Powerline networking is still too expensive

Mar 22, 2007
Powerline networking is still too expensive

Home networking is becoming easier everyday. With wireless adapters getting cheaper all the time, it is a piece of cake to get a connection in every part of your house. But what if you want to get the internet in a garage or barn that is too far away to pick up a wireless signal?

That's where networking over power-lines comes in handy. The idea has been around for a while now, so it's nothing new, but it has recently become more popular. Buffalo is releasing a new system that can get you a connection of up to 190Mbps anywhere there is a power outlet.

The price is still pretty steep at $178 for the base and one receiver with extra receivers costing $115. For that much I think I can find an alternative method to connect over a long distance. Don't look for these in the US either, looks like for now they're only being released in Japan.
Buffalo HD-PLC Power-Line Network Adapter: Connects Batcave to Wayne Mansion

[via gizmodo]

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