On Monday, TP-Link launched the N600 Entertainment Adapter (TL-WA890EA), a media bridge that allows Ethernet-based devices to have wireless access to the network. The device is available now for a not-too-shabby price of $59.99 USD.
According to the specs, the "Entertainment Adapter" provides Wireless N speeds of up to 300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band, and up to 300 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band. On the back are four 10/100 Ethernet ports, allowing the user to plug in a game console, Blu-ray player, set-top-box and other "wired" devices that don't have Wi-Fi capabilities.
This media bridge is definitely ideal for devices that are on the other side of the house, residing on the outskirts of the wireless network, for example. The media bridge essentially acts like one large wireless adapter, except in this case, there are four connections made with the router instead of just one.
Complimenting this media bridge would be TP-Link's N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (TL-WDR3600), which provides the same speeds on both bands as the Entertainment Adapter. This router also provides Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB ports for sharing media and a printer, guest network access and more.
There's also the N600 Wireless Dual Band Router (TL-WDR3500), which doesn't have Gigabit Ethernet ports, and only one USB port. This router has guest access as well as an on/off switch so that users can save energy by turning off the router when it's not in use (like in a vacation home). Other features include a one-button setup and IP Quality of Service.
For more information about TP-Link's dual-band wireless solutions for the home and office, head here.