Setting up a secure, reliable network without running wires is straightforward If you use a pair of power line bridges like the Netgear XE102. They use the power line wiring in a building instead of CAT5 cabling to transfer information at 10Mbps. Included 56-bit DES encryption keeps data secure, while its wired connection avoids the connectivity drop-outs associated with wireless.
To set up a network, plug PCs or switches into XE102 Bridges using a CAT 5 cables, then plug the Bridges into wall outlets. The units find each other over the power lines and communicate like any other network nodes.
The technology is useful for networking PCs in difficult-to-wire buildings, locations where wireless doesn't work well, when security is important (like a doctor's office), or even to add a wireless access point to a location with power but no CAT5 cabling.
PRODUCT NAME: XE102 Wall-Plugged Ethernet Bridge
MSRP PRICE: $ 79.99
ESTIMATED AVERAGE STREET PRICE: $ 73.00
DISTRIBUTORS/IINTEGRATORS: Ingram, Tech Data, D&H, ASI
AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS: None
WARRANTY: 2 Years
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