- Wireless Phone and Modem Extenders
Who doesn't need an additional phone outlet somewhere else
in the house?
This question becomes even more important to solve for all
of those appliances that need "to call home" once
a day, such as TiVo's Personal TV recorder or these satellite
TV receivers. Except for those techies who placed a phone
outlet in every room and/or close to the TV during the planning
phase of their house, everybody else probably runs a cable
through the family room for some time or weeks...
Here are two great solution for the "DIY'er" and
everybody else with two left thumbs:
The Wireless Phone Jack does what it says - it provides an
easy way to add phone outlets in the house or appartment.
Just plug one into an 110V outlet near the phone and wire
the phone cable through it. The other unit goes into any 110V
outlet in the house and the phone plugs right into it. For
all other devices check their data throughput requirements.
Everything that needs less than 14.4K bps works with this
Wireless Phone Jack. And don't plug it into a surge protector!
Wireless Phone Jack: up to 14.4K bps
Jack Price: $89.95 (Radio Shack)
Wireless Modem Jack
For the more data hungry folks Phonex just recently started
shipping a wireless version that serves the higher data throughput
demands of the SOHO people: the Wireless Modem Jack.
Modem Jack: up to 33.6K bps
Jack: $99.95 (CompUSA, Fry's)
Both devices are available now. A 230V version is available
for International markets.
site provides a little more info on both products.