Netgear 200Mbps Powerline HD Networking

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Netgear will release a powerline networking device that it says will be capable of 200Mb-per-second throughput through a home s existing wiring, eliminating the need for stringing network cables all over the place. It uses a chipset developed by Design of Systems on Silicon (DS2), which Netgear says is dependable and fast enough to enable streaming of high-definition video. Pricing wasn t announced yet, but the company says this technology will be available in the second quarter of this year. Whether it can actually deliver on these high-minded promises of reliable and fast connections through power lines as still debatable, but if powerline networking's past track record is any indication, we'll have a bit of a fizzle.

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