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wired vs wireless WAN

By jfuller05 ·
What are the pros and cons of both setups?

In your experience, which implementation have you found to be more efficient?

I haven't really found any answers online to be exhaustive in content, so I thought I would post my question here.

I personally think a wired WAN would be more reliable, but wire mishaps can happen too. I know T1 lines are expensive, whereas setting up an antenna on top of your building is a one-time cost giving the upper hand to wireless.

What are your thoughts?

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All depends

by patb071 In reply to wired vs wireless WAN

It depends on what you need. are you networking a coffee shop or a government site? 3 users or 3000 users?

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This isn't a real life situation. Hypothetical

by jfuller05 In reply to All depends

I guess that's why there isn't that many responses :^0

I was just thinking today, which is truly better for a WAN setting, you know? Wired or wireless?

Is just a matter of preference?

Or is one truly better than the other?

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wired \ wireless

by patb071 In reply to This isn't a real life si ...

here is an article i found.

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/homenetworking/a/homewiredless.htm

in my opinion i love wireless at home but i also hate supporting it for family that i set it up for. Reliability wise i would definitly have to say wired.

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Thanks for the link.

by jfuller05 In reply to wired \ wireless

I've always thought wired is more reliable too.

A co-worker and I were discussing the advantages of both technologies and he seems to go with wireless. My "beef" with a wireless WAN is reliability. If you have an antenna on top of your building that is used to connect the other locations, what if it rains? What if it storms? In the winter, the connection would be bad too. Of course, I'm basing this idea on dish TV. I know it wouldn't be as bad as dish TV, because you WAN antenna wouldn't be pointing up like a dish does.
I still think wired is the way to go.

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Wireless

by .Martin. In reply to Thanks for the link.

is also prone to interference, something wired does not suffer from as much

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