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nicolas.mokhoff
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re: STMicro/Arkados deal adds weight to HomePlug's play
nicolas.mokhoff   7/8/2011 2:01:54 PM
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Anybody else care to share their experience with PLC. Seems that carrying data over power lines might be efficient and economical. I wonder about interference though and how that is being handled for individual plugs in the home.

chanj0
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re: STMicro/Arkados deal adds weight to HomePlug's play
chanj0   7/7/2011 12:19:10 AM
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The PLC has been doing pretty well lately. I bought 3 to link up my computers at home to avoid the jitter that introduce by WiFi. I ran a speed test after. It couldn't deliver 100Mbps for sure. Yet, it delivers quite high bandwidth that allow me to watch 720p HD. The only trouble I have is when I want to transfer 2G or 4G of data from my laptop to my desktop. It's taking too long. At the end, my solution is to add 1 more Gigabit Ethernet card on my desktop to speed up the transfer. In summary, regular Internet browsing, latency sensitive gaming and 720p video watching are doing well with PLC.

GREAT-Terry
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re: STMicro/Arkados deal adds weight to HomePlug's play
GREAT-Terry   7/6/2011 6:30:54 AM
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Maybe I'm out-dated, I remember the Homeplug (powerline networking) has be around for many years but it was not wide spread so far. I've bought 2 several years ago to try to link up my computers in reading to the broadband router at my living room without the use of wireless connection or re-route a cat-5 cable. However, the homeplug just didn't work well. We were told the network was not stable as I have connected my home theatre (audio amplifier in general) to the power socket nearby my modem. Guess what happen then? I turned to set up a wireless network. I'm not sure if the technology has advanced so much that some people has picked it up again.



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