Help me understand better solutions for ethernet


I've been reading quite a bit lately here and elsewhere about ethernet cables picking up noise and how to mitigate that. The three main options I've come across seem to be:

1. An audio-grade switch box like Uptone's etherREGEN that uses their "moat" technology to clean/block noise.
Pros: fairly straightforward
Cons: extra gear in the chain

2. Converting the ethernet to optical to block the noise such as the direction Small Green Computer takes.
Pros: optical blocks the hash carried by ethernet
Cons: There's only one streamer/dac that I know of (Lumin X1) that allows for Optical in so again even more gear in the chain to convert to optical then convert back to feed ethernet to the steamer/dac.

3. Wifi - just go wireless and remove the ethernet cable completely (well mostly). 
Pros: Certainly the cheapest, easiest and tidy route
Cons:???

Very curious to hear from others your ACTUAL experiences (not your theories based off god know what...) 
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My ACTUAL experience is that it’s not a problem. I run Ethernet from a TP-Link managed switch through wall cavities to my streamer. I put an EMO Ethernet filter in the line -- no audible difference. (I kept it for its surge protection.) I’ve also compared WiFi to Ethernet (on the Auralic Aries G1) and found no audible difference.

I’ve moved my speakers 6 inches -- difference! Added acoustic treatment -- difference! But Ethernet tweaking, IMAE, has not proved of any value.
Run a quality shielded Ethernet cable
mcslipp I would think living in a rural area on top of a mountain that you likely face fewer extraneous noise issues than a lot of us.  I noticed, in a noise rich urban environment, a very slight improvement moving to a better shielded, though non-audiophile, Cat8 ethernet cable. I find a wired connection to also sound slightly better though it's a subtle difference. I've been curious about those swtiches also but have yet to try one.
Based on my experience,

1. Ethernet switch does not completely eliminate noise. All Ethernet switches generate / add noise to the signal, it’s just a matter of to what degree,

2. Conversion to optical defeat the purpose if you’re adding a conversion box...plus optical strips away dynamics (think of dry and thin audio),

3. WiFi vs Wired...audio quality great depends on surrounding electronics, interferences and the streamer itself. Again, wired sounds better in almost every instance. WiFi adds convenience and good for casual listening environment.

The system like yours (which is excellent) deserves a wired Ethernet connectivity. I also own Aurender (N10) and recently added a ENO Filter between my router and N10. The uptick in SQ was far from subtle. You don’t realize the noise level until you insert a device like ENO. It’s a passive device so no shelf space needed and no external power supply mess.

https://www.networkacoustics.com/product/eno-streaming-system-995-incl-vat/

Also check out this thread on fiber optic connectivity with Lumin, 

https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/fiber-cable-instead-of-ethernet-cable
I had 75’ of Ethernet from the router to the stereo room which went to the bridge of my PS Audio Directstream Jr. I never thought anything of it and in fact I always assumed an Ethernet connection was better than WiFi. The DSJ has no WiFi capabilities. Like you, I started reading about noise in a hardwired Ethernet connection and decided to try a WiFi repeater that has an Ethernet port. So basically I program this WiFi repeater to connect to my existing WiFi then plug the Ethernet from the DSJ into the repeater. I was stunned at the difference between Ethernet and WiFi in my application. I’m definitely hearing deeper into the recordings, plus it was dirt cheap. I spent 50 bucks on a Linksys. You can get something like that from bestbuy and give it a shot and see if it helps in your application. If not, take it back. Best of luck.
Jond - You'd think the rural setting would be a huge plus, but living 3 miles from a top secret underground military facility who knows what's floating around out there. Stranger Things playing out in my backyard. LOL.

Thank you all for thanking the time to reply.

I think the best route is to order up versions of all three solutions and test/listen. Most come with 30 day trials so can't lose. 

Latitk - I will certainly add Eno to the list as I do like the passive route.

Arch2 - I have just received a TP Link access point that Upscale audio recommends but it's giving me fits trying to setup in client mode. I agree for $25 if it sucks I can use it elsewhere around the house. 
ENO works.

So does the Etherregen

I run fiber but never really listened for benefit-it helps me sleep at night not worrying,
 but I think I have the wrong SFP modules, so waiting for modules and cable from Sonore.  will test for benefit soon

Added a clock to the Etherregen and LPS- both helped, the clock more
also have SOtM cDBL CAT7w/filter-definitely better than standard ethernet cable

it's a very deep rabbit hole but worth exploring
Well it took a 1.5 hour visit from my internet provider/IT tech guy (he arrived on 20 mins notice at 8:30 pm on a Saturday night while snowing = amazing customer service!) to setup my TP Link access point. What should have been an easy 5 min install by me turned into anything but.
Tomorrow when I have some time off I'll A/B simple wired CAT 7 vs. wireless. I'm not sure there will be much difference only because my internet comes to me wireless via an ATT tower here on the mountain. Currently no one out here has a hard fiber line except the govt, who has five separate independent lines but their not sharing...  From there will continue deeper down the rabbit hole as you say.
I have been experimenting on how to get the best sound quality for streamed music to my Innuos Zenith Mk3: in my setup inserting an EMO EN70-HD galvanic isolator into my ethernet cable and connecting from there with a 10in Meicord cable to the streamer yielded the best result. I also use a short Meicord cable to connect the router to the ethernet. Solutions over Wifi (Apple Airport Extreme in bridge mode) have sounded equally good at times but are inconsistent depending on network load.