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Sally Shears
2003-11-15, 15:17
Slimp3 is great.

I want to use ethernet over the house power wiring to get the stream to the
player.

It's clear from comments here and from the manual that the Netgear product will
do the job. Without any configuration, plug them into the house wiring and you
have an ethernet bridge.

Will the Linksys PLEBR10 Powerline EtherFast 10/100 Ethernet Bridge work? It's
not as nice a package, but RadioShack is closing them out at $50 each. My
concern is that they might require a PC... The NetGear manual specifically says
"the installable software is optional." I couldn't find this in the Linksys
manual. I'm just worried they are leaving some of the processing to the PC and
that it might not be a true bridge.

Any experiences to share?

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Ryan
2003-11-15, 23:12
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On Saturday 15 November 2003 02:17 pm, Sally Shears sshears-at-theWorld.com
|yahoo-vac-001| wrote:
> Will the Linksys PLEBR10 Powerline EtherFast 10/100 Ethernet Bridge work?
> It's not as nice a package, but RadioShack is closing them out at $50 each.
> My concern is that they might require a PC... The NetGear manual
> specifically says "the installable software is optional." I couldn't find
> this in the Linksys manual. I'm just worried they are leaving some of the
> processing to the PC and that it might not be a true bridge.

They work fine as plain old ethernet bridges. They may require a windows box
for initial setup, though. (can't remember)

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