Data Transfer Rate: 350Kbps
Transmission distance: 1/4 mile
Networking protocols: All NDIS compliant protocols including TCP/IP, IPX and NetBEUI
Bit error rate: 10-9
PassPort PC and Printer Adapters:
Weight: 11.5 oz.
Dimensions: 5.1" (H) x 3.7" (W) x 2.25" (D)
Connector type: DB-25 female parallel port receptacle
Electrical plug type: US
Operating system: Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT
Hardware: 5 MB hard drive storage
Electrical wiring: 110 V; single, dual or triple phase
Parallel port: Standard IEEE 1284
In the Box
Two PassPort PC Plug-In adapters
One Passport Printer Plug-In adapter
Two parallel cables
Two PassPort line conditioners
PassPort Installation CD
PassPort Installation Manual
Avirt Internet Sharing Installation Manual
The network kit includes two PC adapters and one printer adapter -enough to build a two system LAN. Additional PC and printer adapters are available for $39.99 MSRP each. The PassPort Plug-In adapters look like rounded white bricks. The size of the adapters might interfere with their placement. You probably won't be able to fit an adapter behind a bookcase or some other piece of furniture without a great deal of work. The two "line conditioners" are simply two surge protectors for your computers.
The PassPort Plug-In Network's 350kbps data rate is on the slow side compared to other networking technologies. Yes, the Plug-In Network is ten times faster than a normal 33.6kbps modem, but it's also thirty times slower than a 10Mbps network. Most of the wireless and phoneline networking kits we've seen have 1Mbps data rates, and new phoneline technologies are now capable of reaching 10Mbps.