powerline networking

  • Inside your walls, a fight for the right to link up your HDTV

    Posted January 12, 2011 - 1:01 pm

    Powerline is the simplest network option for situations WiFi can't cover; arguments over next-gen high-bandwidth spec might short its potential.
  • Broadcom buys powerline networking company

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    Broadcom has bought Spanish powerline networking company Gigle in a deal worth $75m
  • Review

    Better Together: Wi-Fi, Powerline Networking

    Posted May 26, 2009 - 4:05 pm

    Exacting applications such as network backup, high-definition video streaming, BitTorrent downloading, and VoIP can choke even the fastest Wi-Fi: At best, a draft-2.0 802.11n router delivers a little over 100 megabits per second in real-world throughput. If multiple Wi-Fi clients claim a share, performance can rapidly--and, in the case of streaming video, visibly--deteriorate. For these reasons, our look at networking products has two components.
  • Review

    Powerline networking - a buyer's guide

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 12:08 pm

    While not as well known or widely used as Wi-Fi or Ethernet, powerline networking—using your existing home electrical wiring to transmit data, turning every outlet in your house into a potential network connection—can be a lifesaver when Wi-Fi won’t reach or when you can’t (or won’t) run Ethernet cabling.
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