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This review is from: D-Link DHP-309AV PowerLine AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit
Pros: Cheap, easy setup, throughput seemed to be very good
Cons: Dropped connection two to three times every session when trying to stream music or video. No response from vendor for support, so these had to be returned.
Other Thoughts: I tested these with one unit plugged into the wall by my router in my basement and then moved the other unit to different outlets upstairs connecting to my desktop. One outlet allowed only 10-12 Mbps; another, only three feet away but on another wall, allowed for as much bandwidth as my Internet connection could handle (about 54Mbps). Unfortunately, they don't like to stream much. Even finding good outlets for my desktop connection, the unit would stop working whenever I tried to stream any music or video, requiring a manual reset. This was every time I sat down for a session at the computer. I tried contacting support, but there was no response. I don't know if it was a heat issue or what, but that really killed the convenience of having them, so I went back to wireless.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Quiet, uses little power.
Cons: This card is in my multimedia box connected to my TV, so it was only intended for watching movies and shows. I'm using the HDMI out to carry the audio and video, but unfortunately this setup sometimes results in the audio cutting out for a second or two, which didn't happen with my previous card.
Other Thoughts: I had pretty minimal expectations for the card, but unfortunately it fell a bit short.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This kind of product is either as advertised or it isn't. I haven't had any problems, and have found the reader included to be very useful.
Cons: None I can think of.READ FULL REVIEW