Solwise extends powerline with pass-through mains option
Solwise has rolled out a pass-through powerline ethernet adaptor which allows you to network through the mains without losing power sockets.
The NET-PL-200AV-PIGGY, as it's called, provides the same "SimpleConnect" push-button security configuration that Solwise's regular 200Mb/s HomePlug AV-based powerline units offer.
Solwise's 'Piggy': one power socket, two devices
Push the buttons on any two adaptors on your network and they - along with any other units you've already set up this way - will generate and share a 128-bit AES security key for encrypting data over the LAN.
Solwise is selling the pass-through units for around £55 - only a fiver more than the price of the regular adaptors.
Both are available now direct from Solwise and from Amazon.co.uk.
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