LAN Vs. Wireless - Who Wins?

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  1. AbortionSurvivor

    AbortionSurvivor Active Member

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    A computer can rearch the server through wireless and through the LAN.
    If both wireless and the LAN is connected, which is path is chosen to make the connection to the server? Wireless or LAN?

    And i don't think both would be used...
     
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    and the reason why i ask is because a user is transfering 8GB to the server and the transfer rate sucks.

    I'm wondering if he's connected to the server with his wireless connection and not the LAN.
     
  3. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    By LAN, I assume you mean wired Ethernet since Wifi is a LAN connection too. Anyway, download a program called DU Meter and do a file transfer with the window open. I recently did a test and got around 80Mbit over 10/100 switched wired Ethernet and under 20Mbit on "54Mbit" Wifi-G.
     
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    the one with the lowest "matrix" will be used -- which is often whichever came up first. Unless you are accessing something out of your subnet and then it goes through the default gateway.
     
  5. th3fallen

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    lan
    wireless = dangerous
     
  6. Penetration

    Penetration OT Supporter

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    Wired, there are so many disadvantages to wireless.
     
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    wired gigabit switched lan!!!!
     
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    AFAIK, If the LAN and wireless are both enabled, the wired connection will override the wireless.
     
  9. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    you could set static routes and give the wired connection a lower metric. say the wireless adapter is #1 and the wired is #2

    route add <host> <mask> <gateway> 5 1
    route add <host> <mask> <gateway> 1 2

    this would tell it to use nic #2 first
     

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