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Friday, June 19, 2009

Extend the Home Network


I have written in the past about the NetGear Powerline products. They turn your house electrical wiring into Ethernet wiring. You plug a Netgear XE103 into an electric outlet and plug an Ethernet cable from it to your router. You have now established the sending side of the equation. On the other end you need to have something to receive the Ethernet signal. The XE104 adapter plugs into a wall outlet somewhere in your home and it adds 4 Ethernet ports to your network. We all know that as wonderful as wireless Ethernet may be, there are always dreaded dead zones where for some reason wireless just doesn’t work. Usually those dead zones are areas where physically cabling for networks is darn near impossible or improbably expensive. NetGear’s Powerline products can meet that need. I particularly find the XE104 attractive as it adds 4 ports not just one. I have routers all over the house and the ability to add 4 more ports easily is highly appealing.


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