PC Wifi card or Powerline ethernet adapter?

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I have to move my PC (which is ethernet only) in my house to where I cannot run an ethernet cable due to it being too far from my modem and now I must find a wireless solution. Is it better to get a network card for my PC or a powerline ethernet adapter for a reliable connection since I tend to game on my PC?

Whatever is the best solution, can someone link me to some of the top products?

Thank you.
 
For gaming powerline is always your second choice when ethernet is not a option. You could also consider moca if you have tv coax but it is more expensive than powerline.

There is lots of conflicting information as to which exact brands run the best. Mostly because the power wires have such a large impact.

In general the best units run av2 with Mimo. These are the unit you see claiming speeds of 1000 or 1200. Of course you get only a tiny fraction,

Wifi in many houses will get more speed/throughput than powerline. BUT the latency is much more consistent on powerline. So when you consider games where the consistent latency is important powerline is better. If you did bit torrent or other file transfers wifi tends to be better. Still difference in houses make this impossible to say for sure.
 

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Thanks for the reply. How would you recommend this adapter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WP2ZT5N/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
 
TPlink makes quality equipment in general. Which exact models is hard to say the test results are all over the place from different reviewers as to which exact brand and speed. Pretty much any device that has a 1000 or better number gets similar speeds. I really haven't found a clear explanation of what for example if the difference between a av1000 and av1200. Almost all manufactures are using the same chip from qualcomm inside these faster units.
 

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