DLNA blesses HomePlug Ethernet-over-mains tech
Stream your content over power lines
The Digital Living Network Alliance, the organisation behind the DLNA media streaming standard, has given the thumbs-up to powerline networking.
The DLNA said it likes HomePlug powerline technology in particular, and will add the specification to its device interoperability guidelines, which are due to be revised shortly.
Unsurprisingly, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, the group that oversees HomePlug compliance, was chuffed with the DLNA's declaration, but since DLNA runs agnostically over any wireless or wired Ethernet link, the fact that some of that cabling may be routed over mains wiring is arguably irrelevant.
DLNA would run as well over a G.hn link, a powerline technology alternative to HomePlug that's being promoted by the HomeGrid Alliance. ®
Radio ham meltdown in
3...2...1... <runs away quickly>
I love powerline networking, but have never managed to stream anything over it without major buffering. I dont know if its interfearance or just not enough bandwidth by the time its got all round my ring main, but i finally succombed a got a legacy switch from work and chucked CAT6 all round the flat.
Never looked back!
The five bt units within 50 metres of me fall down with 100 watts of ssb on 80.
As I told the BT guy; I'm legal and your stuff isn't. Look at the spec: Have to accept interference.