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  1. #1
    Sally Shears
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    PowerLine Ethernet -- Linksys OK?

    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?

    -- Sally
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  2. #2
    Ryan
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    PowerLine Ethernet -- Linksys OK?

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    |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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