Skip to comments.Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet: Has wireless killed wired?
Posted on 01/23/2014 7:01:10 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
As home networks have increased in popularity, so has the wireless router. The rise of Wi-Fi has also caused the downfall of wired networks (in homes, at least), and many consumers now see Ethernet cords as being rather old-fashioned that is, if they see them at all. Some newer computer models, like Apples MacBook Air, dont even have ports for Ethernet connections anymore.
The blistering connection speeds offered by todays Wi-Fi standards do make wired networks appear a bit of a relic, but appearances can sometimes be deceiving. Though Wi-Fi has improved significantly over the last five years, it is not perfect. So is there still a place for Ethernet in the home?
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My house is wired for Ethernet. I ran the wires myself. I shall never, and I repeat, NEVER trust wireless. The cable modem has wireless capability but I disabled it.
I use wireless for my printer and Roku boxes. I have 3 PCs and a media server that are connected via Ethernet. I’m on a 150/35 FIOS connection and wouldn’t come close to those speeds with wireless.
I don’t trust wi-fi. I am wired.
Wireless has it’s place.
I bought a house that was already built and running hard wired ethernet is simply not worth the effort of punching holes in the drywall and repairing them in order to place recepticles.
There are devices (computers and printers) that are hard wired, and then things like this laptop, iPads and similar that are wireless.
A place and a purpose for everything.
I prefer wired Ethernet, for one reason: no worries about Wi-Fi interference problems.
I have 2 phones, 2 tablets,2 laptops, and a printer running off a 20 mps broadband WiFi . They all work fine through my home from a Uverse gateway. The only problem device was a Sony Blue-ray player which I had to hard wire
It also really helps to be wired if you download videos to the net like Youtube. WiFi often just doesn’t cut it. Too many halts and drop outs.
Heeheehee....still on dial-up :-)
Similar to the way cellphones have replaced many landlines.
I have a wireless ROKU box, WD TV box, laptop, WD NAS 3TB hard drive, and an XEROX color laser printer that are all wireless.
The NAS drive holds a lot of movies and TV programs I have collected. I can watch them on my LCD TV through the WD TV box or the ROKU box.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Last week, I did some traveling on Greyhound. First time since basic training in 1980 that I've been on a bus.
It was actually pretty nice, and using my tablet, and the Greyhound free wireless connection, I was able to freep without a problem.
uhhh.... let me get this straight. You don’t trust wireless. Because I assume you think someone could be tapping it? Sooo.... what makes you think you can trust wired? You really think thats more secure?
>> You really think [wired is] more secure?
Using wired ethernet can eliminate that risk.
Eventually I’m going to run Ethernet to the Roku’s. They are in a tough location but it’s probably a good idea.
Absolutely wired is more secure if even from the thieving neighbors.
“Trust it in what way?”
Keeping the thieving neighbors from accessing the internet on my dime.
We have an Xbox, PS3, 2 tablets, 2 desktops, 2 laptops, 2 rokus, 2 android phones running on wireless. At any given time we are playing a game and streaming at least one video source (netflix, amazon, youtube, etc). No problems. Runs like a charm.
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