Question Want LAN connection but WiFi is too far

Oct 10, 2018
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So I recently moved into a new house. The WiFi is set up all the way downstairs so its too far. I want to play games on my PC and ps4 but i dont want wireless connection as it lags the game (dont have built in WiFi for PC anyways). How can I get LAN connection without having to connect the wire all the way to my room as it's unpractical and too far, also will look hideous.

Please send help
 

USAFRet

Titan
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You have 4 options:

  1. ethernet cable from the router location to where you want it. Fastest and ost stable
  2. Powerline. This pumps the signal through the house electrical wiring. This may or may not work OK, depending on your house wiring
  3. MOCA. Same as powerline, except uses whatever coax is in the house instad of the electric wires.
  4. WiFi.
 
Oct 10, 2018
7
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10
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You have 4 options:

  1. ethernet cable from the router location to where you want it. Fastest and ost stable
  2. Powerline. This pumps the signal through the house electrical wiring. This may or may not work OK, depending on your house wiring
  3. MOCA. Same as powerline, except uses whatever coax is in the house instad of the electric wires.
  4. WiFi.
You have 4 options:

  1. ethernet cable from the router location to where you want it. Fastest and ost stable
  2. Powerline. This pumps the signal through the house electrical wiring. This may or may not work OK, depending on your house wiring
  3. MOCA. Same as powerline, except uses whatever coax is in the house instad of the electric wires.
  4. WiFi.
Thanks for giving your advise but im not familiar with these terms. I dont know what powerline or MOCA means.
Also, is there a way i can have a 'second' wifi upstairs by my room?
 

USAFRet

Titan
Moderator
Thanks for giving your advise but im not familiar with these terms. I dont know what powerline or MOCA means.
Also, is there a way i can have a 'second' wifi upstairs by my room?

Powerline -pumps the signal through the house wiring. 2 devices, one near the router, and one in the desired room.
Results vary, conditional on the condition of the house wiring.
Router->powerline device->house wiring->powerline device->PC or switch and multiple PC's

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16833704259

With WiFi at the remote location:
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16833704304

MOCA - Does the same as powerline, but through the house coax if it exists.

https://www.newegg.com/actiontec-ecb6200k02-one-10-100-1000-base-t-802-3ab-ethernet-lan-one-moca-2-0-1-1-1-0-coaxial-jack/p/2RC-00J9-00002
 

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