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#21 OFFLINE   Volatility

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:29 PM

i told the guy i have it hook up by ethernet now can leave it that way, and the guy look at it and left the ethernet cable hook up like i asked, because i heard at the time ethernet was better then wireless

In ways, yes it is. But nowadays due to changes in technology, you may sometimes hear people state that a wireless connection is just as good as a wired connection. But I tend to disagree with that. A wired connection is more cost effective and secure than a wireless connection. Even using WPA2 encryption standards, someone can get into your network if they are determined enough (more easily so with weak PSK or wireless network passwords and using defualt SSIDS). 

 

I made a list of pros and cons of wired vs wireless :D:

 

 
Wired:
+ Can not be intercepted down the wire, thus high security
+ Immensely high speeds depending on cable and hardware
+ Plug and play meaning no having to configure settings
+ Easy setup, plugging in at both ends just works without having to configure stuff
+ Cost effective as cables are relatively cheap
- Cables can be damaged
 
Wireless:
+ Convenient allows allows freedom of using network anywhere signal
  can be reached
+ Less cables and more people can connect to one access point
- Not cost effective as wireless routers can be pricy
- Signals can be intercepted from low security like from dumpster diving
- Limited signal range and speeds decreases further away you are
- Signals can be affected by other signals and radio waves
- Speeds sometimes not as fast as wired
- Initial setup can be difficult for some 
 
Probably more info than you wanted lol

Edited by Volatility, 01 July 2013 - 03:31 PM.


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#22 OFFLINE   goinsleeper

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:40 PM

Last cat5 cable I bought was around 50' and cost roughly $75 IIRC.  Mayb be cheaper now but still kinda pricey.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

Last cat5 cable I bought was around 50' and cost roughly $75 IIRC.  Mayb be cheaper now but still kinda pricey.

Wait, wait, don't tell me!....

 

 

 Manufactured, or branded and sold by:

 

 

 

Monster??!!


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:13 PM

Wait, wait, don't tell me!....

 

 

 Manufactured, or branded and sold by:

 

 

 

Monster??!!

Never!  This was probably 5 years ago.  Looking at current prices, it was a rip.  But comparatively, if you made 4 runs in the house, with average length of 30', it could be costly.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:37 PM

Never!  This was probably 5 years ago.  Looking at current prices, it was a rip.  But comparatively, if you made 4 runs in the house, with average length of 30', it could be costly.

You can buy a 120ft cat5 cable for around 15.00 online

30 feet at $4

That's not costly :)


Edited by Volatility, 01 July 2013 - 06:59 PM.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

Never! This was probably 5 years ago. Looking at current prices, it was a rip. But comparatively, if you made 4 runs in the house, with average length of 30', it could be costly.

Wow, you are way behind in times. wire is cheap, I just bought a box of cat6 (1000 ft) for $55 I can wired my house plus my neighbors and have some to spare
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:00 PM

Yea , I just bought 1000 ft Cat 6 for $75


 

 

 


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

Wow, you are way behind in times. wire is cheap, I just bought a box of cat6 (1000 ft) for $55 I can wired my house plus my neighbors and have some to spare

You can not make a broad statement like that about somebody off of one thing.  :)

 

They probably have not purchased ethernet cable in a while. No big deal 


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:06 PM

Wow, you are way behind in times. wire is cheap, I just bought a box of cat6 (1000 ft) for $55 I can wired my house plus my neighbors and have some to spare

It was years ago and I needed it immediately so I couldn't really shop around.


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Posted 02 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

and im handycapped so i don't have time to figured out what way is faster or easier, i listen to people on the message boards to tell me what way i should go, and tell the installer what i what or whoever hookup mine electronic setup



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:02 PM

You can not make a broad statement like that about somebody off of one thing.  :)

 

They probably have not purchased ethernet cable in a while. No big deal 

Well, that statement is anything but "borad"  If refers to the topic at hand, but if the shoe fits, wear it....


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