The Actiontec HLS08500-01KE is a wireless network extender. It is designed to provide additional Wi-Fi signal in "dead zones" using an existing Home Plug powerline network. Hence, for it to work it requires a Home Plug router or an adapter on a router that provides Home Plug powerline functionality. The wireless network extender uses 802.11g+ (Super G), so it can provide speeds up to 108mbps provided it is connected to via a 802.11g+ adapter, rather than a 802.11g adapter. The extender creates a new wireless network, however computers connected to the new wireless network will still be on the same subnet as the old wireless network, as the extender acts as a DHCP forwarder. The extender supports WPA and WEP encryption.
- Wireless network extender
- Uses existing powerlines
- Require HomePlug network
- Keeps subnet constant
- WEP and WPA wireless encryption
- 802.11b/g/g+ wireless network
Model #: HPAP108T