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Thinking about going to hard wire for speed over wireless. Answered

I am thinking about going to hard wire for speed. I use a notes program at work and hate standing there when I save a note. Sometimes it takes 15 seconds for the N wireless to save the note to the hard drive on another (slower) Win 7 machine.  5 seconds would be a lot better than 15. Will I save significant time by going wireless (probably 5e)? If so I am open to suggestions. Could my problem be more the speed of the computer than a wireless/hard wire issue? Still, 15 seconds is like waiting for dial-up.

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frollard (author)2012-10-04

How big is the note you are trying to save?

The bandwidth of n wireless is quite high these days, in fact it exceeds 100mbit wired connection, so unless you step up to gigabit wired, you won't see a difference.

If your wireless is encrypted/secured, each packet has to be calculated before being sent and after being received, which does add a lag to the system, but its in the order of a fraction of a second.

Alternately, save locally, and get a local program to back up your computer/synchronize it to the server in a live setting.

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thegeeke (author)frollard2012-10-05

+1

Also +1 to running a tracert.

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steveastrouk (author)2012-10-04

There could be any number of points in the system tying it up.

Try Traceroute to see where the delays in the system actually are.

Steve

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Re-design (author)steveastrouk2012-10-04

+1

Without knowing where the bottlenecks are going to wireless might not change a thing.

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