Are hardwired connections better than WiFi?

Are hardwired connections better than WiFi?

Unfortunately, Australia’s notorious for having less than ideal internet speeds. If your WiFi connection at home is driving you up the wall, or you’re wondering if there must be a solution, there is. Hardwired ethernet cables might not seem as appealing or futuristic as an invisible internet connection that travels through the air, but it certainly gives WiFi a run for its money. Here’s why you might want to consider getting an ethernet connection in your home.

Why are ethernet connections faster than WiFi?

Ethernet connections are faster than WiFi because they’re a hardwired connection. That means it’s physically connected through cables, rather than through wireless signals. WiFi signals are prone to transmission issues, which can slow down your connection and make it frustratingly inconsistent. On the other hand, ethernet cables are capable of much faster speeds, and because they don’t rely on transmissions can provide a much more efficient and stable connection.

Are ethernet connections more secure than Wi-Fi?

Ethernet connections are generally known for being faster than typical WiFi connection speed. But they’re also considered more secure, as they can’t be intercepted the way WiFi connections can. Although no connection is completely foolproof, the risk is certainly lower with hardwired connections.

Who should be using ethernet?

If you’re a gamer or have one in the family, you may want to consider opting for an ethernet connection in your home. Especially when it comes to gaming, ethernet connections provide much faster reaction times, less lag, and a much smoother experience overall.

But ethernet connections aren’t just for those who take their gaming seriously. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people working from home. This also means more video meetings, which can be a very frustrating experience when your connection’s not up to speed. With the rise in working from home, we’re less likely to excuse poor internet, as it now affects our ability to do our daily tasks.

Having an ethernet cable installed can provide a much more reliable connection, so you can just get on with your day instead of worrying about things like your video lagging in a conference call! What’s more, it doesn’t have to be one or the other. You can have WiFi set up in your home and use hard wiring in your home office or gaming room, giving you the best of both worlds.

How can ethernet cables be installed discreetly?

If you’re building a new home and worried about ethernet cables being a bit of an eyesore, or causing a tripping hazard in your home, don’t worry. Come and visit our design studio so we can show you how easy it is to integrate hardwiring seamlessly into your space. Our design experts can advise you on how to incorporate more functional elements like these into your home without affecting the style and aesthetic you’ve envisioned.

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If you’re thinking about getting ethernet cables installed in your home, we can help. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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