Q: I donít access the internet much, should I install a 200Mbps or 500Mbps Powerline Network?
If your primary activity on the Internet is surfing the web or checking your email, facebook, or twitter account, 200Mbps Powerline will do the job! In fact, actual throughput will reach speeds between 50Mbps and 70Mbps, depending on environment.
Q: I have a family of 6 and everyone is always online, playing games, and downloads who knows what. We have an old wireless g router and want to change to Powerline. What is right for me?
A bustling household demands more speed. When multiple users are downloading files and playing online games, a slower transfer rate may cause a bottleneck effect on your network; leading to slow downloads and occasional drop offs. We would recommend using a 500Mbps Powerline solution, which provides a real throughput between 120-190Mbps, allowing your entire family to access the Internet fast.
Q. Are 200Mbps and 500Mbps Powerline products interoperable?
Yes! Currently, all of TRENDnetís Powerline products are certified under the HomePlug AV standard. Under this standard, HomePlug AV certified products are interoperable with other products that are also HomePlug AV certified and are able to deliver speeds of up to 200Mbps. Keep in mind that when mixing 200Mbps and 500Mbps powerline products, your maximum speed will remain at 200Mbps.
Q. Do I have more options with 200 or 500?
Both 200Mbps and 500Mbps Powerline solutions offer the convenient and simple set up in your home or office. Since 500Mbps solutions are so new (TRENDnet was first to launch 500Mbps to the market in December), there are more 200Mbps solutions on the market today. However a large number of new 500Mbps solutions will launch to market this year. If you are a heavy network user you will enjoy a better wireless experience with 500Mbps Powerline solutions.