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Netgear to make powerline networking adapters with a theoretical max of 200Mb/s

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    Everyone who shops for networking equipment knows the theory behind Ethernet over Power, or EoP technology. Plugging one adapter into a house power socket, and another into a socket near a router, will give the user an instant ethernet connection. Netgear has told The Register that it plans on making EoP adapters that have a maximum bandwidth of 200 Mb/s. Of course, natural constraints such as power line noise reduce the effective bandwidth to about 95Mb/s. While alot lower then the maximum, it certainly is better then previous revisions of the product, which maxed out at 14 or 85 Mb/s. Unfortunately, the new EoP adapters from Netgear are based on the OPERA 200Mbps powerline standard. This means that they are not compatible with previous EoP standards. The EoP adapters are still perfect for bridging media centers, game consoles, or computers that are out of range of wireless networks. Netgear will release their EoP adapters in Europe for around £140-£180.
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    Source: The Register
     
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    Just 14 or 85? :roll: I mean, geez just a minor difference... :laugh:
     
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    it would be so awesome if those things were like $10 .. we would see internet enabled home appliances everywhere .. i want a fridge with webserver that can order new stuff when i'm out of food :)
     
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    Isn't "power over ethernet" where you can power something like an ethernet camera with just an ethernet cable (and a power injector at the other end of the cable)?

    This sounds more like "ethernet over power" to me.
     
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    Thats what it is :laugh:
     
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    14 or 85 refers to the differences in the revisions. The first PoE device had a speed of 14Mb/s, and the next generation had 85Mb/s. Now this one has 95Mb/s :).
     
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    ethernet over power = data travels over power grid in-house
    power over ethernet = ethernet cable has wires for power
     
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    Erm, I'll go correct my newspost :eek:...done.
     
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    well duh :laugh: I do speak english ;)

    Its just not normal grammar to say from "14 to 85mb/s".... normally it would be like "18-25mb/s" with a small interval- a 14 to 85mbps jump is HUGE!!!!! :laugh:
     
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    Oh, silly me :p.
     
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    Can you use them on outlets which use different spurs?
     

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