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 adapter into an electrical outlet anywhere in the home in order to extend wired coverage to additional rooms and devices.

Features of the hybrid router include: HomePlug AV certified with up to 200Mbps throughput; Wireless N 300; 3 10/100Mbps Ethernet Ports; Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS); Built-in QoS; WPA or WPA2 wireless encryption; 128-bit AES Encryption For PowerLine Network Security and IPv6 support.

"With this combination router and D-Link's line of PowerLine accessory products, we're able to provide consumers with a simple way to extend their networks into 'dead zones' where wireless coverage has previously been limited or spotty, such as a basement, an upstairs bedroom, or other hard to reach locations." said Daniel Kelley of D-Link North America.

The DHP-1320 Hybrid Wireless-N PowerLine Router is on sale now for $130.