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JOHN MOYLAN
2004-10-07, 04:38
I've often been worried about the health effects of the radio signal that my
wireless router pumps put, this would appear to be a great solution with the
added bonus of decent speed elsewhere in the house.

Thanks for the info.

john

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean McGrath [mailto:sean (AT) manybits (DOT) net]
Sent: 30 September 2004 21:00
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] FYI: [Wi-Fi Net News] NetGear Introduces 802.11g
HomePlug Extender (fwd)



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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 09:03:03 -0700
From: Wi-Fi Networking News <wifibounce+MT07GD6hxTr (AT) wifinetnews (DOT) com>
Reply-To: Wi-Fi Networking News <news (AT) wifinetnews (DOT) com>
To: sean (AT) manybits (DOT) net
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>

Daniel Cohen
2004-10-07, 07:46
Seeing that several responses to this have been from the UK, I'll
mention that I spoke to a Netgear representative (at the Misco show)
recently, who said that a UK version will probably be available by
the middle of next year. I am possibly being vaguer than he was about
the timing.


On 7/10/04 at 12:38 pm +0100, JOHN MOYLAN wrote
>I've often been worried about the health effects of the radio signal
>that my wireless router pumps put, this would appear to be a great
>solution with the added bonus of decent speed elsewhere in the house.
>
>Thanks for the info.
>
>john
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sean McGrath [<mailto:sean (AT) manybits (DOT) net>mailto:sean (AT) manybits (DOT) net]
>Sent: 30 September 2004 21:00
>To: Slim Devices Discussion
>Subject: [slim] FYI: [Wi-Fi Net News] NetGear Introduces 802.11g
>HomePlug Extender (fwd)
>
>
>
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 09:03:03 -0700
>From: Wi-Fi Networking News <wifibounce+MT07GD6hxTr (AT) wifinetnews (DOT) com>
>Reply-To: Wi-Fi Networking News <news (AT) wifinetnews (DOT) com>
>To: sean (AT) manybits (DOT) net
>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>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>http://www.netgear.com/products/details/XE102.php>
>
>