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Second Router?

I need better internet speed in my room for gaming and wondered how I would go about this? I can’t have a Ethernet cable running from the current router. Do I need a second router installed in my room?

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Re: Second Router?

Happy to try and have a look at this for you. 


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Re: Second Router?

Gaming does not require a lot of speed, I have played PS4 games online on a fairly slow 14Mbps connection just fine.  What gaming needs is a stable connection, which is why Ethernet is always recommended.

One option might be power line adapters.  These use the electrical wiring in your house to create a wired network without the need for long Ethernet cables.  They are rarely as fast as the manufacturer's claim but are a lot more stable and less prone to interference than wireless, so usually better for gaming. Some power line adapter reviews here:
https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/network-wifi/best-powerline-adapters-3490638/  

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