Are There Benefits to Using a Hard-Wired Internet Connection Over Wi-Fi at Our Office?
one week per year in productivity waiting on their company’s network to respond. If you have 10 employees, that lost productivity would mean about 2.5 months wasted waiting on a slow Wi-Fi connection. While there are definitely certain benefits to using a wireless network at your office, putting all your computers on Wi-Fi to connect can slow you down. We see this happen often when we’re helping our Texas clients solve networking issues. When you have computer workstations and printers that are always located in the same place, then the ability to connect wirelessly is less of an advantage and a hard-wired ethernet connection can be the better internet option. Wi-Fi networks are increasingly being overwhelmed as offices add more internet-connected devices like smart locks, smart lighting, and smart security systems. Add to that all the mobile devices connecting to your office Wi-Fi each day, and these networks can quickly slow down due to being overwhelmed with demand.