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Will this item help increase my internet speed upstairs?

So I have my router in my basement, and I can't move it to anywhere else in the house. I was recommended this item (Zyxel Pass-Thru Ethernet Adapter AV2000 Powerline 2-port Gigabit 2-Pack). I do play a lot of LoL, and would like to know if this will increase my connection, and make my internet speed faster?
https://www.amazon.com/Pass-Thru-Ethernet-Adapter-Powerline-PLA5456KIT/dp/B0173CGWFY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500396928&sr=8-1&keywords=zyxel+pass-thru+ethernet+adapter+av2000+powerline+2-port+gigabit
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    maybe. Powerline adapters are completely dependant on how your homes electrical wires are laid out. So it may work great or not at all, most likely it will work below expectations.

    Running actual Ethernet lines is always best. You can also look into wifi repeaters like this. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EXWTPCE/ref=asc_df_B01EXWTPCE5081095/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B01EXWTPCE&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167140037427&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18273735051316664341&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033312&hvtargid=pla-378975804637
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  2. I would start by trying the WIFI range extender. It is a lower cost option than the powerline adapters. If it doesn't give you the speed you want, then you can return it and try the powerline adapters. The WIFI range extender's success will depend on the distance from the router, the construction materials used in the house, and possibly other WIFI signals in the neighborhood.

    I use one successfully for a computer in one room without an ethernet connection in my house.
    Reply to mjslakeridge
  3. Powerline will usually work much better than WIFI. Especially in a multi-floor situation. There is some risk of incompatibilities with home wiring. The AV2 standard is the newest standard and should have the least incompatibilities.
    Reply to kanewolf
  4. kanewolf said:
    Powerline will usually work much better than WIFI. Especially in a multi-floor situation. There is some risk of incompatibilities with home wiring. The AV2 standard is the newest standard and should have the least incompatibilities.


    Hello, thank you for replying back! I wonder if this 'Powerline' is good:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122819&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Network+-+Powerline-_-N82E16833122819&gclid=CjwKCAjw47bLBRBkEiwABh-Pkdb2mIlXbVGV5nZ8h8hZw0Cj4CpL9g7FqDn2NgIvwDNLv1XTL6IwwxoCa_gQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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