powerline networking

What is power line networking and why would I need it?

Episode 968

Charlie from Haver, MT

Charlie wants to know what Powerline Networking is and why would anyone need it? Leo says the idea is that the house is already wired with power lines, so why not piggy back on them? When it first came out, it wasn't that great. Engineers have improved it to the point that it's very reliable and is great for those who have large houses and need to access their network throughout the house when Wi-Fi isn't practical.