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TEG33
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Wifi extender

My son has ordered a BT Wifi extender 750 for his bedroom due to poorish wifi speed on his PS4( already have one in another part of house. )

Was wondering if its wise to run an ethernet cable from it to the PS4 to give it a wired connection, or will that defeat the object of it being primarily   just for  wifi if, you get my meaning ,and best not to have it cabled ?

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Wifi extender

@TEG33 

WiFi extenders usually perform badly, and connecting it via Ethernet will make little difference. They have to share a single 2.4GHz wireless channel, and can only operate at about half the speed and introduce extra latency. Not ideal for a gaming console.

A better option is a proper wifi hotspot device, which also has two Ethernet ports as well.

https://shop.bt.com/products/bt-mini-wi-fi-home-hotspot-600-kit-084288-BVFF.html

These do not rely on repeating an existing wireless signal.

 

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TEG33
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Re: Wifi extender

Thanks for that Keith,very informative >
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spile
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Re: Wifi extender

Ideally you should connect the PS4 to a wired Ethernet cable that connects to you router or switch. Second best would be a wired Powerline connection.

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