April 19, 2008 in Hardware (F)
[prMac.com] Berkeley, California - MacWireless announces the release of a new ultra-fast powerline network adapter for Macintosh. Powerline networking allows you to route your network through the electrical lines that are already built into your home or office. With speeds up to 200 Mbps, this is a great way to get your Ethernet network to other floors or rooms in your building, without the need to run wires. Powerline Network Adapters are particularly useful when concrete, metal, or other obstructions in the walls of your home or office block your wireless signals.
What can I use Powerline Networking for?
* Sharing broadband internet access around the home or office.
* Connecting networks together.
* Sharing printers, scanners and other peripherals.
* Transferring and sharing files between computers.
* Playing network games - you can even connect your games consoles!
How does Powerline Networking send data through my electrical wires?
Powerline Networking devices convert data from your computer into a signal that can be transmitted over standard AC wires. The signal does not interfere with the ordinary current traveling through the wires.
How many Powerline Networking devices can I use on my network?
Up to sixteen.
What are the speed and range of a Powerline Networking network?
Powerline Networking networks can run over up to 980 feet of electrical wire at a maximum speed of 200 Mbps.
Are there any OS requirements to use the Powerline Network Adapters?
The MacWireless Powerline Network Adapters will operate on any version of Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X, and also work with Windows.
MacWireless is the premier provider of wireless networking products for Macintosh. We offer a full line of innovative 11n/g/b wireless solutions, including cards, routers, antennas, and boosters. We specialize in state-of-the-art accessories for the Apple AirPort Base Station, and in helping older Macs join the wireless revolution.