I use Devolo 1200Mbps home-plugs (Internet across power-lines. Plus they also do my WiFi) to run my home network (4 plugs) which I use for Internet access etc. Its pretty good but obviously not what I would want in the long run and I do get issues from time to time like drop-outs, buffering etc.
I run a Nuci7 as my core which is picked up by my home PC (office) connected to the same switch. I have my lounge set-up picking up from a separate switch via one of the plugs. I have been trying to think of a way to get Ethernet into the house which is difficult as its over 100 years old and fairly recently decorated and my other half is not massively enamoured by me asking to pull up carpets and floor boards. Anyway, I now wonder if I might have thought of a way.
I was thinking of taking an Ethernet cable from my switch (connected directly to my modem/router) back out of the front of the house and taking the cable straight up the external wall and into the loft space. I could then take the cable across the house (via the loft) and down into a small cupboard in an upstairs bedroom. This is not used as its v.small due to an adjacent shower installation. Anyway, I think I would need 40-50 feet of Ethernet cable to get there. I could then install the Nuc+switch into this cupboard and take two further feeds directly down to my home home office and then back into the loft space right to the back of the house and down to the kitchen.
Anyway, is this worth doing? Would it be better than the power-lines? What Ethernet cable should I use? What have I forgotten? Any thoughts? Bit of a novice at networking as you can probably tell…
Thanks for any input.