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Ethernet vs Wi-Fi

When should I use an ethernet connection or my Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi obviously is super convenient and what you will use for most of your devices. However, if you have devices such as a smart tv, gaming console, or a computer that uses a lot of data to run properly you may want to consider using a wired connection.

Wired connections use an ethernet cable that will allow you to take full advantage of your fiber optic internet. Ethernet will provide you with faster speeds but will be less portable.

Wireless connections use a radio that talks to your devices radio. That signal can sometimes receive interference from radio signals from other networks or even everyday house items such as microwaves. The more interference your Wi-Fi gets, the lower speeds you will experience. That can even make your connection drop all together.