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jdm56
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home network over phone lines?

If I was to put a Squeezebox in my music room, can I network that with my office pc using existing phone lines? I don't want to run more wire, but I think I prefer a wired connection over wireless.
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Re: home network over phone lines?

You might find the answer to that on the Slim Devices forums.
They are very helpful with queries.

forums.slimdevices.com

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Re: home network over phone lines?

Thanks. I believe I'll do just that!

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Re: home network over phone lines?

I just checked out the answers to your question over at the Slim Device forum. They were about what I figured they would be, no. From my personal experience, I remember they were making some phone line type NICs in the late 90's (pre wireless). But the speeds were really low, like 1MBps. So they made for very inefficient networks. I do agree, with the last poster, an inexpensive wireless router is the way to go. Even if you just use it wirelessly for the SB. Also hopefully you

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Re: home network over phone lines?

Well, I'm gonna be a man and 'fess up. After much digging and bothering about, I discovered that my 2Wire "Home portal" has wireless G capability! Who'd a thunk it? I had no idea. The unit came with NO manual of any kind. It was just shipped to me in a big box when I signed up for SBC-Yahoo dsl. It had no visible antennae. The only way I discovered it's wireless side was poking around on the 2Wire website user's area. So, in the words of Emily Litella..."Never mind!"

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