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Hello, I bought a Wi-Fi adapter that works by LAN cable, my question is if I can plug one into a power strip (because I do not have more free plugs) and plug the other in my room directly to an outlet, but I have read is worse being connected to a power strip and not directly to an outlet and will causes lag spikes. Thanks for the help.

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Hello, I bought a Wi-Fi adapter that works by LAN cable, my question is if I can plug one into a power strip (because I do not have more free plugs) and plug the other in my room directly to an outlet, but I have read is worse being connected to a power strip and not directly to an outlet and will causes lag spikes. Thanks for the help.

You shouldn’t plug them into a power strip. I use powerline adapters with mains passthrough so I don’t loose a wall socket

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Hello, I bought a Wi-Fi adapter that works by LAN cable, my question is if I can plug one into a power strip (because I do not have more free plugs) and plug the other in my room directly to an outlet, but I have read is worse being connected to a power strip and not directly to an outlet and will causes lag spikes. Thanks for the help.

 

Hi, welcome to the forum! You're correct - since the data will have to travel further, power strips will cause more latency (and other factors can also raise your ping). We do recommend plugging directly into the wall socket or using mains passthrough. If none of these options are available though, using a power strip will still mean you're better off than you would be gaming over WiFi.

 

I hope this helps!

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I have a couple of tp-link passthrough powerlines and they have served me very well since I got them 4 years ago. although they are old and max throughput of 300mbps they are more than capale for gaming and netflixing in my sons room

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Hi, welcome to the forum! You're correct - since the data will have to travel further, power strips will cause more latency (and other factors can also raise your ping). We do recommend plugging directly into the wall socket or using mains passthrough. If none of these options are available though, using a power strip will still mean you're better off than you would be gaming over WiFi.

 

I hope this helps!

I already have a powerline adapter without mains passthrough, and I can't spend for a new one. Do you recommend me plug one adapter into a power strip and go to the netduma and the other in my room directly in to the wall socket and go to the ps4 or keeping playing wireless???

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I already have a powerline adapter without mains passthrough, and I can't spend for a new one. Do you recommend me plug one adapter into a power strip and go to the netduma and the other in my room directly in to the wall socket and go to the ps4 or keeping playing wireless???

 

It's not a problem - use the powerline adapter you already have and stick that into your power strip. It's not quite as good as the other solution, but it's far better than wireless!

 

You should have a great experience using that setup, and I hope you do. Let us know how it goes.

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It's not a problem - use the powerline adapter you already have and stick that into your power strip. It's not quite as good as the other solution, but it's far better than wireless!

 

You should have a great experience using that setup,

and I hope you do. Let us know how it goes.

 

Now is worst, I'm getting a high ping around 60-70 and when I play wireless I have a ping of 20-30ms.

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Now is worst, I'm getting a high ping around 60-70 and when I play wireless I have a ping of 20-30ms.

 

Seems like that power strip is causing you more problems than I thought it would. There's only a few options you can really take at this point:

 

- Play over WiFi for the superior ping. Your connection will be less stable but at least your ping is lower.

 

- Plan to invest in a mains passthrough adapter in the future

 

- Find a way to rearrange your setup so your console is close enough to the router to play wired

 

How are you conducting your ping tests as well? Are you on a wired PC using Pingplotter?

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Seems like that power strip is causing you more problems than I thought it would. There's only a few options you can really take at this point:

 

- Play over WiFi for the superior ping. Your connection will be less stable but at least your ping is lower.

 

- Plan to invest in a mains passthrough adapter in the future

 

- Find a way to rearrange your setup so your console is close enough to the router to play wired

 

How are you conducting your ping tests as well? Are you on a wired PC using Pingplotter?

Okay, I bought today a powerline adapter with mains passtrough. Now I just connect the powerline with the ethernet cable to the duma and the other directly to my ps4 right?

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Okay, I bought today a powerline adapter with mains passtrough. Now I just connect the powerline with the ethernet cable to the duma and the other directly to my ps4 right?

 

Sorry, I didn't see this response! That's correct - hopefully that setup will do the trick. How is it working out for you?

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Sorry, I didn't see this response! That's correct - hopefully that setup will do the trick. How is it working out for you?

Perfectly, now the ping is more stable and I'm always between 40-45ms without lag spikes I was having before. 

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