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Belkin Powerline AV+ Networking Adapters Review

by November 13, 2008
Belkin Powerline AV+ Networking Adapters

Belkin Powerline AV+ Networking Adapters

  • Product Name: Powerline AV+ Networking Adapters
  • Manufacturer: Belkin
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: November 13, 2008 08:20
  • MSRP: $ 179.99
  • Buy Now

 

Model Number: F5D4075

Host interface: Ethernet

Network standard: 802.3/802.3u

Data transfer rate: Up to 200 Mbps

Port: 3 x RJ45 ports

Encryption: 128-bit AES link encryption

Standard: HomePlug AV

System requirements: Windows 2000, XP or Vista 32-bit

Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty

What's in the Box: Two Powerline Networking Adapters, two Ethernet cables, two power cords, two wall plug adapters, quick installation guide, and CD with installation software and user's manual.

Pros

  • Cost effective solution to a fairly labor intensive problem
  • Easy setup
  • Near perfect design

Cons

  • Powerline connection speed indicator hard to read
  • Supports additional adaptors but Belkin doesn't sell additional adaptors

 

Belkin Powerline AV+ Networking Adapters Introduction

PLAV_both.JPGWhen I ran across the Belkin CEDIA display, I was only interested in one thing - HDMI. It's what everyone is concerned about, what everyone is talking about, and frankly, it grabs reader's attention. Well, Belkin grabbed my attention with the Powerline AV+ Networking Adapters. This is an "over your existing power lines" solution to the problem of connecting your home theater to your router. Sure, more and more devices are coming with wireless connection but there are plenty that will either perform better hardwired or won't perform at all without one. The big selling point for me was that the Powerline AV+ not only connects your home theater to your office, but acts as a hub so that you can connect three devices to one port router! I've quickly run out of ports on my router and have been manually switching cables for some time. This sounded like the perfect solution. Now to see if it worked.

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Recent Forum Posts:

bram77 posts on February 16, 2009 23:46
Dear Sir,

informative article on the Belkin Powerline F5D4075

Belkin does not sell additional adapters for this product.

Do you know which other adapters are compatible with the Belkin F5D4075?

In the event i would like to add additional computers to the powerline network.

Thank you.
Adam posts on November 13, 2008 21:12
ned, post: 482365
Where do you buy this?

Google might hook you up, but you can but it directly from Belkin. Click the “Read the article” link in the first post, then click “BUY IT NOW!” under the picture. It will bring you to the Belkin product page.
ned posts on November 13, 2008 15:43
Where do you buy this?
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