For those of you who have your “Zwift rig” setup far away from your Internet modem like I do (modem is upstairs, rig is downstairs), you’re pretty much stuck with having to run Zwift over your WiFi network. This isn’t ideal since Zwift, especially when run at a high resolution, is bandwidth intensive. To get the maximum bandwidth for running Zwift, your computer should be “hard-wired” directly into your modem or network for the fastest data transfers. However, there’s another fast solution…
Apparently you can now use your home’s electrical wiring to extend your network and obtained transfer speeds much higher than your WiFi network currently can, using a device like this one:
I haven’t purchased one of these adapters yet, but most of the reviews are very positive.
Do any of you Zwifters use a similar powerline adapter? I’m considering upgrading my “Zwift rig” this winter to include a higher resolution TV, so I’m thinking it may be worth getting a powerline adapter so I don’t have to deal with WiFi issues while exercising in my basement. In addition to running Zwift, I often listen to podcasts or Pandora, so getting as much bandwidth as possible would be helpful.