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Is cable always a better connection then wireless?

By syde
Jul 15, 2009
  1. I have my pc sitting right beside my router and I have a pretty good connection (roughly 13mpbs down) with it just wireless enabled. Should my connection be strongly If I hooked up my ethernet cable directly to the router or would it not make a difference?

    I ask because my connection is actually slower with the cable connected which seems a bit backwards to me :rolleyes:

    Thanks!

    Michael

    (pc is Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi1)
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    You might not really notice the difference, but wireless will always higher latency and in some cases, it can be pretty bad. You could have a 300Mbps wireless connection, but if the latency is really high, it might leave you disappointed compared to a 100Mbps while transferring files etc...

    While that's all kind of subjective still, it really shouldn't be worse with a cable.
     
  3. syde

    syde TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 113

    Yah my connection is acutally slower when I have it directly connected to the router which just seems really strange to me. Not like alot alot slower but, well enough that I can see the difference when I check my up/down speeds.
     
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