Is WiFi reliable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Good User, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Good User macrumors member

    Good User

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    should I buy a thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter? I want to download OS X Mavericks and clean install it on my rMBP. I remember an iOS app needed to be downloaded via Ethernet to work correctly and users that used WiFi had problems with the app, I don't know whether that was a bug of iOS or because of WiFi that caused this issue. My internet connection is very slow and it takes 6 hours to download OS X. So can WiFi corrupt downloaded files?
     
  2. c0LdFire macrumors regular

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    WiFi is fine, and newer MBPs have solid WiFi adapters. The problem will be on your router's end if you have problems - consider a newer AC router.

    Otherwise, a good ol' ethernet cable will always be rock solid. Personally, I leave that to my desktop... I bought a MBP to have something portable.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I use both and both are reliable. The ethernet adapter gives me fast performance but at times I'm on wifi and that's very stable and I've not had issues.
     

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