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Long Range Wired Cat5e Connection or Short Range Wireless Connection off Secondary Router?

Dracomaster9

23 months ago

So In my new house there are no ethernet wall jacks, the router is across the house from me and I intend on doing some heavy gaming, should i purchase a long *** cat5e cable and wire it through my house, or buy a gaming grade router? (unsure if it needs wired connection to first router or not). I dont wanna spend $1400 on a computer and have hotel wifi. Any feedback would be very appreciated!

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

IMO, if at all possible run a wire. (cat6 while you're at it cuz its the same or barely a difference in price. But at 100ft my cat5e only did 100mbps while the cat6 does 1000mbps.) plus its WAY less money to run a wire. (newegg is looking like $16 for 100ft with ends already attached)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I suggest buying a Powerline. This uses your house's wiring as built-in Ethernet. You can buy one with a built-in WiFi router at the receiving end, and all of them have an ethernet port or two for you to use.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know any good models/brands?

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