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I did notice in my setup that 5ghz was a better connection than 2.5ghz. It seems to go either way for me, but this is good info for all those who are having connection issues with the BS products.
BTW there was some initial reindexing of files (local library) I have on my NAS when I switched from wireless to wired. That took 30 to 60 minutes at first, now everything is working fine.
I use ethernet from my PC to my office rig and wireless to my main rig downstairs.
I really can't say if there is a difference, as I never tried the reverse.
What I can say is that is sounds pretty good despite being a wireless signal. This is using Bluesound Node (1) and an Ayre Codex for both systems.
I recently tried out a TPlink AC house wiring extender. I found it to be reliable, but the HF SQ was lacking, a bit out of focus. Also, in my situation there was a low-level motorboat sound 100% of the time. Not a high-quality solution IME.
A better one is to do optical:
Asus RP-AC68U Media Bridge -> 2X TP-Link MC200CM GB Media Converter -> multi-mode SC fiber up to 1800 ft -> AQVOX SE switch -> Ethernet to your DAC
I have not noticed a difference in SQ between my wireless or wired Bluesound Node 2 as of yet. I have had many hours listening to the Node 2 in a wireless situation, not nearly that many in a wired. I could potentially see any audio system revealing a noise coming through in the AC wiring, therefore the TP-Link or Netgear or other powerline system could? do that. In my home, I cannot detect any extraneous sound or detraction from my signal.... at least not now. YMMV?