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Powerline vs Wireless


I wanted to ask if its better for me to stay wireless or go the powerline to a nearby plug and ethernet cable to my pc. My router isn't very far in a 'straight line' but there are 2 walls in between... Would that help with my ping? Cause through wireless I definitely wonna throuw the router out of the window whenever I get some lag spikes and my ping is jumping all over the place. Via my wireless adapter my ping is 17 (according to speedest, BULLSHIT), how much would it get improved if I switched to powerline? If I forgot to give you any info, ask me ofcourse!

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IIRC the wiring in your house can affect the performance of a Powerline adapter.

As for wifi, it depends on your adapter and router. No one can tell you what's going to be better without more info.

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i would get a flat cat6 and some comand strips and just wire it in that way and most likely be cheaper then any wireline or new router setups

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What router and wireless NICs do you have?


If you're on single band N gear then dual band or powerline would perform better from a latency perspective.


AC wifi usually beats out powerline pretty easily from a bandwidth perspective, but it depends on a variety of factors (interference from neighboring APs, signal loss through walls, the standard you're using, powerline wise the circuitry of the outlets you're communicating between plays a large factor, as well as the standard of powerline adapters you're using).

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