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Intel, Panasonic, Texas Instruments and Infineon have launched a bid to steer the development of a unified home networking platform - technology capable of combining coaxial, powerline and phone cabling. The four firms today launched the HomeGrid Forum, which they said would seek to ensure the Internation Telcommunications Union …

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Anonymous Coward

CAT5

CAT5, anyone?

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Pirate

@ Tony Smith

CAT5 to Mains?! BOFH has had a CAT5 "test lead" with a mains plug on the other end for some time. I don't think that's the idea.

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Ru

Re: CAT5

Having to run cables all over the place, anyone?

Everyone will want stuff to 'just work' without additional hassle.

It would be more believable had you mentioned some kind of half-baked 802.11* implementation instead.

Besides, all the cool kids will be using CAT6 now.

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E

@CAT5

No, won't do. Too much a commodity product and everyone knows what it is. Therefore the punters will refuse to pay a lot of money for it - making the technology unattractive to the vendor consortium.

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Re: Re: Cat5

Anything you can't push 10gbit over isn't really worth it : -)

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Unhappy

auto bonded home Ethernet would be a good start

i find it strange that the likes of RTL can produce 1 gigabit ethernet at such cheap prices today, but we still cant get a simple extension to that ,an auto bonded home Ethernet generic windows driver would be a good start.

why havent RTL or one of the other vendors already made available to the home/SOHO market, some 2/4/8 and 10Gbit ethenet cards, thats the question im looking to be answered.

you can get RTL 1gig for a £5 now and thats been available for a very long time,its clear the home users would buy and use faster chips and routers fitted with them, whats holding them back producing these!

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