Having just purchased a SmartThings WIFI/Hub (ET-WV525BWEGUS), I am in a position where I either can position the unit close to the router and use the enclosed ethernet cable - but will have to use a 20 ft extension cord (16/3 ) for power, or, I can plug the unit directly into a wall outlet (using only the power cord provided) but will have to use a 25 to maybe 30 ft ethernet cable to connect to the router.
Does it make a difference which option to go with, with regards to performance of the unit?
I would prefer to use the first option, with the longer power cord extension, if there is no difference. I could always go with an even better gauge extension cord, for power, if that is recommended.
Thanks very much for your help!!