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The D-Link PowerLine AV Network Starter Kit

Over the years I'm sure several of you have aquired vast libraries of media (video/audio) that you would like to play wirelessly anywhere in your home.  I know I have.  Unfortunately, much of the current available hardware won't allow you to do this cheap. There are several companies who claim their products can stream 1080p video and 720p video but they can't.  With that being said I just said screw it and just took the storage drive with the video on it and moved it to the tv I wanted to play it at.  Not only does this create a risk of damaging the storage hardware constantly moving it around but
it's a pain in the A$$.

Thankfully and hopefully I can save anyone out there the time and hassle I've endured with a simple, solid solution.

After testing several brands, and after a couple weeks of purchasing and returning different models........I've narrowed down a couple brands that will do what we need.  Stream HD Media without drilling holes and running ethernet cables through the walls and floors of your home.

D-Link PowerLine AV Network Starter Kit






This solution allows you to use the existing powerlines in your walls to run an ethernet signal to your pc, laptop, media player, or whatever you want that accepts an ethernet cable input.  Since using it, I eliminated wireless internet or networking from my home and increased the transmission speeds by 10+.  This product is simple and it really is invaluable.  You pretty much plug it in and enjoy an as good as wired connection.



manufacturer description is below:
The D-Link PowerLine AV Network Starter Kit (DHP-307AV) allows you to create or expand your home network using your existing electrical wiring**. By simply attaching one adapter from your router into your existing electrical system, you can turn every power outlet into a possible network connection2.

Expand Your Network Without Running Wires

D-Link PowerLine AV Network Adapter technology extends your network's range by utilizing your home's existing electrical wiring**. This device is also ideal for homes or small offices where concrete walls, successive floors in multi-storied buildings, or other architectural impediments could inhibit a wireless signal. Connect multiple devices in the farthest corners of your home by attaching a switch or wireless access point to a D-Link PowerLine AV Network Adapter.

Conveniently Connect

D-Link's PowerLine AV Network Adapter transmits data reliably by intelligently adapting to the strongest signal channels. With increased speeds of up to 200Mbps* and utilizing QoS technology, D-Link's PowerLine AV Network Adapter are ideal for streaming HD video, intense online gaming, and VoIP calling. Plus, D-Link's PowerLine AV Network Adapter incorporate 128-bit AES encryption for securing your connection to help keep your data safe from intruders.

Key Features

  • Speeds up to 200Mbps*
  • Stream HD content across your network
  • Connect multiple computers, game consoles, and multimedia devices to the Internet
  • Expand your wireless LAN by connecting an access point to achieve stronger wireless signals in remote areas
  • Supports secure encryption for enhanced network security
  • Simple plug & play installation
  • Intelligent QoS technology prioritizes both wired and wireless Internet traffic to enable enhanced gaming and phone calling (VoIP) experience
  • High Speed Ethernet for fast wired connectivity

Compatibility

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2/Windows 2000 SP4,MAC OS

    What's in the Box

    2 PowerLine AV Ethernet adapters, 2 Ethernet cables, CD-ROM with PowerLine Utility and product documentation
    Just for your information.  
    There are several wireless usb network cards that claim they can provide HD Streaming abilities to any computer wirelessly.  They are lying.  While the speeds show 200+mb/s on your connection, the throughput sucks.  I've tried several of these products as well.  In other words, don't be fooled and don't waste your money.

    Ethernet over Power is one of the most valuable technologies I'm glad to use today and I highly recommend you to give it a try if you need HD Streaming transmission speeds.

    Seeing as the starter kit only comes with two receivers, if you choose to add this to more systems or require more connectivity you can purchase additional receivers separately.