Some weeks ago I was interested in purchasing a steam-link module, I was curious how they planed to transfer the pre-calculated data to my living room without notable performance loss (delay).
After a bit of digging I figured out they advise to avoid using wireless LAN. What lets me assume now, steam link lets my machine calculate the data and then induces it to send the calculated data over the network to the Steam link so it can screen it on the TV. This conformed with my fear and the given warning of the system shouldn't be run on a wireless LAN, since the latency of the data exchange would be horrible and for most games not playable.
If I would like to place Wire through my living room down the stairs to the routing point, I would just place my PC in the living room plugging the wire to the PC and just connect the PC to my TV... No need for the Steam link at all. So it was an closed topic for me.
Today I stumbled on Amazon on a Powerline Network adaptor, and I was asking my self, what would be the latency on the wire?
If I were to set up two of these adapters, one in my living room next to a Steam link module, and the second one close to my computer just connecting my computer with it. Would this be fast enough data transfer, so that I can use Steam link as intended without an notable delay?
Or are there other pitfalls with these devices which prevent a satisfying usage together with Steam link?