Feeds

D-Link debuts 200Mbps mains networking pack

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

D-Link has packed a pair of its 200Mbps powerline Ethernet adaptors into a starter kit it hopes will make networking over mains power cables more attractive.

D-Link DHP-301 200Mbps powerline Ethernet adaptors
D-Link's DHP-301: ready for HD streaming over the mains

The DHP-301 PowerLine HD pack contains two adaptors, but it's easy to buy and add more to create an array of convenient high-speed network ports around your home or office where wireless networks can't reach.

D-Link's kit is based on Spanish chip maker DS2's powerline technology, which adheres to the Opera standard - rival to and incompatible with the HomePlug AV standard. That means there are a fair few 200Mbps powerline products the D-Links won't talk to, though they should connect to Netgear's HDX101 adaptor, reviewed here.

Neither standard delivers full 200Mbps performance - a theoretical maximum raw speed degraded in the real world by data transfer protocol and error correction information sent alongside the stuff you actually want to send. And that's before the quality of the wiring, noise and inevitable distance-related degradation come into play.

Our testing of similar products suggests a real-world throughput of over 40Mbps - enough for a pair of HD video streams.

Available now from D-Link suppliers the DHP-301 set costs £130.

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins
We don't need no steenkin' TCP/IP retransmission and the congestion it causes
GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
Telstra to KILL 2G network by end of 2016
GSM now stands for Grave-Seeking-Mobile network
Seeking LTE expert to insert small cells into BT customers' places
Is this the first step to a FON-a-like 4G network?
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
BlackBerry: Toss the server, mate... BES is in the CLOUD now
BlackBerry Enterprise Services takes aim at SMEs - but there's a catch
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.