Since a cable connection enables you to physically connect an ethernet cable to your computer, it will provide a faster and more secure connection than via Wi-Fi signal.

Wi-Fi Connection:

Pros:

  • Provides mobility. You can move freely through the home within the range of your Wi-Fi signal
  • Allows you to connect multiple devices without additional hardware

Cons:

  • Speeds can be easily impacted by distance, wireless interference, and objects in the path between the router and the device in use
  • Wi-Fi distance cannot be guaranteed
  • Internet dropouts, packet loss, or lag spikes are more likely to occur

Ethernet Cable Connection:

Pros:

  • Provides a stable and reliable connection
  • Speeds are generally more consistent
  • Higher speed capability depending on the type of cable used


Cons:

  • Limited movement depending on your cable length
  • A small number of devices can be connected via ethernet to the router unless you install additional hardware


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