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Yes, boxes to run the signal through the electric line in your house would seem like the best option here. They are VERY nice these days.
^ This. In my previous post, I completely forgot about the powerline stuff. Its because I personally don't use it. The reason being that its 200Mbps SHARED. So everything thats plugged into that adapter can only use a total of 200Mbps both up and down. So, if something is eating up x amount of bandwidth, all the others will have 200-x. Not only that, that 200Mbps is not differentiated into up or down. So while you might get 200mbps down on one device, all the others would be fighting with that connection to get their data.


Of course this is extremely irrelevant if its not used for network transfers. For normal internet sharing, thats more than adequate. But when it comes to large file transfers over the network, then powerline normally isn't the best route.
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How I personally have it set up is using Moca ethernet over coax adapters. You'd need a minimum of two (each costs almost $100, expensive, but they get the job done cleanly and seamlessly). You'd plug one adapter into a coaxial cable in the wall, and plug in an ethernet cable to it, go to the other room and plug in the second adapter in the same way. This time you can plug in another router into that adapter to split it even more ways.

Most Moca adapters have about 65Mbps to 85Mbps throughput, while some go up to about 120 Mbps.

I'd link you right now, but my internet is just being stupid (wireless). Just go to tigerdirect.com and seach for HPNA adapter. That should bring up a few choices.
heres the adapter he's talking about http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=00-28621520-2
looks like another option for ya
If theres anyway to actually run an ethernet wire that will be your BEST option. The others will work with different degrees of success but in the end a dedicated wire will always be best. Theres a reason that ethernet wire is used for networking instead of coax,electrical or phone wire, it works better.
Edited by mrinnocent - 6/18/11 at 10:53pm
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Did a little more research on powerline option and it appears they have come along ways since I last looked into it http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCateg...ine-Networking some claiming 200Mbs!
Damn I was very weary of it until I saw this video, it's like I'm in a commercial world xD 200Mbps is fine, although I'm sure Homegroup sharing might be affected? For sure internet connection won't be affected, but maybe transferring files from PC to PC might be? Eh a non issue, this is just too convenient

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Wait, won't that other idea innocent said be much cheaper?
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Wait, won't that other idea innocent said be much cheaper?[/QUOTE]

I was confused as to what wiring you had, you'll have to run a cat5e/6 wire to router from the puter you want to add, or one of the other options.
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easy and probably cheapest way: http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...=10208#1020814

just run the cable threw the attic and be done with it. plug one side into the router and the other into the pc.
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Yeah I'll check his attic and stuff. I hear you can put the router where the cables all meet at, interesting.
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post #17 of 19
You could do something like this: http://www.handymanhowto.com/2009/01...-home-network/
Or like I did, I just have it going through the house along the wall so it's not in the way or anything. 100ft ethernet cable was only like $10 on amazon.
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Damn I was very weary of it until I saw this video, it's like I'm in a commercial world xD 200Mbps is fine, although I'm sure Homegroup sharing might be affected? For sure internet connection won't be affected, but maybe transferring files from PC to PC might be? Eh a non issue, this is just too convenient

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Wait, won't that other idea innocent said be much cheaper?
OK, The cheapest route would be to run ethernet cable from the router to the PC that will allow up to Gbs speed provided you have a router that supports Gb. Now if you router does not support Gb then the network over powerline adapter will give you the maximum connection speed to your router anyway at 100Mbs.

Basically the cheapest option will provide the best speed if you can use it but will be the most hassle to setup.

The power line adapters could give you the same performance depending on your router, but will be a lot less hassle in the long run. The network over power line works fine if its only for 1 to 2 devices.
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easiest method, use a wireless card. Idk about your experience with them (probably that your parent have 802.11b) but modern wireless adapters versus hardwired connections have identical performance for gaming. File transfers and streaming over the lan are slightly slower but it makes a lot more sense than running wires everywhere or buying a powerline kit (which has less performance than 802.11n)
    
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