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Old January 17th 19, 12:00 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband,alt.internet.wireless,alt.comp.networking.routers
Bob Eager[_5_]
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Default the lesser spotted Gigabit Ethernet port ?

On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 23:57:41 +0000, MissRiaElaine wrote:

On 16/01/2019 18:33, Abandoned Trolley wrote:

hi there

I am just wondering what the general view is of the astonishing number
of wireless routers on the market (both xDSL and cable) which are
offering wireless connections of hundreds of megabits, but have no
wired connection faster than 100M.

I realise that most connections are directed toward the internet, and
that that majority of customers have download speeds less than 100M so
its not really a problem. However, for anybody using a media server or
any other service on the LAN there's hardly any point in going wireless
at all

There must be some rationale for this, apart from plain cost cutting -
what is it ?

Apathy. Plus the belief of manufacturers that everybody uses wireless.
I'm waiting for a router to come out with no Ethernet ports at all.

Has never bothered me. The router I use isn't even wireless. I use one
wired connection into the main gigabit switches (with a firewall box in
between, as it happens). I do have wireless APs hung off the gigfabit
network. So the only thing that's on the 100Mb/s connection is the VDSL
link - which is much slower than that.