Actiontec 500 Mbps Powerline Network Adapter Kit comparison

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Actiontec 500 Mbps Powerline Network Adapter Kit

Actiontec 500 Mbps Powerline Network Adapter Kit
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Linksys PLEK500 Powerline AV2 Gigabit Network Adapter Kit

Linksys PLEK500 Powerline AV2 Gigabit Network Adapter Kit
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Price $42 to $70 at 5 stores $80 to $119 at 5 stores $56 to $59 at 2 stores $199 at 1 store
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Release date January 08, 2013 June 13, 2013 August 17, 2012 June 17, 2002 January 06, 2013
The Bottom Line While not perfect, the Actiontec PWR511K01 for now offers the best value among power-line adapter kits on the market. With stellar performance and support for the new HomePlug AV2 standard, the PLEK500 is an easy recommendation. The XE602 is a flexible choice for home users without Ethernet or phone wiring in every room.

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Packaged Quantity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1
1
Frequency Band Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 GHz
5 GHz
Cabling Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Power/data
Info unavailable
Compliant Standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable HomePlug 1.0
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11g
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Form Factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable External
Plug-in card
Data Link Protocol Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable HomePlug 1.0
IEEE 802.11ac
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 6.9 in x 4.6 in x 1.1 in
0.7 in x 4.1 in x 2.7 in
Voltage Required Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable ± 22% ( 60 Hz )
Info unavailable
Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable NETGEAR Powerline XE602 - Network adapter
ASUS PCE-AC66 - Network adapter
Data Transfer Rate Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 14 Mbps
1.3 Gbps
Interface (Bus) Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Ethernet
PCI Express
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.9 lbs
4.4 oz
Device Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Network adapter
Network adapter
System Requirements Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows 8
Manufacturer Warranty Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 years warranty
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