In the transfer test, the Linksys PLSK400 hits a speedy 287 kb/sec which is leaps better than the older Actiontec Powerline gear which stuck at a pokey 13 kb/sec. However, the E4200 WiFi did live up to its reputation for speed, and averaged 1070 kb/sec.
The Linksys PLSK400 is available for $119. It is a viable solution for those seeking an alternative to WiFi and in need of a wired network, or to supplement wireless due to dead spots. It was ideal for internet speeds, but slower for sustained uploads, although much better than what was available a couple of years back. With the ease of setup, the built in security, and the potential for expansion, it makes this product a recommended purchase.
Overall Grade: A-