Friday, February 4, 2011

Notes From the Technoground: Ethernet at Home...Without Miles of Wires?
Actiontec's Ethernet over Coax MoCA Network Adapter may sound intimidating, but it helped me set up a wired network throughout my home, without having to make lots of holes in walls, floors, and ceilings.
Being the uber-geek that I am, I’ve got some sort of PC or connected consumer-electronics device in nearly every room of my house. This list includes things like Mac and Windows desktops and laptops, plus an iPhone, an iPod Touch, several Android handsets, and an Android tablet. Then there's an e-reader, an Orb Music Player connected to an audio system, and multiple NAS devices. Add to that a Windows Home Server acting as a media server, and Apple TV, Roku, and Cirago TV Platinum Network HD Multimedia Center network media player devices connected to my HDTVs. (Whew!) While Wi-Fi can get the job done for most of these devices, a speedier wired network connection is a much better choice for those devices that stream video...