A Powerline adapter is a device that will convert the electrical wiring in your house into a speedy computer network. This will giving you the convenience of being able to access the network wherever you have a plug socket, no cables snaking around the house, and the low latency, speed and security you’d expect with a wired connection.
The Advantages of Powerline Adapters
Here are the advantages of a power-line network:
- It’s inexpensive.
- It uses existing electrical wiring.
- Every room of a typical house has several electrical outlets.
- It’s easy to install.
- A printer, or any other device that doesn’t need to be directly connected to a computer, doesn’t have to be physically near any of the computers in the network.
- It doesn’t require that any special card to be installed in the computer.
Look here for more information on setting up a Powerline Adapter.