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Question- home networks, help! URGENT!


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#1 mysteryman25

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:12 AM

Hey guys,

I had a quick question about a network at home.

My house is 15m tall and 9m wide, I want to network 3 computers (mine, wife, son).

Should I wire the house with Ethernet cat 5e cable and put a 100 base T switch?
Or
Just put a Wi-Fi access point and Wi Fi cards for the 3 computers.

I prefer wireless, but I’ve heard Ethernet would have slightly faster speeds due to less aerial interference.

Suggestions? Solutions? Thank you!



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#2 YeahBleeping

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 07:24 AM

With wireless you always have the possibilities of interference and strange connection speeds not to mention a security risk.  I prefer wired.  Computers of today are capable of gigabit network speeds so I would get a gigabit router to 'network' your pc's. And I would use CAT6 instead of CAT5.  Setup the router in a median location ' mid level closet or somewhere near the 'cablemodem'.



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:14 PM

Most wireless routers will have inbuilt 4 port Ethernet too. Such routers will give you option of security, speed and reliability(wired) or mobility (wireless)
Also using wireless capable router will be an advantage if you will use phones and tablets in future .

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 09:11 AM

Thanks for the help guys, I appreciate it :)






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