabook

Don't know what specs a laptop has to sport to bear Intel's Ultrabook seal of approval? Don't worry: We'll tell you everything you need to know about this ultra-portable line of laptops.

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