Is WiFi reliable?

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

  1. Good User macrumors member

    Good User

    Jul 23, 2014
    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

    Jul 10, 2013
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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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