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Badonkadonk
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Re: Benefits of Wired Network

I had a Genie terminal my first year of college. That was an acoustic coupler system. But I never accessed the bulleting boards with anything other than a Hayes 1200.

It all seems like a lifetime ago . . .
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Beezel

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said by Badonkadonk:

I had a Genie terminal my first year of college. That was an acoustic coupler system. But I never accessed the bulleting boards with anything other than a Hayes 1200.

It all seems like a lifetime ago . . .

I had a acoustic coupler 150 baud for mt TI-994A. Then got a Tandy with a 1200 Hays and CompuServe.

Badonkadonk
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When I was in high school I had a TI-994A too. I wasn't connected though. That didn't happen for me until about 1985, when I built my PC-XT compatible. At that point I got a Hayes 1200. No Comupserve though, just university machines and the Genie terminal.

I'd like to say that those were the days, but they really weren't when it comes to technology.
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reply to biochemistry

Wired definitely has the advantages. Fiber is even better because it won't ever pick up EMP pulses from lightening. Over the years, I've lost a couple wired ethernet ports from nearby lightening strikes. A good reason to run your TV and computer equipment from UPS modules is that surge suppressors won't protect you from brownout damage.

When building a NEW home, install low-voltage conduit which can easily be fished or even pre-install fish lines. Hint: CAT 6A did not exist a few years ago and gigabit ethernet was only affordable by enterprises. Now a new tubular fiber, not yet on the market, boasts a capacity of 73 terabits per second.
Conduit, properly installed, will enable you or subsequent homeowners to upgrade wire and fiber mediums economically, without having to run cable outside through walls (ugly) or reinstall sheetrock (expensive).

After more than once severing the TV/HSI cable while digging in my garden, I now use a buried 4-inch drain pipe to carry the (coax) cable from the street connection to my house. It's easy to fish because I used graceful 90 degree and 45 degree elbows and have a pre-installed fish line.



Snakeoil
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said by biochemistry:

I'm building a new home and trying to decide whether I should install a CAT6A network supplemented with Wireless or if I should save some $ and just stick with wireless for everything. What are the real benefits in going with a wired network?

I have wireless and wired.

I like wired because it's faster and more secured then wireless.
I use a powerline adapter for networking my wired connections.
I've never had an issue with Bandwidth as it's just one PC and a Roku player on that "network". Video streams are fine, as is playing games.
I think the model I have allows for 50mb. I upgraded from an older version that only allowed 10mb on it.
No need to run cable when you can use the home's existing power lines.
Upstairs I have the power liner adapter terminating into a switch. Then the switch runs to my PC and Roku player.
Downstairs, the other power line adapter terminates into my router.

It's not cheap, I think the two adapters cost me around 100 bucks, the switch I had for years, but I think it ran around 40 bucks. But it beats fishing wires through walls and cutting holes.
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Powerline adapters are IMO a workaround for after the walls are up and all, the OP is building a home so its the ideal time to get the wires in place.



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said by DarkLogix:

Powerline adapters are IMO a workaround for after the walls are up and all, the OP is building a home so its the ideal time to get the wires in place.

Agreed, but if walls are up and there are no plans to remodel, then go powerline.
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DarkLogix
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said by Snakeoil:

said by DarkLogix:

Powerline adapters are IMO a workaround for after the walls are up and all, the OP is building a home so its the ideal time to get the wires in place.

Agreed, but if walls are up and there are no plans to remodel, then go powerline.

Ya if the walls are up use alt means.

IE if the walls are up and you're networking your DTV receivers just use their Deca, though inferior to connecting all to your main switch it'll work just fine.

Other devices use best judgment. Powerline, for higher bandwidth, wifi for lower bandwidth (vary for your RF conditions.)
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reply to Badonkadonk

said by Badonkadonk:

When I was in high school I had a TI-994A too. I wasn't connected though. That didn't happen for me until about 1985, when I built my PC-XT compatible. At that point I got a Hayes 1200. No Comupserve though, just university machines and the Genie terminal.

I'd like to say that those were the days, but they really weren't when it comes to technology.

When I was in high school, I took an electronics course at the regional Vo-Tech school that we hosted. We were learning about vacuum tubes still ............