ReadyNet uses Powerline and 802.11n technologies to power our solutions.
Powerline technology enables a user to extend the reach of a network within a home by utilizing the existing wiring in a home, eliminating the need for wires and reaching where a wireless solution may not be able to reach.
A Powerline adapter (at least two are required, one to inject the signal into the grid, and one to take the signal from the grid and connect to the computer, HDTV, etc) is connected to the router with an ethernet cable at the access point, and plugged onto a standard wall socket. This injects the broadband signal (data or video, depending on the speed of the adapter and the configuration of the wiring phases) into the electrical wiring. Filters and algorithms build into the adapters keep the signal intact amongst the noise created by other electrical appliances. The second adapter is plugged into a wall socket near the HDTV, computer or gaming device, and connected to the device using an ethernet cable. Additional adapters (up to 10) can be used on additional devices. Generally a Powerline solution can reach up to 600 feet, which allows a large degree of flexibility of where devices are located.
802.11n technology provides a high speed wireless signal that allows multiple data and or video streams up to 200 ft (depending on construction of building, etc), and can operate at 2.4GHz or 5GHz. Units can be single band, or dual band (operates at both frequencies). Wireless technology allows for flexibility of where devices are located, for mobility, and for clear, reliable signal transmission.
ReadyNet uses both technologies, as there are instances where wireless will not suit an application. As an example, if a structure is concrete or cinder block or similar content, wireless signals generally do not carry well, whereas Powerline will use the electrical wires to carry the signal flawlessly. Conversely, if mobility within a structure is desired, or outlets are restricted, wireless provides excellent coverage.