Linked by JoanneRodgers on Thu 15th May 2008 23:02 UTC
Features, Office In a June 2003 Wired Magazine interview, Martha Stewart said, "Bill Gates' house, for example, is totally out of date now. He built it right before wireless happened. The big tunnels for all his wires - he doesn't need any of that stuff anymore." The article wasn't about networking, or even technology, but I was struck by that statement because it was echoed by several people when I was explaining that I was running many thousands of feet of cable in OSNews' "house of the future." "Is all that cable really necessary now that there's wireless everything?" people said. As much as I respect Martha Stewart's business and design acumen, neither she, nor those people who talked to me, know what they're talking about. When it comes to networking, there's no substitute for a wire, when a wire's available. -- This is the latest entry in our 2008 Article Contest.
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by Lengsel on Fri 16th May 2008 00:13 UTC
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I don't really see much of a difference. I use OpenBSD and don't see the difference in speed. Whether unsecure or use IPSec to secure the connection, and I don't see the difference in speed between wired and wireless. However with Cat6 cables I've gotten 5.5MB/s transferring behind the network. But with wifi-n and only use IPSec for security, I don't see how there is any speed difference.

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