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Sean McGrath
2004-09-30, 13:00
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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 09:03:03 -0700
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Subject: [Wi-Fi Net News] NetGear Introduces 802.11g HomePlug Extender

By Glenn Fleishman
Special to Wi-Fi Networking News
Permanently archived item <http://wifinetnews.com/archives/004173.html>

[1] NetGear extends its HomePlug products to include 802.11g/HomePlug bridge: The item isn't on the site yet, but NetGear says their new WGXB102 unit is the first 802.11g-equipped HomePlug powerline networking access point. HomePlug's standard runs at just 14 Mbps over ordinary home electrical wiring, and using one Ethernet-to-HomePlug adapter and one HomePlug access point, you can easily extend the range of a home network without running wire or relying on the vagaries of Wireless Distribution System (WDS).

NetGear points out that 802.11g runs at a nominal 54 Mbps, which means that you will have full speed on your network among devices connecting to the HomePlug access point, and you will achieve the full 14 Mbps rate available on the HomePlug backbone. Since 802.11b runs at 11 Mbps and often carries data at a much slower rate, like 4 or 5 Mbps, having the extra capacity of 802.11g will definitely speed the backbone's transit.

URLs referenced:
[1] <http://www.netgear.com/products/details/XE102.php>