Wifi or Ethernet lead - which is best for speed?

  JEFoord 19:23 20 Nov 2007


I am looking to get my son a playstation 3 for xmas. There are 2 types about at the moment, 1 has an ethernet port and wifi, the other just has wifi.

I have a wireless network running already for my laptop. We will want to play playstation 3 games online against family but i am worried that there will be a lag and jerky pictures if i go for wifi. should i get the machine with an ethernet port and connect an rj45 lead?

I dont want to stream videos or anything like that, just play games.

Any advice greatly recieved.


  ambra4 19:57 20 Nov 2007

Connecting via the Ethernet port will be faster

Ethernet port will transfer at 100Mbps and wireless will transfer at only 54Mbps

  JEFoord 19:59 20 Nov 2007

Do you think that 54mbps would be enough for playing games?

  ambra4 20:29 20 Nov 2007

It all depend on the game not being a gamer i would could not say you will just have to try and see how it work out

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