New ‘Instant Ethernet’ Powerline Device Unveiled

Phonex Broadband on Thursday announced a new “powerline” device that, for the first time, does not require special software drivers for installation. Powerline technology enables home computer networking through ordinary electrical outlets.
The company’s Never Wire 14 provides “out-of-the-box connectivity” and an instant 14 Mbps (megabit per second) Ethernet network, the company claimed. Ethernet is the most commonly used protocol technology for local area networks. (full story)