Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/05/qanda_powerline_networking_advice/

Powerline Ethernet and ring mains

Q&A

By Dave Tolley

Posted in Hardware, 5th December 2008 10:02 GMT

I don't like wireless in my house with kids around. Powerline Ethernet sounds like a very good alternative, but I have a couple of questions I hope Register Hardware readers can answer...

Do the units communicate with each other even when they'reon separate ring mains, ie. a ring main for upstairs and ring main for downstairs?

And how secure are they? Can anyone in the same block of flats or next door plug one in and connect to you?