It seems everything is wireless these days. From streaming video and security systems to window shades and baby monitors, if it’s not Wi-Fi, it’s not cool. But cool isn’t necessarily the best, especially when it comes to data transmission and security.
Granted, advances have been made in Wi-Fi technology, and today’s routers are faster and have better range than just a few years ago. But when it comes to speed and security, a hard-wired Ethernet still rules.
Reliable Speed and Security with Hard-Wired Networks
While the latest generation of routers promise speeds of up to 3200 Mbps (megabits per second), real-life use is considerably less than that. Throw in multiple users, dead spots, and interference from everything from cordless phones to microwave ovens and you may find that the blistering speed you’re paying for only exists in theory.
And don’t overlook security. Everything on a wireless network needs firewalls and passcodes to keep intruders to hacking in and creating havoc. Everything. Major sites like Twitter and Netflix were recently shut down by an attack that was made possible by hacking into thousands of home network devices and turning them into weapons without their users even knowing about it.
We don’t mean to sound alarmist, but the simple fact is that hard-wired networks are faster, more reliable and more secure than Wi-Fi. If you transfer large files, are a serious gamer, or have a large number of devices with multiple users on your network, you may see significant improvements with a wired network.
Install a Low-Voltage Cabled Network
If you think a low-voltage cabled network is right for you, the pros at Allstar Electrical have the experience and knowledge to advise you on the best solution for your individual needs. We can build you a wired or hybrid network with the right features and do it so that your home or office isn’t a tangled mess of cords and cables inside and out. And you can be confident that your network will be properly designed and installed, eliminating annoying and expensive service calls to your cable or phone companies.
Allstar Electrical has served the Front Range for over 15 years and is top-rated by the BBB and Angie’s List. We also won a prestigious award from Photovoltaics International magazine for our expertise in low-voltage cabling. We offer homeowners, builders and businesses reliable, professional workthat is safe and up to code. Call us for an estimate at 303-399-7420.