Connect your console to your router without a wire?

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Are there any device available on the market that can allow you to connect your Ps4/Xbox/PC to the router without using a wire? I know most of you will say wireless wifi but online game will not be as good. So I'm looking for something like wireless LAN. Hope that make sense because I don't know what they're called!
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  • You could try a Wireless extender if it says it is compatible with the devices you want to use it on - TP Link makes them (sold on amazon/argos etc) and probably other brands too
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    Amazin wrote: »
    I know most of you will say wireless wifi but online game will not be as good. So I'm looking for something like wireless LAN.


    You say WIFI, I say wireless LAN?


    Just be sure to use the 5ghz wifi/wlan and you should be fine. On a console anyway.
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    You could try a Wireless extender if it says it is compatible with the devices you want to use it on - TP Link makes them (sold on amazon/argos etc) and probably other brands too


    Multiple wifi hops is not going to help the ping!


    So addition to my 5ghz point, be near the main router.
  • DCFC79DCFC79 Forumite
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    Amazin wrote: »
    Are there any device available on the market that can allow you to connect your Ps4/Xbox/PC to the router without using a wire? I know most of you will say wireless wifi but online game will not be as good. So I'm looking for something like wireless LAN. Hope that make sense because I don't know what they're called!

    Homeplugs or powerline adapters.
  • jbkmumjbkmum Forumite
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    My Xbox is connected wirelessly, its faster than when its hooked up by ethernet!
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    DCFC79 wrote: »
    Homeplugs or powerline adapters.


    Potato, potato again? And obviously that uses a wire techincally. (You do need wires for your electric!)
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    jbkmum wrote: »
    My Xbox is connected wirelessly, its faster than when its hooked up by ethernet!


    No it is not, but 5ghz wifi is fine for a console.
  • jbkmumjbkmum Forumite
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    Carrot007 wrote: »
    No it is not, but 5ghz wifi is fine for a console.

    It is. I'm not saying this is the same for everyone else, but my router is a plonka and for some damn reason both my PC and Xbox run slower via ethernet than wirelessly.

    I've tried many many things and had to go back to wireless just to get everything to work.
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  • duggan1duggan1 Forumite
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    jbkmum wrote: »
    It is. I'm not saying this is the same for everyone else, but my router is a plonka and for some damn reason both my PC and Xbox run slower via ethernet than wirelessly.

    I've tried many many things and had to go back to wireless just to get everything to work.

    Have you got anything in between the router and the pc/console? this makes no sense at all without some sort of duplex issue.
  • jbkmumjbkmum Forumite
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    Xbox is next to the router, pc Is a floor above it but also used to be next to it
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