Wednesday, February 08, 2012

New Networking Products at 3Gstore: Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet Switches and Powerline Adapter

3Gstore is excited to announce the addition of some new networking gear now available at 3Gstore.com!

The 200Mbps Mini Powerline Ethernet Adapter (above) is an incredibly useful tool that allows you to use AC power in place of ethernet cables to connect ethernet-capable equipment to your home network. Each Powerline kit comes with 2 Powerline adapters and 2 ethernet cables. One adapter plugs into your router and the other one into your other ethernet-enabled device (you can keep adding more Powerline devices - sold separately - for multiple devices). There are a myriad of uses for the Powerline - here are some of our favorite ways to use the Powerline:

  • set up your office/computers/devices away from your cable modem/router (no need to be in the same room as your router!)
  • connect your XBox/Playstation/Wii for online gaming without the need for WiFi or long ethernet cables
  • add a networkable printer anywhere there is a power outlet
  • connect a VOIP/PBX phone to your network without needing to be near the router
  • operate at faster speeds than WiFi (be sure to add a gigabit switch for optimum performance!)
  • WebCams / CloudCams - keep them up reliably without WiFi
  • avoid the interference issues that can plague WiFi (baby monitors, microwave ovens, cordless phones and more can interfere and degrade WiFi signal)
  • increase the speed to your DVR/Tivo (versus WiFi) and watch your recorded programs much quicker

In addition to the Powerline, 3Gstore is also now stocking gigabit 10/100/1000 ethernet switches. If you've been using 10 megabit or 100 megabit ethernet switches, it's time to give your network a speed boost by upgrading to a gigabit-speed switch! A 10/100/1000 switch will allow you to transfer files within your local network at MUCH faster speeds. 5-port and 8-port desktop models and a rack-mountable 16-port (above) switch are now available.