If you’re like most people, the thought of running an Ethernet cable through your walls is enough to make you cringe. After all, who wants to deal with the hassle of drilling holes and fishing wire? The good news is that you don’t have to! There are plenty of wireless alternatives that can give you the fast, reliable internet connection you need without all the hassle.
Here Are Five Of The Best Ethernet Cable Alternatives
1 Powerline adapters
Powerline adapters. Powerline adapters use your home’s existing electrical wiring to create a high-speed wired internet connection. All you need is one adapter plugged into an outlet near your router and another adapter plugged into an outlet near your computer. These adapters are relatively inexpensive and easy to set up, making them a great option for anyone who wants a wired connection without all the hassle. We talk more about them over at Powerline Ethernet Adapters Shockingly Fast, Easy Available Now!
|Power Passthrough||WiFi Extender|
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|Top Top Top||TP-Link AV2000||Yes||No||Check Inventory|
|Top Top Top||NETGEAR PLP2000-100PAS||Yes||No||Check Inventory|
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2 MoCA adapters
MoCA adapters. MoCA (Multimedia over Coaxial Cable) adapters use your home’s existing coaxial cable wiring to create a high-speed wired internet connection. Like powerline adapters, all you need is one adapter plugged into an outlet near your router and another adapter plugged into an outlet near your computer. MoCA adapters tend to be more expensive than powerline adapters, but they’re also faster, so they’re a good choice for anyone needing the fastest internet connection.
|Wifi Extender||Multi Ethernet|
|Top Top Top Top||Hitron Bonded MoCA 2.5 Adapter for Ethernet Over Coax (2-Pack)||No||No||Check Inventory|
|Top Top Top Top||Motorola MoCA 2.5 Adapter – 1 Pack||No||No||Check Inventory|
|Top Top Top Top||goCoax MoCA 2.5 Adapter||No||No||Check Inventory|
|TopTop Top Top Top||ScreenBeam WCB6200Q MoCA 2.0 WiFi Extender||Yes||Yes||Check Inventory|
|TP-Link AV600 Powerline Ethernet Adapter||No||No||Check Inventory|
3 WiFi Extenders
Wireless boosters/range extenders. A wireless booster or range extender can help extend the reach of your wireless router, giving you better coverage throughout your home. This is a great option if you have dead spots in your home where you can’t get a strong signal from your router. Wireless boosters are relatively inexpensive and easy to set up, making them a great option for anyone who wants better coverage without running any new wires.
|Top Top Top||TP-Link AC1900 WiFi Extender (RE550)||1||2800 Sq.ft||Check Inventory|
|Top Top Top||TP-Link AC750 WiFi Extender (RE220)||1||1200 Sq.ft||Check Inventory|
|Top Top Top||TP-Link AC750 WiFi Extender (RE230)||1||1200 Sq.ft||Check Inventory|
|TopTop Top Top||NETGEAR Nighthawk WiFi 6 Mesh Range Extender EAX80||4||2400 Sq.ft||Check Inventory|
4 Wireless Mesh Systems
Wireless mesh systems. A wireless mesh system is a whole-home Wi-Fi solution that gives you seamless coverage throughout your entire home. These systems consist of the main base station that connects to your modem plus one or more satellite units that you place around your home for coverage. Wireless mesh systems are more expensive than other options, but they’re also the easiest to set up and provide the best coverage of any option on this list.
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|TopTop||TP-Link Deco AX3000||Yes||6500 Sq.ft||Check Inventory|
|Top||ASUS ZenWiFi AX6600||Yes||5500 Sq.ft||Check Inventory|
|Top||Amazon eero mesh WiFi system||Yes||4500 Sq.ft||Check Inventory|
5 Wireless Bridge Kits
Last but certainly not least. If you don’t want to dig trenches and run ethernet between buildings, or if the buildings are too far away, a wireless ethernet bridge kit will do the trick! Like the ones we sell over here in our shop!
Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco 5AC (HSK-PTP-NS-L5AC-WPS) Preconfigured Wireless Bridge Kit for Sharing Starlink Internet With Remote Buildings
Running ethernet cable through your walls is not the only way to get fast, reliable internet in your home! There are plenty of wireless alternatives that can give you the speed and coverage you need without all the hassle. Powerline adapters, MoCA adapters, wireless boosters/range extenders, mesh systems and wireless bridge kits are all great options for anyone who doesn’t want to run ethernet cable through their walls or dig a ditch!