Powerline 4 Megabit/s
David P. Engvall
davideng at ponyexpress.net
Wed Oct 24 04:11:20 CDT 2001
I think that might not be quite right. The reason twisted wire is used
for networking is to limit interference from ambient RF. It takes power
to make an effective transmitter. Maybe the low power signals on an
untwisted wire would be vulnerable to interference but I'm not sure
they would produce much.
> Wave goodbye to TV and radio reception! 4.5mb/s on our unshielded
> single-strand power distribution system would turn the each leg of the
> power lines into giant RF noise generators.
> The reason the little wires in your CAT5 network cable are twisted arond
> each other is to limit the amount of radiated noise.
> DCT Jared Smith wrote:
> > http://www.ascom.com/apps/WebObjects/ecore.woa/de/showNode/siteNodeID_19589_
> > contentID_134952_languageID_1.html
> > or if e-mail broke this link,
> > go to http://www.ascom.com and click on:
> > 25/09 Powerline Communications in Switzerland.
> > This is compelling; I've seen the idea from time to
> > time on Slashdot, but no one here in the States seems to
> > be taking advantage of it. From what I can tell the electric
> > company becomes a broadband provider, and
> > though not specific, they say it is conceivable it
> > could be less expensive than other forms of
> > broadband. At 4.5 Megabits/s, it's worth looking
> > in to. Maybe we can convince Ascom to set up the
> > first North American installation right here in KC.
> > I think it would perfectly address what Sunflower
> > is looking for... but it might be a ways off yet!
> > -J
> At 20, I was liberal, because I had nothing to lose and so much to gain.
> by 40, I was conservative, because I had so much to lose and so little to gain.
> Isn't it amazing what 20 years of hard work and experience will do for ones' point of view?
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