Monday, March 14, 2011
Posted by Richard Chao in "Digital Home Talk" @ 09:58 AM
"It's a pain, but the reason is plain: Wi-Fi is, according to a study of 14,000 connections, 30 percent slower than cables in most homes and offices."
Image via PC World
Epitiro, a research company, recently published their findings from a study in which they conducted a million tests on 14,000 WiFi connection points in U.K., Spain, Italy and U.S. They found that users on average experienced 30% slower speeds when connected to WiFi points versus hard connections via Ethernet lines.
This is useful statistical data for those of us who game, video chat and run applications where consistent speed is a must. What has your experiences been in your network? Have you experienced similar speed drops?