View Full Version : Alternative to Wireless

01-02-2003, 11:25 PM
I entertained thoughts of going wireless for the DTivo in my bedroom, but so far 802.11b leaves me very unimpressed. So I got myself a pair of Linksys powerline bridges (PLEBR10 (http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=34&scid=33&prid=416)). These puppies are rated at 14Mbs, plug into AC on one end, and Ethernet on the other. Unfortunately they don't do well plugged into a UPS, which is understandable given how they operated.

I'll update you with a performance comparision tomorrow vs pure 100Mbs end to end.

Well for anyone that gives a rat's ass, here's what I found on some performance tests. I pulled the same file each time, it was 503,316,480 bytes:

100Mbs end to end -- 5.17 minutes
10Mbs Ethernet -- 13.31 minutes
Linksys Powerline -- 13.52 minutes