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Comparison between Wireless and Wired network


Posted Date: 01-Nov-2010  Last Updated:   Category: Networking    
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Wireless networking is the latest networking technology.Wireless network has few more advantages as compared to the wired Network. In this article I will explain to you comparison between Wireless and Wired network.



Wired Network

1)Wired networking requires cables to be connected to each and every computre in the network.

2)Cost of a Wired network is less as compared to wireless network as Ethernet,cables,swiches are not expensive,

3)Wired LAN offers better performance as compared to wireless networks.Wired network can offer 100Mpbs bandwidth using Fast Ethernet technology.

3)Ethernet cables,Swiches are used in wired network are reliable.

4)Security considerations for a wired network connected to the internet are firewalls. Firewall software can be installed on each computer.


Wireless Network

1)Wireless network can be configured in two ways. I.e. Adhoc or infrasture mode.Wiresless devices require WLAN cards and access points for communication.

2)Wireless networks requires equipments like Wireless Adapters and access points which ae quite expensive.Cost of wireless networks is high as compared to wired networks.

3)Maximum bandwidth provided by wireless network is about 11Mpbs.

4)The reliability of wireless network is less as compared to wired network.

5)WLANS use wired equivalent privacy(WEP) encryption to protect the data.This makes wireless networks as secure as wired networks.

6)Laptops and other computing devices can be moved around freely within the wireless network because mobility of wireless network is better as compared to wired networks.


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