Comparison of transfer speeds (after deductions):
802.11b: 5-6 Mbit/s
802.11g: 20-22 Mbit/s
802.11n ("draft-n"): 100-120 Mbit/s
100Base-T ("Fast Ethernet"): 94 Mbit/s
1000Base-T ("Gigabit Ethernet"): 940 Mbit/s
Result: Just under ideal conditions wifi is able to beat a "slow" ethernet connection.
Step 1: Grab your tools
- A crimping tool
- As many plugs as you need and a few more to be on the bright side if crimping failed. One of my jiffy bags include: Jack, bend protection and wire insertion pad.
- Cutter and/or wire peeler
- CAT-5e cable (A "gift" from a friend). Don't get the thick ones, they are for network wallets. Look for patch wire with the label "STP" (Shielded Twisted Pair).