[Q] Is Wireless networking as fast as CAT 5 Solid cable connection?
[A] In most cases, a solid connection (hard line), will always be
faster than a wireless network. The fastest common wireless
equipment on the market will operate at 54 Megabits per second
(54 Mbps), which pales by comparison to CAT 5 cable, which
is able to operate at 100 Mbps. A high quality CAT 5e will operate at 1000 Mbps, also known as gigabit. Obviously,
wireless technology has a way to go before it can become competitive
to a hard line connection.
5 Cable has other advantages, not the least of which is
better security. Although wireless networking is equipped with
features that allow you to have special encryption guarding
access to the network, it is unused by a great percentage of
wireless users because they do not understand how to set it
up. Even when set up correctly, it is possible to hack into
the wireless network. If you have a wireless network in your
home that is not protected well enough, someone in a passing
vehicle with a laptop could invade your private network, gaining
access to your private information. At the very least, they
could use your internet access without your consent.
with the concerns listed here, there are going to be some instances
where a wireless network may be the only option that you have.
If there are physical limitations of the building preventing
running the cable, than wireless might be the answer for you.
In some cases, if you are renting or leasing a property, the
property owners may not want any modification made,or any holes
drilled in the structure to allow for the cable.
5 Cable Company custom builds each networking cable to the
highest quality standards, using only the finest materials.
All cables are 100% quality tested as they are completed. Your
network deserves the best.
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