Wired vs. WiFi

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WiFi is convenient, but for the fastest Internet connection, always use a direct, wired connection.


What WiFi-connected devices do you use?

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Some devices use more bandwidth than others and some older devices can’t handle today’s speeds. Both can cause slowdowns for every connected device. When possible, use a wired connection for these devices.

How do you use your connection?

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Some of the things you do online — such as streaming HD movies, video chatting and online gaming — require extra bandwidth and can slow down other WiFi users.

Where’s your router?

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WiFi signals are slowed or blocked by walls, floors, furniture and appliances. For the best WiFi speed throughout your home, place your router in a central and open location.

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