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2 brick walls and several wooden panels probably have something to do with it. And the fact that wireless is pretty crap for streaming and other time-sensitive tasks.
I have a similar situation, but I made cantennas and made wireless bridges. It's just as stable as a powerline connection would be.
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I have a similar situation, but I made cantennas and made wireless bridges. It's just as stable as a powerline connection would be.
No it isn't - wireless is inherently less stable than wired, even with clear line of sight.
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No it isn't - wireless is inherently less stable than wired, even with clear line of sight.
It's stable enough to run a full 32 slot TF2 server without a hitch. It's also stable enough to stream a 1080p video over the net. Need I go on? It's not as stable as a wired connect, but it is stable enough for the super-majority of networking use.
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2 brick walls and several wooden panels probably have something to do with it. And the fact that wireless is pretty crap for streaming and other time-sensitive tasks.
You are correct on that. I'm unsure if powerline would be the solution since the internet starts from the addition and I remember reading that they have to be on the same circuit for it to work properly and my dad said they are on different lines.
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It's stable enough to run a full 32 slot TF2 server without a hitch. It's also stable enough to stream a 1080p video over the net. Need I go on? It's not as stable as a wired connect, but it is stable enough for the super-majority of networking use.
You must have a great router and adapter because I can't even get wifi in my bedroom which is <25 feet from the router. Barely reaches the start of my basement as well.
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ethernet over power may also require the outlets to be on the same phase, most houses have 2 phases.

802.11n has great range, but you may need more than one AP to cover your house...
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Ethernet over Power has many disadvantages. You have to be on the same circuit otherwise you will have less performance. Can't use surge protectors for Powerline otherwise it won't work.
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