[TriLUG] Powerline - Ethernet over AC lines & Linux
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Fri Sep 21 21:39:41 EDT 2007
Well considering that every single BPL start up (using High voltage
lines) that transmitted data
splattered noise over the airwaves far greater than the limits part 95
allowed its no wonder that
Power companies will not become ISPs.
Most have written those trial systems off (including Progress Energy,
thank the data flow!)except
for a few that insist on continuing to make life miserable for those
affected services. Of course there is
more to the story but basically BPL is a bad idea.
Neil Little, WA4AZL
Byarlay, Wayne A. wrote:
> 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.
> Irrelevant musings...
> -----Original Message-----
> 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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