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Review: Linksys Instant PowerLine EtherFast 10/100 Bridge

Introduction

Linksys Instant PowerLine EtherFast 10/100 Bridge
SummaryHomePlug compatible power line to Ethernet Bridge
UpdateNone
Pros• No-brainer installation
• Comparable in price to HPNA 2.0 products
Cons• 5Mbps throughput best case
• Expensive relative to alternative products
• Need Windows machine to set security code

Although some companies who announced HomePlug power line networking products back in January are having second thoughts, Linksys is forging ahead with at least two of their Instant PowerLine products. This review will take a look at the Instant PowerLine EtherFast 10/100 Bridge (Model PLEBR10) and see how it stacks up against other networking methods.