• Is there any advantage to connecting my PC to my Wifi router with an ethernet cable. Pls see details?

    Best answer: One of the real advantages of Ethernet over WiFi is if you are playing online games. WiFi is a shared half-duplex interface. Other WiFi users will cause interference. Also, WiFi shares the wireless spectrum with other users. If a near neighbour has a WiFi network and they are doing a large download, then it can... show more
    Best answer: One of the real advantages of Ethernet over WiFi is if you are playing online games. WiFi is a shared half-duplex interface. Other WiFi users will cause interference. Also, WiFi shares the wireless spectrum with other users. If a near neighbour has a WiFi network and they are doing a large download, then it can seriously slow down your WiFi if it is using a wireless channel close to the one you are using. Ethernet is a dedicated full-duplex connection. You are not sharing that connection to your router with anyone else. Also, unlike WiFi, Ethernet can send acknowledgement packets in one direction at the same time as it sends data packets in the other direction. With online gaming, random delays caused by other users or other networks can upset some games.

    If you are getting 18 Mbps from a claimed 20 Mbps ISP service, going to Ethernet is not going to make much difference. It will only become significant if you have a local server - such as storing movies on a desktop PC or a file server, and then streaming them to a different PC in your home. If both connect by WiFi then it will be slower than if one uses WiFi and the other uses Ethernet, or both use Ethernet.Having said that, you will probably find that going between to devices in your home is faster than 20 Mbps over WiFi as the ISP connection will not be involved in such a transfer. Data will go from one device to the router and then from the router to the other device with nothing going to or from the ISP.

    I hope this helps.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is my ssid on this computer?

    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Petty Housemate restricts devices WiFi. Please help.?

    Hello, I have a VERY PETTY housemate who thinks he is god and restricts my Internet. I rent a room in a house near my college with a bunch of other students. One of the guys there is in charge of the WiFi. When he gets pissed off he uses his admin privileges and turns off the Internet or restricts it on just my... show more
    Hello, I have a VERY PETTY housemate who thinks he is god and restricts my Internet. I rent a room in a house near my college with a bunch of other students. One of the guys there is in charge of the WiFi. When he gets pissed off he uses his admin privileges and turns off the Internet or restricts it on just my devices. I am a college student with deadlines I NEED MY WIFI. So here’s what happens. I am using the Internet and suddenly my page goes blank and I am unable to use it. The message on my laptops WiFi says “connected, no internet” nobody else in the house has this message and their WiFi is working fine. Our router is a netgear router. I believe he has put on a timer as well on my Internet.. So my WiFi times out at 10 pm every night like clockwork, on the dot.Devices he is using to block me: I believe he is using an app on his phone. Which is an Android. Devices that are blocked for me: iPhone and windows laptop. I believe he is using some sort of parental restrictions program or some sort of crap. So tldr? WiFi is blocked. Device says connected. Need Internet. There is a set time when connection goes out. Big questions I need answering: How is he doing this?What can I do to combat this?How do I prevent him from blocking me? Is there a way to hide on the WiFi network? Any other things that you feel need to be added about this to further help me would be welcomed.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • If I connected to a wifi using my phone and 'forget' connection after using it, will the admin know that I have connected to the network?

    Best answer: "Forget" only clears the entry from your phone.

    If your employer's network does any kind of logging, or even retains DHCP assignments, they can find out.

    Don't violate company policy if you want to keep your job.
    Best answer: "Forget" only clears the entry from your phone.

    If your employer's network does any kind of logging, or even retains DHCP assignments, they can find out.

    Don't violate company policy if you want to keep your job.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Do I buy a new router or does my ISP?

    Okay, I know this is probably a stupid question but I have to ask. My roommate just washed our router with water because it "looked dirty" and now it predictably doesn t work. I know we need a replacement but I m not sure if I m supposed to go through my isp or just order one myself. And if I do have to... show more
    Okay, I know this is probably a stupid question but I have to ask. My roommate just washed our router with water because it "looked dirty" and now it predictably doesn t work. I know we need a replacement but I m not sure if I m supposed to go through my isp or just order one myself. And if I do have to order one how do I know which to get?
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Was banned from a forum, emailed admins saying I will continue violating the ban, would they actually pursue legal action against me?

    I was banned from this forum and created another account using a VPN. They realized it was me and banned me again. I emailed them saying I will continue violating their ban. When I emailed them I was on my work's public wifi, which anyone can connect to. My question is, would they try to contact the internet... show more
    I was banned from this forum and created another account using a VPN. They realized it was me and banned me again. I emailed them saying I will continue violating their ban. When I emailed them I was on my work's public wifi, which anyone can connect to. My question is, would they try to contact the internet service provider for my work to try to track me or would they realize it's a public Wi-Fi before it gets to that point? I have logged into this site with my phone Wi-Fi, but the email was sent from that public one, so Im wondering if that's the IP they would pursue. Like at what point would they realize "oh this is from a public Wi-Fi let's go for his one one?"
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do you believe Robots will "Replace" us?

    They are predicting that robots will take jobs from humans in the next 20 years or so, and they will take over everything Are you afraid at all??
    They are predicting that robots will take jobs from humans in the next 20 years or so, and they will take over everything Are you afraid at all??
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • Wifi question?

    I will be going to college and moving into a dorm soon. At the dorms they have a public wifi network that everyone will using but they also have ethernet ports in the dorm rooms as well. My question is if I bring my own Asus rt-n12 router and connect to the ethernet port and have it be my personal wifi instead of... show more
    I will be going to college and moving into a dorm soon. At the dorms they have a public wifi network that everyone will using but they also have ethernet ports in the dorm rooms as well. My question is if I bring my own Asus rt-n12 router and connect to the ethernet port and have it be my personal wifi instead of using the public wifi where someone can steal your data, is that something that will work? 2 different routers/ssids in one building? Thanks in advance
    13 answers · 6 days ago
  • Question about using a wireless router wired and wireless?

    I was wondering with a wireless router can i hook up my mac and ps4 wired from the wireless router while also using my iphones and ipad wireless from same said router?
    I was wondering with a wireless router can i hook up my mac and ps4 wired from the wireless router while also using my iphones and ipad wireless from same said router?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I connect to wifi?

    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • How to bypass Access Denied at school?

    hey y'all, i can't go on tumblr and stuff like that because of my school's wifi. Websites like proxify.com are blocked for being an "anonymiser". And before you say "you're at school to learn yadda yadda" i go to a boarding school and i like to do things like browse social media... show more
    hey y'all, i can't go on tumblr and stuff like that because of my school's wifi. Websites like proxify.com are blocked for being an "anonymiser". And before you say "you're at school to learn yadda yadda" i go to a boarding school and i like to do things like browse social media on the weekends. please help!
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Do ISP have issues with VPN's?

    I live in a large apartment building and internet is included in my monthly rent. I use an ethernet cable plugged into the wall to connect my laptop to the internet. Lately I've been seeing a lot of youtuber's I follow advertise various VPN services on their channels. Having a VPN seems like a good idea in... show more
    I live in a large apartment building and internet is included in my monthly rent. I use an ethernet cable plugged into the wall to connect my laptop to the internet. Lately I've been seeing a lot of youtuber's I follow advertise various VPN services on their channels. Having a VPN seems like a good idea in general, but I'm just curious that if I start using a VPN that the ISP for my apartment building (AT&T) will contact management about it or cut off access to my unit's internet access and prevent my roommates from accessing the internet since we all share the same network. Do ISP's not have issues with VPN's? Thanks.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Question about wireless broadband routers?

    Best answer: You need an ISP connection. Wireless broadband needs an ISP's ethernet connection to work, it doesn't work via wireless. It takes an ethernet and broadcasts a wireless signal for your wireless clients. If you don't have a ethernet connection (wall) that gives you a network, or an existing modem... show more
    Best answer: You need an ISP connection. Wireless broadband needs an ISP's ethernet connection to work, it doesn't work via wireless. It takes an ethernet and broadcasts a wireless signal for your wireless clients.

    If you don't have a ethernet connection (wall) that gives you a network, or an existing modem (cable,dsl,fiber,coax) that converts to ethernet or a modem/router that has an ethernet connection, you have only 1/2 the parts needed to get online.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How can I get better internet speed on my PC in my bedroom?

    Best answer: Wireless is easy, but lead to problems. As you notice. Wire is ALWAYS better. Run an Ethernet cable from the router, through an outside wall, up and around to your room on first floor and back in. Once you have a full speed connection upstairs, you can connect to your PC, or to an Access Point to give WiFi to... show more
    Best answer: Wireless is easy, but lead to problems. As you notice. Wire is ALWAYS better.
    Run an Ethernet cable from the router, through an outside wall, up and around to your room on first floor and back in.
    Once you have a full speed connection upstairs, you can connect to your PC, or to an Access Point to give WiFi to everyone.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Will there be a Space-based internet provider service using satellite technology, to replace cable broadband?

    Best answer: Satellite services will have one big problem for many people - ping time or lag. For a satellite to have a reasonable ground foot print, it will probably be orbiting at an altitude of at least 10,000 miles. At that height, response times to events triggered by a ground based user (a normal home user), are likely... show more
    Best answer: Satellite services will have one big problem for many people - ping time or lag.

    For a satellite to have a reasonable ground foot print, it will probably be orbiting at an altitude of at least 10,000 miles. At that height, response times to events triggered by a ground based user (a normal home user), are likely to be over 200 mS. However, to avoid having to track the movement of the satellite a geostationary orbit my be required, which will put ping (lag) times up to around half a second. With non-geostationary satellites then either the ground station has to use a relatively wide angle lower gain antenna or it has to track the satellite with a high gain dish. This has the obvious issue when one satellite goes over the horizon there will be a break in connection until the next satellite can be targeted by the dish. Clearly multiple tracking dishes could solve this.

    Some current satellite systems work by having the downlink coming from the satellite, but the uplink using slow ground based Internet. For services such as Youtube or typical download sites, a dial-up uplink over a normal phone line and a satellite down link may be the approach.

    The total bandwidth of an Internet satellite is the next issue. Unlike satellite TV, where millions of users can be satisfied by the same signal, and that signal is only a downlink, for Internet, each user represents a separate signal or a separate data stream multiplexed on to the same signal. This will limit the number of users working with any one satellite, which in turn will increase the cost to each user.

    Although there are and will continue to be space-based ISPs to serve people who cannot get land based services, but they will never match the fast response times that land based connections achieve and will be very poor for playing many online games.

    I hope this helps.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago