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Wireless Vs Ethernet

Last response: in Networking
July 27, 2008 9:40:24 PM

3 computers. DSL.

1 connected to the modem
another next to it, connected w/ ethernet

3rd [the only good computer] is wirelessly connected down the hallway

In a cod1 server, I ping about 50-60 on the wireless computer, and on the 2nd computer that's connected to the 2nd port on the modem w/ ethernet, connected at the same time to the same server, it pings 70-90.
They both have the same configs [rate/maxpackets/snaps/etc.]

The ethernet computer isn't full of junk or anything.

Why is this, and what is there to do about it? I tried changing the ethernet cable and it's still the same. My main concern is b/c I've had wireless troubles lately and I figured I might just move the modem in here, cause it'd help out with gaming since the other computers are just dust collectors. However, I don't want to do that if the ping is going to be affected in a negative way.

I mean, it's quite a short ethernet cable, and I even tried a different cable. The statistics are shown in my modem configuration. I reset the device and then had both the computers connected, the one directly connected to port 1 and the one beside it, connected to port 2, and here's what they are currently, after running for almost an hour.

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July 28, 2008 8:01:02 PM

thats kind of weird. I prefer ethernet because wireless can be succeptable to interference and more packet drops.
July 28, 2008 8:23:26 PM

The wireless has priority, everything else comes second, thus the wired connections have a higher latency while the wireless signal is handled.

That would be my general assumption.
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July 31, 2008 9:32:57 PM

why does the wireless get priority and can it be changed on most AP's?
August 6, 2008 11:33:37 AM

Riser is most likely right.

It is either your routers QoS engine/ wireless priority OR you've got a degrading/degraded NIC in your desktop.
August 13, 2008 5:26:30 AM

Have you dusted out your case lately? Bet you didn't think of that ;) 

August 15, 2008 9:26:24 PM

i woudl connect them all buy ethernet, star network style, therefore all equal priotities