Wireless Repeaters and/or powerline options?

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Postby aclawson » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:35 am

john84601 wrote:When you say "lethal" and "non-lethal"... were you refering to high and low voltage? Or something else like, plenum and non-plenum? Just curious...

High/low voltage. On a day to day basis the interference that your network cabling could pick up if it is running within 1/8" of a power line hooked up to a string of fluorescent light fixtures with poor grounds and failing ballasts should dissuade you from that as an option. From a safety issue if the two are next to each other and there is a short you might end up sending 220V into your firewall through the network port which could ruin your day.

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Postby rbeede » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:29 am

aclawson wrote:Powerline systems (Home Plug and similar) are known to generate interference on the amateur radio frequencies.

The newer powerline adapters are setup to specifically avoid ham radio frequencies which reduces the chance of this. However, many older buildings have wiring that require multiple jumps to reach the other side with these. They are also slower so CAT6 wiring is still a better option.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:54 am

john84601 wrote:When you say "lethal" and "non-lethal"... were you refering to high and low voltage?

Yes, voltage.
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