• Is there any advantage to connecting my PC to my Wifi router with an ethernet cable. Pls see details?

    Best answer: One of the real advantages of Ethernet over WiFi is if you are playing online games. WiFi is a shared half-duplex interface. Other WiFi users will cause interference. Also, WiFi shares the wireless spectrum with other users. If a near neighbour has a WiFi network and they are doing a large download, then it can... show more
    Best answer: One of the real advantages of Ethernet over WiFi is if you are playing online games. WiFi is a shared half-duplex interface. Other WiFi users will cause interference. Also, WiFi shares the wireless spectrum with other users. If a near neighbour has a WiFi network and they are doing a large download, then it can seriously slow down your WiFi if it is using a wireless channel close to the one you are using. Ethernet is a dedicated full-duplex connection. You are not sharing that connection to your router with anyone else. Also, unlike WiFi, Ethernet can send acknowledgement packets in one direction at the same time as it sends data packets in the other direction. With online gaming, random delays caused by other users or other networks can upset some games.

    If you are getting 18 Mbps from a claimed 20 Mbps ISP service, going to Ethernet is not going to make much difference. It will only become significant if you have a local server - such as storing movies on a desktop PC or a file server, and then streaming them to a different PC in your home. If both connect by WiFi then it will be slower than if one uses WiFi and the other uses Ethernet, or both use Ethernet.Having said that, you will probably find that going between to devices in your home is faster than 20 Mbps over WiFi as the ISP connection will not be involved in such a transfer. Data will go from one device to the router and then from the router to the other device with nothing going to or from the ISP.

    I hope this helps.
    6 answers · Computer Networking · 2 days ago
  • Question about using a wireless router wired and wireless?

    I was wondering with a wireless router can i hook up my mac and ps4 wired from the wireless router while also using my iphones and ipad wireless from same said router?
    I was wondering with a wireless router can i hook up my mac and ps4 wired from the wireless router while also using my iphones and ipad wireless from same said router?
    5 answers · Computer Networking · 2 days ago
  • Can Facebook suggest me as a friend to someone who only has my number?

    I started talking to a guy I met recently online and we exchanged cell phone numbers. I was careful not to share my personal details with him; no pictures, he only knew my first name, and the state I lived in. A few days later he claimed that he had found my facebook profile because I came up as a suggested friend.... show more
    I started talking to a guy I met recently online and we exchanged cell phone numbers. I was careful not to share my personal details with him; no pictures, he only knew my first name, and the state I lived in. A few days later he claimed that he had found my facebook profile because I came up as a suggested friend. We have no mutual friends, schools, or groups as he lives across the country from me. I have contact sync off, so nobody in my contacts should be pushed to friend me. I also do not have my mobile number displayed on my profile, and within privacy settings I do not allow my profile to come up on search engines. I want to know, how likely is it actually that Facebook suggested me to him, or that he went out of his way to find me? I do have instagram and messenger, although not sure if they would be part of the issue. Are there any settings on Facebook that I can use to avoid this in the future?
    7 answers · Facebook · 19 hours ago
  • Was banned from a forum, emailed admins saying I will continue violating the ban, would they actually pursue legal action against me?

    I was banned from this forum and created another account using a VPN. They realized it was me and banned me again. I emailed them saying I will continue violating their ban. When I emailed them I was on my work's public wifi, which anyone can connect to. My question is, would they try to contact the internet... show more
    I was banned from this forum and created another account using a VPN. They realized it was me and banned me again. I emailed them saying I will continue violating their ban. When I emailed them I was on my work's public wifi, which anyone can connect to. My question is, would they try to contact the internet service provider for my work to try to track me or would they realize it's a public Wi-Fi before it gets to that point? I have logged into this site with my phone Wi-Fi, but the email was sent from that public one, so Im wondering if that's the IP they would pursue. Like at what point would they realize "oh this is from a public Wi-Fi let's go for his one one?"
    8 answers · Computer Networking · 1 day ago
  • Petty Housemate restricts devices WiFi. Please help.?

    Hello, I have a VERY PETTY housemate who thinks he is god and restricts my Internet. I rent a room in a house near my college with a bunch of other students. One of the guys there is in charge of the WiFi. When he gets pissed off he uses his admin privileges and turns off the Internet or restricts it on just my... show more
    Hello, I have a VERY PETTY housemate who thinks he is god and restricts my Internet. I rent a room in a house near my college with a bunch of other students. One of the guys there is in charge of the WiFi. When he gets pissed off he uses his admin privileges and turns off the Internet or restricts it on just my devices. I am a college student with deadlines I NEED MY WIFI. So here’s what happens. I am using the Internet and suddenly my page goes blank and I am unable to use it. The message on my laptops WiFi says “connected, no internet” nobody else in the house has this message and their WiFi is working fine. Our router is a netgear router. I believe he has put on a timer as well on my Internet.. So my WiFi times out at 10 pm every night like clockwork, on the dot.Devices he is using to block me: I believe he is using an app on his phone. Which is an Android. Devices that are blocked for me: iPhone and windows laptop. I believe he is using some sort of parental restrictions program or some sort of crap. So tldr? WiFi is blocked. Device says connected. Need Internet. There is a set time when connection goes out. Big questions I need answering: How is he doing this?What can I do to combat this?How do I prevent him from blocking me? Is there a way to hide on the WiFi network? Any other things that you feel need to be added about this to further help me would be welcomed.
    5 answers · Computer Networking · 4 hours ago
  • Is a chromebook better than a laptop?

    I'm in college and I need a new laptop, because mine is basically falling apart and I keep getting rebooted with that bluescreen thing every couple of ours I will basically be using it for assignments, essays, possibly online tests and occasionally gaming and watching youtube
    I'm in college and I need a new laptop, because mine is basically falling apart and I keep getting rebooted with that bluescreen thing every couple of ours I will basically be using it for assignments, essays, possibly online tests and occasionally gaming and watching youtube
    9 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 3 days ago
  • Facebook message request?

    Best answer: Just ignore it or say no to the message request.
    Best answer: Just ignore it or say no to the message request.
    10 answers · Facebook · 3 days ago
  • ASUS Laptop CPU?

    I own an Asus X Series laptop. The label states that the CPU is almost 2.2 Gig. The BIOS states is is only 1.6 Gig. I'd like to crank it up a bit - namely to about 2.2 Gig - but there does not appear to be any option for this in the BIOS settings. The machine was bought as "Refurbished". Asus X... show more
    I own an Asus X Series laptop. The label states that the CPU is almost 2.2 Gig. The BIOS states is is only 1.6 Gig. I'd like to crank it up a bit - namely to about 2.2 Gig - but there does not appear to be any option for this in the BIOS settings. The machine was bought as "Refurbished". Asus X Series. Windows 10. American Megatrends BIOS v205. If I need to upgrade the BIOS to do this, I may need a little help - or at least a link to how to do this. OK, I have flashed BIOSes in the past, but that was in the days of floppy disks!!! Thanks!
    6 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 15 hours ago
  • He wants to do a budget on all our spendings?

    So I’m 29 Been with bf nearly 4 years, lived together 2. So he all of a sudden wants to do a budget and keep track of all our everyday spendings, even a $5 drink. He wants us to enter it on an excel spread sheet and update it every time we spend. I thought it was annoying and can’t be bothered because I don’t... show more
    So I’m 29 Been with bf nearly 4 years, lived together 2. So he all of a sudden wants to do a budget and keep track of all our everyday spendings, even a $5 drink. He wants us to enter it on an excel spread sheet and update it every time we spend. I thought it was annoying and can’t be bothered because I don’t see the point. He said it’s called being an adult. Thoughts ?
    8 answers · Software · 2 days ago
  • Can someone get their money back after sale on craigslist?

    Best answer: no. all Craigslist sales are often advertised as final sales, no refunds or discounts allowed. if she is starting to take up to much of your time, just apologize and say you can't help her anymore, and suggest she take it to a professional or computer shop repair store.
    Best answer: no. all Craigslist sales are often advertised as final sales, no refunds or discounts allowed. if she is starting to take up to much of your time, just apologize and say you can't help her anymore, and suggest she take it to a professional or computer shop repair store.
    5 answers · Desktops · 20 hours ago
  • Facebook suspended my account, should I make new one?

    They suspended me, they won't give me a reason other than list of broke one of terms. Don't know which rules. Anyway should I make new account? Or don't do anything for a while maybe year or so before make new account? Ya know wanna keep myself profile low and hopefully they forget me before I made new... show more
    They suspended me, they won't give me a reason other than list of broke one of terms. Don't know which rules. Anyway should I make new account? Or don't do anything for a while maybe year or so before make new account? Ya know wanna keep myself profile low and hopefully they forget me before I made new account. Other people say it works some of them other it's didn't work and get suspended even after create new account.
    5 answers · Facebook · 2 days ago