[SOLVED] How to get ethernet over long distance

FluffyFlounder

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Hey bois, I really want ethernet for my pc, it's faster and I'm gonna need to move my wifi card because I want to get a vertical gpu mount (to show off the 20$ extra i spent on the msi gaming gpu for the RGB). However, my router is really far away through tons of walls and beams and there's not way I can route an ethernet cable through the walls. So I was wondering if anyone knew of some cool products that could take a wireless signal and turn it into ethernet at high speeds in a device thats cheap and looks good
tia
 

Wolfshadw

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Can you tell me what these do and what the differences are?
These are essentially adapters that allow Ethernet-like connection, but rather than using actual Ethernet cabling, they use the existing wiring (electrical/coaxial). Depending on how your home is wired, either one could be a reasonable solution; providing faster than WiFi (but slower than true Ethernet) speeds.

MoCA uses your existing cable TV (coaxial) cables to run the network connections. Powerline uses your existing electrical wiring. Connect one adapter close to where your router is located and the other near where your computer is located. Depending on where your splitters are located, your performance will vary.

Which would be easiest from just router to pc, I don’t want to change the whole network or internet plan
Set up should be about the same for either scenario. If I were to pick between the two, I'd probably opt for a MoCA set up as there are likely fewer junctions between where the router is and where the PC is. In either case, it would be wise to use a store that has an excellent return policy just in case your selected option doesn't work out for you.

-Wolf sends
 

Wolfshadw

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Can you tell me what these do and what the differences are?
These are essentially adapters that allow Ethernet-like connection, but rather than using actual Ethernet cabling, they use the existing wiring (electrical/coaxial). Depending on how your home is wired, either one could be a reasonable solution; providing faster than WiFi (but slower than true Ethernet) speeds.

MoCA uses your existing cable TV (coaxial) cables to run the network connections. Powerline uses your existing electrical wiring. Connect one adapter close to where your router is located and the other near where your computer is located. Depending on where your splitters are located, your performance will vary.

Which would be easiest from just router to pc, I don’t want to change the whole network or internet plan
Set up should be about the same for either scenario. If I were to pick between the two, I'd probably opt for a MoCA set up as there are likely fewer junctions between where the router is and where the PC is. In either case, it would be wise to use a store that has an excellent return policy just in case your selected option doesn't work out for you.

-Wolf sends
 

FluffyFlounder

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One more question, if I setup just one powerline thing would that ruin the rest of the house network, or can powerline just work for my pc and not interrupt anything else
 

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