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Art

On 10/13/06, Steve McKay <steve.mckay@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Art -

Who is your electric company?  I'm interested in Broadband over power
lines
. .

Thx,

Steve


"Art Tostaine, Jr." <atostaine@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
news:mailman.6368.1160699547.2503.pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Hey Tom:
>
> When I lived in NJ, my electrician installed a whole house surge thingy
in
> the breaker box.  I never had any problems, but I don't recall any
> lightning
> strikes.
>
> I'm interested in your power line networking.  I live in the middle of
> nowhere, and I sometimes get mad at speed of wireless.  Since I bought a
> spec home here, I didn't get a chance to run cables everywhere.
>
> My Electric Co Op is beta testing Broadband over power lines.  Since I'm
> stuck with satellite here, I pray they let me have it.  They said I
might
> be
> able to participate in spring 2007
>
> Art Tostaine
>
> On 10/12/06, qsrvbas@xxxxxxxxxxxx <qsrvbas@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> Carmen Nuland wrote:
>> >    3. Re: Home office design (Carmen Nuland)
>> >
>> > I have to agree about the outlets ... You can never have too many.
Our
>> > home
>> > office is set up with two sets of 4-plex on the one wall where the
>> > computer
>> > desk was going to be.  I really would like to have a UPS system, but
>> > for now
>> > I'm just using individual surge protectors.  Make sure you have all
the
>> > wires you think you'll need run through the walls before the drywall
>> > is on.
>> > I would have liked to have CAT installed to a couple of other rooms
in
>> > the
>> > house - not just the office, but it sounds like too much work now.
>> Outlets! More outlets! And cable everywhere! However, I have been
>> successfully using both wireless and home-powerline networking in my
>> 3-story (2-story plus daylight basement) home for a couple years. Since
>> it wasn't pre-cabled, it was an easy choice to try. And it's been
>> reasonable to stay with since I'm a few hundred feet from even the
>> closest other house. Being at the end of a sparsely populated, private
>> gravel road with forest for quite a ways on all other sides has some
>> advantages.
>>
>> For powerline networking, I started testing with Phonex units, but they
>> didn't survive long. I've switched to Airlinks and survival rates have
>> been excellent.
>>
>> > Not just home office design, but general house...
>>
>> And that brings me to my interest in this --
>>
>> Our local co-op power company started offering "whole house" surge
>> suppressors a couple years ago. Can't quite recall, but a couple
hundred
>> bucks or so, installed as a replacement meter outside of the house. We
>> went with it and have been satisfied since, I suppose. That is,
>> nothing's gone wrong as far as 'power surges' go.
>>
>> But it's long been advised _not_ to use surge suppressors in sequence
>> due to some kind of feedback that could get started. I do use a number
>> of them in-house in power strips and haven't had a problem since
getting
>> the 'whole house' unit. The IBM PS/2s we used to use had some kind of
>> surge suppressors builtin; the user manuals actually warned that
>> plugging them in to a surge suppressor power strip could void the
>> warranty.
>>
>> Does anybody else have experience with 'whole house' units?
>>
>> I expect mine to provide some protection from outside utility surges.
>> In-house, there's still always a chance of creating a surge.
>>
>> Tom Liotta
>>
>> --
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>> The PowerTech Group, Inc.
>> 19426 68th Avenue South
>> Kent, WA 98032
>> Phone  253-872-7788 x313
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>> Fax    253-872-7904
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>
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> Art Tostaine (GMAIL)


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