How does it work?
It's simple. The 200 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter and 4-Port Hub Kit uses your home electrical lines to create up to a high speed network throughout your home, giving devices like Blu-Ray players, TiVO or DVRs, gaming consoles, and computers access to the Internet.
Why better than wireless
"Why don't I just use wireless networking instead? I'm more familiar with it."
Because there are some great advantages to powerline technology.
- Powerline products have more consistent transmissions. You won't see the kind of fadeouts and connection drops as you do in wireless.
- Powerline works in places where wireless can't. Powerline will give you a strong connection throughout your electrical system, whether connecting into a concrete basement or throughout a large home.
The 200 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter and 4-Port Hub Kit contains everything you need to create your Powerline home network, and it's very easy to install.
What's in the box?
The 200 Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter and 4-Port Hub Kit contains the following:
- One Ethernet 4-port Switch
- One Ethernet adapter
- Two Ethernet cables
- Quick Start guide
Actiontec's Powerline products
Actiontec has a full line of powerline products, each slightly different depending on your needs
Setup Instructions STEP 1:
Plug first adapter into available port on router.
Plug first adapter into wall.
Plug second adapter cable into the Ethernet or LAN port on the desired product (e.g. Xbox 360) and the 4-Port Hub. Then plug the second adapter into the wall.
Are all of the lights GREEN? Congratulations, your Xbox360 is now connected to the Internet.