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Need help connecting my 1st build to the internet for gaming.

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October 31, 2013 10:46:23 AM

I wanted to get your advice on the best way to connect my gaming PC to the internet. I currently have comcast for internet service and use their router for wifi. My new PC will be in the adjacent room so I will not be able to connect the PC directly to the router. I have to go wireless(or at least I think I do). Would you use a wireless bridge, a powerline gigabit adapter, or something else. I am considering the following but need your help.

1st Choice:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A66WJWK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2XHMOSPABSCN7

2nd Choice:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0081FLFQE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

3rd Choice:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ATFFHEA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A35D5ON3677H9N

Thank you for your advice!!!


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October 31, 2013 10:51:55 AM

I'd use the Powerline adapter (option 2) personally, that way you have a more stable connection for gaming that won't receive interference from various household devices that can affect wireless. I use a Netgear Powerline adapter for my gaming desktop, and it works wonderfully.
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October 31, 2013 10:54:37 AM

Skeefers said:
I'd use the Powerline adapter (option 2) personally, that way you have a more stable connection for gaming that won't receive interference from various household devices that can affect wireless. I use a Netgear Powerline adapter for my gaming desktop, and it works wonderfully.


Thanks for the input. Do you know what Netgear model you use? Do you play much online games? I don't want to be the person that is lagging.
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October 31, 2013 12:43:44 PM

I bought mine almost 3 years ago, so I can't find a link to the exact model, but here's the closest one I could find.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/powerline-200-mini-ethernet...

I play online games all the time, and have never had an issue with lag. The games include WoW, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, CoD:BO2, Borderlands 2 and more.
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October 31, 2013 1:50:23 PM

Skeefers said:
I bought mine almost 3 years ago, so I can't find a link to the exact model, but here's the closest one I could find.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/powerline-200-mini-ethernet...

I play online games all the time, and have never had an issue with lag. The games include WoW, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, CoD:BO2, Borderlands 2 and more.


OK great. Thanks again.
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October 31, 2013 2:17:26 PM

No problem :) 
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