Wireless Vs Wired



CATEGORYWIRELESSWIRED
User MobilityNearly unlimited in a buildingTethered to a physical outlet
Setup CostRelatively LowRelatively High
Standard802.11802.3
ReliabilityData loss could be higher
depending on RF interference
Data loss rate is fairly low due
to reliable medium
PrincipleCSMA/CACSMA/CD
Benefits
– No hassles of cable
– Best for mobile devices
– Greater Mobility
– Easy installation & Management
– Greater Speed
– High Noise Immunity
– Highly Reliable
– Greater Security
InstallationEasyDifficult
MediumOver The AirCopper, Fibers etc.
EquipmentsWireless Controllers, Access
Points etc.
Routers, Switches, Hubs etc.

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