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TransfatBatman

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So I just bought a new rig that will be going in my room and obviously i need to connect it to the internet. My room however is on the 2nd floor and the router is in the basement. How do i go about wiring it? Can I move the router? Are there router extenders? Basically looking for the easiest way to a wired connection without running wires all over the place.
 

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you may be able to use powerline adapters

they plug into the mains socket and use the mains electrical wiring of the house to carry the network signal

The quality of the signal, speed and if they work will depend on the quality of your electrical circuit
 

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well, so long as he did a quality job
And you need that in electrics for safety anyway

at least the wiring is not 40 years old
 

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I live in a house that was built in 1955. I use powerline adapters like this

My husband had two computers (with a switch attached to the one adapter) wired in the basement that connect to the other adpater wired to the router on the first floor.

He is now down to one computer in the basement that goes on the internet.

The setup has worked well for us for many years.

Any brand should work fine, provided both outlets are on the same side of the breaker box.
I chose NetGear because as I read reviews, this seemed the easiest to set up.
 
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