I deal with audio (mainly) and a little bit of video. Bouncing 3GB
between boxes is NOT a quick task over anything smaller than 100Mbps
ethernet. I'm thinking of upgrading a chunk of my core network here to
1Gb. (My audio sessions regularly hit 3GB + )
Other issues with WiFi are that you can get connection drops, or
unexpected package losses (such as when the bloke next door starts his
electric drill) - usually not enough to do significant damage to your
connection - but enough to introduce enough latency / lag to annoy
There are undoubtedly other real-world examples that people can give
Timothy Murphy wrote:
>On Friday 13 August 2004 15:52, Paul Jakma wrote:
>>>>>>There is something to be said for wired Ethernet - it's a lot faster than
>>>>>>>>Actually I only have 10Mbs ethernet,
>so it is about the same speed as WiFi.
>>But what exactly do you people do with this great speed?
>I would normally be connected to the real world with ADSL
>(thank you, Sir Anthony)
>so the speed of the WiFi connection would be the least of my worries.
>>>>>Just try ssh'ing to an 802.11X host,
>>>>>>I'm not sure what you mean.
>Do you mean connecting to a machine in the same house?
>I don't notice any difference between a window on the local machine,
>and one on my desktop upstairs.
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