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The EZ Connect 14 Mbps Powerline to Ethernet Starter Kit (SMCHPKIT-ETH) has everything you need to add Powerline technology to create or extend a network without having to run expensive CAT-5 cabling. To install this kit, simply connect one of the Desktop Adapters to an available LAN port on your Barricade Router and plug it into a power outlet to enable all the power outlets in your home as a network connection point. Next, take the second Powerline Desktop Adapter and connect it to any network-enabled device where you want to access the Internet, email, share devices, or steam audio or video. The SMCHPKIT-ETH is an excellent solution for getting a Game Console System, such as Xbox or PS2, connected to the Internet for online game playing. The Powerline to Ethernet Desktop Adapter is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux based PCs. The EZ Connect 14 Mbps Powerline to Ethernet Starter Kit includes two Powerline to Ethernet Desktop Adapters in a single pack. Both Adapters are based on HomePlug 1.0 standard to insure compatibility with various types of home wiring. Using auto-sensing and rate-adaptive technology, the Powerline to Ethernet Adapter maintains the best connection available. With data transfer speeds up to 14Mbps, Powerline is faster then 802.11b wireless and is easier to install and troubleshoot. Combine this performance with a 56-bit Data Encryption Standard (DES) with Key Management security feature and you have a complete solution that is fast and secure. The EZ Connect 14 Mbps Powerline to Ethernet Adapter comes with the EZ Configuration Manger utility which is the only Powerline management software that runs on both the PC and Mac platforms. This feature-rich utility allows you to manage your network with a friendly naming option for each Powerline device in your network, view connection status, and monitor throughput information. For additional status information, each of the SMCHP1D-ETH included in this kit has easy-to-read diagnostic LEDs that will display if a Powerline network is available as soon as it is plugged into the power outlet. As with all SMC products, the EZ Connect Powerline to Ethernet Starter Kit ships with the SMC EZ Install Wizard to guide you step-by-step through the installation process. With all of these features in the innovative desktop chassis, which allows you to connect in places where a bulky wall-mounted adapter won't fit, and you have the ideal Powerline network solution to extend the range of your wired or wireless network.