240 volt ethernet is better than thin air.

At home my wife got fed up with the fan noise from our main home computer ( generic AMD pc running solaris 10) so I had to move the computer. So I acquired some sunray hardware and a couple of ethernet to wireless bridges, installed sunray software 3.1 on the server and away we went. The DTU screen and keyboard are in the lounge where the adsl line comes in, the server is off in a distant room with only 802.11g between them.

This worked but screen refresh was slooow - video just didn't work, time for a change. So I bought a couple of ethernet over mains units - 85 Mbits/sec, just plug them in, wait a few seconds and they just worked. The only problem is that the configuration software that you need to change the passwords and set a encryption key is windows only, although the vendor says that the signal doesn't go through the meter I am not convinced ( could someone explain that?)... But now the sunray screen updates really fast so that was a good thing to do.

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Can you please direct me to a url for the ethernet over mains 85 Mbits/sec Thanks

Posted by Frans on March 14, 2006 at 09:10 AM GMT+00:00 #

Hello, Here is a URL for a review of the exact
product I bought.
http://www.adslguide.org.uk/hardware/reviews/2005/q4/solwiseplug.asp
I hope it is useful.
tim

Posted by tim uglow on March 14, 2006 at 10:42 AM GMT+00:00 #

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