Paul’s Tech Makeover: Powerline Networking (Premium)

While I still plan to wire Ethernet into my home office, I’m experimenting with Powerline networking in the furthest reaches of the house. And while it’s still early, I think this may solve a problem that, granted, is a bit unique to my situation.

To understand that situation, let’s go back to the beginning: Three years ago, we bought a family home in Pennsylvania. Months before we moved, I arranged for RCN Internet---basically, our only viable choice in this area---and installed a three-node Google Wifi mesh networking solution. So that was waiting for us when we finally did move, in August.

I chose mesh networking because this house is large, about half again as big as the house we left in Massachusetts, and wiring it for Ethernet would be a daunting and expensive task...

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