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Ethernet over power cables Answered

What does everyone think about making a homebrew Ethernet over Mains plug adapter?

i.e. http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/01/22/review_netgear_hdx101/

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Chris2048 (author)2010-04-30

If you have to ask (on instructables) then you probably shouldn't try. Mains is dangerous, ethernet over mains is hard.

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thematthatter (author)2008-09-10

This is one of them projects that would be best just to shell out the 50 bucks than to try and build one yourself. I can think of a few problems that can go wrong.

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westfw (author)2008-09-09

I think it would be pretty complicated to do "homebrew"... There's lots of "magic" that goes on trying to transmit at that sort of speed over "regular wire"; recall that the original 10Mbps ethernet used bright yellow coax as thick as your thumb...

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