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concept of "no new wires" networking meant installation was simpler.

HomePNA's original specifications could be used to create a 1 Mbps (megabits per second) Ethernet-compatible LAN with no hubs, routers, splitters or terminations. Adapters would allow any computer (or other device) with an Ethernet port to be linked to the home network. Up to 25 PCs, peripherals and network devices can be connected to such a network.

On 1999-12-01, the HomePNA announced a new release of its networking technology specification, called Home PNA 2.0. Like the first specification, it uses existing phone lines, but it can operate at speeds up to 10 Mbps. The new version is backwardly compatible with the original 1 Mbps HomePNA technology, and is designed to provide faster networks suitable for future voice, video and data applications. HomePNA.Com.

Last updated: 2000-03-24

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