Connected or Wireless?


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    Connected or Wireless?

    Post by 1UPDude on Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:41 pm

    As a random poll and topic I was wondering if anyone likes and uses ethernet cable or wi-fi connection for either Wii, other game consoles, and/or computers. Mostly at my house we use ethernet for Xbox, computers, and laptops but for Wii we use Wi-Fi.

    Pros and Cons of Ethernet
    1)Plug-in and connect without configuring and testing internet with Mac Adresses.
    2)Works well with game consoles and computers.
    3)Very long cords are available for long distances (like 20+ ft. cables is what I have).

    1)Only if you have a lot of slots for cables, you can hook up many devices.
    2)You have to play near the router or whatever is you use to connect with ethernet if you have short cords.
    3)NAT connections must be modified or configured to be OPEN. Strict NAT is the least compatible and sucks @$$.

    Pros and Cons of Wi-Fi
    1)Is wireless.
    2)Good for the distance around the house.
    3)Open NAT connection.

    1)When very far away, connection to internet with router is weakened or terminated. (govenator, ROFL)
    2)To connect you have to configure internet settings and input mac addresses for use.
    3)Wireless routers for game consoles are costly.

    Please not these are only few detailed facts on ethernet and wi-fi.

    Personally, I love ethernet better, but I have a NAT Strict type which sucks. But routers cost so much I don't care. (Anyways Stick NAT sometimes effects my gameplay, but rarely does.
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    Re: Connected or Wireless?

    Post by b_11_321 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:35 pm

    I like Wi-Fi it seems easier I just have to type in a Mac Address and I'm done. And, I won't have to worry about getting a long enough cable or have to deal with stuff like having people trip and unplug it.


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