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Home Network Options, Which one is Best?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by brunofsribeiro, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. brunofsribeiro

    brunofsribeiro Addicted to LI Member


    I'm setting up a cabled/wireless home network and I have 3 options.


    Which of these 3 has faster transfer data between my home server pc and my Playstation3? :rolleyes:

    Thanks for any help.
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    That would be option 2, with option 1 at just about same speed, and 3 at half the speed of the other 2 options.

    Assuming your wired connections are 100mbps, wired is always faster than G wireless (about 4 or more times as fast).

    Option 2 has only 1 switch between server and playstation.

    Option 1 has 2 wired switches in between, so just about no latency added by the second switch.

    Option 3 has only 1 switch, but
    both connections are wireless - slower than wired
    the Tomato AP has to repeat wireless signal - that immediately takes half your speed.
  3. brunofsribeiro

    brunofsribeiro Addicted to LI Member


    Thanks for your easy explanation, it was a great help.

    Kind regards.

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