Hybrid wireless-N router adds Powerline capabilities

D-Link this week began shipping its latest router, the DHP-1320 which combines the functionality of a Wireless-N Router with Powerline 200 Mbps networking technology. The result is users can share data on their home network wirelessly, through Ethernet or through powerlines.

The entry level router’s power cord itself provides power-line data connectivity so homeowners can just plug a Powerline adaptor into an electrical outlet anywhere in the home in order to extend wired coverage to additional rooms and devices.

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In older homes it can often be very expensive and sometimes impossible to create a wired or wireless home network.

In situations such as this, Powerline technology enables consumers to use their existing electrical wiring to connect routers, computers, high-definition media players, game consoles, and network attached storage devices.