Ethernet Cables vs. Wi-Fi: The Battle for Internet Speeds

August 27th, 2018 by ClientTech

Trip over them at night; find your schnauzer nibbling on them; try vainly to make them look as aesthetically pleasing as possible – ethernet cords have always been there when we needed them to boost our computers’ connections, but with today’s advanced Wi-Fi capabilities, the days of wired internet may be ending in the office setting.

Wi-Fi is everywhere now, and it is more accessible than ever; however, cabled internet has historically proven to be very reliable. To determine which way is best for your office, try taking an internet speed test with Wi-Fi enabled and once more with an ethernet cord.

Which one is faster? Did the answer surprise you?

Before you make a switch one way or the other, here are a few things that could help you pick the right choice for the office:

Wi-Fi Advantages

  • In-house networks are increasing in popularity
  • Wi-Fi is catching up to ethernet cable speeds, potentially reaching 1,000 Mbps
  • Electronics are not tethered to a modem
  • Bring your personal life into work
  • Connect anywhere

Wi-Fi Disadvantages

  • Security issues
  • More traffic means slower speeds
  • Connections can be disrupted

Ethernet Advantages

  • Efficient for transferring large files
  • Secure network connections
  • Increased unhampered speeds
  • Better confidentiality
  • Less Traffic
  • Affordable

Ethernet Disadvantages

  • Can look messy
  • Prone to damage
  • Walking hazard

Both ways of connecting to the internet have their pros and cons, but which one is right for your office environment?

Let the internet technology gurus help you find the answer. Client-Tech has the professional IT experience you need to install the best internet resources for the office. Contact us today for more information.

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