Is Powerline a reliable networking solution?
The concept of running a network over the mains power cables within the building has been around for over 25 years. Early versions of the Powerline adapters were limited to a slow network speed and did not handle the electrical interference very well. The HomePlug Powerline Alliance (whose standards we support) has over 70 members and more than 200 different products have received the HomePlug certification. Alliance members include Cisco, Motorola, Broadcom, D-Link Systems.
In the last 6 years, network speeds have increased dramatically and each successive chip is better at handling any interference on the mains cable. The Powerline chip used in the PE socket is designed and manufactured by Qualcom, an USA giant chip manufacturer (who used to be known as Atheros and Intellon.) They pride themselves in not only being at the front of the Powerline ratification process (IEEE1901) and they have released a new chip that increase the network bandwidth from 200Mbps to 500Mbps.
The PE Socket is based on the Qualcomm Atheros INT6400 200AV chipset which has a gross bandwidth of 200Mbps.
- What is Powerline Communication (PLC)?
- Is Powerline reliable?
- Who needs the PE Socket?
- Who can install the PE Socket?
- How much does it cost to install the PE Socket?
- Is Power Ethernet networking solution less expensive?
- How deep do the back boxes need to be to install the PE socket?
- How secure is the connection through the PE Sockets?
- Does the PE Sockets work with WiFi?
- Is the PE Socket capable of supporting bandwidth demanding applications?
- What other countries use UK sockets?