[RndTbl] Networking over home power lines

Robert Keizer robert at keizer.ca
Tue Feb 14 12:34:38 CST 2012

My understanding is that a transformer will block that frequency. I
had looked into it for a while and I read some people making block
wide networks, but the at least in their situation the transformer at
the end of the block was filtering.

Keep the list updated, this is interesting stuff. :)


On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:48 AM, John Lange <john at johnlange.ca> wrote:
> From the bit of reading I've done, it appears that a standard for
> networking over power lines was ratified in September 2010.
> Linksys has a device (plek400) for about $100. What I can't seem to
> find out is what the maximum theoretical distance the signal can
> travel?
> I have a situation where I'd like to get a network drop into a
> building that is 400m away. I've toyed with the idea of a home-brew
> Wifi point-to-point system but it's still relatively expensive to buy
> two Buffalo radios plus external antennas etc. and even then it would
> be on the outside of the range for that type of solution.
> The building is defiantly on the same power "system" so can the
> network-over-power devices reach 400m ?
> John
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