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HomePlug AV is a powerline technology standard. It offers physical layer data transfer speeds of up to 200 Mbps with actual throughput up to 100 Mbps. It was designed to support home multimedia requirements, so includes more QoS features than earlier standards. It also offers 128-bit DES security. While HomePlug AV compatible adapters do not interfere with the operation of adapters supporting earlier standards, they do not detect them and cannot form part of a network with them. HomePlug AV, like other HomePlug standards, forms networks based on a password, called the Network Membership Key (NMK).