For the streaming part of my audio, unfortunately my house is all coax wired.
Before I go rewiring with CATV ( or whatever CATX) or even optical, has anyone had success using powerline adapters?
Powerline adapters use house power lines to carry signals (digital, analog, or both - I don't know).
The configuration would be something like this:
FIOS box > coax into house > simple non-wifi router > ethernet out > powerline adapter #1 plugged into wall socket > signal carried along AC line > powerline adapter #2 plugged into another wall socket > ethernet out > input to audio equipment
I'm really interested in artifacts, noise, etc. I know the dropoff in mbps is huge, but it still should be able to carry audio OK.
I just ran a powerline adapter from my router downstairs into the nearest outlet and the other adapter to an outlet upstairs and connected it to a personal computer. I have old plaster walls and Wi-Fi doesn't work great upstair the end result we're identical, Iran speed test and the powerline and Wi-Fi averaged out to be identical. Other people in other situations claim to get better results, I can only relay my personal experience in my space.