Home Wi-Fi VS Internet Modem

Let’s just admit that we love the internet. There is so much to do and see online and so much to learn through Google. The good news is, there are two ways to get online. You can either use a wireless connection to connect to the internet in the comfort of your own home or use a wired connection to simply get online to start enjoying the benefits of the internet. Now to determine which one might be better for you, we have weighed the pros and cons of each to save you the hassle and to help you make that decision so that you can be with the thing you (probably) love the most.


When it comes to mobility, wireless is the way to go as it allows numerous users to use their devices freely without physically connecting to the apparatus as they are not limited by a small number of ports. Plus, there are no wires or cables involved thus having the advantage over the wired systems which would require you to be as close to the modem as possible and which may need to be replaced when they no longer work. Also, wireless connections mean that there are no bundles of cables around the home which can be quite an eyesore and look quite messy and can take up quite a lot of space.

It also allows multiple devices and mobile devices to use the same internet connection and to move around the network area without hassle. Also, it can be less costly to set up a wireless system as less apparatus is needed to get onto the internet.

Wired Networks Provide the Faster Speed

However, wired networks provide the faster speed as it provides up to one gigabit per second when connected thus allowing files to be shared a lot easier and quicker than using wireless systems. Connectivity and speed may be an issue for wireless systems can begin to slow down when multiple devices and users connect and this can be a huge problem especially when you want to watch your favourite show or want to download a game or some music. Also, as convenient as a wireless system is, it can be prone to interference by external factors such as furniture and appliances that also broadcast signalsthus reducing the bandwidth. This means that you may have to move closer or reposition the apparatus for best results with a wireless system. However, with a wired system, since wires are the source of connection, interference is hardly seen with wired networks.


Also with regards to security wired networks have the upper-hand. As you need to be physically connected to access the network, it is highly unlikely that anyone can hack into the system since the signals are not broadcasted. In comparison, WiFi networks do broadcast signals and therefore allows the network to be easily hacked by others. It may be simpler to physically connect to the internet as setting up a wireless network can be quite complicated if you lack the necessary experience.

Choosing to get online, whether through a wireless or a wired connection, depends on your internet needs. Once you know your preferences it would be easier to choose which setup works for you so that you can use the internet to its’ full advantage.

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