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Hey everyone,

 

My situation is a bit weird... but try to help me out.

 

 

My internet modem, located in my living room, covers my entire new apartment without a problem.

 

Thing is, my PC is located in my bedroom, and I have no Wi-Fi cards on it. I use it mainly for gaming.

 

Rather than getting a wifi card, I thought I could get a better performance either buying a powerline adapter, or a 2 pack mesh wifi system.

 

If I went for the Mesh Wifi system, I would strictly only use the wired connection that is available in the back of the node, connecting it directly to my pc (so it would be: Modem > Main Mesh Device > Mesh Node in my bedroom > PC). I would never get an extra node, since coverage is not an issue.

Same thing for the Powerline, I would only use the wired connection in the back of the device.

 

Since wifi is not an issue in my apartment, my questions are:

 

Is the mesh wifi system, organized like I mentioned above, better than a powerline adapter in terms of latency?

 

Is a Wi-Fi card the best solution? How to they perform generally in comparision to USBs Wi-Fi adapters? (The combo Wi-FI card/USB adapt + Mesh is also an option)

 

Note: I am not really sure about the wiring situation in the appartment, but the building is not old.

 

 

Thanks so much guys, I am very very lost... help a noob out 😅

 

Take care!

 

 

 

 

 

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A real -proper- wired connection will always give you the lowest latency and highest stability. What you're doing is simply wi-fi with extra steps, it's not an actual wired connection even though a portion of it involves ethernet cables.

28 minutes ago, sallumjs said:

better performance either buying a powerline adapter,

Bad performance unless your whole electrical installation is brand new and done by a perfectionist electrician. All wiring perfectly done, with proper splices and a circuit that follows a logic instead of being "oh there's this wire here I could snap it and reroute it to there" kind of stuff that creates a mess of wires going everywhere through random junction boxes with loads of X joints.

 

30 minutes ago, sallumjs said:

a Wi-Fi card the best solution? How to they perform generally in comparision to USBs Wi-Fi adapters?

The best solution is a wired connection, with a single cable connecting the router and computer. wi-fi cards and USB nuggets are the same, the problem with wi-fi is inherent to itself, no matter how good your hardware is there'll always be high latency, interference and seemingly random slowness.

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1 hour ago, sallumjs said:

Hey everyone,

 

My situation is a bit weird... but try to help me out.

 

 

My internet modem, located in my living room, covers my entire new apartment without a problem.

 

Thing is, my PC is located in my bedroom, and I have no Wi-Fi cards on it. I use it mainly for gaming.

 

Rather than getting a wifi card, I thought I could get a better performance either buying a powerline adapter, or a 2 pack mesh wifi system.

 

If I went for the Mesh Wifi system, I would strictly only use the wired connection that is available in the back of the node, connecting it directly to my pc (so it would be: Modem > Main Mesh Device > Mesh Node in my bedroom > PC). I would never get an extra node, since coverage is not an issue.

Same thing for the Powerline, I would only use the wired connection in the back of the device.

 

Since wifi is not an issue in my apartment, my questions are:

 

Is the mesh wifi system, organized like I mentioned above, better than a powerline adapter in terms of latency?

 

Is a Wi-Fi card the best solution? How to they perform generally in comparision to USBs Wi-Fi adapters? (The combo Wi-FI card/USB adapt + Mesh is also an option)

 

Note: I am not really sure about the wiring situation in the appartment, but the building is not old.

 

 

Thanks so much guys, I am very very lost... help a noob out 😅

 

Take care!

 

 

 

 

 

Move modem to your room, buy 1 wifi extender. (or add a router too if you want it that way)
Use ethernet cable for your computer, living room gets the wifi extender.
You get the best latency, everybody else won't murder you for not getting internet.

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If it were me, I’d buy a wifi pci card that has a breakout antenna (they’re cheap) and see how it goes. If your router is wifi 6, that might work out pretty well. 

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