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 Actiontec HLE08509-01K Switch includes 4 Ethernet ports to extend a home networking service supporting total speeds of up to 85Mbps. The HLE08509-01K is meant to be used with Actiontec's HLE08500-01K 85Mbps network extenders to fully extend a home network throughout an entire establishment as needed; in fact the 4 port switch comes bundled with one Network extender.
The Actiontec HLE08509-01K Power-line 4 Port Switch 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 alongside 1 network adapter and 2 Ethernet cables.
It is worth noting that Actiontec's HLE20043-01KP Next-Gen Power-line 4 port switch can be had for about the same price and supports speeds of up to 200Mpbs.