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By June 11, 2024Internet Guides2 min read
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Wired vs Wireless: Two Different Roads To The Same Internet

When you connect to the internet, you have a choice of two different routes. No matter the route you choose, however, all roads lead to the same destination—an online connection.

On the internet roadmap, you can get to where you’re going online in two fundamentally different—but equally important—ways: a wired connection or a wireless connection (better known as WiFi).

Both methods have their own advantages and uses, but here is where the two roads split.

Wired Connection
A wired internet connection uses an Ethernet cable to connect your device directly to the modem. This direct connection typically offers faster and more stable speeds, making it ideal for gaming consoles, 4K streaming devices and desktop computers.

Wireless (WiFi) Connection
A WiFi connection uses a router to connect devices to your network without physical wires. The router, plugged into the modem, sends and receives data via radio waves. WiFi allows you to move freely within the network’s coverage area, making it perfect for mobile devices, tablets, smart home tech and handheld game devices.