Which Is Faster Wireless Router Or Wired Internet
Wireless or wired cable for faster networking?
Internet data connectivity over a cable wire is faster. Why? Here is a list of the "bottlenecks" that slow
down data over an Internet connection using a wireless router.
1. Electromagnetic interference from other nearby equipment. Additional electrical noise means the wireless router must work
harder to filter out the noise. It does this by applying sophisticated error correction routines to the signal. The more error correction that is
required, the slower the wireless connection will become, and it may even stop working altogether if the noise level is too high.
2. Encrypting a wireless network to secure it, means there is an additional overhead for the wireless router to manage between
itself and the connecting computer. The data must be encrypted, sent, received and decrypted and vice versa between the wireless router and the
computer it is connecting to the Internet. All this overhead acts as a "bottleneck" for data packets and causes latency delays.
3. The switching threshold of the wireless router in routing data packets between multiple wireless devices adds latency delays
in the data communications, that is inherent in all data switches.
4. The half-duplex protocol used by wireless routers to communicate with other wireless devices means they can not send and
receive data packets at the same time. They must send data first and wait to receive data back before they can resend data again. Modern wired
networks don't have this bottleneck as they use full-duplex data communication protocols.
5. Long separation distances between the wireless router and the computer and any physical barriers in between means the signal
strength drops and has to compete with background noise. As above, less signal and more noise, leads to a slower wireless connection. Wired
networks don't have this problem.
If you need super fast Internet or networking speed, then use dedicated networking wire cable and fast switching routers. If you
want the convenience of no wiring at moderate network speeds, then use a wireless network.