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Ultimate Geek


  # 1055744 29-May-2014 10:50
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cdrnet:
bagheera:
cdrnet:  The last time I used Powerline technology, it only worked at 11Mb/s. They were talking about increasing the speed to something like 88Mb/s, but I did find it reliable. The error correcting side of Wireless makes the actual performance difficult to measure, so I do quite like such reliable solutions. What speed does it work at these days?


depends - can go upto 300mbs (or at least the one we got could), but if it a long run thought the power cable it drops off, and to the master bed room it was very low - can not remember how low it was but it like xdls - over x distance it drops off.


WOW - Sounds great. I had no idea. I'm considering running a new cable and the route I had planned to take is likely to take around 4 hours of crawling around in dirt and dust, through my roof cavity. If I was to use a Powerline device, I estimate that the actual distance will be around 60m. How would 60m measure up in terms of achieving 300mb/s ?


also depend on how the power is lay out - 60m could = 300m of power cable by the time it gone from 1 plug back to the power board and back out to the other plug - only way to know is to try one.

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Uber Geek


  # 1055783 29-May-2014 11:29
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Remember powerline speeds are split across all powerline devices, so whether you have 2 units or 9 units you can still only have a total combined throughput of 300MB/s (or whatever the spec is).




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Master Geek


  # 1055786 29-May-2014 11:37
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andrewNZ: Remember powerline speeds are split across all powerline devices, so whether you have 2 units or 9 units you can still only have a total combined throughput of 300MB/s (or whatever the spec is).


I'm just going to try P2P for one device. Will let you guys know how it plays out (c8

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  # 1057775 2-Jun-2014 08:36
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Oooh, look.

A 10BaseT hub with a 10Base2 (coax) port. Those were the days ;-)

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=736664338

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Master Geek


  # 1057821 2-Jun-2014 10:43
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RunningMan: Oooh, look.

A 10BaseT hub with a 10Base2 (coax) port. Those were the days ;-)

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=736664338


Yip, that was my era. The stress of finding failure intermittent failure points on a customer's 15 node network was no fun at all. Sticking pins in yourself might be slightly less stressful. 

I purchased so may bad cables that I started making them all myself. Used to make them in slow time and to exact measured sizes. Good fun.... I suppose. I may have some Ts and terminators hanging around if anyone wants them? (assuming I can find them of course). 

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1058146 2-Jun-2014 18:49
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why not just run some outdoor cat5 or 6 around the outside of the house and punch into the room wher you need it.?
its not like you need to bury it super deep.

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Master Geek


  # 1058166 2-Jun-2014 19:44
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floydie: why not just run some outdoor cat5 or 6 around the outside of the house and punch into the room wher you need it.?
its not like you need to bury it super deep.


I think the issue here is that there is already a 10 base T infrastructure.

I looked at the option of punching a couple of holes in the wall and then running the cable in the mortar recess. The 500Mb/s Powerline adapter option won that argument.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1058171 2-Jun-2014 19:58
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No 10 base T in place, just coax for satellite. Plan was to this as a LAN connection with some values either end to connect to regular ethernet cable.

The 10 base discussion was a bit of tangential nostalgia for a few.

I did think of running some cat 6 outside.

The cladding system is a cavity system and not simple to penetrate in a water right manner. It is under a weather tightness warranty so penetration would have to be by a certified installer to retain warranty coverage.




Mike

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