Since the idea of powerline AV network adapters, whereby a LAN network is set up through a home's electrical grid, hasn't worn off its novelty yet, Buffalo can still establish itself as a main provider of devices meant to facilitate the creation of such things.
Following in the footsteps of D-Link
, it has formally introduced two adapters called HomePlug PL-05H and WPL-05G300.
The former is the basic type, with one downstream port and support for 240 Mbps bandwidth.
The latter is more advanced though. While it, too, communicates at up to 240 Mbps, it has an integrated 802.11 b/g/n (up to 300 Mbps) wireless router as well.
Needless to say, the WPL-05G300 is more expensive than the PL-05H. While the simple device is priced at 5,565 JPY (US $70 / 54 Euro) or 10,920 JPY in packs of two (US $139 / 105 Euro), the wireless WPL-05G300 needs 8,925 JPY (US $113 / 86 Euro) and 16,485 JPY (US $209.6 / 160 Euro), respectively.