It doesn’t seem fair to directly compare Powerline network with Wi-Fi network as both of these networks are designed to work for and with each other. The Wi-Fi network is very dynamic whereas the Powerline network embraces simplicity.
Let's understand what is Powerline networking?
A Powerline network is essentially a wired network with (mostly) hidden wires. Let's say that you have your router in the living room and your home office is upstairs. Now the only possible solution seems to run the Ethernet cable along way from living room to upstairs. Hopefully, you don’t trip on the cables someday!
The Powerline solution is less visible − a 'no new wires' approach. You buy a basic kit, which comes with two Powerline adapters and two short Ethernet cables. You connect one of the Ethernet cables to your router and to the first of the adapters. Then you plug it into the nearest power socket. You click the second Ethernet cable into the back of your computer and into the second adapter. You plug the second adapter into the nearest power socket.
And that's it. The adapters auto-detect each other (no drivers, no lengthy configuration process) and auto-connect, enabling data packets to speed from a router to your computer, traveling along the Ethernet cable, into the first adapter, across the electrical wiring in the walls, out into the second adapter and into your computer.
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As said earlier, it is not fair to compare Powerline network with Wi-Fi network but on a narrow perspective, it does have several advantages over Wi-Fi, such consistent speeds, reliability, security and ease-of-use.
Powerline is a bridging technology, often useful for extending the reach of a home network to places where your wireless coverage is poor, or where you need the fastest connection possible − a games console, a streaming TV or uploading videos on YouTube. It's also ideal for connecting old devices to the Internet that don't have built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, avoiding cluttering up your living room with a tangle of Ethernet cables. Powerline is a neat and effective networking solution.
Tenda offers a range of Powerline adapters, designed to meet your every specific need. Those of which are the PH6 and PH10. PH6 is the AV1000 Gigabit Pass-through Powerline Adapter while PH10 is the AV1000 AC Wi-Fi Powerline Extender Kit.
PH6 is a Powerline adapter designed for 3D/HD video streaming and home entertainment sharing. It has the latest HomePlug AV2 technology. It does uses existing electrical that can offer a transmission rate of up to 1000Mbps. The Plug and play feature frees you from having to set it up. Designed with an integrated power socket, PH6 will not decrease the number of power sockets by consuming space to power-up.
PH10 is an AV1000 AC Wi-Fi Powerline extender kit, with Gigabit Powerline speed and Gigabit Ethernet ports that supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band wireless to meet faster wired and wireless connectivity. The Wi-Fi Clone technology allows you to synchronize the Wi-Fi network name and password of PH10 with those of your wireless router at a press of a button, ensuring seamless mobility wherever you go.
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