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Panasonic BL-PA100KTA Adaptor Turns Electrical Wiring Into Ethernet Cable

Panasonic BL-PA100KTA (Images courtesy Panasonic)
By Andrew Liszewski

The oh-so descriptively named BL-PA100KTA from Panasonic is another device that allows your home’s electrical wiring to serve double duty as network cable. It’s perfect for the homeowner who’s too lazy (or lacking the skills) to run ethernet cable and who doesn’t want to be bothered with remembering simple wifi codes.

The device uses Panasonic’s HD-PLC (High Definition Power Line Communication) technology to make setting up a network as easy as plugging this device and your PC into the wall. (Plus whatever setup is required by your modem and operating system.) You can use a maximum of 16 adaptors (recommended limit) on a single network and they have a communication distance of about 500 feet. The only downside I can see is that each HD-PLC adaptor takes up a power outlet, which is a precious commodity in most homes these days.

A starter kit that includes 2 of the BL-PA100KTA adaptors is available on the Panasonic website for $149.95. However Amazon is currently selling them for just $44.95.

[ Panasonic BL-PA100KTA ] VIA [ GadgetGrid ]







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  • Your Obedient Serpent

    …or, perhaps, for renters who aren’t allowed to drill holes in their walls?

  • HappyCthulhu

    This isn’t so new.
    Here are two other options that do the same thing
    Netgear HDXB101 Powerline HD Network Adapter
    D-Link DHP-301 PowerLine HD Ethernet Adapter

  • http://www.50ftethernetcable.net 50 ft Ethernet Cable

    This is so interested! Where can I find more like this?

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    Those electrical wiring which is turned into ethernet cable can be manage well using cable management equipments like wire duct. You can check this site – http://www.cabletiesandmore.com/WiringDucts.php for you to see how important to have a wiring duct equipment at your home or at your office.

  • http://www.cabletiesandmore.com/WiringDucts.php Wire Duct

    Those electrical wiring which is turned into ethernet cable can be manage well using cable management equipments like wire duct. You can check this site – http://www.cabletiesandmore.com/WiringDucts.php for you to see how important to have a wiring duct equipment at your home or at your office.

  • http://www.rsanow.com.au RSA Online

    This kind of device would be really fit for those lazy persons who are trying hard to do some coding so that ethernet would work. I'm surprise that in Amazon it's two times cheap compare if you buy it directly to their website.This kind of device is very handy I might say because as I can see it, it's just a small device that can do a great ethernet connection.