HomePlug powerline network kits tested

Posted on Thursday, Aug 31 2006 @ 10:57 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Walls too thick for wireless signal? Don't want to tear apart your house to install Cat5? Using these kits, you can run a network over your home power lines. Does it work, and how fast is it? We find out.

"At the end of the day, 48Mbit/s is more than enough for both Internet use, as well as file sharing and more consistent that you are likely to get from wireless. Performance is a little lower than we would have expected and is certainly not out to replace traditional cabling, but the two kits do offer the same reliability of transfer. There are also no issues of reception and it can in theory travel up to 200m, which is pretty much any power outlet in your house."

Find out more over at Bit Tech.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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