[SOLVED] Specific case: Get powerline, or get a PCI-E wireless card? (low budget)

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Completed a new build however stuck with an old TL-WN321G USB wireless card that (obviously) starts to fail to meet my expectations (especially while gaming, sudden disconnects etc, 5 years was surely enough for it)

Now I got some budget (round 10-30 dollars) and want to invest in a new card. Wire is a really far option since:
1)~15 meters of cabling with no practical route possible
2)cannot relocate the fiberglass router, nor the modem

Here is the scene:
*I have a 12-13 meter direct distance to router, with an entire kitchen between, however I don't experience packet loss nor much latency (no microwave if it's important)
*building is 12 years old, cannot say much about electrical system
*I am prohibited to even nail something (why I cannot move the router)
*I have an old entry level router, however I plan to upgrade it (it has no 5 ghz band and max is probably on 240mbits/s)

Should I go for a powerline or a PCI-E adapter? And which can you recommend? (Please keep in mind that I live in Turkey, importing isn't possible nor not much stuff are available here)

Here is the top recommendations that won't do:
Archer T6E/T9E (simplt too expensive, however might invest in T6E)
Asus 4x4 /PCE-AC6X versions (unavailable/too expensive)
 
#1. If you can find powerline for usd$30 is either poor quality and/or last generation, low performance.

#2. WIFI is dependent on what other people in the household are doing and environmental constraints like lots of other neighbors' routers. Only hardwired can attempt to deliver you smoother service.
 

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The front ports have exactly the line however I still experience drops while it heats up. Problen's not speed, it randomly disconnecting.
 

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Others are doing no more than watching videos, and therefore connection is actually stable. I pretty much aim for a device that is capable of transmitting more data and will not lose packets/drop the connection/spike lag under pressure.
 

Video actually use lots of bandwidth, but they are able to BUFFER, unlike your interactive gaming.

pretty much aim for a device that is capable of transmitting more data and will not lose packets/drop the connection/spike lag under pressure.
I know what u want, don't have to repeat it. Unfortunately I have said before, gaming is an expensive hobby, not only do you require a beeffy PC with a hot running GPU and 1,000 watt psu, now you want on-demand stable Internet.

Last thing I want to suggest: QOS, it should help, not an easy subject for the tech newbie.

 

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