HomePlug is the family name for various power line communications specifications that support networking over existing home electrical wiring. Several specifications exist under the HomePlug moniker, with each offering unique performance capabilities and coexistence or compatibility with other HomePlug specifications.

Some HomePlug specifications target broadband applications such as in-home distribution of low data rate IPTV, gaming, and Internet content, while others focus on low-power, low throughput, and extended operating temperatures for applications such as smart power meters and in-home communications between electric systems and appliances. All of the HomePlug specifications were developed by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, which also owns the HomePlug trademark.

Home networking standards
Common name IEEE standard
HomePlug IEEE 1901
Wi-Fi 802.11a
Common name ITU-T recommendation
HomePNA 2.0 G.9951–3
HomePNA 3.0 G.9954
HomePNA 3.1 G.9954
G.hn/HomeGrid G.9960–1
G.hn-mimo G.9963
G.hnta G.9970
G.cx G.9972

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