Wifi? Whats the Pros' and Con's?

By thefighter
Oct 23, 2005
  1. Ive searched around the internet, and have not been able to find a simple straight forward list, of the pro's and con's of wifi.

    My new computer is situated upstairs, and im wondering if using wifi will dramatically decrease my down stream. I am currently on an ADSL 2mb/s connection and my down stream is the max of 215kb/s.

    Can anybody help explain the pro's and con's of Wifi?

    Thank you for your help in advance ;)

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Slow (won't hinder your average internet connection though)
  3. thefighter

    thefighter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    So its a bad decision?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    depends on you and your usage.

    If you have a 'computer room' and all systems are therein, why wireless?

    On the other hand, if you're a laptop user and want to be with the family in front of
    the TV to type a quick email or a letter for mailing in the morning, wireless is a great asset.

    Reasonable steps can be taken to secure your network, and it's not expensive nor difficult :)
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