This method of power-line networking saves consumers the need for rewiring network cords and adapters throughout an entire house and makes the process that much more simple. The HLE08500-01K model power-line adapter is a step down from Actiontec's next-gen powerline adapter series and only supports speeds up to 85Mbps, this is still fast enough however to support high bandwidth applications such as high speed gaming or media streaming. The HLE08500-01K model network adapter is fully compatible with any gaming console, modern router or internet gateway.
The Actiontec HLE08500-01K model power-line adapter includes additional features such as easy installation (plug and play) support, Homeplug 1.0 certification support, 56-bit DES data encryption security support, and comes bundled with 2 adapters total.
It is worth noting that Actiontec's HLE20003-01KP Next-Gen Power-line network adapters can be had for about the same price and support speeds of up to 200Mpbs.