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Re: powerline ethernet

On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 11:35:41AM -0500, Scott Lair wrote:
> Anyone using a powerline ethernet with debian?  I've got
> some difficult to wire locations so I thought I'd investigate
> my options.  I've tried wireless and it's a bit spotty so
> I'm hoping that some debian folks have some good experiences
> with powerline. I've seen them from Dlink, Linksys etc. and
> from about 14Mbs to 200Mbs.  If I can get about 50Mbs reliably
> I'd be happy.  Any thoughts on security for these things?

I've never used it, but just consider the security issues.  I'm not
saying that it isn't a good idea, just that you would want some kind of
encryped tunnel on top of it.

I once used a spare pair in the house phone system (ancient house, cat 2
wire, 2 pair) for a serial ppp link.  I found that I couldn't run
115,200 over it but one down (forget what that is).  Of course, check
your phone wiring, if you find cat5 you may be in luck.

Also, you may be able to run wires on the outside of the house.  It
doesn't have to be blue plenum wire, grey is easy to hide in a brick
morter line.  Especially if it needs tuck pointing. :)


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