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Wired or wireless network?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AJB2K3, 30 Apr 2006.

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What kind of network do you prefere?

  1. Hard wired

    17 vote(s)
    37.0%
  2. Wifi

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  3. mixed

    26 vote(s)
    56.5%
  1. hitman012

    hitman012 Minimodder

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    What he said. I'm not a fan of wireless stuff.
     
  2. ToiletGamer

    ToiletGamer What's a Dremel?

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    Same here.

    I use the DGL-4300 wireless router, took me a good month or two to set it up just right and I have all my wireless computers running D-Link receivers. Even bought D-Link cards for laptops that already had wireless built in :D . Plus having them all support Air Plus Xtreme G let me enable the technology giving me transfer rates of up to 108MBPS and a much better signal to all computers.
     
  3. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    Can you prove you have a data transfer rate of 108MBPS?
    Sorry to ask but, it's known that wireless barely hits 20 even when its advertised @ 100.
     
  4. DaSuperFly

    DaSuperFly What's a Dremel?

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    I've never had a problem with a wireless network. If using it to share the net and do very occassional file sharing then why not? It's really easy to setup a wireless network, just remember not to use window's built-in software for your wifi card and it'll be very stable.
     
  5. ToiletGamer

    ToiletGamer What's a Dremel?

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    Not sure if the speed really is a over 100 but the windows thingy shows it at those kinds speeds. Only when im quite close to the router however. Ill try and grab a screen next time im on my laptop.
     
  6. XLGlobetrotterXL

    XLGlobetrotterXL Banned

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    I suppose so, but everyone I know has probs with the stuff! - Other than you guys. :idea:
     
  7. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    Try streming a dvd over the connection?
     
  8. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    I love wireless and rarely have problems with it. I have 2 access points in my house and they have been set up so that I can pass through from one network to another without losing a connection. And I find that having encryption is actually more reliable than no encryption as windows does not complain.

    Since the wireless works from when I start the computer, I like it for it's mobility. However I do use wired for fixed computers and occasionally for my laptops if I need to transfer large files quickly.

    In this house, we have 6 devices that are connected over wi-fi (4 laptops, a PSP and nokia communicator) and would reccomend wi-fi, but only if you know how to operate it properly.

    EDIT: One other thing, I wouldn't advise a completely wireless network, say your wireless fails you need wired access to sort it out!
     
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  9. tacticus

    tacticus What's a Dremel?

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    i paid 130 dollars au for some of my gear (the stuff used in this example)
    it ran 2 clients on it and a 4 km test link

    but back onto the topic
    wired for when i can
    wifi for other

    wireless is great for stuff like getting a link out to the shed buggered if i want to bury the cable 600mm down :| i also should run fibre out to it one day
     
  10. RaGzY

    RaGzY What's a Dremel?

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    Ethernet cables all the way.

    I'm just fed up with having to fiddle around with my darned adapter ariel. I never seem to get good signals, partly as there is a phone nearby, but hardwiring is so much more simpler. Insert..On..Bing bang bosh.

    The big but comes. What computer your using. Wireless is by far the easiest for laptops, hands down. But just causes problems with PC's.

    Also Ethernet cables ensure reliability and when downloading should never let you down. Wireless can crash at any time (with mine any way), and i have to keep resetting the router.

    EDIT:

    specofdust

    It's ok...I changed it now :D
     
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  11. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Not picking on you specifically here RaGzy, and it ain't nothing personal.

    Hardwire is not just a neat word for wired. Hard wired implies something that cannot be altered, its often used in programming, or electronics, to imply that something cannot be altered at all, it is set, and cannot be changed. Now, I'm not 100% sure that it's unnacceptable, but since wired networks can be changed, the term hard wired doesn't really apply. Just FYI :D
     
  12. ashikamlani

    ashikamlani What's a Dremel?

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    i hate damned wireless, the wireless signal off my router is soo poor.
     
  13. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I have the following config.

    Dlink 4 port ADSL router connecting to my PC, my fathers PC, My X-Box and my linksys A/B/G wireless router.

    The Linksys is then connected to my 360 wirelessly (as I move my 360 between being upstairs and downstairs depending on whether I'm babysitting the kids or if relatives/friends are over visiting or if I just want to game in piece), and my PSP.

    Dad wants to hook his PC up wirelessly (his PC is downstairs) as he's fed up of the network cable trailing downstairs to his PC (and he wants to move it further into the room than the current cable will allow).

    So far (with the 360) I'm not losing any signal despite the wireless router being upstairs.
     
  14. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Minimodder

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    I've got a wonderful setup with 2 wrt54g's with a WDS connection to the second one. So i've got 4 wired connections on the upstairs router, and 4 connections downstairs as well as a group of wireless clients, incredibly solid setup from what I've experienced
     
  15. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I had a Zyxel 660HW-61 downstairs near the master phone socket and my main computer upstairs struggled to pick a decent connection up. In fact, it disconnected a couple of times during MSN video chats. After replacing it with a 3com, the signal is full strength - 98-100%! It definately depends on the kit used.

    D-Link I've found to be so-so. My very first adsl router is still going strong, a DSL504 or something. However, I had to have a more recent DLink wireless piece of kit rma'd as it gave up after a weekend. I've also had to arrange another rma for a usb wifi DLink stick as it, too gave up the ghost.

    Wireless is brilliant, as long as you can use wpa and the hardware supports it, you're good to go. I've set up and maintain about twenty now.
     
  16. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    The first guy said it right on, gigabit wired all the way and wireless when needed.
     

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