Why can buying a HomePlug be so complicated? Surely a plug is just a plug, don't they all do the same thing?
Why can buying a HomePlug be so complicated? Surely a 200AV plug is just a plug, don’t they all do the same thing? Why are they all so different in price when at the end of the day they all look the same? Well the truth is, although they might all look much the same, the inside can vary immensely from plug to plug. What many people don’t understand is that there are different chipset levels.
What is a chipset? A chipset is a set of electronic components in an integrated circuit that manages the data flow between the processor, memory and peripherals. Chipsets are usually designed to work with a specific family of microprocessors. Because it controls communications between the processor and external devices, the chipset plays a crucial role in determining system performance.
What this actually means in the real world is that a chipset is the piece inside the HomePlug that makes it work and sets the specification level of the plug. Read More
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