I was reading the latest issue of the excellent Mac newsletter Tidbits this morning when I came across an article comparing the performance of a wifi network to one of the new powerline networks. Ah, I thought to myself, I remember when I hoped that powerline, which runs ethernet over the electrical wiring in your casa, would beat wifi. But it didn’t happen. Then the Tidbits guy runs his test and powerline kicks wifi’s hinny. What the bleep?
So I go look at Netgear’s product page on powerline networking. Lo and behold, Netgear makes not the two kinds of incompatible gear I knew of but three adapters running different, incompatible standards. And if that’s not bad enough, the adapters I bought, which max out at 85 megabits per second, look identical to the faster 200 megabits per second adapters. Man oh man.
My lame fellow:
Anyone wanna buy some middle of the road, slightly used, not the fastest available powerline adapters? Oy vey.