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HomePlug chip production of Intellon reaches 3 million slices

HomePlug chip supplier Intellon Company announced recently, this company had already handed over the 3 millionth HomePlug power-line communication integrated circuit. Meanwhile, this company is setting about producing its newest HomePlug AV chip set, namely family’s multimedia of new generation connects the solution. Intellon has already handed over more than 8 million power-line communication integrated circuits, has covered on its whole product series.

Intellon introduces, the main service supplier utilizes HomePlug to cut down the cost, raise the satisfaction that the customer employs the products to broadband installing, Home Networking and IPTV; The network offers the intact electrical home appliances for realizing the broadband sharing, family’s networking and amusement to connect with consuming the electronics corporation; Electric undertaking and BPL supplier use the integrated circuit to manage the electric wire netting and electric wire through the neighbour in order to offer broadband service by oneself; Other companies and meet an urgent need for the hotel, apartment, recreation place, office building, military apparatus the service facility offers broadband service.
One Rock, Two Birds -- The TP-LINK WiFi Range Extender With HomePlug

One Rock, Two Birds — The TP-LINK WiFi Range Extender With HomePlug

During college (in the early ’90s), I earned some good money running Ethernet cable for local businesses looking to take advantage of the introduction of DIY networking kits. My buddies and I would go in, run the cable, install the Ethernet cards, configure the drivers and networking settings, and show the business owners how to move files back and forth, share drives, etc. Back then, setting up…

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嚴選性價比路由器 Round#3: 大戶型多牆WIFI 佈置終極性價比方案 + VPN Router上架 + AC1200最強性價比套裝

嚴選性價比”系列自上架以來得到大家的熱烈支持,小U網販從小小的郵寄生意,發展到在旺角設立自取交收點,全因大家在這裡能用最少的錢買到最多。嚴選性價比Round #3爲大家帶來的既有之前入選穿牆型ROUTER和HOMEPLUG產品的升級換代,也有全新的VPN路由器上架。

我要性價比:100Mb寬頻大戶型多牆WIFI佈置的終極解決方案

小U網販之前的四款100Mb寬頻用Router之中,穿牆能力最強的是TOTOLINK N600RTP-LINK WDR6300。但是小U遇到100Mb用戶但WIFI穿透覆蓋要求很高提出的問題覺得十分難答,例如:

  • 我用100Mb寬頻,屋企1200尺,用WDR6300是否最好?
  • 尾房接收好差,同ROUTER隔了3幅牆,用咩Router好?用緊HKBN 100M

熟悉小U網販產品線的朋友都會發現,穿牆能力五星最強的產品都是MIMO 3X3的高端1000Mb…

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MADE IN TAIWAN: 臺灣製造Zinwell新品500M HomePlug電力貓 附不同檔次PLC選購指南

炎炎六月Upsangel給各位帶來臺灣品牌臺灣製造的500Mb Homeplug電力貓新品,

半年前Upsangel香港首測的臺灣Comtrend PLC-902:平價電力貓實際測試 – 取代wifi避免輻射 以及 PLC-9000 每月團購開始啦:平價電力貓HomePlug香港團購開團,唔洗(不用)兩百蚊就試玩Homeplug技術。但Drawback缺陷逐漸顯現:

  • 200Mb的Homeplug技術實際傳輸速率在50Mb左右,屋企大、或者電路網絡老化、電力干擾嚴重的家居實際速度更低,不能滿足現在100Mb起步的寬頻接入速度
  • Comtrend康全的二手Homeplug越賣餘貨越少,成色越來越差。Upsangel已經果斷下架了PLC-902,入貨兩隻就有一隻是破爛的。而PLC-9000的成色從以前的9成新,掉至現在的7~8成。

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A few notes:

  • HomePlug is a power line networking group using IEEE 1901.2010
  • Smart Energy Profile 2 is about using ZigBee IP, which seems to be IPv6 mesh network over ZigBee. I assume the purpose here is to to make sure the IP-only market is served to keep people in the ZigBee world

Expected to be commercially available later in 2013, the latest version of ZigBee’s Smart Energy Profile software (SEP 2.0) marks a major shift: it is the first to be Internet Protocol-based, a characteristic that will enable ZigBee devices to communicate with non-ZigBee devices, such as those that use Wi-Fi or HomePlug.  This opens up a new – and risky – world for ZigBee, according to the report, as multiple home networking technologies vie for relevance.

I’ve tried with my basic artistic skills to create a basic network diagram of my home network. Some of the network basics:

  • DSL Modem\router only has 10/100 switch hence the 1gig hub attached to it.
  • Wireless is N\G : PS3 and Laptop still running at G.
  • Homeplugs are 200Mbps
  • Right now I’m getting 3.0-3.5Meg from the DSL
TII 6-Outlets Surge Suppressor

TII 6-Outlets Surge Suppressor
The tii 6-Outlets Surge Suppressor provides AC powerline surge protection while being 100% HomePlug Network compatible. It Protects all connected equipment including HomePlug data networks connected via existing AC wiring. It has one dedicated and protected HomePlug compatible AC receptacle and five EMI filtered receptacles prevent unwanted electrical noises from being introduced into the circuit by peripheral devices.

Netcomm - A Homeplug vendor with delusions of grandeur

Some NetComm NP285 homeplug devices were being redistributed today and a discussion emerged on the wiring configuration of the house and to keep the data’s traffic as short as possible on the electrical mains would be the best practise.

Well as I have no clue to the electrical wiring of this house, I figured I would use the signal and speed indications provided by the utility application that comes with the homeplug devices to indicate the optimum setup (minimal data path degradation).

So I grab the utility for install on my windows 7 x64 machine and proceed, almost immeadiatly I get the fdolling dialog that made me chuckle, what was the developer of the installation package thinking? We may never know but I found it amusing.

Awesome.

Ciao

Paul

The HTPC Saga pt2

Through trial and error, here’s where I am now:

To ferry around HD content I abandoned WiFi as a medium and now use a HomePlug system, I simply plugged the adapters in to the wall, connected network leads and they just worked. Job done. Speed wise; I haven’t measured their capacity, but have never experienced their limitations.

To control the HTPC from the aforementioned sofa, I bought a simple remote control. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that model but I’ll put up with it for another while.

The HTPC I’m using is a de-constructed laptop with no hard-drive which runs XBMCBuntu from a USB drive.  I shall elaborate.

The HTPC

I don’t want to buy a new computer right now, luckily I actually find it more interesting to try and cobble something together that will do the job. I was gifted a knackered laptop a while ago and set to work dismantling it; screen (broken), hard drive (missing), DVD drive, keyboard, track-pad, battery and casing have all been removed.  The remaining parts consist of the motherboard, RAM, CPU and CPU cooler; the computer has on-board graphics, sound, networking and the usual connectivity.

I want some good software that can run on this basic system. XBMC is the most flexible media centre software I’ve ever used, it runs on my Win7 gaming rig and on my Ubuntu laptop; the flavour I’m using here is the new XBMCBuntu Beta3 (Feb/2012).  This is a live version of the new Eden release which is happy running from a CD.  It is equally happy running from a USB drive, and by using Unetbootin to put it there, it’s possible to use persistence to save any changes you make. Lovely!  (I’m aware of even lighter versions of XBMC such as OpenElec, but it can’t boot from this computers awful bios, and I couldn’t find an OpenElec ISO to feed into Unetbootin)

XBMC rocks

So there we have it, a HTPC that cost nothing (nothing but hours and hours of my life).  Admittedly there are a few shortcomings; my pets may electrocute themselves on the circuit board lying on the floor, it’s also a trip hazard and USB drives and Beta software have a few reliability problems.

The computer will need a case, but I want to make sure it doesn’t expire before I expend any energy.

The reliability problem; I have taken measures to account for, measures that have unexpected benefits. More on that next time.

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Review: TP-Link Powerline TL-WPA4220T kit

I’ve been using HomePlug AV adapters at home for years. These excellent devices turn your ring mains into a LAN, incredibly routing network data over your electrical cabling. As long as all your sockets are on the same phase, you can put a network socket wherever you have an electrical socket.

This is excellent news if you need to get Internet to some remote corner of your house, where your wifi doesn’t reach, but don’t want to trash the joint, installing network cabling. Plug one HomePlug device into a socket near your router and another wherever else you need it. That’s pretty much job done. Some of these devices can transmit data at up to 500Mbps, which is pretty impressive.

After six years of constant use, my old ZyXEL PLA-401s started becoming less and less reliable. I had four of these – one by the downstairs router, one upstairs plumbed into a separate wireless access point, another in the garage, likewise and finally one in the loft for my servers (which I’ve since retired, in favour of an excellent all-singing, all-dancing Synology DS214Play). Over time, the ZyXELs along with the two WAPs have developed some idiosyncrasies, needing occasional restarts. They were running a little hot and that’s never a good thing. Well they’ve provided good service, so nothing lost.

Ideally, I wanted to retire all the existing HomePlug adapters, plus the two wireless access points – and to do that in a cost-effective manner. My search brought me to TP-Link’s triple pack, the memorably named “TL-WPA4220T Kit“. £80 gets you three Powerline adapters, two of which are also wireless access points, with twin ethernet ports. Turns out this exactly matched my requirements, since I no longer needed a device in my loft. One device to plug into my wireless broadband router, one to provide wireless upstairs (and connect to two adjoining cabled devices) and one for the garage to provide wireless access in our garden.

TP-Link is one of the more reputable electronics manufacturers to send us gadgets out of China. Still, I’ve had a few run-ins with Chinese electronics, especially relatively cheap devices like these Powerline adapters, so I wasn’t expecting things to be entirely straightforward.

My first impression was favourable. My old ZyXEL adapters look clunky and old-fashioned next to these sleek, shiny gizmos. Clearly over the last few years, like all technology, the adapters have shrunk; and the pressure of certain design-led technology manufacturers has persuaded others to give aesthetics at least a token consideration prior to launch. There are two larger white adapters in the box (separately available as TL-WPA4220s) and a smaller grey-faced TL-PA4010. The smaller adapter is not wifi-enabled – you connect this one to your wireless router and it “introduces” your Internet connection to all other adapters (via the mains).

I read the promises of the simple “plug & play” (oh how nineties!) setup with a degree of skepticism. The poorly translated manuals did not instill confidence (though I’ve seen far worse). That said, these are consumer devices and I’m a Geek, so you’d think it wouldn’t be insurmountable. 😀

First, the problems. I could not get WPS to work. The idea is that you press the WPS button on your router, then the “wifi clone” button on the Powerline WAPs, and the network settings are automatically copied. I tried this every which way. You’ll appreciate that I’m no Dummy when it comes to these things, but it just wasn’t happening. Possibly my DrayTek router speaks a slightly different dialect of WPS. The TP-Links couldn’t understand the accent.

Another problem came from the fact that I attempted to set up the TP-Link adapters while the old ZyXELs were still installed. I half-expected that this would cause trouble. I was right. Ah well. A couple of factory resets later and with the ZyXELs unplugged we were working much better.

One more problem – though the TP-Links came with a CD, my laptop doesn’t possess a CD drive. I proxied the files via another CD-equipped device, only to find that the software included on the disk didn’t really work well under Windows 8. Doh!

Never mind. If you find yourself in this situation, do what I did: head over to TP-Link’s download site and grab everything you need from there. That’s what I did.

Happily, once I had the correct software, I was able (easily) to log onto the wireless-enabled TP-Links, and enter all the wifi settings (twice, one for each WAP). With this all done, with the three devices talking to each other and the two wireless-enabled devices offering the same authentication requirements as my router, everything is now working brilliantly.

A great bonus for me, is the huge signal you get from the WAPs. I’d already upgraded my DrayTek router with larger antennae, but the TP-Link WAPs just blew it away. Twice the signal strength and much better connectivity all round my house (and up my garden). The drawback is that someone can now wardrive my network from the next county, but hey, that’s small price to pay for speed, right?

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Review: TP-Link Powerline TL-WPA4220T kit

Review: TP-Link Powerline TL-WPA4220T kit

I’ve been using HomePlug AV adapters at home for years. These excellent devices turn your ring mains into a LAN, incredibly routing network data over your electrical cabling. As long as all your sockets are on the same phase, you can put a network socket wherever you have an electrical socket.

This is excellent news if you need to get Internet to some remote corner of your house, where your wifi…

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TP-LINK TL-WPA4226 KIT Powerline AV500 Wireless N 300Mbps con 2 porte Ethernet e presa passante, Standard HomePlug AV fornisce fino a 500Mbps , Design compatto e discreto, Tasto Wi-Fi clone, Plug&Play, Kit con 2 adattatori
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#1: TP-LINK TL-WPA4226 KIT Powerline AV500 Wireless N 300Mbps con 2 porte Ethernet e presa passante, Standard HomePlug AV fornisce fino a 500Mbps , Design compatto e discreto, Tasto Wi-Fi clone, Plug&Play, Kit con 2 adattatori

TP-LINK TL-WPA4226 KIT Powerline AV500 Wireless N 300Mbps con 2 porte Ethernet e presa passante, Standard HomePlug AV fornisce fino a 500Mbps , Design compatto e discreto, Tasto Wi-Fi clone, Plug&Play, Kit con 2 adattatori
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