JPeterson at bmjgroup.com
Fri Sep 26 14:20:14 BST 2008
I confess that I sort of forgot about the whole 'network over power
cables' thing until I needed network access in series of buildings with
metre thick granite walls. And concrete ceilings.
Does anyone know if powerline adaptors (things that turn your socket ring
into something like a LAN) "just work" or require multiple faffing
sessions? The actual requirement is to network the various converted
outbuildings of an old farm. My guess is that these things turn the copper
cables into a kind of giant unswitched 10-base-2 type network. My hunch is
that the network is shared across every building on the same loop from the
nearest transformer - I don't see how the signal would get through a
transformer, and I don't see why anything else would stop it. This is
fine, as the devices appear to have some kind of security layer that
prevents neighbours reading your network traffic.
Has anyone used this stuff?
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