PNA NICs appear to be available in either 1Mbps or 10Mbps configurations and appear to support either USB or PCI connections to a PC. PNA to Ethernet bridges are also available allowing an Ethernet network to be tied in with a PNA network. PNA has a standard. There are similar proprietary devices. There is at least a chance of interoperability between PNA devices.
PNA a.k.a. HomePNA is not the same thing as HomeRF -- a proposed wireless connection scheme.
There are a number of proposed similar schemes for home networking over existing phone wiring including schemes being pursued by Tut, Epigram, ActionTee, and Avion
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