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Location: Bethesda, MD USA
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Yeah, it's not "trivial" to run a wire or two in an older house, but nor is it impossible or even really all that difficult. Even paying a local electricial is going to be cheaper than the time lost and frustration with wifi hassles.
It's a lot less hassle to do this once versus on-going surprises with wireless. All it takes it someone else setting up a nearby access point on the same channel and you can watch your wifi performance tank. If you're wired that never happens.
I've encountered plenty of people that have trouble with wifi for media devices, especially in older residential structures (aka, chicken wire mesh, old plaster and lathe, LEAD PAINT... they're practically Faraday cages). Setting up one or two key wired locations generally solves most of their network troubles.