Q:

What are some advantages of wired networking?

A:

Quick Answer

Some advantages of wired networking are enhanced security, greater reliability and ease of use. Because this type of network requires a physical wire for connectivity, unauthorized access to the network is less likely to occur, whereas a wireless network could possibly be accessed by any hacker within range.

  Know More

Full Answer

It is easier to connect a laptop or other device to a wired network since all that is required is an Ethernet cable. A wireless network typically requires a complicated security key and connectivity may be spotty in some buildings, making it impossible to connect in certain areas.

A wired network enjoys greater reliability than a wireless one because of uninterrupted data flow. It does not rely on air travel to communicate, so it is unaffected by wireless devices that can cause reductions in speed and/or interference.

Learn more about Internet & Networking
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What are the differences between TKIP vs. AES in networking?

    A:

    TKIP and AES are two encryption methods that can be chosen under WPA or WPA2 wireless security options during the setup of a wireless network. AES, or Advanced Encryption Standard, uses stronger technology for encryption, but not all devices support it. TKIP, or Temporal Key Integrity Protocol, uses less-secure encryption technology and has wider adoption by devices on the market, as of 2014.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does MAC stand for in networking?

    A:

    In networking, the term MAC refers to a media access control address. The MAC address is used as a unique identifier for network adapter on a computer.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does a networking patch panel do?

    A:

    Network patch panels have an array of jacks that let engineers connect different network devices and modify connections as required. Network patch panels connect to incoming and outgoing lines that allow engineers to modify cabling to switches, hubs and other devices without making major changes to wiring.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of extranets?

    A:

    Extranets add value to organizations by allowing them to freely collaborate and communicate more effectively with partners, customers and clients; however they may pose certain security threats to an organization if not properly implemented. In the business-to-business market, an extranet can give an organization a significant edge to its competitors by saving them money by reducing overhead costs and streamlining business functions.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore