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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

    Mar 26, 2002
    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


    Aug 7, 2003
    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
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