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difference between connecting 5 ghz wifi on orbi vs ethernet connection to satellite?

truefan34
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difference between connecting 5 ghz wifi on orbi vs ethernet connection to satellite?

Is there an advantage?  Connecting by ethernet to the satellite, does that yield better speed/lower latency than connecting just to the 5gz wifi broadcasted?

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DarrenM
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Re: difference between connecting 5 ghz wifi on orbi vs ethernet connection to satellite?

There could be a advantage because you are not using another wireless connection speeds could be better.

 

DarrenM

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st_shaw
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Re: difference between connecting 5 ghz wifi on orbi vs ethernet connection to satellite?

I get about 100 Mbps more throughput (575 versus 475) wired to the satellite versus connecting to the 5 GHz WiFi. If you can connect with a wire it would be better, because as @DarrenM indicated, you are not using another WiFi connection and that saves RF airtime for other wireless devices.

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