Group test: what's the best networking device?
The best networking devices you can buy
By PC Advisor staff | PC Advisor | 17 March 11
- Reviewed on: 18 August 10
- RRP: £42.04 inc VAT
- Best Price: Find The Best Buffalo AirStation WBMR-HP-GN Deals
The Buffalo AirStation WBMR-HP-GN is a well priced all-in-one modem/router suitable for distributing a fast ADSL2+ connection over Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet networks. It's relatively easy to set up, but its interface could use an overhaul.
- Reviewed on: 27 August 10
- RRP: £216 inc. VAT
- Best Price: Find The Best TRENDnet Dual WAN Advanced VPN Router Deals
The price and performance of the Dual WAN Advanced VPN Router make it an excellent option for small businesses looking for an affordable dual-WAN connection router.
- Reviewed on: 27 July 10
- RRP: £110.39 inc VAT
- Best Price: Find The Best Netgear Digital Entertainer Live EVA2000 Deals
Netgear's Digital Entertainer Live EVA2000 is a fine media streamer for those of you who want to stream videos off a USB 2.0 hard drive on to an older, standard-definition TV, but if you want to view good quality video on a high-definition screen, you're better off going for a more advanced model, such as the EVA9100.
2. WD LiveWire
- Reviewed on: 11 February 11
- RRP: £72.46 inc VAT
- Best Price: Find The Best WD LiveWire Deals
Unlike many similar powerline adaptors, the WD LiveWire units each include four ethernet ports, greatly extending their usefulness for plugging in all manner of network peripherals at each end of your mini network. We just wish they were faster, and that the system was as cross-platform as it says on the box. And we do question why WD markets them as 200 Mb/s adaptors when they only seem to include ethernet ports whose top speed is 100 Mb/s.
- Reviewed on: 8 July 10
- RRP: £60.37 inc VAT
- Best Price: Find The Best D-Link DHP-307AV Deals
Powerline network kit is simple to use, flexible and provides network stability beaten only by true ethernet cabling. The D-Link DHP-307AV scores highly for its svelte size and price, but the lack of a pass-through power socket will be a blow to some users.
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