1. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I'm thinking of purchasing this product


    Is it faster than a Wi Fi connection? I have this mac :

    15-inch: 2.0GHz
    with Retina display
    Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
    8GB 1600MHz memory
    256GB PCIe-based flash storage1
    Intel Iris Pro Graphics

    My mac supports thunderbolt 2, I'm hoping for a better internet connection.

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    06-29-2014 08:16 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Depends on your router but an Ethernet connection will almost always be faster than wifi.
    06-29-2014 09:04 AM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    What Karenkcoulter noted is an important distinction. Going with wired in the house will help increase "in the house" network connection speed between your MacBook and other stuff in the house. The distinction is that your connection to the internet will still be the same, and in this case will still be the bottleneck.

    My MacBook Pro is in the home office so its easy to connect to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. If you have a NAS or other shared file system/streaming device in the house, it will help increase transfer speeds/lower transfer times in/out of your MacBook when communicating with those other devices.
    06-29-2014 10:16 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Unless you have a fairly new router, the top speed of wireless 'n' (very new routers may support wireless 'ac', older routers would support only 'g'), only support speeds up to 450 Mbps (and that's if the router supports a multiple antennae setup) and a more likely top speed of 150 Mbps. An Ethernet connection connection can support up to 10 Gbps. But as noted above, these speeds are for your internal network only and don't take into account the speed you get from your internet provider.
    06-29-2014 10:30 AM
  5. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Oh okay. Thanks a lot.


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    06-29-2014 05:39 PM

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