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Extend network using Power line vs. Coax

Discussion in 'Networking' started by BigDog101, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. BigDog101

    BigDog101 Thread Starter

    Apr 24, 2011
    I have a 5yr old home, two story, 3,000sq ft. I use a Linksys E4200 dual band router. I'm finding a dead spot where we place our TV and watch netflix streaming via a Roku box.
    Running cat 6 is a project that I would rather not get into.

    I would rather not extend the reach of my wireless. I would prefer a wired solution as it places an ethernet drop for other devices I might want to add.

    Two options came to mind: Run ethernet over Power lines. I've read good things about Western Digital LiveWire http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=310

    Then there is the option of running ethernet over coax. My home is fully wired for cable (which we don't use). Actiontec has a product http://www.actiontec.com/products/product.php?pid=192

    Comments on the devices and/or other options to solve the problem?

    BigDog101 in Texas
  2. jat421


    Jun 14, 2008
    I have never used the coax setup, but I have heard good things about powerline adaptors. They do the job and your house if fairley new and your should have no issues with crosstalk
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