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Networking Through HPNA

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mrosehutchinson, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. mrosehutchinson

    mrosehutchinson Thread Starter

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    I am "really" wanting to network my two XP computers together using HPNA.

    Both computers are running Window XP home edition

    1 computer has an ethernet-card
    1 computer has a standard dial-up modem

    1 computer is running DSL
    1 computer is running 56K dial up

    Both computers are on a DSL/HPN filter (I'll have to double check to make sure, but I believe with almost a 99% accuracy that it read dsl/hpn).

    Every website I've seen has given me a general definition of HPN. But I need to know what I have to configure, what I have to purchase, and yes if possible a step-by-step guide on what to do.

    Does one of the computers have to be on at all times in order for the other computer to have internet access?

    If I don't want to open up the computer to install a PCI adapter could both computers run off of a HPNA USB adapter?

    Is a PCI adapter just an Ethernet Card?


    After I get the "hardware" setup, what software configurations would I need to do?

    I have a hundred more questions but I would REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, like an answer. Something to guide me in the right direction.
     
  2. 10forcash

    10forcash

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    Never used HPN, but if you mainly want to share an internet connection, this can be done over mains wiring, have a look at http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline.htm
    it's not particularly fast (14Mb) but it is more than adequate for ICS and the occasional bit of network printing and file sharing
    Cheers,
    10forcash
     
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