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LAN over Powerlines

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Duke, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 33,452

    Location: Wiltshire

    Just been reading about using powerlines for LAN connections at El Reg. Although we've all read about this for connecting to ISPs (I think PowerGen were trialing the tech?), ZyXEL have released a kit for home use..

    Sounds quite promising? http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/01/23/review_zyxel_pl-100/
  2. Burbleflop


    Joined: 7 May 2003

    Posts: 4,247

    Location: Away from here

    HomePlug isn't exactly new, it has been around for quite some time. I used to have some of the older 12Mbit (I think) kit for connecting my MP3 player to the network, worked fine for a few months then one of hte units died.
  3. errata

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,881

    Homeplug high speed 85mbs has been out for a few months. Ordinary or high speed is very handy when wireless is unreliable. Needs to be a bit cheaper though
  4. zetec452


    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

    Posts: 9,454

    I didn't think it was a bad price. Seems very handy.