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    How about using Powerline-adapters, for example Netgear?
    I use 6 of them instead of ethernet cables all over the house for years now and they work flawlessly. The better ones nowadays have an AC outlet, speed up to 1200Mbit, powersaving and 2 Gigabit ports. Solves all the problems with rooms that are out of reach. Just plug one in, sync with the master and put them where you need it. The WiFi-adapters also replace bridges when you want another hotspot in the cellar or garden or where is bad reception for your iPad. Only drawback: they constantly draw some current.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluetdi View Post
    Only drawback: they constantly draw some current.
    And put a lot of HF noise into the mains.
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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    Wi-Fi defence?

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    No worries since the cable will be run in a crawl space below the main floor of the house and not in the attic, aka loft space, above the main floor.

    And I stand by my assertion that a wired connection, aka Ethernet, beats a wireless connection, aka Wi-Fi, for any and all purposes, any day.
    Hi Ralph!

    Glad to hear that you won't need the cold showers! They used to make my friend Mick, the plumber, really grumpy (& he could be a belligerent sod at times too, lol) - it was best to keep out of his way for a day after he'd been working in someone's attic .

    We're agreed that Ethernet is more robust than Wi-Fi, but if in a given situation the Wi-Fi consistently delivers all the required 0's & 1's in a sufficiently timely manner as it did in my former set-up for years, it is not then inferior. And my significant other in those days had this thing about cables...

    All I'm saying is that Wi-Fi has its uses - like avoiding divorce proceedings .

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphpnj View Post
    And I stand by my assertion that a wired connection, aka Ethernet, beats a wireless connection, aka Wi-Fi, for any and all purposes, any day.
    I think that is a bit too much of an absolutist statement. If wifi provides enough reliable bandwidth, the portability it provides is a major asset - so for music at a garden party, Wifi beats a wired connection any (sunny) day.
    "To try to judge the real from the false will always be hard. In this fast-growing art of 'high fidelity' the quackery will bear a solid gilt edge that will fool many people" - Paul W Klipsch, 1953

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julf View Post
    I think that is a bit too much of an absolutist statement. If wifi provides enough reliable bandwidth, the portability it provides is a major asset - so for music at a garden party, Wifi beats a wired connection any (sunny) day.
    I'm reminded of the light-hearted statement: "All generalizations are false, even this one." ;-)

    Not everybody has the problem, but wireless connections can very resistant to grounding problems.

    Personal audio sourced via a LAN is pretty darn inconvenient if wired.

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    With everything being said about Ethernet versus wi-fi I must confess that I have been using my Transporter via wi-fi as my main music source for my "big rig" for over 10 years so I guess that wi-fi does work pretty darn good even with the occasional microwave interference
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    Aside...

    Quote Originally Posted by ralphpnj View Post
    With everything being said about Ethernet versus wi-fi I must confess that I have been using my Transporter via wi-fi as my main music source for my "big rig" for over 10 years so I guess that wi-fi does work pretty darn good even with the occasional microwave interference
    Ralph, do you have your Transporter inside your microwave??

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Earring View Post
    Ralph, do you have your Transporter inside your microwave??

    Dave
    Only when listening to this:
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    Kudos

    Quote Originally Posted by ralphpnj View Post
    Only when listening to this:
    Cool!

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    Replace the micro , only bad ones leak rf , they are usually better than that .
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