Greg Hanna van Anandtech heeft een roundup gepubliceerd waarin 3 Home PNA kaarten worden vergeleken. Dit zijn kaarten die het mogelijk maken om een 10 Mbit netwerkje op te zetten over de telefoonlijn, zolang ze hetzelfde nummer hebben. De drie geteste kaarten zijn aan de hardware kant vrijwel identiek, alleen de garantie, software en prijs onderscheiden de kaarten van elkaar:
The three products up against one another in this round-up are all based on the recently ratified HomePNA 2.0 standard. HomePNA (Home Phoneline Network Alliance) is a group of over 100 companies, which have come together to produce a single home phoneline networking standard. Some of the founders are IBM, AT&T and Compaq. Add to that the fact that several large producers of networking equipment are members (3com, Cisco, Xircom, etc, and the three manufacturers featured in this article) and you can be pretty sure that their standard will be the standard. This means that if you buy one company's home phoneline network hardware it must work with another company's equipment, as long as they both adhere to the standard.
[...] In the end, it comes down to your intended use of the products. If you plan to use the cards to connect computers to each other, but not to the Internet, the Netgear cards will be perfect, if they work as well as they did in our lab. They have a very simple driver setup, and an intuitive drive and printer sharing interface. If, however, you want to use your HomePNA network to share your Internet connection you will probably want to spend the extra $44.00 and go with the Intel. The setup was easy, the interface intuitive, and the Internet sharing completely seamless. A wise man once said, "The most expensive is the cheapest in the long run". When it comes to reducing your overall frustration level, we'd tend to agree
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