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Wireless vs Wired

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December 24, 2008 2:45:02 PM

Does a wireless card tend to use more cpu/memory that a wired? I switched back to wired on my PC because it seemed slower. I know wired offers faster file transfer, but I am just talking about PC speed in general. Not to mention the annonying wireless software that runs in the background.

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December 26, 2008 5:14:58 PM

Depends on if its software controlled or hardware controlled. Wired nics are the same way. Some have built in controllors while others use the cpu.
Unless you have a fairly old ocmputer I doubt you will notice a difference either way.
December 26, 2008 7:32:33 PM

sturm said:
Depends on if its software controlled or hardware controlled. Wired nics are the same way. Some have built in controllors while others use the cpu.
Unless you have a fairly old ocmputer I doubt you will notice a difference either way.


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December 28, 2008 9:33:47 PM

wired offers lower pings and better signal quality when the connection is saturated

while packets run their own integrity checks when received, damaged packets can lead to a slower connection and can get you kicked from some punk buster games

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