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.
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.
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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