A power line Ethernet bridge is a HomePlug device used to extend a LAN into a separate room using the existing electrical system in the building. An Ethernet cable from the network router is plugged into a bridge, which plugs into an AC wall outlet. In a separate room, a second bridge plugs into the wall outlet to provide an Ethernet port for the computer. Power line Ethernet bridges are a type of HomePlug device.
- power line networking
Power line networking uses power line communications (PLC) to connect computers using existing power outlets in the home, essentially transforming every electrical outlet in the building into a network connection. Power line networking is one of the cheapest forms of home networking and has a low start-up cost and minimal IT workload. And despite using […]
- power management
Efficiently directing power to different components of a system. Power management is especially important for portable devices that rely on battery power. By reducing power to components that aren’t being used, a good power management system can double or triple the lifetime of a battery.
- power-on self test
Abbreviated POST, a diagnostic testing sequence run by a computer��s BIOS as the computer��s power is initially turned on. The POST will determine if the computer��s RAM, disk drives, peripheral devices and other hardware components are properly working. If the diagnostic determines that everything is in working order, the computer will continue to boot.
- power posting
In online forums power-posting is the term used to describe a user who posts a large number of empty or useless messages in order to increase their number of posts. On some forums special privileges may be given to users who contribute a specific number of posts. When power posting users will post meaningless replies […]
- Power Supply
(n.) Also called a power supply unit or PSU, the component that supplies power to a computer. Most personal computers can be plugged into standard electrical outlets. The power supply then pulls the required amount of electricity and converts the AC current to DC current. It also regulates the voltage to eliminate spikes and surges […]