Question Need a new internet solution for gaming/streaming

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Hello, I was looking to upgrade my internet setup. I currently use a Wifi Extender, a netgear ac1200 ex6100 wifi extender. It does the trick for simple things, however it's not great when it comes to gaming and streaming at the same time. I have an xfinity router a couple rooms away and i'm unable to route a long ethernet cable throughout the house. What I'm trying to ask is, what could I buy that would allow me to game/stream without having to use a long ethernet cable to connect to my pc from my router. I'm also looking for a product that has an onboard ethernet port so I can maximize the speed. I just need something that could possibly do both streaming and gaming simultaneously.
PS: I was wondering about xfi pods and wondering if they're a good option.
Thank you!
 

Barty1884

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Powerline might be the way to go - depending on the age/quality of your electrical wiring and the length of circuits. I've had some success with TP-Link powerline adapters in the past, but there are various different brands/offerings.

Something like this can be good for up to 100Mbps
https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AV600-Powerline-Ethernet-Adapter/dp/B00AWRUICG/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=powerline+adapter&qid=1603404893&sr=8-3

This one will do Gigabit:
https://www.amazon.com/Powerline-Ethernet-Adapter-Extender-TP-Link/dp/B0725LPTZR/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=powerline+adapter&qid=1603404893&sr=8-4&th=1

And this one can do Gigabit AND provide a wireless access point at the same time.
https://www.amazon.com/Powerline-Ethernet-Adapter-Extender-TP-Link/dp/B076CYV2XH/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=powerline+adapter&qid=1603404893&sr=8-4&th=1

Unless you have a >100Mbps plan though, the first link should be plenty.


The Xfi pods are just another kind of repeater, as far as I know - and as long as the signal arrives where you need it wirelessly, there's no real difference between taking that signal wirelessly or wired. Ie. even if you're wired into an AP, if it's connecting to your router wirelessly, your uplink is wireless.
 

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Do you have cable tv in the house, or just internet? Is your router in the same room as the house's main coax splitter?

You might be able to run MOCA in your house, which would give you actual gigabit speeds and the full bandwidth of your internet plan. MOCA simply adapter ethernet to run through your cable's coax connector. So if you have a cable outlet in or near your computer. You can run MOCA ethernet adapters and place a wifi access point where that cable outlet is.
 
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Barty1884

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Should be fine. Theres going to be overhead, but it should be a smoother experience - although depends on the quality of wiring etc.

You might be able to run MOCA in your house, which would give you actual gigabit speeds and the full bandwidth of your internet plan.
MoCa is another good choice OP, just likely to be a bit more expensive. Assuming you have unused Coax lines from your router to your general vicinity OR depending on your cable provider. Some won't play nice with MoCa, but most will AFAIK.

You may need an adapter on both ends, but you may only need on one the 'receiving' end, if your router is MoCa capable already.
 
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Do you have cable tv in the house, or just internet? Is your router in the same room as the house's main coax splitter?

You might be able to run MOCA in your house, which would give you actual gigabit speeds and the full bandwidth of your internet plan. MOCA simply adapter ethernet to run through your cable's coax connector. So if you have a cable outlet in or near your computer. You can run MOCA ethernet adapters and place a wifi access point where that cable outlet is.
I do have cable television, but not with Xfinity. Xfinity only provides the router. It does have this long cord connected to the wall, which is routed outside my home to a box, unsure what that is.
 
Then it should be possible. You just have figure out how the cables are connected so you can properly hook up the moca devices. In many cases you just hook everything up with splitters but there are instrucitons with the boxes.

Although I have never used this brand the ones from gocoax are extremely popular. They run the newest moca 2.5 standard and are cheaper than lower end models by actiontec. You can get actual gigabit speed over them in most houses.
 

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