Thursday, January 12, 2012
D-Link's New DHP-1565 Hits the Sweet Spot?
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:30 PM
"In my opinion, the DHP-1565 is a much-needed upgrade to its first hybrid router, the DHP-1320 Wireless N PowerLine Router. Nothing is wrong with the DHP-1320. In fact, it's a great router. The only problem is that it lacks both of what I consider "must-have" features for routers and a power-line device: Gigabit Ethernet and support for the latest 500Mbps Powerline AV standard."
If you're not fortunate enough to have ethernet run to the rooms in our house where you need it, and you happen to live in WiFi signal hell, powerline networking is a viable option now. D-Link's new router supports 500Mbps powerline speeds, which is a big boost from where things used to be a few years ago (think two-digit numbers in terms of real-world speeds). I've never implemented powerline networking technology myself - any Digital Home Thoughts done so? How did it work out for you?