Home Automation

Dave Smith dave at thesmithfam.org
Thu Feb 22 17:07:01 MST 2007

Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Daniel C. wrote:
>> On 2/22/07, Shane Hathaway <shane at hathawaymix.org> wrote:
>>> Ethernet over power lines is a way better idea.  Surely it's now
>>> possible to combine TCP/IP, ethernet, and some of the power line
>>> communication circuitry in a $10 integrated circuit.  That would be a
>>> money maker, I think.
>>> Shane
>> Isn't there a huge amount of noise on most power lines?

I've used ethernet over home power lines and it works just fine. The 
nice thing is that you have instant network in any room with a power 
plug. I didn't look at LAN transfer rates, but it kept up just fine with 
the 640kbps DSL line.


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