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I have wireless internet but if i could get a 20' Ethernet cable i could become wired. Only problem is, a 20' Ethernet cable is around 40$. is it worth the 40$ to go wired or should i just stay wireless?
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post #2 of 21
Not really worth it unless your signal is very weak. I am wireless and my connection is great.
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post #3 of 21
There is almost no point in changing to wired unless, like stated above, you got a very weak wireless signal.
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post #4 of 21
If you have Wireless N and you arent too far from the router, then get wireless. If you still have Wireless G, then get the 20' chord.
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Cataclysmo View Post
I have wireless internet but if i could get a 20' Ethernet cable i could become wired. Only problem is, a 20' Ethernet cable is around 40$. is it worth the 40$ to go wired or should i just stay wireless?
20' CAT6 cabling is only $5. Wired cabling will provide more bandwidth (needed for local PC-to-PC data transfer) and is vastly more secure than wireless. Also, there is less latency.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812270053
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post #6 of 21
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Damn dude sweet thanks alot. +rep

Another reason ill need one is cuz im getting a 360 soon so id rather spend a little money on a Ethernet cable and have my pc AND xbox hooked up with great internet then spend 100$ on a wireless adapter for my 360 and have not so great internet.
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post #7 of 21
20' ethernet patch cable is not $40.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...6340&Tpk=cat5e

I personally cannot stand wireless networking, probably because mine is such a POS, to me $5 is worth being on wired connection instead of wireless.

Edit: Grrr too slow again.
post #8 of 21
cat t5e cable is around $5 shipped here:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

i don't know where you see it for more than $40 - that's crazy

anyways theoretically speaking it shouldn't matter whether you go wired or wireless because your ISP will probably not provide more than 54Mbps connection speed.

but if your router is a belkin Definently go wired.
anyways wired connection is more reliable.
Edited by this n00b again - 6/24/08 at 8:19am
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post #9 of 21
Wireless a great tool for taking the laptop out into the garden to do some surfing...
but,,,
using wireless for online gaming loses out to wired!...
it faster (internal network) & more secure...

but not saying that wireless is completely useless for gaming, will be diff for every use... but from my experience, i would take the CAT over the AIR...

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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by this n00b again View Post
cat t5e cable is around $5 shipped here:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

i don't know where you see it for more than $40 - that's crazy

anyways theoretically speaking it shouldn't matter whether you go wired or wireless because your ISP will probably not provide more than 54Mbps connection speed.

but if your router is a belkin Definently go wired.
anyways wired connection is more reliable.
I have a Motorola modem.
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