I decided to pickup an ethernet over powerline adapter this morning and see what I might gain over running my PC via wifi. My Netgear AC1750 router ain’t bad, but it is also setup on the other side of the house with a couple of walls between it and my PC in the spare bedroom. The placement makes sense in that most of the laptop/tablets/phone/streaming tv usage happens in the living room where the router is. I don’t care about having an outlet pass through, but I did want a pair of adapters with at least AES-128 encryption.
There isn’t much difference in download/upload speeds, but it did drop latency from the 70ms range to the low 30s. To quote Edd China, “result!”