ASUS has made a strong case for the future of powerline networking with its new PL-X51P/PL-X52P powerline adapters (the PL-X51P is a single unit while the PL-X52P is a two-adapter bundle). They’re the first in the market to have four — that’s right, four — Gigabit LAN connectors each. If that wasn’t enough, one of them is actually a designated VIP port designed to push whatever’s connected to it to the top of the bandwidth priority list, presumably so you can speed up the download of that totally legal copy of Game of Thrones on one computer while smacking gnomes around in World of Warcraft on another. The adapters have an extra outlet each so you can still use the socket while an integrated noise filter helps compensate for powerline fluctuations. There’s also 128-bit AES encryption and ASUS promises speeds of up to 500Mbps. The model seen here looks to be Europe/Asia only due to the shape of the plug; we’ve yet to see one suitable for the US. Similarly, there’s no word on pricing, but we’ll be sure to update you with more information once we find out.
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