I am on Virgin Media fastest broadband (supposed to be 20Mb) and I have three computers in my house, all PCs. I live in a 60s red brick quite large 4 bedroom house. My computer is in the study on the first floor at the back, my son's in the room opposite at the front and my daughter's at the front acroos the landing. The broadband connection is in the lounge and also a Linksys BEFR. I bought homeplugs but they have not been a great success since my son complains that when he is on online games the connection is frequently lost. My computer does a lot of downloading and I I have had speeds of 1.2G although somewhere between 100 and 150 is more normal. Here is my question? Should I wire my house with Cat5 cable or should I go back to wireless? I was looking at the Belkin N1 Vision.
Has anyone any views on this? The wiring would cost a bit but would it be worth it?
I think Internet connections through the USB port are slow. I haven't found my wireless connection is any slower than my wired connection.
I would only go wireless if the machines are at the opposite side of the house. CAT 5 might be good but you still have attenuation in the line. Which equals to a slower connection. I believe you can buy a 270mb/s routers for about £100 now. Surely they should provide a good enough coverage for your house, so to me it would sound like a good investment.
I doubt you will get a 20mb connection. ISP's don't say the whole truth. You might get 20mb if your next to the exchange and not many users are online.click here
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