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mikeruss
2007-08-10, 22:48
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6938941.stm

jonnywizz
2007-08-11, 02:52
I was about to Cat5 my house - I may wait a while.

funkstar
2007-08-11, 09:12
Data can be shifted over distances of around 30m at up to 2 gigabits per second
I'll believe that when i see it for myself.

Jonny, i'd still go ahead and run Cat5e or Cat6 if i was you. You just can't beat the reliability of cable vs. wirless. No matter what technology is used.

Mark Lanctot
2007-08-11, 09:30
Yeah, stuff like that never seems to materialize.

Remember when everyone was talking about WiMAX? Or Internet over powerlines? Wonder where both of those went?

I'll believe it when I can actually buy equipment at my local big box retailer.

pfarrell
2007-08-11, 09:42
Mark Lanctot wrote:
> Remember when everyone was talking about WiMAX? Or Internet over
> powerlines? Wonder where both of those went?

WiMAX will happen, but the standards making process is slow.
See all the hype about 802.11N, which is at least a year away from being
a standard (ignoring that vendors have been selling stuff that claims to
be compatible for a year or more).

Ethernet over power lines works, at some scale.
And if the power companies did it, offering differing rates for power at
different times, it would save a ton of money and clean the air. But
they have a huge installed base, and setting rates is more political
than economic.


> I'll believe it when I can actually buy equipment at my local big box
> retailer.

That is *the* indication that its hit mass market.

I look for an earlier sign, when the parts are available on Digikey or
Mouser. That's when engineers can buy parts to build into prototypes.

Give me Cat6 over wireless anytime possible.

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Pat
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