As reported on C Net, D-Link has announced it is now shipping the first hybrid router, the Wireless-N PowerLine Router. The router combines a regular Wireless-N router with the 200Mbps HomePlug AV standard, meaning power cord itself provides power-line data connectivity, and you can use any other HomePlug AV adapters at the far end of the connection to extend the network there, via electrical wiring.
“Other than the built-in support for HomePlug AV, the new router seems to have the specs of a budget wireless router. It offers only single-band wireless networking with a cap speed of 300Mbps and lacks support for Gigabit Ethernet. It does provide support for IPv6, however, enabling consumers to future-proof their home networks for the next generation of networking.”