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lapto WiFi fast enough for fibre?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by hornetstinger, 10 Jun 2021.

  1. hornetstinger


    Joined: 6 Sep 2016

    Posts: 7,284

    I'm considering using a laptop for P2P. It doest have rj45 ethernet connector.

    If I get the basic 35mb fibre will the laptop be able to download at full speed over WiFi compared to a laptop that is connected to the router via ethernet cable?

    For example the Asus vivobook m513.
  2. watercooledman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jan 2021

    Posts: 1,283

    easily if there is no interference , but like with wifi its not as fast as ethernet.
  3. Col_M


    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 3,790

    Location: London

    At only 35Mbps you can easily saturate your connection with an old 802.11n/WiFi 4 access point even at 2.4Ghz assuming you're got average signal strength and interference.

    Will you notice it, it depends on what P2P tasks you're doing? running a torrent client, you'll notice no difference. P2P gaming maybe you'll notice but it depends on how fast-paced and sensitive to latency the game is.
  4. Caged


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,336

    If it's going near the router then just buy a USB network adapter