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Old 11-11-2018, 02:03 PM
 
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I prefer Ethernet connection because it's more stable to me than Wifi. Sometimes when connected through wifi you may experience some buffering or a delay when trying to go to another website. I been using Ethernet all day and no issues at all when watching videos but you just never know what to expect with wifi
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Berkeley Neighborhood, Denver, CO USA
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Wire.
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:12 AM
 
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I prefer Ethernet connection because it's more stable to me than Wifi.
Every transmission medium is subject to interference. I tried to run an ethernet twisted pair wire into my billiard room, via a bored hole that already had an electric wire going through it. The electric wire destroyed my ethernet signal.

But in general I am sometimes shocked at how much money people spend on a wifi system. The eero system advertises a typical starting price of $350-$400.

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It's not you,it's your router.
Dead spots, buffering, endless reboots? These are all symptoms of traditional routers and range extenders, and why it can be so tough to work, play, stream, or scroll in every room of your home.
I wonder how many people spend that kind of money instead of buying CAT-5E twisted pair wire and simply running from device to device
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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When I went from dial-up to DSL, I replaced the phone cable from the NID to the computer with CAT-5E. I had to install a DSL splitter at the NID because the DSL filter did not allow my caller ID to work.

Since I have only one computer, a desktop, I turned off the modem Wi-Fi. I have aluminum siding and live hundreds of feet from the nearest neighbors, but still thought that sending a Wi-Fi signal was a potential security threat.
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Old 11-13-2018, 02:54 PM
 
Location: BFE
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It seems to me I'm using Dixie Cups on String.
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Old 11-14-2018, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Clarence, NY- New Haven, CT
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Ethernet, when I'm gaming on my desktop PC.. for My macbook and everything else? Wifi
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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My god I feel like the youngest guy on this board sometimes... and I assure you I am not.
I use Wifi for everything except my Roku TV and the only reason I do that is because my router is right below the TV. My wifi is flawless. I don't "buffer" when moving between webpages. I know exactly what to expect with Wifi: whole house coverage including my backyard without a wire.

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But in general I am sometimes shocked at how much money people spend on a wifi system. The eero system advertises a typical starting price of $350-$400.
If you need to cover a 4,000 sq ft house that would do it. How much would it cost to wire the 4 bedroom, living room, family room?
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Old 11-14-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I am sure that hard wiring is the best way and in my case, it was relatively easy to hard-wire the whole house, by having one long cord to each "room". I made darn sure that there were no electric wires near the CAT5 wiring
My router has 6 ports for that purpose. The house happens to be built so that the CAT5 wiring comes down from the ceiling into a closet. Then just thru the closet wall and terminating in a wall plate. Inside the closet, a long CAT5 cord to hook up whatever device to the wall plug.
As usual, most everybody who is in my house always uses Wireless capability and never seems to have a problem!

Outside wiring comes in the house somewhere centrally in the hose and inside a closet (nothing visible).
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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If you need to cover a 4,000 sq ft house that would do it. How much would it cost to wire the 4 bedroom, living room, family room?
I just drill through the floor and run the wire along the basement ceiling

$46 for 1000' of CAT-5E cable
$21 for UbiGear Cable Tester + Crimp Crimper +100 RJ45 CAT5 CAT5e Connector Plug Network Tool Kits (Crimper568R)
$28 for two TP-Link TL-SG1005D 5-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switch

https://www.amazon.com/Platinum-Conn...rs+cat5e&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/UbiGear-Crimp...ool%2Bkit&th=1
https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-TL-SG...+switch+5+port

I run two wires from the router to the two switches and connect devices to the switches. I found it was better to bring all the TV cable boxes to one switch so at least the live TV distributed on the LAN will work even if the internet is down for some reason.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Ethernet gives a more stable internet but you have to sit in that one particular area where you have it in unlike in wifi you can sit anywhere and have access to it.
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