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Anybody used Wi3'S WiPNET (Ethernet over TV Coax)

Here's the link:
http://www.wi3inc.com/

These devices are in-wall, Internet over existing TV cable.

I need to get wireless to another part of a house that doesn't have Cat 5, and I was considering PowerLine. Then I saw this.


Thanks.


Larry
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It's wireless?!  Why does it need a cable?
The WAP should get at least 50-100 feet with the signal.  Have the WAP near the center if the house and it should reach everywhere.

Ethernet over Coax was called Thin-net or Thick-net depending on the cable used. That dates back to the 1980's.  But it was more refined than trying to run it over the in-house TV Cabling.  I don't see any real differnce in using "TV Cable" to running it over power cabling,...I don't persoanlly like either,...but they are probably both about the same in the end.

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This particular apartment is what's called pre-war (pre-1942). The walls have metal mesh inside, and thick plaster.  The wireless access point cannot be put in the middle.  Using a second WAP in repeater mode still doesn't get the signal far enough..

This installation needs a bridge. I can use PowerLine, but I was curious about how well WipNet would work. I've used another technology that bridges between Cat5 and Coax, but that required a straight run, like I used to do in the old days of Thin Enet.  The WipNet does not require any terminators, and fits inside the wall box that the TV coax comes out of.

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Well, like I said,...running over power or running over TV Cable,...same thing to me,...I don't see one any better than the other.  I think they would both perform about the same. Pick one,..use it.

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I realize that the product is new, and that there may not be a large base of users.
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Why do I get a "B" for telling the truth?

The "grade" is not based on if the answer is what you wanted to hear,...it is based on if it is true or in error.
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The product may be new but the technology is old,...people been doing the same thing over electrical wiring in buildings for years.  The reason it is not popular is because it is simply not all that great, never has been and never will be.  If it was a good solution there would never be a reason for anyone to produce high quality Ethernet cable any longer and we would all be using the electrical or TV cabling instead..