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 Question by Vikas Arora posted 25 Jun 2002
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I waz just wondering that can is there any method to use Standard telephone cable to network PC.
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 27 Jun 2002
Dear Vikas,

Yes, you can use this type of cable with HomePNA equipment. Current version of the standard supports data rates up to 10MBit/s, however there is another generation coming with 100MBit/s support.

The technology has its limitaions though: there is a limit of 1,000 feet (305 m) of wiring distance between the devices, and the overall area of coverage should not exceed 10,000 square feet (930 m2). Sometimes, HomePNA will not even work on the existing wiring, based on the interference with some telephony equipment.

Other than that, if you are fine with 10Mbit/s, you can get a working network between up to 25 devices.

You can get all the information you need on this networking technology visiting the website at
This is The Home Phoneline Networking Alliance web page.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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