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Probably a dumb route but options are thin

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Nyloc96, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. Nyloc96

    Nyloc96 Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2019
    I just moved into a new room and having a pc with no wireless capabilities, I've been trying different things. My real only other option is running a ridiculously long ethernet through the whole house which isn't really possible I've connected my pc to a netgear wifi range extender. It does connect to a router and the internet but I'm getting very slow speeds. My question is: Are my speeds very slow because of what I'm doing and they can't get much faster or is there something I can do to get faster speed?
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    Perhaps powerline Ethernet adapters would be more a better option? Without knowing the full setup, it may be a distance thing.
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  3. Gr3iz


    Mar 9, 2009
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    Hello and welcome to TSG!!

    Wireless USB dongles are fairly inexpensive. Some of them even have external antennae for better reception if you are far away from the router.
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  4. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    I use powerline ethernet adapters (probably since 2010) to connect computers in the basement to the router upstairs. (After reading reviews, I chose Netgear because I read it was easy to set up. I'm very happy with the units.)
    I also preferred going wired to wireless because I felt it was a bit safer.

    Running a 75 foot ethernet cable wasn't possible unless I started punching holes in our plaster walls and oak flooring. I wasn't willing to do that.
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