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CreativeName642

Is Wi-Fi still important if you have ethernet?

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Unless you have a specific application for it no not really.


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sometimes it's nice to have just in case. there are fringe occasions where it comes in handy, a friend of mine couldn't play Halo on PC with me when using ethernet but for some bizarre reason switching to wifi worked fine.

 

but other than that, no, ethernet does everything wifi does but better,


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1 hour ago, CreativeName642 said:

Is there still a point to having wireless on a board if you have ethernet?

Depends. If the wireless adapter built on to the board has Bluetooth then yes, otherwise unless you need WiFi then no. 

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2 hours ago, Donut417 said:

Depends. If the wireless adapter built on to the board has Bluetooth then yes, otherwise unless you need WiFi then no. 

I will second that.  There is absolutely no comparison between USB Bluetooth adapters and the range/signal quality you can get with the ones integrated into WiFi chips.

I was shocked to find I could stream 900Kbit Sony LDAC from my PC in another room to my surround receiver.  In comparison my phone can't even handle that in the same room.


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23 minutes ago, Alex Atkin UK said:

I will second that.  There is absolutely no comparison between USB Bluetooth adapters and the range/signal quality you can get with the ones integrated into WiFi chips.

I was shocked to find I could stream 900Kbit Sony LDAC from my PC in another room to my surround receiver.  In comparison my phone can't even handle that in the same room.

I use Bluetooth from my H4.40's, they work great, easily switch between my phone and PC. While a lot of people here will cry about Bluetooth audio, its really not that bad. Im not an audiophile and I find wireless much more convient, no cords to screw up, which is what happen with every pair of Wired headsets I have ever had. 

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1 hour ago, Donut417 said:

I use Bluetooth from my H4.40's, they work great, easily switch between my phone and PC. While a lot of people here will cry about Bluetooth audio, its really not that bad. Im not an audiophile and I find wireless much more convient, no cords to screw up, which is what happen with every pair of Wired headsets I have ever had. 

I'm very very picky, almost all my music is FLAC and I absolutely can't stand AAC or SBC.  But I've been very impressed with Samsung Scalable Codec and Sony LDAC, both sound really good to me.  LDAC seems to lose a little dynamics to my surround receiver but its not always obvious and doesn't have any of the obvious lossy artefacts.

I still use a headphone amp into my S10 at home though sometimes, but its making me seriously consider getting some bigger Bluetooth headphones (if I can find any with user serviceable batteries).


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I would say no simply because every damned POS IoT device out there is spraying the wifi spectrum down with their crappy signals. If you live in an area with very many people, the wifi spectrum bands are so full and slow. Wired avoids all that crap. I am pretty anti-wireless if at all possible

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