Wireless

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mrfrosty, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. mrfrosty macrumors 6502

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    I cat 5 wired my house today, I'd been threatening it for a while.
    I am just copying stuff around for fun now :)

    Looking back on it I think I was right years ago when i said wireless sucks.
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

    grapes911

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    No it doesn't. Wireless has it's place, but it doesn't suck. I couldn't imagine having to plug my powerbook in all over campus. I couldn't imagine not being able to move my PB around at home. Having said that, my house is wired for every computer. I even have a cat 5 cable on my desk for my laptop. Wireless does not suck.
     
  3. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, we actually abandoned 80% of our Cat5e network about 18 months ago in favor of a 54g wireless one. The only wired runs now are between the 3 desktops which push around movies. If I really have a huge file to move, then I use a key drive.

    Ben
     
  4. eva01 macrumors 601

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    i would absolutely loathe having to use ethernet on my powerbook on campus and in my house. Especially when i go out on the porch

    do i really want some cat5 cable trailing behind as i am in the front yard.

    hell no
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Hate cables....if i could i try to remove em from everything.


    Bless
     
  6. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    I love having wireless on my laptop, but at the same time the signal is garbage. My connection frequently drops, and speeds are often sub-par. That being said it's still extremely convenient not having to use wires at all.

    Having a wired network for my G5 and mini is awesome, but having wireless for my PB (even with the dodgy reception in my house) is just as awesome.

    Both have their uses, and until wireless signals can be stronger, and faster we'll still have wired solutions for years to come.
     
  7. CompUser Guest

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    I love wireless. Every room in my house has at least 1 ethernet jack (except for bathrooms and closets) but why? Wireless is so much more convenient. Who wants to carry around a cat5 cable with them all the time. I love being able to take my powerbook and ibook off my desk, sit on my bed with it, go into the kitchen and eat with it, sit on the couch and watch tv and surf the web, or go outside and hang out by the pool with it, without having to look for an ethernet jack.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I only have power cables to my computers and that's the way I like it. :cool:

    Wireless is plenty fast enough for pure internet use.
     
  9. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    I am soooo reminded of your 2 million avatar contest post....
     
  10. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Each has its place. I would go nuts if I needed to plug my PB in at various points around the house. Surfing on the couch is not so much fun with a tether. But, I lose signal everyonce in a while and have a dickens of a time getting it back (stupid airport express). I don't know - we have the desktop wired and the laptops not. I think when we actually buy a house, I'll probably add a bit of wiring and get the house going quick. Of course by then everybody will have 54x or whatever comes after n. It feels like we'll never get a house
     
  11. Little King macrumors member

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    Wireless only sucks, if you have crap equipment. My Belkin router really does suck, but it is still usable. I'm hoping to switch to an AirPort Express (or WDS) compatible ISP in March, at least then I'll be using decent equipment, thus making my wireless experience 10x better. I hated it when I was plugged in to my USB DSL modem. If I wanted to take the iBook downstairs, I had no net access, unless I took the modem with me. Again this resulted in another cable, and more often than not, a USB extension cable too...

    Long live wireless!
     

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