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post #11 of 13
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just curious.... why?

You're in the same room as your router and want to put a £100 pci-e wifi card in to a machine in the hope to get performance as good as a £5 cable? Of course in theory, yes 2.1 Gbps is better than 1 Gbps but since that's not your outgoing line speed it won't affect your ping. Maybe by a few micro seconds in ideal circumstances but by I'd have thought it'll be worse far more often than not.

Purely anecdotal (sample of 1!) but I stood next to my AC router (Netgear R7000) with my AC enabled laptop and my router only connected to my device at 600 Mbps when in theory it should have got to 1.8 Gbps.
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post #12 of 13
Just remember that straight gbps is not the only thing that matters when it comes to final performance. With wifi as others have said you can get interference, but even more than that you have to remember than only 1 device can do a wifi "transaction" at a time, so the more wifi devices you have connected on the network the less time your PC will have to itself to send or receive data. Which brings me to my next point, you can send OR receive data on wifi, it is half duplex. Wired connection can send AND receive, as it is full duplex, and it has its own "dedicated connection" that you dont have to share with all the other phones, tablets, laptops, etc. In the end the WAN interface still has to contend with all other traffic, but at least with wired it only really contends at that one interface point, rather than at two interface points.
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post #13 of 13
Just remember not only is LAN faster but if the wifi disconnects for a little while (i have experience with this) it would bump you off of your game
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