Solved

Tut systems Longrun network over phone copper alternative?

Posted on 2010-11-16
2
1,070 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
hi all,

I have a client using a pair of Tut systems Longrun adapter (ie. http://www.amazon.com/Tut-Systems-LR2000T-LongRun-Adapter/dp/B00006B6W5) which allows extending a network over phone lines.  these were discontinued in 2007 and Motorola bought Tut Systems.  One of the adapters is dead and i'm unable to source a replacement.  Are there any similar products?

The customer runs a 12 apartment resort and when they had the building network cabled with cat5 to each apartment (many years after building construction) one apartment could not have cat5 run to it, so they installed these longrun adapters instead and used the copper telephone connection to the MDF to also run the LAN connection (i suppose similarly to ADSL but i think the adapters use a different technology).

Are there any similar cost effective products?  I know you can get an ADSL based system for local use within the building but this is just for a single room so an inexpensive solution is essential.

cheers
nathan

0
Comment
Question by:natrat22
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
ajeab earned 500 total points
ID: 34158404
google "phone line network"
http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-USB200HA-HomeLink-Phoneline-Network/dp/B00004Z7Q8

cable now is much cheaper that 2007. many new technology also available.  

powerline network
COAX network (MoCA)
or most phone line has 2 pairs, you can try to make them in to RJ45 and test it.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:natrat22
ID: 34195263
thanks :)
0

Featured Post

The Ultimate Checklist to Optimize Your Website

Websites are getting bigger and complicated by the day. Video, images, custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product/service. But the price to pay in terms of reduced page load times and ultimately, decreased sales, can lead to some difficult decisions about what to cut.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
When it comes to security, there are always trade-offs between security and convenience/ease of administration. This article examines some of the main pros and cons of using key authentication vs password authentication for hosting an SFTP server.
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question