A home’s standard WiFi network is usually sufficient, that is assuming you live in a house with limited square footage, walls and floors.  But what is one to do if you live in a mansion with 1000s of square footage?  You could prewire your home with Cat5 cable, that is assuming you have the foresight and don’t purchase a historic or already completed house.

Introduced today, the Belkin Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit provides up to 1000Mbps data speeds throughout your home by utilizing the existing electrical wiring to form a network.  Just plug in the sender adapter into your router and the receive adapater into the wall, run an Ethernet cord to the appropriate device and you’ll be in business.  Unfortuanately, I’ve heard that these types of systems tend to be senstive to interference, old wiring and provide spotty connections over long distances.  It’s available now and start at $149.99.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."