> > > But I'm guessing then that you can't use voice over the same phone
> > > line at the same time, right? This is one of the features touted by
> > > the new HomePhone network cards. Of course, if your
> > Of course not... You can't use voice and data over the same wires at
> > the same time...
> > Actually I don't know these cards, but I'm a technician for phone lines
> > and networks... :)
> > But I don't think that you can use voice and data on the same wires at the
> > same time... voice should be disturbed while sending data...
> You need to read more on broadband communications. Data are communicated at
> higher frequency than voice, on the same line. This is the same idea as DSL.
Right, that's what I had read as well. So I guess this is the
long-winded answer to my question: yes (maybe) you can use regular
phone jacks for 10MB ethernet but don't expect to use voice over the
same line at the same time. That's the main advantage of a HomePhone
card. BTW, if anyone is successful in hooking up a home phone circuit
with straight 10 MB cards I'd like to hear about it. I have two extra
circuits in my house I could dedicate to this purpose.