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[Discuss] Future-proofing a house for networking -- what to run?

On 9/12/2017 10:52 AM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> I am sorry, but I completely disagree.  Even with modern Wifi, I can get
> much better throughput using physical wires if for no other reason than
> each link can be switched and therefore isn't "shared".  With Wifi,
> every device is sharing the medium.  I.e., I can get 20-30Gbps aggregate
> across my 1Gbps physical network, versus maybe 1.2Gbps across my 1200AC
> Wifi.  And let's not even start with interference from my neighbors!

All true, but you're not making an argument about future-proofing.
You're boasting about how fast your network is.

Wires aren't forever. They fail. They're supplanted by new standards.
They're not even available on the most common devices today. Running
wires is not future-proofing. It's future-obsolescence.

Rich P.

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