Choose style:

Author Topic: Homeplug  (Read 2439 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline natsbar

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 2
  • Thanks: 0
  • Registered : 12/04/2015
    YearsYearsYearsYearsYears
Homeplug
« on: April 12, 2015, 07:36:27 am »
With homeplug AV2 starting to become a standard, I think it would be a great protocol to add to the next version of the almond. What can I say? I'm a bit of a homeplug fanboy.

LGNilsson

  • Guest
Re: Homeplug
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 10:46:54 pm »
Most likely not going to happen as it take sup a lot of space on the PCB and it will also add a lot of cost.

Can I make the assumption that you live in a new house with good wiring? I've tried some older homeplug products and the performance was in the single digit Mbps for me, now very convincing.

Offline natsbar

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 2
  • Thanks: 0
  • Registered : 12/04/2015
    YearsYearsYearsYearsYears
Re: Homeplug
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 09:24:37 am »
As for why I go homeplug, there are a couple of reasons. I rent and move a lot and usually live in small places so even if the electrical is bad, there signal doesn't usually have to go very far, so I get pretty good bandwidth. Also, as a renter, I usually don't want to invest the time in dragging Cat 5 cable around a place if the cable will move with me, so homeplug is very convenient.

The last thing is that over the past couple of years the speeds for homeplug have gotten a lot better. Doesn't really matter when you have bad wiring, but the way my place is set up, it helps my router a bit if I can get a few things off of wifi and on to something wired.

Offline cswilly

  • Backer
  • *
  • Posts: 65
  • Thanks: 1
  • Registered : 02/08/2013
    YearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYears
Re: Homeplug
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 12:12:41 pm »
If your house is wired with ground in all you sockets, then go for HPAV2 MIMO version of the adapters. This technology (same idea as Wi-Fi MIMO) transmits the HPAV2 signals on both power/neutral and power/ground. This provides huge performance gains (5 times over classic HPAV is not unusual on poor links). I have a pair of HPAV2 MIMO adapters from D-Link, so can recommend them.

LGNilsson

  • Guest
Re: Homeplug
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2015, 10:23:13 pm »
Fair enough, I just don't think it'll ever happen, at least not from us.

Offline cswilly

  • Backer
  • *
  • Posts: 65
  • Thanks: 1
  • Registered : 02/08/2013
    YearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYears
Re: Homeplug
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 09:20:13 am »
Lars, you are right that adding HPAV2 MIMO to the Almond+ it would blow-up your BOM costs.
Everybody needs Wi-Fi. Not everybody needs PLC. External HP adapters is the way to do.

Offline sgfgator

  • Beta Testers
  • *
  • Posts: 26
  • Thanks: 0
  • Registered : 25/01/2015
    YearsYearsYearsYearsYears
Re: Homeplug
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 09:57:06 pm »
I agree with Lars, (like other wanted features) it's not going to happen.

 

Page created in 0.041 seconds with 21 queries.