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Ethernet wired v wireless internet connection


GMD

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I've always had a wired router but recently bought a wireless one so I could play BBC iPlayer through my TV. It is usually fine but sometimes gets extremely slow both for sending and receiving emails and for connecting to websites. So I have today tried going back to my wired router and it is much quicker. Is this a coincidence or a known fact? I live in a very rural area.

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rdave13

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There might be interference sometimes on the signal the router is sending. Have you tried changing the channel the router is broadcasting on?

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GMD

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I didn't know you could change channels. I am only talking about PC internet speed and emailing. I don't have any problems with the BBCiPlayer

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rdave13

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BBCi player depends on internet speed. 2 Meg is the minimum I think for goodish performance. Try running a speed test a few times in a day on Ethernet and do the same again on wireless. This one is quite good.

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Nontek

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A wired connection is quicker than wireless.

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rdave13

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Nontek, but not by much if you're fairly close to the router. My speed tests don't vary much from wi-fi to wired in the house. In the gaiden it's a different matter..... :(

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Nontek

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rdave13

Agreed, but when one is in a Rural, poor reception area, every little helps.

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rdave13

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I'm in a rural area. Reception depends on the router settings and the speed the ISP can supply.

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rdave13

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Correction, the speed the ISP will supply without doing work in the exchange.

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