Is connecting my laptop to Wi-Fi extender with ethernet cable same as connecting it to the router?

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Is connecting my laptop to Wi-Fi extender with ethernet cable same as connecting it to the router (with ethernet cable as well) or is it gonna give me worse connection if no is there any difference? If there is what is it?
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I would think that your fastest connection (assuming that’s what you want) will be to plug directly into your router. Fewer hops and, presumably, a direct Ethernet connection to your Internet provider.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Direct connection with router is a better choice among them.
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  • TheRealRaven
    A direct cable link to the router is probably best for network performance. But it can depend on the performance of your Ethernet adapter and possibly other factors including cable quality. Older equipment brings more questions.

    Also, if the other side of the router has any problems, a direct cable link might not improve anything.
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