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Why is an Ethernet cable better than Wi-Fi?

Due to the nature of wireless connectivity, PacketSky always recommends connecting critical devices to the router by using Ethernet cables. Using a cable can be better than WiFi in certain situations due to their advantages over wireless connections:

1. Speed: Ethernet cables can provide faster and more consistent data transfer rates compared to WiFi, especially when dealing with large files or streaming media content.

2. Stability: Ethernet cables provide a more stable and reliable connection compared to WiFi, as they are not affected by interference from other wireless devices or signal obstructions like walls and ceilings.

3. Security: Ethernet cables are more secure than WiFi, as they cannot be intercepted or jammed from a distance like wireless signals.

4. Distance: Ethernet cables can transmit data over long distances without signal degradation, while WiFi signals weaken over distance and can be blocked by physical barriers.

Overall, Ethernet cables are a more reliable and secure choice for applications that require high-speed, stable, and secure data transfer, such as online gaming, video streaming, or large file transfers. However, Ethernet cables require physical connections to devices, which is not always possible compared to WiFi.