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Wifi vs power line adapter

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So I just moved to a new apartment an unfortunately there is no Ethernet port in my bedroom for my PC. I have bell fibre with 1 gigabit down and 750 MBS up. I’m just wondering if a powerline adapter will offer a more “stable” connection vs WIFI. I don’t care to get as close to the speeds said above but I am just want the connection that will be most stable and with the least disconnects/downtime. Thanks!

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Circumstantially neither are going to give you a good experience. Powerline is a very hit-or-miss solution the performance and reliability of which relies heavily on the electrical wiring with in the home. Based on the complaints we see submitted here it's something you can try if Wi-Fi isn't working but don't get your hopes up.


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How would you feel about running some cabling?  

 

And I'd say that an apartment complex is worst case scenario for both options  you mentioned.  Though power line will probably have less "congestion" while you'll need to hope the wiring from the router to your room is as direct as possible.  


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How big is your apartment, exactly? Like are there many walls between where you can place Wi-Fi Router (do note that I said "place", not leave near fibre modem)? If not, I'd say go for Wi-Fi if you have something that works like a charm (like Intel 8265/9260/AX200, for example) and has some good antennas.

Also, how old is your building where you live? If it's not new, I'd say Power Line isn't a great option...


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