A friend asked me the other day whether it’s best to connect his computer to his router via Wi-Fi or over a wired Ethernet connection. My answer: It depends.
First of all, is the computer in question sitting near the router or is it located in another room in the house? If it’s located within 10 feet of the router, a wired connection offers a number of benefits. As far as connection speed is concerned, unless you are blessed with Fiber to the home both Wi-Fi and Ethernet are likely to be faster than the connection to your ISP so speed shouldn’t really be a factor in your decision. [Read more…]