I want to steam stream from my PC to a stream mini on my living room next to my TV. Right now the latency is low-ish but less than ideal at 6ms. For reference I have the gaming PC wirelessly connected with an 802.11ac adapter with very good signal strength at 5Ghz. I am wondering whether it would be more helpful to add a 5Ghz 802.11ac adapter to the stream mini or just buy a powerline adapter and connect it to ethernet. Bandwidth is not too much of an issue, 10 Mbit/sec should be enough, but latency is key. Anyone has made any comparisons or have suggestions?
My experience with Powerline is that is has horrible latency:
50 packets transmitted, 49 received, 2% packet loss, time 49075ms rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 23.740/665.342/2039.040/449.964 ms, pipe 3
I am using cheap TP-LINK 100mbps devices. Producer claims 500mbps over powerline, but the devices have 100mpbs Ethernet interfaces.
EDIT: I was trying TP-LINK. I've bought now Fritz! 1200 with Gigabit ethernet, and the latency is still bad, except that it depends heavily on the traffic. Disclaimer: both times the devices were on separate phases, connected through a high-pass filter (phace coupler), and some 50m away.