[TriLUG] Powerline - Ethernet over AC lines & Linux
Byarlay, Wayne A.
wab at purdue.edu
Fri Sep 21 14:30:48 EDT 2007
Back in the 90's when I first saw this technology (In a TigerDirect
catalog!), I thought to myself, "My God. This is going to be the wave of
the future. Power Companies are going to be ISP's, and Microsoft will
put windows on toasters, and... and.. and..."
Then, Poof! It disappeared into obscurity. I guess there are too many
limitations to piggybacking the signals through the various conduits of
the world? Besides, I suppose that Fiber lines which already existed
were easier to put to task.
From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
Behalf Of Reginald Reed
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:07 PM
To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Powerline - Ethernet over AC lines & Linux
It works. I used the Netgear 85Mbps variety. Didn't save my bacon,
but it certainly made networking several adhoc connections prior to me
setting up my network fully in my new house.
On 9/20/07, John Mitchell <john280z at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone used any of these products with Linux? You know, plug
> box into outlet, plug ethernet cable into box. Repeat for other room.
> Saved my bacon, good, bad, threw them out???
> Thanks for the info,
> john mitchell
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